The Military Remain Loyal, And Untapped By Many Brands…

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As Memorial Day is upon us here in the States, it is interesting to take another quick look at a group that is passionate, young, loyal, appreciative, athletic, budget conscious and enthusiastic, yet is among one of the most underserved groups for brands looking to reach the male … [Read more...]

Where Next, Brand Lacrosse?

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It is the weekend that college lacrosse has owned for over a decade. Memorial Day Weekend takes the grassroots success and smaller venues and rallies the sport for three days of large crowds, activation and celebration of another spring well done. However the problem, as pointed … [Read more...]

Branding On The High Seas; How The Volvo Ocean Race Scores With Brands…

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Niche properties like Olympic sports, outdoor events or extreme sports may not get the mainstream media coverage that traditional properties do, but their corporate hospitality opportunities can often be some of the most unique and creative in the sports world. Take the Volvo … [Read more...]

The Simplest Of Promos Can be The Best

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A few years ago on Sunday morning as I was going to get bagels I heard New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan on “Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball” show on WFAN in New York talking about how the simplest of actions with his father, playing catch after work, were some of his brightest … [Read more...]

No Matter What The Sport, Ex-Athletes Agree Fantasy Is Growing…

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No matter what the sport or the level of management, the infusion of gambling and fantasy gaming into the conversation is hard to avoid. Tuesday night at the regular monthly gathering of the New York Sports Venture Capital proved the point as three elite former athletes took … [Read more...]

On An Amazing Weekend, Beats And Burger King Stole The Show

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The first few days of May certainly brought its share of interesting stories. From the banning of journalists not just from the Pacquiao -Mayweather fight but from the PGA Tour (Stephanie Wei) to Alex Rodriguez tying Willie Mays and the firestorm of recognition or non-recognition … [Read more...]

From Bergen To The Bigs And Back Again; Catching Up With Mark DeRosa

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He never in his native New York area during his 17 year Major League career, but former MLB outfielder, infielder and catcher Mark DeRosa grew up nearby (Passaic), and starred in high school (Bergen Catholic) before going on to Penn and is now back in the New York area, at least … [Read more...]

OYO Boyo, The Cool Collectables Back For The Draft…

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Last year we wrote about the great growth of OYO Sports, filling a need and then thriving on the unique-LEGO-like collectable market for sports. The company secured the licenses for a majority of the leagues to create player by player images with the popular building blocks and … [Read more...]

Moving The Needle: Learning From Andy Dolich

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If you wanted to take a snapshot of the progression of sports in America for the last three decades; not just the biggest of leagues but startups and “attacker” brands as well, you should start with Andy Dolich. The Brooklyn native has been there for some of team sports’ greatest … [Read more...]

Howling About Fantasy Sports: Catching Up With Rick Wolf

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While the casual fan may think that all this “fantasy” stuff is new from a business perspective, in reality the roots of fantasy are a few decades old, and there are few who understand the history, the success, and the failures of the business better than Rick Wolf. A Fantasy … [Read more...]