and Leading F1 Merchandiser ‘Branded’, a Puma Company, Announce Strategic Global Partnership

a Miami-based technology and digital content company with offices in 15
countries, and Branded, a Puma company, today announced a comprehensive
marketing and merchandising agreement that will make Branded an official
category partner of

This unprecedented partnership is’s first-ever in the
segment, and Branded’s first partnership with a global digital media

The new consumer merchandising line will focus on’s
ownership of F1 technical expert Giorgio Piola’s private collection,
including over 8,000 drawings, which the company acquired last year.

As part of the agreement, Branded will use the
Giorgio Piola collection to design, produce and distribute the
merchandise in five continents and into over 120 countries. Further, will officially carry eight different signature F1 team
lines offered by Branded.

“As a global leader known for creating and developing the best Formula 1
racing merchandise in the market, we are pleased to welcome and to the Branded family,” said Paul
Preuveneers, CEO of Branded. “The dynamic partnership showcases the best
in e-commerce, technology, and global reach and provides fans of F1
racing all around the world the opportunity at a never-seen-before
Giorgio Piola merchandise collection.”

“ and are extremely proud that Branded has
partnered with our global brands while valuing the great F1 technical
expert, Giorgio Piola,” said Filippo Salza, president of international

“Building upon Branded’s expertise in F1 merchandising design,
development, and distribution is a natural fit with the most viewed
motor sports website in the world, Our two companies are
passionate about auto racing and by combining our resources, we have the
unique ability to promote and strengthen each others’ brands while
connecting to consumers all around the world.”

The exclusive Giorgio Piola line will be sold online on
and the Branded worldwide network in March of 2016.


Formed in 1994, is a technologically advanced
international network of online motorsports content featuring
world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia
worldwide with news bureaus in 15 countries in 11 different languages,
24 hours a day, seven days a week.




Scott Sebastian, M +1-312-519-5040
President of Public Relations and Marketing