Instaforex Expands Relationship with Marussia F1 at Moscow City Race Day

InstaForex has become an official sponsor of Marussia F1 Team in the Russia’s largest automotive show Moscow City Racing that took place in the heart of Russian capital July 20-21, 2013. The debutant at F1 Max Chilton took part in the demonstration run in front of the Kremlin.On July 19, InstaForex and Marussia F1 Team held a press conference at the RIA Novosti press center that gathered representatives of the major national and international sports media. Thus, most actively participated such sport news agencies as R-Sport,, and international newspaper The Financial Times.

During the press conference, Marussia F1 Team CEO Andy Webb highlighted that the team bears a considerable likeness to InstaForex broker in the number of employees and development strategies. Meanwhile, InstaForex Director of International Affairs Ekaterina Pobedinskaya appreciated the mutual cooperation and voiced the hope that the participation of Marussia F1 Team in Moscow City Racing sponsored by the broker will be the cornerstone of its future development.

As for Moscow City Racing, the show was a great success with spectators over 300,000. One of the world’s biggest auto shows was an excellent start for a young driver in particular and Anglo-Russian team on the whole so that to meet their fans and show their brilliant performance. A huge number of people witnessed an outstanding show of Max Chilton and other titled racers. Some of them were lucky to have the paddock pass. The visitors of Marussia F1 Team’s paddock had a matchless opportunity to meet the driver and mechanics, get autographs, take photos of the car and racers.The cooperation with Marussia F1 Team enabled InstaForex TV journalists to enter the holy of holies – the team’s paddock, where Max Chilton gave an exclusive interview while preparing for the show. Moreover, the broker’s representatives were allowed to get inside the car; they understood what it is like to be an F1 driver.

InstaForex and Marussia F1 Team are glad to have taken part in an annual event in the racing world that contributes to the promotion of interest in the F1 championship. We sincerely hope that Marussia’s participation in Moscow City Racing will become regular.To learn more about the participation of Marussia F1 Team in the past event and view detailed audio and video reports, please go to InstaForex official website.

SkyBet Football League Sponsorship Throws Up Interesting Issues

I was not surprised to see Skybet revealed as the new title sponsor of the Football League today. I think that the Football League were truly struggling for a new title sponsor, it frankly made abundant sense to   combine these rights as part of a broader discussion with Sky on the TV rights.

Th debates are also interesting. The amounts of money that are now paid for TV rights suggests that similar deals should be struck elsewhere. It is surprising that similar deals have not been done historically. Could this possibly mean that Sky demand these rights going forward for future Premier League deals, possibly and i would certainly be seeking such rights if on that side of the negotiation table.

The other issue as far as the Football League is concerned is an interesting one. The issue of exclusivity has always been difficult, Sky will be seeking to provide exclusivity to Skybet at all of the 72 grounds and indeed there are some 8 clubs in the Premier League forced to abide by Football League betting partner rules. This i can see will get somewhat messy as clubs try to ascertain if they can still conclude their own betting deals on the perimeter and on concourse.

Finally there has been huge debate recently about what constitutes an ethical sponsor, especially with the recent news about payday lending companies. There will no doubt be many concluding that the Football League has sold out to a betting company, a not so friendly family brand etc etc.

The deal was only announced today, an interesting few days ahead no doubt on the forums!