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Terry Lefton

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

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Audi Of America Becomes MLS' Official Auto Sponsor In Four-Year Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

Audi of America has signed a four-year deal with MLS, making it the league's official auto sponsor and presenting sponsor of the playoffs. A source described the deal as one of the largest in MLS history and Audi's largest U.S. sports marketing expenditure. The sponsorship includes a national TV pac...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLS, Audi

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01/05/15
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG wins Visa shootout

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

01/05/15
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01/05/15
SportsBusiness Journal: CFP licensees hope for sales boost

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Tags: Colleges

01/05/15
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN eyes getting into daily games

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Tags: Media

12/23/14
SportsBusiness Daily: IMG Consulting Wins Visa Business

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SportsBusiness Daily: Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, MLB

12/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Big Execs Reminisce On Sports Media

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

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SportsBusiness Daily: Constellation, NHL Sign Groundbreaking Pact

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NHL

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SportsBusiness Daily: Constellation, NHL Reach Sponsorship Deal

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