H&R Block to Tip Off Tax Season With NBA Star Anthony Davis

NBA's Tax Service to Partner With One of the League's Most Dominant Players

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - December 21, 2015 - H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced two-time NBA All-Star Anthony Davis will serve as a brand ambassador for its upcoming tax season.

H&R Block is the NBA's tax services partner and will feature Davis alongside the brand's bow-tie wearing tax pro Richard Gartland in its 2016 advertising. Davis will make a cameo in commercials beginning mid-January, and then will star in spots set to air in February. This partnership marks the first time the brand has used a sports personality in a national campaign.

"We're excited to partner with a dominant player like Anthony for Refund Season," said Kathy Collins, H&R Block's chief marketing officer. "We're so impressed with his determination and commitment to the community. Anthony has a lot of qualities our clients can relate to -- even if his first job out of college has far more complex tax implications than most of ours."

In addition to advertising, H&R Block will leverage Davis for personal appearances throughout the season and partner with his charity, AD's Flight Academy, for outreach and events in the local New Orleans community.

"Being part of a strong team is very important to me and H&R Block is the best team to have your back during tax time," said Davis.

Davis and Gartland shot the series of advertisements earlier this month in New Orleans.

Anthony Davis is one of the most versatile and athletic big men in the NBA. After winning the national collegiate championship in 2012, Davis was selected as the first overall draft pick in the NBA Draft 2012 presented by State Farm and has quickly become one of the best players in the world.

About H&R Block

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's largest consumer tax services provider. More than 680 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2015, H&R Block had annual revenues of nearly $3.1 billion with 24.2 million tax returns prepared worldwide. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom at http://newsroom.hrblock.com/.



H&R Block Media Relations

Source: H&R Block



Social Reach:

Viewer Response:

comments powered by Disqus

H&R Block »

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's largest consumer tax services provider.


  1. Business Overview
  2. Franchise News

Franchise News Room »

News By Industry »

Hot Opportunities

Kitchen Solvers Franchise Opportunity

Kitchen Solvers
As a Kitchen Solvers franchisee you will not need any prior remodeling or...

Kids 'R' Kids Franchise Opportunity

Kids 'R' Kids
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is a pioneer in the early childhood...

Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity

Batteries Plus Bulbs
Whether you're an existing multi-unit operator with a non-competing brand...

Taco Bueno Franchise Opportunity

Taco Bueno
At Taco Bueno, we continue to make Tex-Mex the right way. We prepare our...

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip Franchise Opportunity

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is the only major, national dessert café...

Launch Trampoline Park Franchise Opportunity

Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park is an indoor sports and entertainment facility...

El Pollo Loco Franchise Opportunity

El Pollo Loco
The secret to El Pollo Loco is great-tasting food. Our menu has a broad...

Midas Franchise Opportunity

Midas, a recognized brand throughout the world and highly renowned name in...

A Franchise Update Media Group Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2016. All Rights Reserved. Site Hosting Provided By: wishVPS on FUMG3

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)