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...]

Moving To Become Kings Of Pay Fantasy

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The following post also appeared Saturday on The Daily Payoff Experts will say a key factor in driving business is healthy competition. “You want to be the Avis to their Hertz,” the late Jay Larkin, former head of Showtime Sports, once said, when referring to his network’s … [Read more...]

Cold Spring May Lead To Warm Future For Sixers, Devils

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The following ran on New Jersey Newsroom on Friday as well... It hasn’t been the easiest of winters for the owners of the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers, at least on the court and the ice. The Sixers have spent the season dumping salaries, name players and … [Read more...]

Thoughts From Another Year Of Learning At MIT Sloan Sports Analytics…

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It was once rightfully so called “Geekfest,” a small to medium size gathering of young men looking to figure out how to make statistical analysis more relevant. However the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference as a brand has now grown into an event that has probably even … [Read more...]

Navigating The Sports Biz Waters; Catching Up With Ken Shropshire

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The sports business world many operate in today is about living in the moment. Capture the tweet, send the video, sound bite the reaction and move on. Often times the loudest impact comes from the most controversial; the off the cuff comment, the blind post, the anonymous source, … [Read more...]

“Currying” Favor With Shoes; Catching Up With Under Armour’s Peter Ruppe

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The athletic shoe business is not an easy one, ever for mega-brands like Nike and adidas. What will it be like for Under Armour? The track record of Kevin Plank’s massive brand has been strong with almost every expansion into new categories, and the footware division got a big … [Read more...]

Fidelity Trades For A Brand Win…

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Last year we raised the question of when a someone in the financial services or insurance space would grab a trade day promotion, either with a league or a broadcaster, for the NBA and/or MLB trading deadline. According to Darren Heitner at Forbes, Fidelity Investments has come … [Read more...]

Sports Biz Success 2015: You Don’t Have To Be Here To Make It Here…

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As NBA All-Star Weekend winds down some of the residual talk remains about the “Value” having the event in New York may or may not mean to the future of the New York Knicks, and how Carmelo Anthony as the face of the team can use the Big Apple, even a frozen Big Apple, as a way … [Read more...]

American Express’ Scores With All-Star Content Play…

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Sometimes when you are an attacker brand it is a lot easier to create sizzle and buzz around mega-events like the NBA All-Star Game. Want to try a little virtual reality for fans to give them a glimpse of the future? We have that. Superstar player needs a new sneaker launch … [Read more...]

Media Today And Going Forward: Catching Up With Malcolm Moran

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There are few journalists more respected in this country than Malcolm Moran, who in his most recent stops has added the title of professor to his extensive resume. Now director of the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University, he helps lead best practices and study … [Read more...]