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Charles Tillman Signs With CAA For Broadcasting

Former Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers cornerback, Charles “Peanut” Tillman has signed with CAA as he embarks on his broadcasting career, following his retirement this summer. The Chicago-native was drafted in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft (35th Overall) out of Louisiana Lafayette by his hometown team – the Chicago Bears. He spent […]

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Los Angeles Lakers Choose Hookit To Evaluate 2017 Jersey Sponsorship Value

The NBA recently announced they will begin selling jersey sponsorships for the 2017-2018 season in the form of jersey patches. In order to examine the reach and value of the sponsorships, the Los Angeles Lakers have chosen Hookit to analyze the effectiveness of companies owning space on the players’ jerseys. Hookit will use their Hookit […]

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Compex Signs Five-Time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath To Endorsement Deal

Compex, a company that uses electric muscle stimulation (EMS) to help athletes and fitness enthusiasts work their muscles beyond traditional workouts and training, has signed an endorsement deal with Five-Time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. The 36-year-old Seattle native and current Mr. Olympia played point/shooting guard at the University of Denver before becoming an International Federation […]

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NFLPA Lowers Default Agent Fee To 1.5 Percent

In March, the National Football League Player’s Association (NFLPA) decided against decreasing the maximum amount (3 percent) an NFL agent can charge his or her clients on performance contracts. However, the NFLPA announced Monday they are dropping the standard fee from 3 percent to a default fee of 1.5 percent. The agent fee has been a […]

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Lagardère Sports Announces Acquisition Of Rooftop2 Productions

Lagardère Sports continues to make moves in the sports business industry as they announced the acquisition of Rooftop2 Productions, a marketing and production agency. Under the acquisition, Rooftop2 Productions will continue to operate under their current name. Founded in New York City in 2012, Rooftop2 Productions is an experiential agency that has build its reputation by […]

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Hookit Chosen By NHRA To Provide Multimedia Analysis And Valuation Solutions

As the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) continues through their 2016 season, they have teamed-up with Hookit, a company known for their extensive measurement, analytics, engagement and sponsorship valuation, to track the NHRA Mello Yello racing series’ 24 events. This allows the NHRA to use Hookit data, compiled from different facets of social media, to help value the […]

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Lagardère Sports Adds Tim Mickelson As Their Newest Agent

In mid-July, Tim Mickelson resigned as the head coach of Arizona State University after five years with the school. Yesterday, Lagardère Sports announced Mickelson will be joining the agency under the tutelage of Lagardère Golf President Steve Loy, who also coached at ASU from 1987 to 1992 and left his coaching gig to represent golf superstar Phil Mickelson, […]

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Ryan Clady Discusses Russell Okung’s Self-Negotiated Contract

Left tackle Ryan Clady came to the New York Jets this offseason to replace D’Brickashaw Ferguson, one of the Jets’ most reliable players over the last decade. However, the Jets’ new offensive lineman did not leave the Denver Broncos without feeling some animosity towards his replacement, Russell Okung. After receiving the Broncos’ franchise tag in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]