Wrestling Is Off The Mat And Back On Its Feet

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A little over two years ago, wrestling as a sport was in trouble. Removed from the Olympics and struggling for relevance, what was one of the world’s oldest sports was on its way to infamy. Fast forward to today, and it looks like the sport is continuing to get up off the mat, … [Read more...]

ASU Launches A Promo Worth Fighting For…

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Away from the bright lights of football and basketball, other collegiate sports do very well in their own niche communities, drawing fans, media attention and sponsors. Baseball in places like Hawaii and Miami, lacrosse in and around the ACC, soccer in key outposts, softball in … [Read more...]

UFC Takes Its Brand Punch, Re-Emerges Stronger Than Ever Going Into 2014…

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It was a night that maybe in other years would have sent the UFC leadership scurrying for new spin. There was their vaunted former champion, Anderson Silva, screaming with a horrific broken leg; night over, maybe career over. It comes just a few weeks after another of the … [Read more...]

Weidman’s Win Lifts The UFC Tide…

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Make no mistake that the UFC is still a dominant and evolving global brand in sport, especially in key younger male demos that crave action and engagement.  However like all large brands, there is a tendency from time to time to get caught in a routine of success without looking … [Read more...]

Can The UFC Take A Page From The WWE For A New York Brand Win?

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Two weeks ago the WWE was everywhere and anywhere in the New York Area as Wrestlemania became the lynchpin for all things about the brand. Community projects, brand partnerships, education news, appearances on Wall Street, meet and greets with celebrities, panels on broadcasting, … [Read more...]

Mixed Martial Arts Winning A Perception Fight…

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If you have been to New York’s Times Square in the last five or six years toy would have seen it, the billboard towering over the Marriott Marquis. Amidst the glowing brand ads throughout the square and the endless video displays is the huge promotion board for the UFC, always … [Read more...]

Bowling and Brawling, Thoughts For The Weekend…

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We arrive in the middle of November and as NCAA hoops tips off and football hits its stride some thoughts… Nice Try, Bowling: Even with its ESPN presence, bowling hasn’t had much of a wow factor in years. The latest try is professional team bowling, city vs. city, in addition … [Read more...]

The Amazing Viral Power of The UFC

This past Thursday may have been one of the busiest sports days of the year in New York. The Mets hosted the Miami Marlins and their ex-star Jose Reyes, the Rangers and Devils played Game 7's against the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers, respectively, the Knicks were closing … [Read more...]

Brand Carano The Next Big Women’s Crossover?

Anyone who has turned on a sporting event in the last two weeks has seen the preview of the new Steven Soderbergh movie "Haywire," which stars among others Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Ewan MacGregor. However one of the biggest crossover stars in the film may just be … [Read more...]