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Terry Lefton

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

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Panini Inks Wizards' John Wall To New Exclusive Trading Card Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 18 / 14

Panini America has signed Wizards G John Wall to a new exclusive autograph memorabilia and trading card agreement. He had previously signed a deal with Panini in '10 , but that agreement had lapsed. The roster of exclusive Panini Authentic athletes for autographs and memorabilia includes Lakers G K...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Panini

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10/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: A-B Sponsoring MLB Fan Cave Event

Longtime MLB sponsor Anheuser-Busch is helping the league open its divisional series today by sponsoring a postseason launch concert at 3:00pm ET at the MLB Fan Cave in N.Y. Noted DJ Steve Aoki will perform, and A-B will support its Budweiser brand's MLB sponsorship with product sampling and by di ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ‘Talking to our partners every day’

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Marketing and Sponsorship

09/29/14
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09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Chobani pushes USOC deal through Tokyo

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Tags: Olympics

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Under Armour signs for NFHS Network

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

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SportsBusiness Daily: Chobani Re-Ups As USOC Sponsor

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, USOC

09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Rebrand conveys MLS’s confidence

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Harman deal breaks more ground for NBA

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SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report

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