Brand ReInvention: The Globetrotters Live On, The Generals Do Not…

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It is a brand that most consumers know, but few these days follow consistently, the Harlem Globetrotters. Their shows still have great family value, especially on a cold winter’s night when they are in town for a day or two, but in an era of star quality and fast and loose … [Read more...]

adidas Pivots To The Ice..

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Adidas meet the NHL? As one of the biggest global athletic fashion brands left the NBA this past spring, many wondered what would be next and what has happened to the German brand. The answer apparently is an approach with several prongs, one of which was the recently announced … [Read more...]

Storytelling 101: Sports and Politics And The Ties That Bind

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Several years ago I was sitting in the stands at the US Open during a rain delay with Doug Band, who was then President Bill Clinton’s Deputy Assistant. Doug was at the Open with POTUS that day, and as we waited for the courts to dry, we got to talking about the similarities … [Read more...]

“Canada’s Team” Scores In Sponsorship

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For decades the Dallas Cowboys have had the moniker “America’s Team,” something which the Atlanta Braves also claimed even during their bad years because of their massive exposure on WTBS when the station was one of a handful carried nationally on cable systems and well before … [Read more...]

We Lost A Treasure Tuesday, “The Superstat,” Harvey Pollack…

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If you are a son or daughter of Philadelphia, a fan of theater, or a follower of basketball, college sports or anything to do with statistics your heart should be a little heavier tonight, as we lost our “Superstat” on Tuesday night. Harvey Pollack, the last fulltime employee of … [Read more...]

The Sound Of Cricket In Sports Business Is Louder Than You May Think…

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While one of the most diverse sports weekends of the year takes place; French Open Final, Women’s World Cup starts, NBA and Stanley Cup Finals, soccer wraps in Europe and a healthy dose of baseball in the States, the marvel of the massive draw of cricket still provides a nice … [Read more...]

No Matter What The Sport, Ex-Athletes Agree Fantasy Is Growing…

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No matter what the sport or the level of management, the infusion of gambling and fantasy gaming into the conversation is hard to avoid. Tuesday night at the regular monthly gathering of the New York Sports Venture Capital proved the point as three elite former athletes took … [Read more...]

Moving The Needle: Learning From Andy Dolich

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If you wanted to take a snapshot of the progression of sports in America for the last three decades; not just the biggest of leagues but startups and “attacker” brands as well, you should start with Andy Dolich. The Brooklyn native has been there for some of team sports’ greatest … [Read more...]

He’s The BOSS: Using Sports To Educate In High School

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The question of how to motivate young people to be more engaged in education in the United States has been raised for decades. Standardized tests, core curriculum, better use of technology, life experience, micro-schools focused on trades, charter schools have all been bandied … [Read more...]