Octagon Announces Two Leadership Promotions

According to a company press release, Octagon has announced two leadership promotions which help in the positioning of the agency for continued expansion of its global marketing and events business. John Shea and Jeff Ehrenkranz have each been promoted to the President, Marketing and Events and President, Marketing International respectively. Both Shea and Ehrenkranz have…

Recap: Conversion Sports & Entertainment’s 7th Annual NBA Pre-Draft Gifting & Style Suite

This past Tuesday & Wednesday, Conversion Sports & Entertainment held its 7th annual NBA Pre-Draft Gifting & Style Suite at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The event connected some of the top NBA Draft prospects and their representatives with various luxury brands that sponsored the event. Activities at the event included: Gifting from…

Third Time Lucky As Genie Bouchard Signs With New Agent

In 2014, one of the biggest stories in tennis representation was Genie Bouchard. Her contract was up at Lagardère, a company that had represented her since she was 14. She eventually signed with powerhouse WME-IMG, where she was managed by power agent Jill Smoller, who lists Serena Williams as one of her clients. That agreement…

Relativity Sports Rebrands As Independent Sports And Entertainment

Per a press release by the company, Independent Sports and Entertainment (ISE), an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company has secured an investment from Ron Burkle to launch and support next level growth and expansion for the business. The company will be led by former President and CEO of Madison Square Garden Hank Ratner,…

Gary Vaynerchuk Creates VaynerSports

Entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker and social media guru, Gary Vaynerchuk has announced his partnership with a sports agency to create VaynerSports. According to the agency’s website, the company is a “full-service athlete representation agency that guides players through a variety of issues involving their professional career. We are improving the level of service beyond…

NFL Star NaVorro Bowman Joins DonJoy Performance To Promote On-Field Protection

Per a press release from the company, DonJoy Performance, the consumer division of leading global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management DJO Global, Inc. announces today the addition of San Francisco 49er’s linebacker NaVorro Bowman to its roster of professional athletes. Bowman will serve as the face of…

Thomas Detry Signs With Excel Sports Management

Per a press release from the company, Professional golfer Thomas Detry has joined the elite group of clients at Excel Sports Management. He will be represented by Lance Young, who will manage Detry’s Tour responsibilities as well as all marketing and endorsement opportunities. A 2016 graduate of The University of Illinois and native of Belgium, Detry…

The Road To The World Series Of Poker 2016

As we speak, the World Series of Poker 2016 is well underway at Las Vegas’s Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. For those of you who wish you were there – it’s not too late to make it happen! The world’s best poker players, and a fair few amateurs will be in town until July 18,…

Octagon Hires Broadcast Industry Veteran Tim Scanlan

Per a press release from the company, earlier this week Octagon, a global sports and entertainment leader, welcomed broadcast industry veteran Tim Scanlan as Vice President, Sports Broadcast to lead the next phase of growth for Octagon’s substantial sports broadcast talent representation group. Prior to joining Octagon, Scanlan served as ESPN’s vice president for talent…