MiLB Retains Property Consulting Group

Minor League Baseball LogoPRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball™ announced today it has hired Property Consulting Group (PCG) for sponsorship and strategic consulting in support of its ongoing marketing efforts, with particular focus on the Project Brand initiative. PCG will assist MiLB™ with identifying and establishing national partnerships with companies who recognize the appealing nature of the opportunity to present their products or services to an audience of more than 41 million game attendees annually.

“We believe that PCG will be a great asset in helping us create new inventory opportunities, as we build the profile of our $700 million industry in the corporate community,” said Michael Hand, Chief Marketing Officer of Minor League Baseball and President of Minor League Baseball Enterprises. “PCG’s track record of success and strong understanding of our diverse fan base and 160 clubs, more than 75 of which are in the top 100 U.S. media markets, will allow us to be more aggressive in the marketplace and provide even greater value for our new partners.”

PCG is uniquely positioned with its extensive experience in driving revenue through creativity and innovation at both the Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball levels. The firm worked with the Charleston RiverDogs on the development of the Miller High Life Home Run Derby, as part of the 2012 South Atlantic League All-Star Game festivities. Round one of the derby was held on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown and the RiverDogs won two Minor League Baseball Golden Bobblehead Awards at the 2012 Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar, one for Best Overall Promotion and the other for Best Non-Game Day Event.

“My first role in the sports business was selling tickets in Minor League Baseball and I feel this relationship is a bit of a homecoming,” said PCG Partner Dan Migala. “Our entire team could not be more pleased to be working directly with a sports business innovator like Michael Hand to help drive the vision of Project Brand into a pioneering sports business success story.”

PCG’s team dedicated to Minor League Baseball will be based out of the firm’s downtown Chicago office.

About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball clubs through their farm systems. The Mexican League and Mexican Academy are also members of the organization, but are not affiliated with any MLB clubs. Total membership includes 20 leagues and 252 clubs.

Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at our ballparks. In 2012, the 176 clubs that charge admission attracted more than 41.2 million fans to their ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901.

For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit MiLB.com, facebook.com/minorleaguebaseball or twitter.com/MiLB.

About PCG
Founded in 2007, PCG is a Chicago-based sponsorships and consultancy firm. The PCG process is rooted in the firm’s ability to drive both traditional and non-traditional revenue growth through creative and innovative solutions. The firm’s roster of clients has spanned the globe and includes the Big Bash League, Cricket Australia, IMG College, Learfield Sports, National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, San Diego Padres and the Village of Rosemont.

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