OYO Boyo, The Cool Collectables Back For The Draft…

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Last year we wrote about the great growth of OYO Sports, filling a need and then thriving on the unique-LEGO-like collectable market for sports. The company secured the licenses for a majority of the leagues to create player by player images with the popular building blocks and … [Read more...]

March Madness: Werner Gets A Leg Up On Its Competition

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As March Madness comes to a close with the Final Four, it is interesting to look at some of those “official” categories the NCAA has to see where the ROI is for companies spending big bucks on a partnership. From official ball (Wilson), to courtside advertising (Infiniti and … [Read more...]

E-Gaming Keeps It’s Business Push Forward

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The following post appeared in The Daily Payoff as well..   “We are going to be bigger than the NHL,” declared Major League Gaming head Mike Sepso several months ago about the growth of his company and the sport of E-Gaming. And to hear the numbers thrown around on … [Read more...]

Timing Is Everything In Baseball: Why Will Ferrell’s Stunt Was One for The Ages…

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Last year at the IMG World Congress of Sport, Funny or Die co-founder (and former ESPN exec) Dick Glover talked openly about how the platform had grown and how, on occasion, sports would find its way into a skit or two. The important thing, he added, was the scenes had to be … [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...]

Is Curling On A Straight Path To Success?

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There was a joke in the old hit TV series “The Odd Couple” where Oscar tells Felix he is going to cover the Curling Championships, and an excited Felix replies “I didn’t know hair dressers had a sport.” That was then, and I’m sure the sport of curling appreciated the national TV … [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...]

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...]

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...]

“Always Write Big,” Catching Up With Master Storyteller Aaron Cohen…

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You may not know Aaron Cohen, but if you are a fan of sports documentaries you know of him. Ever watch ‘24/7” or “The Road To The Winter Classic” or some of the great “30 For 30” pieces on ESPN and marvel at the storytelling and how it comes together? That’s his work. A master … [Read more...]