Ravens Go Emoji’s For All…

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The Baltimore Ravens have always been about the blue collar, the grind it out with success on and off the field. Even in weathering controversy, from Ray Lewis to Ray Rice, their fans have stood by them as a team and a city, that bleeds purple and black. Well connected and loyal … [Read more...]

Jackals Baseball: Independent and Consistent For 17 Years

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The state of New Jersey is certainly not at a loss for quality minor league baseball entertainment. Affiliated teams like the Lakewood Blue Claws and the Trenton Thunder as well as the independent Atlantic League’s Camden Riversharks and Somerset Patriots are constantly on the … [Read more...]

Giving “Hot Dog Day” Its Due…

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For all its innovation and brand creativity baseball has yet to have an official hot dog. We have our flashy national Chevrolet promotions, but the food most closely associated with the National Pastime, the hot dog, missed a beat on Thursday as the industry celebrated National … [Read more...]

“Canada’s Team” Scores In Sponsorship

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For decades the Dallas Cowboys have had the moniker “America’s Team,” something which the Atlanta Braves also claimed even during their bad years because of their massive exposure on WTBS when the station was one of a handful carried nationally on cable systems and well before … [Read more...]

Getting Red Bullish On Soccer Marketing…

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There was a time not too long ago when the Red Bulls played to the notion that star power and the value of their parent company’s marketing would drive buzz and attendance and build the following of the team. They had a new stadium, several global stars, success on the pitch and … [Read more...]

Quiet Days, Big Opportunities?

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It happens every year and this year we got a double dose. The two days (used to be one) after the MLB All-Star Game are the days with almost no professional game in North America…Wednesday has become ESPY Day and Thursday has been grabbed by Nickelodeon for their Kids Choice … [Read more...]

Chevy Hits An All-Star Homer…

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All-Star Games bring out the best in sponsor activation. Other than the Super Bowl, they are the only events on the calendar that are big attention getters with pre-planned locations well in advance for brands to effectively plot out activation opportunities. No worry about short … [Read more...]

Busy Summer For Soccer Biz? Kickin It With Charlie Stillitano…

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Charlie Stillitano is currently the chairman of Relevent Sports, the organizers of the International Champions Cup. The International Champions Cup is the premier soccer tournament in the United States, giving American fans the chance to see some of the best teams in the world … [Read more...]

Women’s World Cup Success; What’s Next?

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Monday Women’s World Cup hero Carli Lloyd appeared on The CBS Morning Show, just one of a host of late night/early morning stops the U. S. Women’s National team, and her teammates would be making on this whirlwind tour celebrating their 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday night. However … [Read more...]