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...]

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...]

“Movember” Gets More Skin In The Game…

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As the calendar turns from the mega-awareness month for Breast Cancer and the amazing viral phenomenon of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS in the past, we can applaud the work the ever-growing (no pun intended) groups for Movember are doing specially tied to Prostate Cancer … [Read more...]

What’s Next In The U.S., “Brand Soccer”?

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It’s kind of an interesting juxtaposition for team sports. As the four biggest American leagues all look to be more global, Major League Soccer looks to continue to better establish a global game in the United States, and their leverage continues to increase daily as not just the … [Read more...]

Bayern and Boca; Soccer Marketing In The States Grows…

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There is little doubt that soccer, from the grassroots through the World Cup, continues to have a growing presence in the mindset of the casual sports fan in the United States. While still not as embedded on the professional side as it is in the rest of the world, the sport is … [Read more...]

MLS Kicks Off, Is Their Next Stage of Brand Arrival Here?

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For years Major League Soccer screamed and kicked as a brand to get noticed as a growing property. Expansion, grassroots growth, television deals, celebrity owners, recognizable mainstream athletes, integration in broadcast television, brand partnerships with companies engaging … [Read more...]

Timing Is Everything; Beckham Boosts American Soccer Again…

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The past week after the Super Bowl, the Today Show, in the midst of its Olympic buzz, welcomed a global star to its air. It wasn’t Russell Wilson and his freshly minted NFL title; it wasn’t Alex Ovechkin, headed for Sochi and the homestanding Russian team; it wasn’t Lindsay Vonn, … [Read more...]

Red Bulls Get A Chance To Ride A Wave…Again

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Last week the sports world was all abuzz with soccer talk. Trouble is, it was not the talk about the current first place team in MLS, the only team currently playing a full schedule in the area, the Red Bulls. It was about Manchester City and Chelsea, the Champions League Final, … [Read more...]

The Last New York Team Startup Gets A Good Start…

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Timing, as we all know, is essential to success in sport. A millisecond layer and a home run becomes a pop up, a blink too soon and a NASCAR driver ends up being entangled with a rival just in front of him, a small flinch and an birdie ends up being just par. So it also is in … [Read more...]

“Feeling Thorny” A Great Marketing Try…

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Professional Women’s Soccer needs every break it can get in its third go-round. Two well-funded previous attempts to create a pro league have come and gone, and now a third version funded in large part by USA Soccer and some others with a stake in the game is going to give it … [Read more...]