Ratings, Sponsors, Rule Innovations, Maybe The Pro Bowl Does Work?

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This week the usual lament when on that has flowed the Pro Bowl almost since its existence; after all Vince Lombardi once called it “The Toilet Bowl” because of its lack of insignificance, and Bill Parcells often found ways around coaching in the game because the losers of the … [Read more...]

Sports Biz Life With The Super Bowl-Bound Seahawks

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They have had a pretty amazing two year run, those Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks. One of the things that has made the run so impressive has been the change of culture on and off the field, starting with owner Paul Allen through to head coach Pete Carroll. That change is also … [Read more...]

Shedding Some Light On An Unconventional Super Bowl Opportunity…

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It’s not easy to cut through the clutter on Super Bowl Sunday without big bucks. However what about a brand, albeit not a consumer brand, that will have perhaps the biggest light shone on it, literally, during the game. They are not an NFL partner, not an ambush marketer, and you … [Read more...]

NFL Network Expands Its Signature Series…

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For the last several years the NFL Network and NFL Films have built “A Football Life” as their signature anthology series. From former players to coaches, owners and even teams, “A Football Life” tells the stories of some of the greatest, and most unique and sometimes tragic, … [Read more...]

Manning, Nationwide Score With Smart Promo…

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Maybe it’s something about quarterbacks and insurance; the fact they need more on the field is one thing, but the fact that their low key personalities tend to make them good brand ambassadors is probably more important. Aaron Rodgers discount double check campaign for State Farm … [Read more...]

Strike A Pose: “Johnny Football” Delivers On Instagram

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It’s a good weekend to be “Johnny Football” or the brands that have engaged with him. He gets to play for one for the Cleveland Browns this week, and the folks at MVP Index did some work to show that of all the NFL athletes they track, no one is more engaging on Instagram. Now … [Read more...]

Healthcare Coalition Uses Athletes To Deliver Its Message…

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Trying to get a very busy and cash-challenged American public to focus on changing the bureaucratic healthcare system is certainly not easy, especially during the holiday season. However the hidden out of pocket costs when a person has to go out of their network even for simple … [Read more...]

Lessons From A Lifer At ESPN…

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When we were lucky enough to be asked to update our text “Sports Publicity” in 2013, we called on several of those in the media industry who have been around the evolving world of communications for a while, and asked them what they have seen in terms of changes and how they have … [Read more...]

“Up For Whatever” Scores Locally…

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Last year during Super Bowl,  Bud Light’s “Up for Whatever” campaign scored huge marks for buzz, digital engagement and creativity, and the campaign continued to gain steam and eyeballs, and hopefully sales and brand awareness, throughout the year.   New elements have … [Read more...]