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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Feb
04

TigerLogic Corporation Launches Postano Command Center

A preview of the Postano Command Center.

On February 3, TigerLogic Corporation, a leading provider of solutions that help companies amplify fan engagement by unlocking the power of social data launched the Postano Command Center. Postano, the flagship product for TigerLogic,  is a visual marketing platform that aggregates, curates and visualizes user-generated content on social media via live event and in-store social displays…
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Feb
03

Six Questions With Ken Wang, Owner, Pound Ridge Golf Club / President, U.S. Summit Company

(Left to Right): Perry Dye, Pete Dye, Ken Wang

The following “Six Questions” short interview with Ken Wang, Owner, Pound Ridge Golf Club / President, U.S. Summit Company, was conducted by our Contributing Writer Cameron Chung. Special thank you to Shane Sharp, Vice President at the BUFFALO Brand Invigoration Group, for facilitating this interview. (1) Venture merchant by day, golf course owner by night…
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Feb
02

Chapman University Fowler School Of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

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What: Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium Where: Chapman University School of Law – Kennedy Hall, Room 237AB (370 N Glassell St, Orange, California 92866) When: Friday, February 6, 2015 from 9am-5pm Description – The symposium qualifies for six hours of California MCLE credit, and will address the current athlete representation landscape in relation to…
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Feb
01

Rory McIlroy’s Case Against Former Agency Set For Court

Sep 27, 2014; Perthshire, Perthshire, SCT; European golfer Rory McIlroy on the back nine of his second match of the day on day two of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Resort - PGA Centenary Course. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Sports Agent Blog first reported on Rory McIlroy’s lawsuit against his former management company Horizon in October 2013. Since then, the case has largely played out in public, with McIlroy stating a need to take time off from the course to focus on mounting his case. Finally, a court date of February 10th has been…
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Jan
27

Ticket Sales And The Business Of The NFL

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The following is a guest contribution by Zakari A. Kurtz, Esq. Zak received his undergraduate degree from Roanoke College and his J.D. from Michigan State University. Zak is licensed to practice law in New York. With only eight home games for each NFL team, tickets can be scarce and the laws of supply and demand can make…
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