Yankees, Prudential Create A Great Senior Moment


We have talked from time to time about the lack of activation in sport for one of the most vibrant and engaged audiences out there; seniors and baby boomers. It is a segment of the population that has vast consumer experience, knows how to activate in groups, has defined spending … [Read more...]

A Year In, A Year Away, NYCFC Keeps Building…


A year ago this coming week the New York soccer world was all abuzz with the announcement of the latest entry into Major League Soccer, and arguably the last startup sports team New York will ever see in New York City Football Club.  Manchester City, Major League Soccer and the … [Read more...]

The New Sponsored Logo Game: The Battle of Consistency vs. Risky Dollars…

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In the last few years sports teams in North America, from college through the pros, have forgone consistency of brand in their look for the sake of selling more diverse, quirky, unique and even outlandish jerseys, kits and other uniform pieces to an audience who want different, … [Read more...]

The Challenges of An Indy Ball Brand: Are Bears Extinct Or Hibernating?


There are 14 minor league baseball clubs within a 90 minute drive of anywhere in the New York area, all with various promises of affordable family fun and entertainment. However according to an announcement that came very quietly  on the day after Thanksgiving, that total for … [Read more...]

“Brand Rivera” Closes Sports’ Biggest Annual Call To Action


It was only fitting that New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera served as the closer – albeit this time for an event that has a major impact on the future, not the present. The impact however, was less about baseball and more about legacy. It was the end of the 30th March of … [Read more...]

Red Bulls Make Strides On and Off The Pitch…


Maybe it was a combination of new leadership on the business side in the States, new leadership in the coaching ranks and a swift kick of reality by two other clubs…one on Long Island, the other not even in existence yet, but the New York Red Bulls brand made some solid strides … [Read more...]

Like Rivera, Brand Brodeur One To Appreciate…


Watching the amazingly eloquent tributes done for Mariano Rivera these past few weeks has New Jersey Devils fans, and for that matter most of hockey at least pondering for a second, what will the sport do for Martin Brodeur when he makes his exit. While the Yankees future hall of … [Read more...]

Rutgers, NYCFC Face Similar Challenges With One Common Tie


Finding and engaging new revenue partners, helping to guide major facility changes, learning the in’s and outs of broadcast relationships, dealing with an evolving support base, trying to negotiate a solid and growing niche in a very crowded sports marketplace and helping forge a … [Read more...]

Collateral Damage, ARod Style


As we have mentioned before, the fallout from controversy involving high level athletes and celebrities often goes way beyond the personalities themselves.  The collateral damage effects hordes of people who had little to nothing to do directly with the offending party, and many … [Read more...]

Red Bulls Get A Chance To Ride A Wave…Again


Last week the sports world was all abuzz with soccer talk. Trouble is, it was not the talk about the current first place team in MLS, the only team currently playing a full schedule in the area, the Red Bulls. It was about Manchester City and Chelsea, the Champions League Final, … [Read more...]