AT&T Inc. said Thursday it would no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture in dropping support for the golfer after numerous allegations of infidelities
That deal had been billed as a ”multi-year” agreement when it was signed early in 2009. Woods has also been the host of the AT&T National PGA Tour event since it started in 2007. The phone company said it would continue to sponsor the event, which will be held in Newtown Square, Pa., in July.
Consulting firm Accenture dropped the athlete two weeks ago, saying he was ”no longer the right representative” of the company’s values.
Gillette, a unit of the Procter & Gamble Co., also has said it won’t air ads for its razors that include Woods or include him in public appearances.
Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer, a unit of luxury goods empire LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, also said that it would ”downscale” its use of golfer Tiger Woods’ image in its advertising campaigns for the foreseeable future.
Information Courtesy: New York Times