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Terry Lefton

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

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Startup water brand uses NFL star power

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 01 / 14

While PepsiCo’s Dasani water and Gatorade’s isotonic beverage have NFL marketing rights under the company’s massive league deal, startup bottled water brand Formula Four is hoping the star power of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and other NFL players will help it gain retail...

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07/11/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Head & Shoulders Offers Donation During ASG

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IMG has hired former NHL Enterprises President Ed Horne to the new position of senior vice president of the Americas in its corporate consulting division. Horne Horne, a past SportsBusiness Journal ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB sponsors go big at All-Star Game

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Tags: Events and Attractions

06/27/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Panini Signs 12 Top NBA Draft Prospects

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06/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Barclays Center Honors Sponsors

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SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN near deal to keep Little League

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Journal: Fighting Irish fragrance? Makes scents

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SportsBusiness Daily: Alex Woo To Debut MLB-Licensed Jewelry

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