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HIGH POINT PANTHERS PICK ROJO RESEARCH - June 20 2008

High Point, NC. – High Point University Athletics has picked Rojo Research to perform a study on fan demographics. Rojo Research will capture data on fan demographics, purchasing plans, shopping behavior and event experience; with such data leveraged to provide a return on investment for corporate sponsors.

“High Point University is pleased to partner with Rojo Research in an effort to collect data that will better serve our fans and sponsors. I have witnessed the success stories of other universities participating in the research firsthand and have been extremely impressed with the positive results. I anticipate the same results for High Point University and I know we will truly benefit from this process.” comments Brittany Booth, Director of Sports Marketing.

 “We are very excited to work with High Point University Athletics.” remarks John Herron, CEO of Rojo Research. “The school is committed to continue to develop a premier program that will not only challenge for Big South championships in all sports, but to also create a successful, sustainable, and recognizable athletics program thorough out the South. Rojo is pleased to play a small part in such vision.”


High Point University fields 14 NCAA Division I sports and is a member of the Big South Conference.

Founded in 1924, High Point College was a joint venture between the Methodist Protestant Church and the citizens of High Point. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. In 2007, High Point University was ranked in the top tier of "Southern Comprehensive Undergraduate Colleges." HPU finished 6th out of 47 comprehensive undergraduate colleges in the South, as ranked by US News and World Report.

Noted alumni include Grammy-winning Country Music singer/songwriter Donna Fargo, University of Minnesota Head Basketball Coach Tubby Smith, Bryan Stockdale, Executive Vice-President of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and former U.S. Senator Lauch Faircloth (R-NC).

High Point joins Liberty as the second Big South member to commission Rojo Research to perform fan research. Other southern institutions include McNeese State, New Orleans, Louisiana Tech, Winston-Salem State, USC-Upstate, Kennesaw State, North Carolina Central, and Belmont.

Rojo Research specializes in college audience research to assist athletics programs to increase corporate sponsorship revenues. Launched in 2006, the company has quickly risen to one of the largest providers of audience research for NCAA member institutions. Through phone and web-based methodology, Rojo Research captures over 400 data points, including demographics, purchasing trends, shopping habits and local media consumption.

Rojo Research also offers local qualitative Spanish media research, and recently completed research in behalf of media outlets in the Portland, OR market.

Contact

Rojo Research:  John Herron, President/CEO, 503-764-5530, john@rojoresearch.com
High Point University Athletics:   Brittany Booth, Director of Sports Marketing, 336-841-9265, bbooth@highpoint.edu

 

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