As College Football Kicks Off, Show Your Colors Gains Celebrity And Viral Status

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Last year, WME acquired IMG for about $2.4B with the promise of connecting IMG’s deep and far-ranging sports, fashion and media operations with the vast talent, access, reach and expertise of WME, the world’s leading entertainment agency. WME represents talent such as Oprah … [Read more...]

Amex Gets Credit For US Open Brand Innovation…

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The credit/financial/global services space is ferocious when it comes to sport, with each massive brand trying to find the right activation that will not just bring more usage and awareness of its products to casual and passionate followers, but will also bring massive added … [Read more...]

Going With the “Flo”; Media Company Thrives In The Niches…

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We live in a world where content is key, but finding unique content with an audience and effectively telling that story to both the casual and the diehard can be a challenge. Enter FloSports. Based in Austin, Texas, the company uses live programming, original content, and owned … [Read more...]

Open Season On Brand Activation…

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Say what you want about the Olympics, The Super Bowl, even NASCAR, perhaps the largest multi-day annual experiential sports branding event kicks off Monday when the US Open starts play at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. From champagne bars to celebrities … [Read more...]

Can College Football Carve A Fantasy Niche?

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College football, especially amongst the five power conferences, continues to be a media and broadcast ratings bonanza in the United States, and with the next round of college football playoffs on tap for January, there is no sign of the interest and the passion for the game … [Read more...]

Brand ReInvention: The Globetrotters Live On, The Generals Do Not…

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It is a brand that most consumers know, but few these days follow consistently, the Harlem Globetrotters. Their shows still have great family value, especially on a cold winter’s night when they are in town for a day or two, but in an era of star quality and fast and loose … [Read more...]

Still Printing Strong; Catching Up With Al Santasiere…

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We are in a world where traditional publishing is becoming more and more of a dinosaur. However for some brands, strong ones with deep followings that may skew a bit older, the old hard copy of a book or a magazine is still going strong. One example is Yankees Magazine, a 300 … [Read more...]

adidas Pivots To The Ice..

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Adidas meet the NHL? As one of the biggest global athletic fashion brands left the NBA this past spring, many wondered what would be next and what has happened to the German brand. The answer apparently is an approach with several prongs, one of which was the recently announced … [Read more...]

Jags, FanDuel And A Glimpse At The Future of DFS Marketing

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The land grab continues between FanDuel and DraftKings in finding ways to engage casual fans for daily fantasy. Until now, a great deal of that money went directly to ads and traditional marketing spends, along with some untraditional ones like Floyd Mayweather’s shorts and the … [Read more...]