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Michael Smith

Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Bristol perfect platform for sponsor

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 19 / 16

The conference room being decked out to look like the eventual Battle at Bristol, including the table (below looking like the field, helped get sponsor Pilot Flying J on board. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES ...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Daily: Learfield Buys Signage Company GoVision

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06/27/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sidearm’s pitch well-received

Between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday, the halls inside the Syracuse, N.Y., headquarters of Sidearm Sports will be as busy as they’ve ever been. That’s because during that five-hour window Sidearm will take over operation of the official athletic websites for 38 schools, including the l ...

Tags: Colleges

06/27/16
SportsBusiness Journal: ANC hires Kerepesi from Pac-12 Networks

Steve Kerepesi, who spent the last five years leading the sponsorship sales team for Pac-12 Networks, has left the conference to join ANC, the Learfield-owned video display and signage company in New York. ANC created a new position for Kerepesi — executive vice president and chief revenue ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Mississippi State Moves To Spectra Ticketing

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06/13/16
SportsBusiness Daily: CSM Creating Consulting Business For U.S. Brands

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06/13/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Effort targets social media training

College athletes are college athletes, whether they’re performing at powerhouse Auburn University or tiny Limestone College. They’re going to be on social media, they’re going to make mistakes in judgment, and without some sort of training, they could put the university’s bra ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Gene Smith snippets

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