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Terry Lefton

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

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Playing it Safelite: Bills sign vehicle glass repair brand

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 27 / 15

C all it the most transparent of deals. Safelite AutoGlass , which bills itself as the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement, has signed its first NFL sponsorship, signing a three-year deal making it the official...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Van Wagner hires Nelligan Sports trio

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SportsBusiness Journal: Feigin working to raise bar for Bucks

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Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report: Red Sox head start

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SportsBusiness Daily: Panini, Wizards' Wall Sign New Trading Card Deal

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Panini

SportsBusiness Journal: New site for NBA Store

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: New hospitality for Super Bowl

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Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Journal: Omaha Steaks sees sizzle in reality show

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vera Bradley To Sponsor Ice Dancing Show

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Signs Lease For New Flagship Retail Store

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