Will The MVP Presentation Give Us Another “Wilde” Moment?

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It used to be such a huge part of a league sponsorship because frankly, the players really need and used the cars. However now the ritual of handing the Super Bowl, MLB, NHL or NBA MVP a set of keys to a car he may never drive is much more about the final exposure for the brand … [Read more...]

Lessons Worth Repeating: Managing The Message and Telling The Story

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The passing of Mario Cuomo again reminded me if the power of the narrative and the value of storytelling. Like his politics or not, the former Governor of New York State was a master at delivering the message and evoking emotion, and with that emotion, inspiring others to act … [Read more...]

Can Sport Business Win In Cuba?

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Much has been hyped and speculated about what role the opening of Cuba will have in American, and global business in the coming months and years. While most experts see this as a gradual turn, not something that can happen just overnight, with many cultural, financial and … [Read more...]

DeVry Tries To Score With Baseball…

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  The age of online higher education of all levels continues to grow each year, and in a world that is increasingly more technologically savvy, the ability to study and earn a degree without ever setting foot in a classroom is becoming more and more commonplace. Whether … [Read more...]

Brewing Up Some New Innovation On The Promo Front…

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While many times media-types look to larger market teams as innovation leaders, especially in the digital and social space, the reality is that those in smaller markets are sometimes best at innovation. One of those leaders of the pack for Major League Baseball is the Milwaukee … [Read more...]

Can “Black Fives” Score As A Great Marketing/History Platform?

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There has been a big push in recent years for professional sports in the United States to return to their roots and honor those who came first. MLB has done a tremendous job in and around all things Jackie Robinson and has worked to raise the profile of the Negro Leagues; the NFL … [Read more...]

Ivy Sports Symposium Returns To Its Princeton Roots

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Every year for the past nine years in the middle of November the Ivy Sports Symposium brings together leaders in the sports industry as well as hundreds of students and rising professionals for a jam-packed day of thought leadership, advice and networking. Back in the Garden … [Read more...]

The Most Loyal of Fans; The Military, Start To Get Their Due…

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The “Salute To Troops” initiative the NFL staged this week, along with all the efforts that MLB put on in and around the World Series and NASCAR and others have done is beyond praise for the men and women who not only do so much to keep us safe, but who are amongst the most … [Read more...]

MLB Scores With Charitable World Series Execution…

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For all the talk about baseball needing to catch up with the times, the traditions of how the game is played remain hallowed ground, and one of those traditional points of execution is the sacrifice; literally giving your chance at glory up to move a runner along. Sometimes as we … [Read more...]