Thursday, April 7, was a day full of big events for some of Perficient’s sports partnerships. With the Cardinals Opening Day, The Masters, and the BattleBots World Championship all taking place on the same day, Perficient’s brand received some major exposure across the world.
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St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day
Baseball is part of what makes St. Louis the city it is. The camaraderie it brings is something that’s unique to the city, and with Perficient headquartered in St. Louis, we are proud to have a partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Our partnership with the Cardinals was on full display during Opening Day. Prior to the Opening Day game each year, the St. Louis Cardinals hold a traditional pregame ceremony introducing the current year’s players for the team, honoring the Cardinals Hall of Famers, and showcasing the infamous Budweiser Clydesdales. This tradition starts in the outfield right next to Perficient’s wall sign, prominently broadcasting Perficient’s name throughout the ceremony and every home game this season.
The ceremony is a memorable tradition to kick off the baseball season, and now that the season is underway, thousands of fans are returning to Busch Stadium. Fans can take in the scenic views of the game, the stadium, and the St. Louis skyline from the Perficient Perch seating area. Perficient is also a proud partner of the Perficient Red Jacket Club, an all-inclusive experience that highlights and honors the Cardinals Hall of Famers.
PGA Masters Tournament
Widely recognized as the most prestigious golf event in the world, the Masters Tournament kicked off on April 7 at the historic Augusta National Golf Club. Only the “masters of golf” make it to this highly coveted tournament, and both Abraham Ancer and Matthew Wolff of Team Perficient qualified to compete. Although neither Abraham or Matthew ended up with the green jacket this year, seeing both golfers compete was a source of pride for all Perficient colleagues, and we’re eager to watch them continue on the PGA Tour.
Our Team Perficient partnership with Abraham and Matthew, in addition to LPGA golfer and NBC Golf Channel commentator Morgan Pressel, embodies the values that inspire Perficient and our colleagues to succeed in all we do. We’re proud to partner with three golf pros who, in addition to displaying Perficient on their apparel and equipment, share our drive, determination, and commitment to excellence.
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BattleBots World Championship Season Finale
The same day as Cardinals Opening Day and The Masters began, one of Perficient’s newest partnerships, RioBotz, the Brazilian-based fighting robot team, and their BattleBots competitor, Minotaur was in full force for the season finale of the BattleBots World Championship. The season finale consisted of three different rounds of fights: the quarterfinals, semifinals, and the championship.
This was the first season Perficient and Minotaur partnered together, and Perficient’s name was proudly displayed on the back of the robot in addition to apparel worn by RioBotz. Minotaur started the season in flames but was undefeated the remainder of the season. The team qualified for the BattleBots World Championship Tournament, where they advanced all the way to the quarterfinals where they lost in a controversial decision that sent shockwaves throughout the BattleBots community. Although Minotaur and RioBotz didn’t take home The Giant Nut Trophy, their grit and determination throughout the season was inspiring, and we can’t wait to cheer them on next season.
A Shared Commitment to Excellence and a Drive for Success
The Cardinals, Team Perficient pro golfers, and Minotaur aren’t Perficient’s only sports partnerships. In addition to the three featured in prime-time last week, we also have stand-out partnerships with NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, NHL’s St. Louis Blues, and, as of April 13, MLS’s Atlanta United.
The Dallas Mavericks, owned by Mark Cuban, is well-known for its intense focus on customer experience and deep commitment to the Dallas region. Perficient is growing faster in scale and magnitude than ever before, so our partnership with the Mavericks began at the perfect time. We are happy to sponsor the Mavericks’ Co-Captain of the Game event that takes place before each home game. This program awards one deserving child interested in STEM, ages 5 to 17, to play with and meet the team before each home game. Additionally, we have a full “LED takeover” before the game, and Perficient’s name is directly on the courtside for at least one minute each game.
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St. Louis Blues
After the historic 2019 season for the St. Louis Blues, Perficient announced a partnership with the Stanley Cup Champions in 2020. This partnership is consistently on display throughout their games with our logo on the wall behind the visitor’s bench or on the walls surrounding the ice. Even if the opposing team is taking the spotlight, our name is somewhere in sight. Having a partnership with the Blues shows our mutual alignment to being an organization committed to excellence in our area of expertise and within our community.
Our newest sports partnership is with the Major League Soccer franchise, Atlanta United. A team well-regarded for their commitment to customer experience and focus on their community, we’re looking forward to expanding our brand presence in the Atlanta market. This partnership will include a variety of branding elements throughout the Mercedes-Benz Stadium during Atlanta United games, where we will sponsor the “Coin Toss Kid” at the beginning of each home match. The partnership will also introduce Perficient to the growing world of eSports as the presenting sponsor for Atlanta United’s eMLS player.
At Perficient, we continually look for ways to champion and challenge our talented workforce with interesting projects for high-profile clients, encourage personal and professional growth through training and mentoring, and celebrate our people-oriented culture and the innovative ways they serve Perficient and the community.