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Terry Lefton

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

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Silver’s column an effort to clarify NBA stance

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s jolting opinion piece in The New York Times pushing for more legalized sports betting was the result of the league being asked to clarify its views related to the continuing New Jersey sports gambling lawsuit. According to an industry source, Silver wrote the ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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09/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Poll: Millennials already distrusted NFL

Even before the Ray Rice domestic abuse case ascended to the top of America’s news consciousness, one market researcher had data that he says shows the image of the NFL has already started to erode. {podcast} SBJ Podcast: NFL writer Daniel Kaplan and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Pepsi skips TV kickoff for digital

Pepsi, one of the NFL’s biggest corporate sponsors, is kicking off its NFL campaign without football-themed TV ads for the first time in memory. Instead of the usual kickoff TV campaign with NFL stars, Pepsi is relying on an expanded Web presence. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

09/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report

D espite the arresting fact that none of the last eight Super Bowl winners have won a playoff game the season following their championship run, most NFL prognosticators are wondering if anyone can challenge the Seattle Seahawks’ NFL dominan ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

09/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Visa Promotes New Initiative In NFL Ads

With the NFL season beginning tomorrow, longtime league sponsor Visa is putting the NFL’s marketing power behind its Visa Checkout e-wallet initiative. TV ads breaking this week from BBDO will attempt to demonstrate how the digital wallet is so easy to use, it can be done with one hand. O ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Visa, NFL

09/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL-Themed "Visa Checkout" Ads Breaking

With the NFL season kicking off tomorrow, long time sponsor Visa is putting the league’s marketing power behind its "Visa Checkout" e-wallet initiative. TV ads breaking this week from BBDO will attempt to demonstrate how the digital wallet is so easy to use, it can be done with one hand. Illu ...

09/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Panini Calls On NFL Rookies For Digital Campaign

NFL trading card licensee Panini is launching a digital campaign on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter including the latest in its #WhoDoYouCollect campaign. Given the impact of rookies on the trading card business, the campaign features several key first-year players, including Texans DE Jadeveon Clow ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Panini, NFL

09/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Eagles Debut Ad Campaign

The Eagles' new anthemic campaign for the start of the NFL season is up and "Silver Linings Playbook" star Bradley Cooper does the voice-over. A two-minute version of the work from the team and agency 160over90 is up on the team’s flyeaglesfly.com website . Eagles Senior VP/Business Ari Ro ...

09/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Startup water brand uses NFL star power

While PepsiCo’s Dasani water and Gatorade’s isotonic beverage have NFL marketing rights under the company’s massive league deal, startup bottled water brand Formula Four is hoping the star power of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and other NFL players will help it gain retail ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

09/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors kicking off activation

NFL business partners are prepping for this week’s opening kickoff in Seattle. Eleven league sponsors will activate at the Thursday night opener, where a concert with Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden precedes the game between defending champion Seattle and Green Bay to start the season. A ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

09/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report

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