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Terry Lefton

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

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New Three-Bottle Set Of Wines Commemorates 76ers' NBA Titles

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 19 / 16

The 76ers and Chaddsford Wineries today are releasing the first of a three-bottle set of wines commemorating the franchise’s three NBA titles. The first wine in the team's “Banner Series” is dedicated to the '82-83 NBA Championship Team and priced at $24.99, with 10% of the pr...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, T Mobile, MLB, Anheuser Busch, PepsiCo, MasterCard

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Cap night at a baseball park is one of the oldest promotions in sports. However, tonight’s version at Yankee Stadium has an update: it is also PepsiMoji night. Pepsi is continuing to integrate its emoji-filled summer marketing campaign tonight in the Bronx, as the first 18,000 fans get Yankees ...

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Tags: Olympics, Marketing and Sponsorship

06/27/16
SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report: Shaq and The General

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SportsBusiness Daily: Panini Signs NBA Draft Prospects Hield, Chriss

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SportsBusiness Daily: Licensed-Product Sales Topped $250B

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Tags: In-Depth

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