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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 […]

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Braves INF Johan Camargo Signs With Octagon

According to a Tweet from Jon Heyman, Atlanta Braves infielder Johan Camargo has signed with Octagon for his representation. The 24-year-old Panama-native looks to have a breakout season for the Braves in 2018 after surprising many within the organization in 2017. After being touted as one of the best fielding prospects in their farm system, […]

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Octagon Founder And President Phil de Picciotto Inducted Into Washington Business Hall Of Fame

Octagon Founder and President, Phil de Picciotto, was recently inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in the 30th annual ceremony that benefits Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. Commonly thought of as the “Academy Awards of Business” in the Washington, DC-region, the Hall of Fame recognizes and honors business leaders and entrepreneurs who have […]

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Octagon Launches eSports Passion Drivers® Research

Per a company press release, Octagon has launched eSports Passion Drivers®, the first-ever study on fan behavior surrounding the booming eSports industry. “Octagon’s new eSports Passion Drivers® work is the first study to go beyond the demographics and scope of the eSports industry, and truly uncover and quantify, why fans care about eSports,” said Simon […]

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On To The Next One: Dinelson Lamet

Per a Tweet by Jerry Crasnick, San Diego Padres right handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet has switched agencies to Magnus Sports. He was previously represented by Octagon. The 25-year-old Dominican Republic-native made his MLB debut this past May and finished the season with a 7-8 record in 21 games started. He had an ERA of 4.57 in […]