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Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Baseball HOF Abruptly Cancels 75th Anniversary Concert

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

The Baseball HOF announced that a planned concert on Aug. 2 to commemorate its 75th anniversary has been canceled. The fundraising event for the Hall, part of a yearlong series of anniversary events and more than a year in development, was slated to be staged by L.A.-based LGH19 Productions and feat...

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SportsBusiness Daily: USA Today Group, Perform Reach Deal

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Tags: Media

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SportsBusiness Daily: Verizon Exec Shares Advertising Insight

In the second session on “Marketing from the C-Suite,” from the IMG Sports Marketing Symposium '12, Verizon Wireless VP & CMO Tami Erwin discussed new products, measuring ROI and the company’s deal with the NFL. Verizon is the largest single buyer in sports advertising, with ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

10/03/12
SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Sells 4.5 Million Copies Of "FIFA 13"

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10/03/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Sports Unveils Mobile Baseball App

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10/01/12
SportsBusiness Journal: SI delivers rebuilt mobile site

Sports Illustrated today will debut a substantially reworked mobile website, representing one of the first major projects of Jim DeLorenzo, new SI.com vice president and general manager. Though a regular fixture among the most-trafficked U.S. sports websites, SI’s smartphone presence to dat ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: USA Today Sports Pulse goes local

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Tags: Media

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SportsBusiness Journal: MLB wild card brings wild times

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/28/12
SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Not Releasing "NBA Live" Game

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Will Not Release "NBA Live '13"

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