Local Brands Can Ride The Coming Women’s Soccer Wave

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This week whole the storm came down on FIFA, some of soccer’s best ambassadors to the podium to talk about their greatest challenges and opportunities, many of which will start  Saturday at Red Bull Arena. They are the members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, who will … [Read more...]

Pac-12, Monumental Shrink The Global Sports World Again

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Just a few years ago people raised some eyebrows as brands like Emirates Airways took their place in U.S. sport, partnering at first with the Breeders Cup and then branching out into golf and tennis. At the same time traditional American brands like GM and Coke took the … [Read more...]

In Pressbox Or On The Pitch, Tolleson Makes The Call

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Veteran announcer Joe Tolleson has called a host of sports events in his career, from the Olympics to the NHL. However what he may be known best for is his work in soccer, which will be amplified this spring and summer as he takes the reins as the first TV voice (along with … [Read more...]

Growing Fish, Big Sea; How The New York Red Bulls Are Staying Brand Relevant

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It will be an interesting spring for the New York Red Bulls. Not only did their biggest name, Thierry Henry, retire, but they have had a change in management on the field and now have the added challenge of having another franchise, New York City Football Club, getting started … [Read more...]

Making Dreams Come True On and Off The Collegiate Ice…

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With all the issues tied to sport today, from Deflate Gate to the wreck of a season the Knicks are having, it is nice to find a unique voice, a refreshing reminder of what good can come from sport, and how one can take the gifts given them to “Pay It Forward,” a trait that … [Read more...]

Is An Olympic Gamble On The Horizon?

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The past few weeks have been another whirlwind of activity around the fantasy sports and gaming space. There was the news that European soccer clubs like FC Barcelona were embracing pay fantasy sports more and more, a host of pieces on FanDuel and Draft Kings reporting record … [Read more...]

Sports Media 3.0: Catching Up With The “JR” In “JR Sports Brief”

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We all know about the “YouTube Sensations,” the seemingly unknowns who have come along to dominate the social media and pop culture world with their quirky films, unique style, and niche coverage of topics of various sizes and interests. They drive views, engage fans and get … [Read more...]

A Galaxy Of PR Success…

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From Landon Donovan’s farewell tour to the news that a rival club was leaving and another one was coming in to their completed “First To Five,” culminating with an extra time win over the New England Revolution in MLS Cup, it was a thrilling and sometimes exhausting ride for the … [Read more...]

Sports Biz Thoughts On Giving Back Tuesday From A Leader In The Field

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On this Giving Back Tuesday we thought it appropriate to talk to someone about sports and philanthropy, so we reached out to our colleague Harrie Bakst. Harrie has really helped shape the world of sports, entertainment and philanthropy through his work at Weinstein Carnegie with … [Read more...]