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Terry Lefton

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

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IMG Senior VP David Abrutyn Leaving The Agency After Nearly 15 Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 18 / 14

IMG Senior VP/Global Head of Consulting DAVID ABRUTYN is leaving the agency after nearly 15 years. In an e-mail across IMG Consulting and to senior agency execs, Abrutyn said he will leave in early August "to pursue the next opportunity in my career." Abrutyn started at IMG in '99 and helped grow ...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, IMG

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dante Exum Signs Deal With Panini

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SportsBusiness Journal: Category making some noise

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SportsBusiness Journal: Still tasty after 23 years

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SportsBusiness Daily: Teddy Bridgewater Inks Deal With Panini

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SportsBusiness Journal: Samsung latest deal for Ortiz

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SportsBusiness Daily: Church & Dwight Signs Three-Year Deal With MLB

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