Navigating The Sports Digital Space With Chris Russo…

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As we get through Super Bowl weekend, there are few that understand the convergence of digital, fantasy and the NFL better than Chris Russo. Russo has been ahead of the curve in his time at the NFL, in his time as the founder of what was Fantasy Sports Ventures and became The Big … [Read more...]

Will The MVP Presentation Give Us Another “Wilde” Moment?

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It used to be such a huge part of a league sponsorship because frankly, the players really need and used the cars. However now the ritual of handing the Super Bowl, MLB, NHL or NBA MVP a set of keys to a car he may never drive is much more about the final exposure for the brand … [Read more...]

Ratings, Sponsors, Rule Innovations, Maybe The Pro Bowl Does Work?

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This week the usual lament when on that has flowed the Pro Bowl almost since its existence; after all Vince Lombardi once called it “The Toilet Bowl” because of its lack of insignificance, and Bill Parcells often found ways around coaching in the game because the losers of the … [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...]

“Up For Whatever” Scores Locally…

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Last year during Super Bowl,  Bud Light’s “Up for Whatever” campaign scored huge marks for buzz, digital engagement and creativity, and the campaign continued to gain steam and eyeballs, and hopefully sales and brand awareness, throughout the year.   New elements have … [Read more...]

“Beats By Dre” Scores With NCAA Seeding…

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The high end audio business tied to sport continues to boom, no pun intended, one of the  brands that continues to make noise in the space is still Beats By Dre.  From their launch that organically dropped LeBron James into the mix as a fan to their attempts at Olympic ambush … [Read more...]

Timing Is Everything; Beckham Boosts American Soccer Again…

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The past week after the Super Bowl, the Today Show, in the midst of its Olympic buzz, welcomed a global star to its air. It wasn’t Russell Wilson and his freshly minted NFL title; it wasn’t Alex Ovechkin, headed for Sochi and the homestanding Russian team; it wasn’t Lindsay Vonn, … [Read more...]

Snowflake Foundation Sets A High Bar For Super Bowl ROI…

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The snow and ice have fallen; the last fans have left Secaucus Junction; the security perimeter is down and the toboggan is gone from Times Square. So when the dust, or ice, settles, who really won the Super Bowl, other than the Seahawks, the broadcasters and those who were able … [Read more...]

Will Pro Football Ever Spring Year-Round Again?

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Wednesday, just three days removed  those fans of the gridiron reach what is an unofficial official end to all things football for a while…the media frenzy of National Signing Day. From coast to coast on every sports network and radio show, young men who are the best at their … [Read more...]

Unfiltered Access In A Filtered World; The Phenomenon of “Radio Row”

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There are few sites as unique as “Radio Row” at the Super Bowl. Once a one stop shop for the handful of diehard stations looking to promote the game, it has now evolved into a “who’s who” gathering of stars big and small, brands large and launching, pitches good and bad, and most … [Read more...]