Recap: TPG Sports Group 2016 Sports Agent School

This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Chicago, Illinois for the first time and attend the 2016 TPG Sports Group Sports Agent School. The conference was 2 days long and covered 6 panel topics. Attendees ranged from undergraduate students to professionals in different industries. The Introduction to Athlete Representation panel consisted of Lou Nero-…

MP & Silva Appoints Jochen Lösch As CEO Of MP & Silva

Per a press release form the company, MP & Silva, a leading international sports marketing agency, specializing in media rights, sponsorship and digital services, has appointed former Traffic Sports director Jochen Lösch as CEO. Lösch has almost 20 years’ experience in leading executive positions in the international sports industry. An attorney, he spent four years…

NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiations

The following is a guest contribution from Noah Goodman. Goodman is an associate at Ballard Spahr and he  drafts memoranda on federal court decisions and federal agency rulings. He previously oversaw a political campaign for a former Philadelphia City Councilman and was a presenter at the 28th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the…

NBA Shoe Deals, From An Agent’s Perspective

In a recent interview with Sole Collector, Octagon agent Alex Saratsis broke down how NBA sneaker contracts work. The overarching theme from the interview is that the lucrative footwear contracts rest with only the top dozen players in the league that “can move product.” Outside of the elite players, the contract values drop dramatically to mid-low…

Vault Sports And Entertainment’s Immediate Success

Per a press release from GoAheadPR, Vault Sports and Entertainment, a sports marketing firm with a focus in sponsorships, social media management and strategic partnership development, had a very successful first year of business. Vault was established in 2015 by founder Matt Wells to provide an “affordable alternative to the high cost and bloated sports…

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