Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/17/2014)

Well I officially dismiss football from everything in my life.  The Florida Gators and Miami Dolphins proved their inability to win when it matters and choked in the final seconds of their respective games.  What is the cure?  Hopefully a weekend of golfing will help.  This week on FORBES: (1) Sports-Specific

Q&A With Ben Sturner Of Leverage Agency

The following interview is with Ben Sturner, Founder and CEO of Leverage Agency. Leverage Agency is a full service sports, entertainment, and media marketing agency. What inspired you to create and start Leverage Agency? One of my first internships was working for NBC Sports in 1996 at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.  It

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/2/2013)

College and professional football are fast approaching, and soon behind that will come the start of the NBA preseason.  Many are very thankful, as this time of the year tends to be slow in TV programming.  However, there have been plenty of high profile stories to follow in the dead

Interview with Leonard Armato, Chairman & Managing Director of Leverage Agency

Last week, Leverage Agency announced the hiring of Leonard Armato.  Leverage, a full-service sports, entertainment and media marketing company founded by Ben Sturner, has appointed Armato as Chairman & Managing Director of the company.  The addition of Armato establishes a west coast (California) office for Leverage and brings the company one of

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/4/2012)

Earlier this week, I had a blast speaking at the American Bar Association Forum On The Entertainment And Sports Industries.  I spoke on the issue of high interest rate loans to athletes, and was somewhat surprised to find that much of those in attendance were unaware of the loans (not just