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

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College Football HOF Hires Agencies For Communications, Marketing

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 19 / 14

The College Football HOF and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta has hired two hometown agencies to direct communications and marketing. Jackson Spalding will manage communications, media relations, event planning and digital for the HOF, while CSE will handle advertising, creative campaign d...

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On The Ground: PGA Tour Players Give Travelers Exec Warm Welcome

Andy Bessette, chief administrative office for Travelers and the lead negotiator on the company’s new 10-year title sponsorship deal with the PGA Tour, told me he was blown away this week by how much appreciation players have showed for the company’s commitment to the June tournament in ...

Tags: PGA Tour, Travelers, Ford Motor Co., Champion, Champions, Media, Wasserman Media Group, Golf, On The Ground

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Social media index devoted to sports

A Dallas-based social media agency this week will unveil a sports-specific index that measures the social media power of athletes, leagues and teams. The MVPindex will rank them based on their social media reach, engagement and the conversation they generate. All of those factors will be combined ...

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03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Stryker strikes PGA Tour marketing deal

Stryker, a joint replacement manufacturer, has entered into a multiyear marketing agreement with the PGA Tour that will include it creating exhibits for 10 tournaments this season. As the tour’s new official joint replacement product, Stryker will have marketing rights at select PGA Tour an ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Wood sticks make an impact in lacrosse

From the time that Cortland Begor was selling lemonade in his front yard or reselling old textbooks and novels for a few dollars, he’s had a knack for business. Now a 19-year-old high school student in New Hampshire, Begor has combined his two loves — lacrosse and business — and ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Temple’s rights go to Learfield

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Tags: Colleges

02/27/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Travelers Extends Golf Deal Through '24

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SportsBusiness Daily: ACC To Keep Title Game In Charlotte

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02/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: WMG opens Dubai office

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: ACC, Food Lion add twist to tourney

The granddaddy of conference basketball tournaments will add a new twist next month with a fifth day of competition to accommodate the enlarged 15-team ACC. But the expanded league isn’t treating the extra day like the rest of its tourname ...

Tags: Colleges

02/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Answering Final Four capacity questions

Later this year, the NCAA will select future sites for the Final Four from 2017 through 2020. Of the eight venues that are finalists for those four spots, most have hosted previous Final Fours or tournament regionals, meaning that the NCAA has a good idea of what to expect. But how does the NC ...

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