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About IMG

IMG Worldwide is a global sports and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG’s areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. IMG College is the leader in collegiate marketing, licensing and media rights. IMG’s Joint Ventures, IMG Reliance, IMX, IMG-CCTV and IMG Doğuş in the emerging markets of India, Brazil, China and Turkey, offer the company significant long-term growth opportunities. IMG Media is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming. IMG Events and Federations owns and manages some of the most sought-after events and includes long-standing associations with the world’s most important sports organizations, leagues and federations. IMG Fashion owns and operates fashion events around the world and IMG Models represents the world’s top models and leading designers. IMG Art+Commerce represents the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists.

For the past 50 years IMG Clients has been the global leader in talent representation, including over 1,000 elite athletes, coaches, industry executives and prestigious sports organizations across the sports, entertainment, fashion and media industries. IMG Academy is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational facility delivering sports training experiences to more than 12,000 dedicated athletes from approximately 80 countries every year. IMG Consulting connects many of the world’s leading brands with consumers through access to unique sports and entertainment properties. IMG Licensing is considered one of the premier independent licensing companies in the sports, entertainment and media world. More information is available at www.imgworld.com.

Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal is the industry's leading weekly trade publication, providing breaking news and comprehensive reporting and analysis on sports business. With 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, SBJ keeps its readers up to date on the latest developments in sports marketing, sponsorships, media, facilities, agents and labor, finance and more. For more information, visit www.sportsbusinessjournal.com.

Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Daily and SportsBusiness Daily Global are the leading daily trade publications on the business of sports. From Sunday through Friday, the publications summarize industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, India, Asia, Australia and South America. They also offer relevant original features by their experienced editorial staff. In prioritizing the day's most important news, the Daily and Global Daily offer readers both the substance and "the spin" of how the news is playing. In addition, they provide timely original features that go beyond the headlines and analyze the latest trends influencing the multi-billion-dollar sports industry. For more information, visit www.sportsbusinessdaily.com.

Both publications are part of the Street & Smith’s Sports Group, which consists of the Street & Smith’s Conference Group, the Sports Business Resource Guide & Fact Book and NASCAR Illustrated. Street & Smith’s is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises weekly business journals across the country, BizJournals.com, Hemmings Motor News and Sporting News. ACBJ is part of the Advance Publications family.

Demand Media Social Solutions partners with sports-focused organizations in three areas. We deliver the Pluck integrated community platform, a hosted enterprise solution that powers conversation and interaction on websites, Facebook and mobile devices. Pluck customers include the NFL, Ford, the Union of European Football Associations and the Phoenix Suns. We offer CoveritLive, the leading platform for real-time events and audience engagement. CoveritLive customers include ESPN, the NHL, the NBA, the NFL, CBS Sports and Fox Sports. And we outsource Community Services, including Community Management and Moderation, on and off brand domains. To learn more, please go to www.pluck.com and www.coveritlive.com.

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global sports entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo. 

Additional information can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

The USA TODAY Sports Media Group was officially formed in October 2011 and is led by President Tom Beusse. It encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc's 81 community newspaper properties and 23 broadcast television stations. It also includes U.S. Presswire, USA TODAY High School Sports, USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties and Sports on Earth.

Digitally, the USA TODAY Sports Media Group sites rank among the top five most-visited sports sites in North America as measured by comScore. Across all platforms, the USA TODAY Sports brand reaches an audience of more than 46 million consumers each month. USA TODAY is owned by the Gannett Co. (NYSE:GCI) For more information, please contact Andy Sippel, Senior VP of Advertising at asippel@usatoday.com or 646-937-5602.

There is no racetrack in the world more legendary than Churchill Downs, and the Kentucky Derby is a sports entertainment phenomenon all its own. Always the first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby is the world’s premier horse race and America’s original, extravagant and glamorous springtime sporting event, steeped in tradition. Visit kentuckyderby.com for more information.

