William and Mary Takes The Brand Choice To The People…

Usually with expansion teams in sports, mascot or naming contests will be held to sample the local flavor and see what ideas can arise that brand marketers hadn't thought of. Usually the name or logo still comes from a well positioned, well thought out plan intent on making sure … [Read more...]

New Ownership Looks To Keep The Fins Fizzing…

Because the NFL is so much the American spectacle and a weekly destination watch for much of American, we often forget that several franchises still need to work in case of those rainy days to build brand value year-round, keep fans and business partners interested and engaged, … [Read more...]

The Immediate Hope Of A Good Draft…And How Itezsms Used…

With the NHL and NBA Drafts happening withing 24 hours of each other, it was interesting to see all the subtleties and action that athletes and their agents, along with eams, quickly pulled together. A nice composite of the goings on before, during and then right after the draft … [Read more...]

Can Soccer Take Advantage Of Its Big Kic.

Within a 24 hour period this week, the brand value sport of professional soccer in the United States took a huge jump. First came the coups of ESPN scooping up the Premier League from virtually bankrupt Setanta Sports, followed by the US' stunning 2-0 win over Spain in the … [Read more...]

The Interesting Approach of Brand Ty Lawson…

As the NBA Draft approaches Thursday, it will be interesting to see the branding winners and missteps taken, and how quickly in this digital age teams will look to immediately activate with their picks...will guys be twittering new fans from the podium, who will be the first to … [Read more...]

Majoring In The Minors…Hudson Valley Goes To The Ladies…

Ladies Day has long been a baseball tradition...women arriving at the ballpark get discounts and promotions tailored to them, and MLB has gone to great lengths in promoting and raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness. However the Hudson valley Renegades, again showing the … [Read more...]

Baseball Plays A Doubleheader As A Social Unifying Brand

Many times in North America, the sport of baseball sometimes gets overlooked for its ability to aggregate people, expose brands and tell stories. because the season is so long and the game is so ingrained we sometimes forget the amount of eyeballs and dollars spent on the game, … [Read more...]

Will College Athletics Lead Or Follo. Depends On The Leader

A few weeks ago we touched upon the great opportunity that college athletic departments of all sizes have in these troubled financial times to learn, become more business-like and show true value as community leaders to the students and the institutions they represent. Still the … [Read more...]