Hey small, local business owners! Want an endorsement from LeBron James and CNBC? Keep reading…
Even if you don’t follow basketball, I’m going to take a guess and assume you’ve heard the name LeBron James before. Well, the man is a hoops legend, and the current reigning “King” of the basketball court. But LeBron is hungry for even more success—off the court this time.
Enter “Cleveland Hustles,” a new reality show by executive producer LeBron James which premiers on August 24 on CNBC. To celebrate the launch of Cleveland Hustles, CNBC and LeBron James are teaming up to give small, local businesses a chance to win the ultimate social media endorsement of a lifetime… An endorsement deal that includes a social media shout-out from King James himself!!! And if that wasn’t enough…. One lucky business will get:
- One (1) social media post from LeBron James
- Fifteen (15) on-air promotional spots mentioning the winning small business to air on CNBC
- Ten (10) lower-third promotional snipes mentioning winning small business to air on CNBC
- Five (5) social media posts mentioning winning small business across CNBC social media platforms
- One (1) digital post mentioning winning small business on prime.cnbc.com
Could your business use a boost from LeBron James & CNBC? My guess is YES!!!
To win an endorsement, brick-and-mortar businesses must submit a pitch video no longer than 23 seconds by posting it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PitchLeBronContest. Be sure to address the question, “How would my business uniquely benefit from a LeBron James social media endorsement?” Judges will be evaluating submissions based on creativity and originality, so don’t forget to tell LeBron what’s unique about your small business.
The host of Cleveland Hustles, Bonin Bough, gives his advice to endorsement deal hopefuls submitting videos: “Be memorable, be passionate, and think outside the box.” In other words… Go big or go home! Oh, and in the spirit of the ‘fast break,’ you should act quickly because the #PitchLeBronContest ends on August 18! Here’s your chance to score a social media endorsement deal worthy of a king’s ransom. 😉
Hey, even if you’re not participating in the contest, you’ll definitely want to catch the first episode of Cleveland Hustles on August 24 at 10 p.m ET on CNBC. It’s about LeBron and his longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter as they give four aspiring local entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true. The two men also help to revitalize a neighborhood in Cleveland.
Cleveland Hustles is the perfect show for people who love the hustle and truly want to succeed. And if I know anything about my readers, I know you all definitely fit under that category!!!
For more information about the #PitchLeBronContest visit www.pitchlebroncontest.com. Good luck!!!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for CNBC, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.