Running Back Spencer Ware Chosen By Fans As The 2016 VIZIO Top Value Performer
Irvine, CA — January 24, 2017 — VIZIO, Inc. today announced Kansas City’s Spencer Ware as the winner of the 2016 VIZIO Top Value Performer (TVP) award. Ware has spent the last two weeks promoting his candidacy by engaging his followers on social media and participating in a series of broadcast radio interviews, where he encouraged fans to show their support by voting. Now in its tenth year, the VIZIO Top Value Performer award is presented to the professional football player whose on-field performance most exceeds expectations and the value of their current contract, as voted on by the fans. In one of the most competitive votes in the award’s history, Ware beat out a collection of stellar players including Miami’s Jay Ajayi, San Diego’s Tyrell Williams, Oakland’s Latavius Murray, and New Orleans’s Michael Thomas, to secure the award.
After being thrust into a starting role early in the season, Ware was quick to impress and has since developed into one of the league’s most versatile players. Ware excelled as both a rushing and receiving threat, becoming one of the focal points of Kansas City’s offense, delivering more than 1,300 total yards on the season. The combination of impressive stats at one of the game’s most important positions and Ware’s base salary of $600,000 made him a compelling TVP candidate for fan voters.
“It is an honor to be chosen as this year’s VIZIO Top Value Performer, and it means so much to be recognized by the fans for all of this season’s hard work,” said Ware. “I was in such great company with the other nominees who had amazing performances every Sunday, and for me to be selected as the winner from that group of men is truly humbling.”
With the expertise of former general manager, current football analyst and commentator Charley Casserly, VIZIO determined this year’s candidates based on regular season performances, statistics and the role they played in the success of their respective teams. Each of these factors were weighed against the players’ base salaries to determine the nominees who represented the greatest overall value.
“Each year, the Top Value Performer award seems to get more and more competitive, and the tenth installment was no exception,” said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIZIO. “Fan votes came flooding in as the players campaigned for top honors, and we want to congratulate each of our nominees on their incredible seasons. Spencer was not only a top performer on the field, but he did a great job engaging his fans and calling for their support in his pursuit of TVP honors. We are excited to name him the 2016 Top Value Performer and look forward to his continued success on and off the field.”
The 2016 TVP finalists were voted on by fans at VIZIO.com/TVP from January 3 to January 16. Fans were also encouraged to spur discussion by using each player’s custom TVP hashtag on social media. With each vote, fans received a chance to enter a giveaway to win a VIZIO SmartCast™ M-Series™ 80” Class Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display™. Members of VIZIO’s online rewards program – VIZIO Fandemonium – also earned points for their votes, redeemable for prizes such as signed memorabilia, VIZIO products, digital downloads and more.
Much like this season’s Top Value Performer candidates, VIZIO continues to provide value to its consumers as one of the country’s leading consumer electronics brands. VIZIO SmartCast™, VIZIO’s new smart entertainment platform spanning TVs, displays, sound bars and speakers, features Chromecast built-in, allowing users to stream content from their favorite apps on their mobile devices right to their VIZIO SmartCast device, from anywhere in their home. This intuitive whole-home entertainment experience is brought to life through the VIZIO SmartCast app, which allows users to transform their mobile device into a powerful touchscreen remote to simply discover, cast and control TV shows, movies, music and more.
VIZIO’s mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 75 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America 1 and is the #1 sound bar brand in America 2 . VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2016 collection the most awarded in company history. The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series, M-Series and E-Series Home Theater Displays all received Reviewed.com Editor’s Choice awards 3 and are all listed as CNET’s “Best TVs of 2016 4.” The VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Home Theater Display was awarded Editor’s Choice from CNET with an 8.8 rating 5 and the VIZIO SmartCast 65” E-Series Home Theater Display (E65u-D3) was awarded Reviewed.com’s "Best TV of the Year” award for 2016 6 . Also, the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor’s Choice award from PC Magazine 7 . For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com .
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1 The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016
2 The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016
3 Visit reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 10/28/2016), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/5/2016) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 9/13/2016)
4 Visit CNET.com for full article (published: 12/16/2016)
5 Visit CNET.com for the full review, published 9/16/2016
6 Visit reviewed.com for the full E65u-D3 review, published 11/14/16
7 Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16
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