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Is The Best Yet to Come?

Mark Steinberg of IMG believes that Tiger Woods can still become a bigger star. He started working with Tiger Woods in 1998 (2 years into his professional career). Sports Business Radio did an interview with Tiger’s agent on August 26th, and here are some highlights of the conversation:

What makes Tiger so marketable? He plays an international sport, he’s in contention every week, good corporate sponsors that promote him (good image), well educated, great smile.

How many proposals does Tiger’s agent receive per day? A lot of media, marketing, & corporate function appearance proposals reach his desk each week. Thousands per year. Mark Steinberg looks to enter into partnerships, not contractual relationships. He makes sure that those partnerships include an area for Tiger to increase his global appeal and reach out to a broad array of demographics.

Why did Steinberg choose Buick as a sponsor? They came well prepared to their first meeting in Orlando, Fl. with 15 storyboards for commercials.

Whether you are an agent trying to land a client or a corporate entity trying to win some new talent for advertisements, it always helps to come prepared for meetings.

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By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

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