WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event and part of the
Emirates Airline US Open Series, has hired WilsonMcGuire Creative as its Agency of Record for the 2015
event. The tournament’s management team will work closely with WilsonMcGuire on strategy, media
planning, social media and real time marketing.
WilsonMcGuire has been charged with increasing awareness and driving ticket sales to the event. Since its inception in 2012, the Winston-Salem Open has seen solid ticket sales, but would like to increase
attendance at the weekday matches.
“We are making some exciting changes to the tournament this year so we feel it’s a good time for a
marketing push to let people know about it. WilsonMcGuire has been pivotal in increasing ticket sales for
other events -- like the U.S. Open Championships and the Wyndham Championship,” says Bill Oakes,
tournament director. “We want to attract more fans from the Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte areas.
And we think WilsonMcGuire can help us do that.”
“We are thrilled to be working with the Winston-Salem Open,” said LeAnn Wilson McGuire, founder and
creative director of WilsonMcGuire Creative. “It’s an intense event attracting an international field. And
you don’t have to be a tennis fan to enjoy it. We’d like everyone in the area to be able to experience the
excitement of the only ATP World Tour event in the Carolinas. Our goal is to capture some of that
excitement and push it out through social media outlets in real time.”
About the Winston-Salem Open
The Winston-Salem Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event with a total purse of more than $695,000, will
take place from August 22-29, 2015, with qualifying set for August 22. The tournament will be the final
men’s event of the Emirates Airline US Open Series and is the week prior to the US Open. For more
information on the 2015 Winston-Salem Open, please go to WinstonSalemOpen.com.
About WilsonMcGuire Creative
WilsonMcGuire Creative, located at 451 West End Boulevard in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is an
integrated advertising, social media and digital marketing firm specializing in travel/tourism/hospitality and
event marketing. The company has served as agency of record for the Wyndham Championship since
2006. Other clients include Pinehurst Resort, Carolon and the United States Golf Association.