Tavis Smiley, Nationwide announce sponsorship deal


Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Nationwide) and the Tavis Smiley Group (TSG) announced an exclusive three-year partnership. Smiley’s exclusive affiliation with Nationwide will include Nationwide’s exclusive sponsorship of Smiley’s PBS television program as a provider of property & casualty insurance products; Nationwide’s national sponsorship of the 2009 State of the Black Union event to be held next February in LA; and Nationwide’s sponsorship of an exclusive five-city tour in which Smiley and Nationwide will join forces to promote economic empowerment and financial literacy.