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...]

Soccer In New York; The Strategic Battle Builds

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In most cases around New York “the battle” for supremacy amongst pro sports rivals is often more fizzle than sizzle. The Nets have never been at peak performance as the same time as the Knicks; few years have the Jets and Giants in the playoffs at the same time; save for 2000, … [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...]