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NFLPA Releases Guidelines On CBD

The NFLPA released a statement regarding many inquiries from NFL players’ ability to engage in promotion and endorsement of CBD companies. At the beginning of the 2020 season, the NFL released the new rules promulgated by the league governing players and endorsements. The statement reads “Subject to the limited exception in the NFL Alcohol Sponsorship […]

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Global Agency SPORTFIVE And Chicago Bulls Will Collaborate To Secure International Brand Partnerships

In 2019, the NBA informed teams that they can secure up to two brand partnerships from regions outside the U.S. With lower viewership and revenue streams effected by various reasons, it looks like the Chicago Bulls have decided to take additional steps in alleviating those losses. SPORTFIVE is a global agency that focuses on branding, […]

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Indiana Fever Guard Erica Wheeler Signs As An Official Brand Ambassador With FITLIGHT

In another sponsorship move since signing with Miami-based marketing firm Distinction Agency, Wheeler has agreed to terms as an official Brand Ambassador with technology company FITLIGHT®. FITLIGHT® designs innovative exercise and training environments utilizing light sensors for customized scenarios to help players with reaction time, agility and reflexes. Being an undrafted free-agent, Wheeler has had […]

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Minnesota Timberwolves Hire Excel Sports Management for Jersey Patch Sponsorship

On June 22, 2020 it was announced that the Minnesota Timberwolves had hired Excel Sports Management to assist in securing the team’s next jersey patch sponsor. This is not Excel’s first run in the jersey-sponsorship space, as it has negotiated these deals in the past on behalf of other franchises. Most notably, Excel helped the […]

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Indiana Fever Guard Erica Wheeler Signs Marketing Agreement With Distinction Agency

The 2019 WNBA All-Star MVP has agreed to terms with the Miami-based marketing agency Distinction Agency. Distinction Agency is tasked with helping to develop and build Erica Wheeler’s brand. Erica Wheeler of the Indiana Fever, averaged 10.1 points per game on 42.8% field goal and 5 assists per game in the 2019 season. Becoming only […]

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Did Naomi Osaka Just Become A Sports Marketing Icon?

The short answer: yes. Over the past year, the 22-year-old tennis star collected $37 million in earnings surpassing Serena Williams to become the highest-paid female athlete of all-time.  According to Forbes, Osaka earned $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Serena, placing her 29th on Forbes’ annual 100 highest-paid athletes list. […]

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Young Money APAA Sports Announce Partnership With Omar Cooper’s Lifestyle Sports Agency

Young Money APAA Sports, owned and led by Adie von Gontard and Lil Wayne, has come to terms with Lifestyle Sports Agency owned by Omar Cooper. In the announcement the agreement was described as one of a partnership where they will “collaborate” in the development of their athletes. Lifestyle Sports Agency was just recently formed […]

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Ball Brothers Planning To Sign With Raymond Brothers, Roc Nation Sports

Per Jonathan Givony of ESPN, the highly acclaimed Ball brothers have become the latest to join the sports management division of Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo will be represented by Raymond Brothers, who was recently hired as Director of Basketball and Sports Technology/Specialty Projects. Roc Nation Sports represents many NBA players, including […]

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How Will Brands Adopt The College Athlete?

Last week, the NCAA inched closer to a decision on allowing its athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness. Sports administrators began reviewing recommended rule changes and compensation regulations that will be sent to the NCAA Board of Governors on Monday. The NCAA is hoping these recommendations will lay the groundwork for […]

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Everett Sports Marketing Closes A Staggering 21 Marketing Deals Ahead of NFL Draft

Everett Sports Marketing boasts a talented 2020 NFL Draft class that includes Jonathan Taylor, Tee Higgins and D’Andre Swift. But, what’s more interesting is how the Greenville, South Carolina-based sports marketing firm apparently lives and breathes its slogan: “experts at partnering clients with their favorite brands.”  Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, ESM has spearheaded […]