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Terry Lefton

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

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AutoTrader renews with NBA, returns as TNT’s ‘Tip-Off’ sponsor

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

AutoTrader.com has renewed its sponsorship ties with the NBA, a deal that, as usual, includes a large buy on league rights holder TNT. {podcast} SBJ Podcast: NBA writer John Lombardo and Assistant Managing Editor Tom Stinson discuss how the Cavs are handling LeBron James' return from a bu...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLS Unveils New Adaptable League Logo

As it approaches its 20th season next year, MLS is introducing a new logo and identity system that it is hoping will express its belief in a limitless future for pro soccer in the U.S. Unveiled today in N.Y., the MLS crest is an amalgam of European tradition and modern design that utilizes red ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Harman Announces NBA Sponsorship Deal

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SportsBusiness Daily: Harman To Announce NBA Sponsorship

Audio conglomerate Harman this afternoon will announce a sponsorship deal with the NBA for its JBL brand at the Harman flagship store in midtown Manhattan. Under the deal, Harman becomes the official headphone, speaker, and audio partner of the NBA. Marketing wars in the $2.3B personal headphone cat ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Pepsi skips TV kickoff for digital

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Daily: Visa Promotes New Initiative In NFL Ads

With the NFL season beginning tomorrow, longtime league sponsor Visa is putting the NFL’s marketing power behind its Visa Checkout e-wallet initiative. TV ads breaking this week from BBDO will attempt to demonstrate how the digital wallet is so easy to use, it can be done with one hand. O ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Visa, NFL

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SportsBusiness Daily: Eagles Debut Ad Campaign

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