Aug
17

OpenSponsorship Is Making Global Sponsorship More Efficient

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We have seen technological advancements make major changes and impacts on the sports industry. Founded by Ishveen Anand, OpenSponsorship is leveraging the power of the internet to make the sponsorship more efficient and globally accessible. OpenSponsorship is now the first online platform created to facilitate sponsorship agreements by connecting brands with pro sports rights holders like leagues,…
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Aug
03

Wasserman Acquires Greg Norman Production Company

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Per Wasserman Media Group (WMG), WMG has acquired the Greg Norman Production Company (GNPC) from the legendary golfer. GNPC is one of the golf industry’s foremost event management firms overseeing several of the sport’s marquee tournaments. Their 18-person management team, led by Vice President Taylor Ives, has transitioned to Wasserman, which will now operate the PGA…
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Jul
29

Wasserman Media Group Partners With Nervve

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Wasserman Media Group, a sports and entertainment marketing and management company and Nervve, a video and image recognition technology company, announced a partnership between each other. Wasserman has agreed to work exclusively with Nervve to bring to market their visual search technology, which allows brands to track and analyze brand exposure impact across several sports…
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Jul
22

Octagon Announces Several Internal Promotions

Octagon is the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice representing high-profile talent in the sports and entertainment industry. Octagon has just announced several promotions in their Corporate Consulting and Events & Hospitality divisions: Bo Heiner as Vice President: The Atlanta native’s top responsibilities include overseeing The Home Depot, Equifax, Talen Energy, and Sony Action Cam accounts.…
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Jul
22

The Trials And Tribulations Operating A Small Sports Agency

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This Summer I am teaching a class at the University of Florida titled, Issues in Sport Law.  Additionally, I have been provided the opportunity to sit in on a class taught by ESPN and Sports Illustrated writer Andrew Brandt that is called Business and Legal Aspects of Professional Sports.  Brandt is teaching the class through Villanova University’s…
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Jul
15

Interview With Leon C. McKenzie, Founder And President Of Sure Sports Lending

Leon McKenzie is the Founder and President of Sure Sports Lending

The following is a guest contribution from Richard Pallarino. Leon C. McKenzie is Founder and President of Sure Sports Lending. He launched Sure Sports Lending in 2009 to focus on an underserviced market of providing athletes with competitive credit facilities. (1) Your company title gives a small insight as to what it is your business…
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Jul
14

Brendan Fitzgerald Named Director Of Marketing At James Grant Sports USA

James Grant Sports has hired Brendan Fitzgerald as its Director of Marketing.

Per a press release by the company, James Grant Sports USA has hired Brendan Fitzgerald as its Director of Marketing. James Grant Sports is a global leader in management and professional services for clients in sports, music and entertainment. Prior to joining JGS, Fitzgerald worked on Global Partnerships for Major League Soccer/Soccer United Marketing and most…
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Jul
10

New PGA Tour Pro Brian Campbell Signs With 1 Degree Management

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Yesterday, Brian Campbell signed with 1 Degree Sports Management. Campbell, the 22-year-old from Irvine, California, scored as the low amateur at this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and was also given the nod for the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year while leading Illinois to the NCAA semifinal as a senior. Campbell finished his…
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Jul
09

SMWW 2015 Basketball Career Conference

The SMWW Basketball Career Conference will take place July 17-18

What: SMWW 2015 Basketball Career Conference at the Vegas Summer League Games When: July 17-18, 2015 Where: Las Vegas, Nevada Description This conference is ideal to anyone interested in working or currently working in professional sports, but particularly professional basketball. One of the advantages of this conference is the ability to network within the industry…
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Jul
09

How CC Carnie Built A Career In Both The Sports And Entertainment Industries

CC Carnie is the Founder and President of Conversion Sports & Entertainment

Those who read our site regularly know how difficult it is to break in to the sports business industry. If you’re a woman, multiply that difficulty by 100. One woman, CC Carnie, has been able to defy those odds and build a career in both sports and music. While attending Plymouth State University, part of…
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