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...]

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...]

Trying To Find A Winning Sports Quotient…

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With all the sites on the web today clamoring for a voice, as well as traffic, it can be tough to find a niche that can break through. However two Ivy League grads have created a platform built around unique analytics and storytelling that is gaining solid traction, views and … [Read more...]

Storytelling 101: Sports and Politics And The Ties That Bind

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Several years ago I was sitting in the stands at the US Open during a rain delay with Doug Band, who was then President Bill Clinton’s Deputy Assistant. Doug was at the Open with POTUS that day, and as we waited for the courts to dry, we got to talking about the similarities … [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...]

NBA Draft: Winners On Court And In Social Engagement

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Social media impact vs. on-court impact, that was an interesting measuring stick going into Thursday’s NBA Draft. While not a game changer for when it came down to selection in a field limited to two rounds, it is always interesting to compare and contrast who has the loudest … [Read more...]

We Lost A Treasure Tuesday, “The Superstat,” Harvey Pollack…

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If you are a son or daughter of Philadelphia, a fan of theater, or a follower of basketball, college sports or anything to do with statistics your heart should be a little heavier tonight, as we lost our “Superstat” on Tuesday night. Harvey Pollack, the last fulltime employee of … [Read more...]

The Sound Of Cricket In Sports Business Is Louder Than You May Think…

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While one of the most diverse sports weekends of the year takes place; French Open Final, Women’s World Cup starts, NBA and Stanley Cup Finals, soccer wraps in Europe and a healthy dose of baseball in the States, the marvel of the massive draw of cricket still provides a nice … [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...]