Social Networking Sports Business

WePlay…No, YouPlay…Without Me

When will the social network bubble burst? Has it already been popped? I do not really know anybody who uses any social friending site other than Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace or possibly Plaxo, on a frequent basis. That surely has not deterred CAA, MLB Advanced Media, and a company called Pequot Ventures to form a new […]

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Nike and Adidas Proudly Made in China?

Part of Nike’s (majority ambush strategy) and Adidas’s (official partner) sponsorship activation during the Beijing Olympics will be a focus on integrating into Chinese (Eastern) fashion. But what exactly is the Chinese look? And how can global sneaker companies change from traditional West to Contemporary East? In a recent Wall Street Journal article reporter Sky […]

Sports Business

Simply the BEST

I have long been following the rapid increase of Blue Equity‘s share of the Sports & Entertainment pie. I have had the unique opportunity of meeting Donald Dell and speaking to chairman Jonathan Blue and COO Mike Principe in the past. That being said, I am very happy for the entire company on the unveiling […]

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MLB players receive the lowest percentage of leaguewide revenue

The next time you hear someone complain about the seemingly skyrocketing salaries in Major League Baseball (MLB), remind them of two things. One, the amount players make must be viewed in tandem with what the League and its owners are pulling in; and two, in the last five years, the percentage of League revenue paid […]

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Ari (Fleischer, not Gold) teams with IMG

Interesting tidbit in today’s Sports Business Daily (subscription required) mentions that former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer (pictured) is joining IMG to form “a joint venture to provide media training, image management and crisis management for athletes, coaches, and team and league executives.” Ari Fleischer Sports Communications (AFSC) will be a “response to an […]

Soccer Sports Business

Nike Wants Soccer Too

Last week Nike bought the French national soccer team for $506 million and has vowed to become the world’s soccer (football) leader by the next World Cup. The brand that competitors mockingly call the Evil Empire is solidifying itself as the most powerful footwear & apparel brand of all time. Nike managed to outbid both […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

The NCAA basketball season is quickly coming to a close, and Dynasty is hoping to get into the world of basketball in the upcoming draft. Speaking of Dynasty, I never really got to publicly thank the creator of the Dynasty logo. If you like it and want to talk to him about creating a logo […]

Sports Business Sports Law

Weekend Full Of Symposiums

If you are planning on being in Tallahassee, FL, Miami, FL, or Philadelphia, PA, then you are in luck (unless you seriously despise sports symposiums). All three cities will be hosting various panels discussing the legal and business side of sports on Saturday. Descriptions below: University of Miami 11th ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS LAW SYMPOSIUM […]

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David Falk—back in the news

It’s been an interesting month so far for David Falk. The once super agent represented Michael Jordan for the entirety of his career, and rose to prominence after splitting (quite contentiously) from ProServ and Donald Dell in 1992 in order to establish his own company, Falk Associates Management Enterprises (FAME), which he sold to the […]

Entertainment Sports Business

Jay-Z; Stoute Translate Sport and Entertainment

New Jersey Nets investor, music, and fashion icon Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will be teaming with long time friend, business partner, and Translation Consultation & Brand Imaging (TCBI) founder Steve Stoute to form a new advertising agency aimed at helping corporate clients gain access to multicultural consumers, who represent $2 trillion in consumer buying power. Jay […]