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Terry Lefton

Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising, for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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American Express Renews USTA/U.S. Open Sponsorship Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 15

American Express has renewed its longstanding USTA/U.S. Open corporate sponsorship. AmEx has been a USTA sponsor since '94. The payment card brand will continue to leverage the Open and USTA grassroots tennis activities. Wasserman Media Group is the longtime sports- and entertainment-marketing agenc...

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