Yahoo! Sports takes fans inside the games, teams, and stories that matter by delivering the most comprehensive and connected online sports experiences in the world.  Our massive reach and range of digital platforms provides Yahoo! advertisers with an array of custom and unique opportunities to communicate with fans. For more information, visit sports.yahoo.com.

Precision Market Insights by Verizon
Understand, connect and engage with your audiences more precisely, efficiently and profitably than ever before. Strengthen your brand and uncover new opportunities with unprecedented insights into your audiences and the dynamics of locations, events and venues. For more information, visit vzw.com/precision

InStadium is a dynamic digital video network of 450+ professional and collegiate sports venues that allows advertisers to deliver marketing communications campaigns to captive large audiences via HD videos, LED screens, and more. InStadium works with clients in automotive, CPG, entertainment, government, personal care, leisure, pharmaceutical, retail, and restaurant industries. For more information, visit instadium.com/SportsTVMedia

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) wants to help you sell more stuff. We put you in front of sports biggest audiences, in key markets, at the finest facilities with connection (not interruption) to attendees actively looking for brand experiences. With DVR fast forwarding, spam filters, pop-up blocking, and do not call lists, that is a precious opportunity. We can save you money on your event merchandise with SMI Properties, put you in the ears of radio listeners nationwide on the Performance Racing Network, or get you in with grass-roots racers and automotive enthusiasts through US Legends International. If any of this sound interesting, give Mike Burch, Vice President of National Sales & Marketing a call at (704) 455-4366, email him at mburch@smicorporate.com, catch him on Twitter at @mike_burch, connect on LinkedIn or get his info via the QR code below.

nSixty Digital Marketing delivers digital fan interactions optimized through Social Media, in 60 seconds or less. Our touchscreen video/photo stations and green screen exhibits offer fully branded fan engagement easily shared through Facebook, Twitter and others. Access real time metrics, fan data and image files through a customized administrative dashboard. For more information, visit nsixty.com.

For hole-in-ones and a whole lot more.  Play SMARTER with prize coverage solutions from SCA Promotions.  Leverage your marketing budget with an engaging promotion offering fans the chance to win big.  With a grand prize of $10,000 up to $1 Billion, it’s affordable with SCA.  Managing promotional risks for over 26 years - It’s Our Risk & Your Reward. For more information, visit scapromotions.com.

MVP Interactive is a unique software company bringing depth to the digital strategies of professional and amateur sports teams, stadiums and sponsors. We deliver customized solutions utilizing immersive technologies to ensure teams take the lead in providing an engaging in-venue fan experience. Our products integrate touchscreens, gesture technology, augmented reality, facial morphing, social media platforms and mobile applications to give fans unique access to their favorite teams and brands. Through innovative marketing and product design, we create exciting and sharable experiences for the fan, the team and the sponsor that is truly game-changing. For more information, visit www.mvp-interactive.com

SPONSORIUM provides Sponsorship Portfolio Management systems to brands in more than 35 countries. The PerforMind™ platform allows corporations and their agencies to efficiently and consistently evaluate, manage and report on upcoming and current partnerships. SPONSORIUM empowers industry professionals to dedicate their time to improving partnerships and enriching communities through value-added tasks, not clerical work.  SPONSORIUM also publishes The SPONSORIUM Report, the sponsorship industry’s only statistical measurement of its own performance, revealing actual trends and enabling real benchmarking.  Come here, www.sponsor.com, for Knowledge Transfer.

Activ8Social (A8S) is a creative digital agency specializing in social activations for premier sports and entertainment brands.  Through our proprietary suite of fan engagement applications and FanScore, the leading social loyalty platform for sports brands, our clients are empowered to identify, activate and reward their most passionate advocates. For more information, visit www.a8s.com.

Britten is the industry leader in large format digital printing, custom banners, flags, tents and event signage. Trusted by promoters across America, we make your brand stand out among the rest! To learn more, visit www.brittenbanners.com or call 800-426-9496.

Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, including ATTENDANCE, please contact Donna Johnson at 704-973-1421.

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact Julie Tuttle at 212-500-0711.


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