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Thursday, June 19, 2008

IMMAE Announces Partnership With Marc Ecko Enterprises For Upcoming August MMA Expo Event

Courtesy of IMMAE Media:

Huntington Beach, CA (June 18, 2008) -The International MMA Expo, also known as IMMAE, will have product from the *ecko unltd. brand as well as sponsored athletes in attendance at their event from August 1st through 3rd at the Long Beach Convention Center. Marc Ecko Enterprises (MEE), through their *ecko unltd. brand, supports the sport of Mixed Martial Arts through both athlete sponsorships and with a clothing line branded with the MMA logo and iconic rhino and design imagery. Mixed Martial Arts is an emerging market and demographic for MEE and the *ecko unltd., which already holds massive mainstream support from teens and young adults coast to coast, and around the world.

Founded in 1993 by Marc Ecko, Seth Gerszberg, and Marci Tapper with just 6 T-shirt designs, Marc Ecko Enterprises has evolved into a full-scale global fashion and lifestyle company that reported global retail sales of over $1.5 billion in 2007.

IMMAE representatives released the following statement, "Having a global brand like *ecko unltd. in attendance adds a completely new dimension to a Mixed Martial Arts Expo such as IMMAE. Having the support of companies like Marc Ecko Enterprises, companies with the vision to see the future of MMA, the sport and the industry is destined to reach un-paralleled heights."

The *ecko untld. booth at IMMAE will have some of the top professional MMA fighters on hand signing autographs and greeting fans including Joe "Daddy" Stevenson, Jens "Lil Evil" Pulver, Frank Mir, and Nathan Diaz - one of the top stars of the Ultimate Fighter reality TV show on Spike TV. *ecko unltd. will also have branded items at discount prices available at their booth, including the first line of shorts bearing the MMA logo.

Eric Samson, MEE's combat sports marketing manager, stated, "We excited to be part of an event that showcases the emerging sport of Mixed Martial Arts. As a company, we pride ourselves on being out in front of sports and athletes that are setting trends and gaining momentum when others trail behind us".

For more information on *ecko unltd., please visit www.marcecko.com or to purchase the MMA branded apparel, visit www.shopecko.com.

For more information on the International MMA Expo, visit www.immae.tv

International MMA Expo
17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(866) 99-IMMAE
Fax (866) 431-7132
Email: press@immae.tv