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Terry Lefton

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

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Premium powerhouse BDA off sidelines, gets into NBA game

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 24 / 16

For years, Bensussen Deutsch & Associates took shots from beyond the three-point line at the NBA. While the Seattle-based premium powerhouse signed deals with others over the past decade or so, the NBA was adamant about running its own premium business, even as BDA affiliated with some of the bi...

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