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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Jun
16

Sam Porter’s Transition From Sports Agent To Front Office

Sam Porter

The recent news of Arn Tellem leaving Wasserman Media Group to become Vice Chairman of Palace Sports and Entertainment has made headlines across the sports industry. It is becoming more and more common to see teams hiring agents into one of their front office positions. Samuel Porter, the new Director of Business and Legal Affairs…
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Jun
10

On To The Next One: Al Alburquerque

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According to a Tweet by Jerry Crasnick, Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque has signed with Praver/Shapiro Group for his representation. He was previously represented by Rick Thurman of the Beverly Hills Sports Council. The 28-year old Dominican Republic native is in his fifth MLB season, all with the Tigers. He began his professional career in…
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Jun
08

On To The Next One: Joey Galloway

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According to SportsBusiness Journal, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed ESPN college football analyst and former NFL wide receiver Joey Galloway for representation. At CAA, Galloway will be represented by a team of agents. Galloway was previously represented by The Legacy Agency. SportsBusiness Journal reported last week, that Galloway will become part of ESPN’s “College Football Final” post-game crew alongside new host…
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