In Pressbox Or On The Pitch, Tolleson Makes The Call

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Veteran announcer Joe Tolleson has called a host of sports events in his career, from the Olympics to the NHL. However what he may be known best for is his work in soccer, which will be amplified this spring and summer as he takes the reins as the first TV voice (along with … [Read more...]

“Currying” Favor With Shoes; Catching Up With Under Armour’s Peter Ruppe

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The athletic shoe business is not an easy one, ever for mega-brands like Nike and adidas. What will it be like for Under Armour? The track record of Kevin Plank’s massive brand has been strong with almost every expansion into new categories, and the footware division got a big … [Read more...]

An Impact You Can Hear; NYCFC On The Radio…

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In less than a month’s time, the New York area will have not one, but two Major League Soccer clubs, as New York City Football Club will make its MLS debut and join the Red Bulls for their debut season. Adding in the Cosmos in the NASL and Sky Blue in NWSL it makes for a great … [Read more...]

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...]

Making Dreams Come True On and Off The Collegiate Ice…

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With all the issues tied to sport today, from Deflate Gate to the wreck of a season the Knicks are having, it is nice to find a unique voice, a refreshing reminder of what good can come from sport, and how one can take the gifts given them to “Pay It Forward,” a trait that … [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...]

Tackling The Latino Market In Sport….

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There is no doubt that for most brands in the United States, one of the biggest demographics to tackle is the Latino market. Especially in sports and entertainment, Latinos are engaged, passionate and loyal followers, and the demo continues to grow with each passing day. However … [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...]

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...]

Galaxy Go Authentic…

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The L.A. Galaxy have long been kings of Southern California soccer, at least in the branding and marketing world for MLS. From David Beckham to Landon Donovan, the Galaxy, with all due respect to the mega-franchises like the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers, are probably … [Read more...]