LAS VEGAS, NEV. (May 20, 2009) To launch its new energy drinkâ€”Xtreme Xenergyâ€”XYIENCE, the official energy drink of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announces a partnership with Skram Media, publisher of Urban Climber, Climbing Magazine, and Mountain Gazette. On June 1, Urban Climber kicks off the Xtreme Video of the Month Contest, powered by XYIENCE. Xtreme Xenergy is a revved-up version of Premium Xenergy but, much like Urban Climber and its sister publication Climbing, is targeted toward younger and more image-conscious consumers. The six-month promotion is hosted by Urban Climber's UCTV (www.myuctv.com), the magazine's YOUTUBE for rock climbers' site. A winning climbing film will be announced monthly and winners will receive a month's supply of Xtreme Xenergy as well as a XYIENCE gift pack. XYIENCE will also sponsor a print promotion in Urban Climber's Coin Section and will provide an annual supply of Xenergy to the UC Filmmaker of the Year.
Inside its slick, black 16-ounce can, Xtreme Xenergy packs more B12 vitamins and slightly more caffeine than Premium Xenergy but is still sugar- and calorie-free with a minimal carb count. Before heading to the crag, climbers can grab a can of Lemon Blast, Citrus Slam, Cherry Rush, or Apple Jak'd.
â€œUrban Climber and Xenergy are well-matched in demographics and, most important, both value aligning with quality lifestyle brands to better serve our consumers. We feel this relationship will enrich the online experience for the UC audience and provide XYIENCE with an interesting way to reach out to the climbing market,â€ says Mark Crowther, Skram Media publisher. â€œWe believe in the Xenergy brand and look forward to a successful partnership with XYIENCE.â€
â€œWhile we have a strong and valuable alliance with the UFC, at our core we're a brand that serves the needs of people who engage in healthy, active lifestyles. The mixed martial arts market has tremendous crossover into other action sports, like climbing,â€ says Csaba Reider, XYIENCE president and CEO. â€œOur partnership with Skram Media enables XYIENCE to communicate with the climbing community on a grassroots level. We know this market demands a quality and high-performance product and Xenergy will exceed expectations.â€
Through its sponsorship of the UFC, the XYIENCE and Xenergy brands reach 420 million households worldwide. The UFC's current television distribution allows sponsors like XYIENCE to reach 50 million U.S. households and 380 million households outside the U.S. in over 100 countries and territories, with programming delivered in 20 languages.
About Skram Media
Skram Media is a leading mountain sports media company. Their titles -Climbing, Urban Climber and Mountain Gazette - reach over 330,000 readers each month, and many more online. Climbing Magazine (climbing.com) has the highest circulation of the climbing specific publications in the United States, and is the journal of record for climbers worldwide. Urban Climber Magazine (urbanclimbermag.com) is the leading - and unrivalled - youth climbing magazine, and its companion website UCTV (myUCTV.com) is the leading destination on the Internet for climbing video entertainment. Mountain Gazette (mountaingazette.com) is the leading multi-sport mountain culture magazine. For more: skrammedia.com.
About XYIENCE (pronounced Zy-ience)
XYIENCE nutritional products provide clean, sustainable energy necessary for an active lifestyle. Established in Las Vegas in 2004, XYIENCE is one of the fastest-growing brands in its category. All products are held to the most stringent standards of excellence to enable professional and amateur athletes and fitness enthusiasts to reach their goals in training and life.
Xenergy (A combination of Zen and Energy, pronounced â€œZen-ergyâ€)
XYIENCE supports the mixed martial arts lifestyle. Its energy drink, Xenergy, and its energy shot, X Shot, are the official energy drink and energy shot of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The first energy drink created by a nutrition company, Xenergy has zero calories and is a sugar-free drink fortified with vitamins. All-natural flavors provide a consistent supply of energy, sans the â€œcrashâ€ inherent with most other energy drink brands. Xenergy Premium Energy flavors include Cherry Lime, Cran Razz, Mango Guava and Blu Pom. Xenergy Xtreme Energy flavors include Lemon Blast, Citrus Slam, Cherry Rush and Apple Jak'd. Xenergy is available in retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. Visit www.xyience.com for details.
XYIENCE supplements provide ultimate nutrition for peak performance. With everything from NOX-CG3â€”for increasing strength and stamina and aiding in post-exercise recoveryâ€”to high-quality protein supplements such as the XProtein shake or the XM2 muscle meal, XYIENCE offers products scientifically formulated for specific training needs.