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Terry Lefton

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

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Int'l Hot Rod Association To Expand Global Reach With Four Events In Australia

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 27 / 16

The Int'l Hot Rod Association is expanding globally with an agreement to sanction drag-racing events at four of Australia's largest quarter-mile tracks: Perth Motorplex, Sydney Dragway, Willowbank Raceway, located near Brisbane; and the recently opened Springmount Raceway, near Cairns, Queensland. I...

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Tags: Australia, Events and Attractions

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SportsBusiness Journal: Yogi Berra deal: Deja vu all over again

Although Yogi Berra died in September, sports memorabilia executive Brandon Steiner is convinced it’s not over even when it’s over, at least as far as the 13-time World Series champion’s commercial appeal. Steine ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors boost activation at Draft Town

The NFL is estimating more than 200,000 fans will move through its Draft Town in and around Grant Park this week as Chicago hosts the NFL draft for the second straight season, and the league’s business partners are finalizing their activation playbooks. Tracie Rodburg, NFL vice president of ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Journal: Next league for jersey ads?

With the NBA crossing the Rubicon by selling ad space on jerseys, the obvious question that follows is, Who will be next among the big stick-and-ball leagues? Certainly we know who’s not at the head of the line as far as selling ads on uniforms. “That’s NOT something that&rs ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report: Colorful catchers

F inding a blank canvas on a field where pro sports are played is about as easy as finding someone with no opinion on Donald Trump’s candidacy. However, when the independent Atlantic League opens its baseball season April 21, that’s wh ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Building a culture

After six years as a former minority owner of the then New Jersey Nets and now approaching his third year as Florida Panthers owner, Vincent Viola insists that he knows only as much about sports as any “super fan.” But ask him about the lessons of team ownership and he answers with the t ...

Tags: In-Depth, World Congress of Sports

SportsBusiness Journal: Mets’ big offseason follows winning year

Following their first World Series appearance in 15 years, the New York Mets are opening their 2016 season with a slate of results off the field that are just as impressive. As of last week, full-season and full-season-equivalent ticket sales have doubled, despite a price hike that averaged just ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: Big East: Title will draw interest

While the Big East Conference name is 37 years old, the “new” Big East, which acquired that name from what is now the American Athletic Conference, is only 3 years old. “Big East II” was founded in 2013 by non-football schools that broke off from the old Big East, so the p ...

Tags: Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: For Parkes, time right to end MLB run

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report: College landscape

W e’ve witnessed some years of a roiling college sports landscape that’s included massive conference shifts and defections. At the same time, we’ve seen and noted acquisition and consolidation within the marketing agencies servin ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: Longtime NFL Licensing Exec Leo Kane Leaving

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NFL

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