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Terry Lefton

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

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Sail The High Brees: Saints QB's Foundation Endorsing Carnival Cruise Lines

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

Carnival Cruise Lines has signed a deal with Saints QB Drew Brees' foundation and will use him in a sweepstakes promotion offering a free cruise any time he and the Saints throw for more than 300 yards in a game this season. “Cruising brings people together and nothing unites the New Orleans ...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Carnival

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SportsBusiness Journal: Forty Under 40: Katherine Johnson

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SportsBusiness Journal: Forty Under 40: Nick Kelly

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SportsBusiness Journal: Nassau’s back, bringing sports with it

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SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report: A new IPG

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SportsBusiness Journal: Forty Under 40: Cole Gahagan

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SportsBusiness Journal: CSM adds GlideSlope to the fold

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SportsBusiness Journal: The Lefton Report: Aramark lands Open

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SportsBusiness Daily: Buster Posey Featured In New Esurance Spots

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