Cold Spring May Lead To Warm Future For Sixers, Devils

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The following ran on New Jersey Newsroom on Friday as well... It hasn’t been the easiest of winters for the owners of the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers, at least on the court and the ice. The Sixers have spent the season dumping salaries, name players and … [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...]

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...]

Is An Olympic Gamble On The Horizon?

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The past few weeks have been another whirlwind of activity around the fantasy sports and gaming space. There was the news that European soccer clubs like FC Barcelona were embracing pay fantasy sports more and more, a host of pieces on FanDuel and Draft Kings reporting record … [Read more...]

Nets CMO Padilla takes New Role In Stride…

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Even before the news broke on Tuesday that owner Mikhail Prokhorov may, or may not, be selling the team, the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center were still top of mind for thousands of fans in the New York area. A good part of that buzz has come from the aggressive and … [Read more...]

Warriors Winning The D-league Business Too…

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It has been a good year to be the Warriors. From the on and off-court success in the Bay Area to their D-League franchise down the coast in Santa Cruz, all things Golden State are humming along.  While many followers are well aware of the landmark season Steve Kerr's team is … [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...]

The View From The Bleachers: Catching Up with B/R Editor-in-Chief Joe Yanarella

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Joe Yanarella, a fellow 1985 Fordham University graduate, has had a 25+ year career in publishing, including stints as a sportswriter at two daily newspapers and management stops at two different print publishers. He joined Bleacher Report in 2009 as its first Editor-in-Chief, a … [Read more...]

The Value of Visual Inspiration: Jeremy Lin, Marcus Mariota and Army-Navy

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This past week’s Cynopsis sports media conference reminded us again how powerful storytelling; especially paired to compelling images can be. The ability to effectively communicate a message and build awareness through multiple forms of media; written, visual, spoken is what sets … [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...]