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Octagon and Wasserman Victorious At Sports Business Awards Show

Octagon and Wasserman found themselves atop the sports business industry on Wednesday, as each of them took home honors at the Sports Business Journal’s 13th annual Sports Business Awards show, which was held virtually due to COVID-19.  Octagon won the award for Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services. It is the fourth time […]

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Octagon Signs Top NBA Prospect Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards, one of the top NBA Draft prospects, has signed to an exclusive marketing and management agreement with Octagon. Octagon Basketball’s Omar Wilkes will be his representation. Edwards, the No. 1 prospect coming out of high school, was a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-Star. The Georgia native became a freshman sensation for […]

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Octagon Names John Shea Global President, Marketing and Events

John Shea has been named Global President, Marketing and Events, Octagon Worldwide. Octagon released a statement last week announcing the promotion of Shea. In his new role, Shea will oversee all U.S. and international marketing specialty groups for the agency, which include Brand Marketing, Property Consulting, Experiential Activation, Creative, Content, Production and Digital Marketing for […]

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BDA, CAA, Octagon And Wasserman Land 2 Top-10 Picks Each In The 2019 NBA Draft

Top Agencies of the 2019 NBA Draft CAA – 8 picks Priority Sports – 7 picks Wasserman/BDA Sports/Octagon – 6 picks Highlights 4 agencies (CAA, BDA Sports, Wasserman and Octagon) represented 8 of the first 10 picks in the 2019 NBA Draft. CAA became the 1st agency with 2 clients selected — #1 overall Zion […]

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Sports Agent Blog’s 2019 NFL Draft Recap Rounds 1-7

Here are the final notes on the top agencies by number of clients drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft: Creative Artists Agency- 22 clients drafted this year compared to 25 in 2018. Six clients in the first round and 8 in the second round. Agent Tory Dandy had 7 clients taken in the first 3 […]

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Ranking Potential Starting Lineups of Top NBA Agents

Sure, everyone knows how much money in contracts agents have negotiated, but they don’t know how adept agents are at finding talent. Sports Agent Blog ranks the top eight agents based not on lump contracts sums negotiated, but on the pure talent they represent. After parsing through all the players represented by each agent, we […]

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Octagon Launches Dedicated Global Events And Hospitality Division

According to a company press release, Octagon Marketing, a sports and entertainment leader, has launched a dedicated Global Events and Hospitality Division. They have tabbed agency veteran Matthieu Fenaert to lead the new division as the Head of Global Events and Hospitality. The newly formed venture will create and execute events and experiences for Octagon’s […]

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Octagon Selects Mandisa Diggs As VP Of Inclusion Diversity

In a press release by Octagon Sports and Entertainment, the agency announced that Mandisa Diggs, a specialist in human resources, will become the Vice President of Inclusive Diversity at Octagon. Rick Dudley, Octagon Chariman and CEO, on the move: “Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental to our continued success. Ensuring our agencies reflect the consumer marketplace […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/27/2018)

Training Camp has officially begun for most NFL teams and thus we are entering the best season of the year — football season. But particularly right now is when morale is high and there is reason to be optimistic. Teams have no wins, but more importantly no losses. It was a pleasure of mine to […]

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2018 NBA Draft By The Numbers: BDA Sports & CAA Dominate

Top Agencies of the 2018 NBA Draft CAA – 11 picks BDA Sports – 8 picks Octagon/Wasserman/Priority Sports – 4 picks Highlights Two of the first three picks are represented by BDA Sports (Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic, respectively). Nima Namakian of BDA Sports represents number one overall pick, Ayton, and is just 31 years […]