Feb
23

Octagon Marketing Expanding In Europe And Reaches Philippines

Jay Alou, Brian Mejia, and Ulises Cabrera Will Join Octagon Baseball

Per a press release from the company, Octagon, the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice and sports and entertainment marketing leader, has formed a strategic alliance with Sportsnet Group in Istanbul, Turkey. This launch pairs Octagon, with more than 30 years of experience, and Sportsnet Group, Turkey’s first sports-related marketing agency and expands Octagon’s reach in Europe.…
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Feb
19

Roc Nation Sports Signs Wilson Chandler

Wilson Chandler

Roc Nation Sports signs Denver Nuggets Forward Wilson Chandler. This signing comes in the midst of the NBA trade deadline in which Chandler is being looked at by both the LA Clippers and Portland Trailblazers according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. Chandler’s basketball career began at Benton Harbor High School in Michigan, where he received…
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Feb
19

WME/IMG Buys Golf Representation Firm Icon Sports

Via IMG Golf Facebook Page

It was announced today at WME/IMG has purchased golf representation firm Icon Sports. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The company will be folded into IMG Golf’s existing operations, with Icon Sports’ personnel given new roles in the company. R.J. Nemer, the founder and president of Icon, will become the head of IMG…
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Feb
18

Six Questions With Justin Garrity, President Of Postano, And Brian Cheek, Business Development Manager For Sports At Postano

The University of Oregon is one of multiple schools utilizing Postano's services

Justin Garrity is the President of TigerLogic whose product, Postano, is on the cutting edge of integrating social media and sports. Brian Cheek is the Business Development Manager for Sports at Postano. Postano is currently working with some of the top teams and venues in the world. Check out their website here. (1) What services does Postano…
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Feb
14

French/West/Vaughan Announces Marketing Partnership With Heat’s Luol Deng

Luol Deng

Miami Heat Forward Luol Deng has joined forces with French/West/Vaughan (FWV) in order to develop his personal brand and further maximize his marketing portfolio. FWV, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina,  is one of the nation’s leading public relations, advertising, and digital marketing agencies. After spending nine seasons in Chicago and the second half of last…
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Feb
13

University of Toronto Sports & Business Association’s 2015 Sports Industry Conference

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What: University of Toronto Sports and Business Association’s 2015 Sports Industry Conference Where: Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto When: March 6, 2015 Description The University of Toronto Sports and Business Association’s annual Sports Industry Conference is the largest student-run Sports Industry Conference in Canada. Every year, the Conference provides students and…
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Feb
12

Under Armour Sues Skechers

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Under Armour Inc. filed suit against Skechers USA Inc. in a U.S. District Court of Maryland on February 10th for copying their “Protect This House” ads that were debuted in 2010. Under Armour alleges that Skechers commercial “slavishly copies” one of Under Armour’s most recognizable ads that features the catchphrase, “Protect this house. I will.”…
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Feb
10

CAA Sports & Roc Nation Sports Part Ways

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Roc Nation Sports & Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Sports announced today that their planned 2 year partnership has come to an end. The agencies said in a joint statement that “They have enjoyed their time as partners and have achieved many successes together. Going forward, they will each focus their efforts on their own business…
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Feb
09

Colin Glaum Named Octagon’s Executive Creative Director

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Octagon Marketing Worldwide* has announced that Colin Glaum will join the agency as its new Executive Creative Director. Glaum will work from Octagon’s Norwalk, Connecticut headquarters and will oversee the agency’s US-based creative, design and digital marketing team. “We’re thrilled to have Colin as part of the team,” said Jeff Shifrin President and COO of Octagon Marketing Worldwide. “Colin’s leadership…
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Feb
05

Rory McIlroy Settles With Horizon To The Tune Of $25 Million

Sep 6, 2014; Cherry Hills Village, CO, USA; Rory McIlroy reacts after his chip shot from out of bounds back to the 2nd green during the third round of the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Rory McIlroy spent a total of 42 seconds in court on Tuesday. This was to inform the judge that Horizon and himself were “narrowing the issues” surrounding their case over unpaid commissions. The court was adjourned. On Wednesday, the counsel for McIlroy informed the court that both sides had reached an agreement. A case that…
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