Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Reactor Watch Teams With Dillard's And Country Stars Montgomery Gentry For National Promotion Kicking Off June 10th

Southern California-based REACTOR, maker of the world's most durable and progressive sport watches, today announced a new partnership with retail giant Dillard's and country music superstar duo Montgomery Gentry. The partnership will feature a joint radio and in-store promotion, which kicks off today at a joint press conference in Nashville, coinciding with Columbia Nashville's release of Montgomery Gentry's seventh album, Back When I Knew It All.

"When Dillard's learned that Troy Gentry was a watch collector, we arranged to get him a Reactor, which he loved and started wearing regularly," said Reactor Founder and President, Jimmy Olmes. "We later supplied watches to the band for a video shoot, and when we heard that they had a new album coming out in June, we formulated the idea to do this ambitious promotion."

The promotion will include life-size standees of Montgomery Gentry in all Dillard's that sell Reactor, door decals, aisle posters and signage in the watch department. Dillard's will also be selling Back When I Knew It All at all Reactor Watch counters and offer watches for sale at select Montgomery Gentry concerts. In the 24 regions where Montgomery Gentry has tour stops, Dillard's will also host lotteries at the Reactor Watch counters for tickets to the duo's concerts. Entries will also enter customers in a drawing for a Grand Prize to include a $500 Dillard's Gift Card, a pair of Reactor diamond Fusion watches valued at over $5,000 and a special prize provided by Montgomery Gentry.

"We are extremely proud to offer this new release from a leading artist in our stores this summer," said Dillard's Vice President Kay White. "And, we're thrilled that Montgomery Gentry will make personal appearances at three Dillard's locations to do autograph signings and meet with our customers."

The promotion will be backed by a multimedia advertising campaign to include print, online and, in conjunction with Sony BMG and Columbia Records, a massive radio promotion to support the release of the CD, the concert tour, and additional Grand Prize drawings. For the radio promotion, Reactor will supply 200 watches, along with concert tickets, to listeners in select markets across the country. Reactor and Dillard's will supply 200 $25 gift cards and four additional Grand Prizes to be given away by the radio networks and as part of an online promotion which will send traffic to a joint Dillard's-Reactor-Montgomery Gentry website to register to win.

"This is definitely a 'win-win-win' proposition for us and our esteemed partners, and should bring a great deal of new attention to the Reactor brand and Montgomery Gentry's exciting new studio album release," added Olmes. "We're also pleased that both Eddie and Troy selected Reactor product, and that the watches were worn during Montgomery Gentry's most recent television performance at the Academy of Country Music Awards show broadcast from Las Vegas."

For more information on Reactor's current line, or to find a dealer, visit www.reactorwatch.com or call 800-291-6600.

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