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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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IMG Hires Longtime Ogilvy & Mather Exec Doug Scott To Fill New Position

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 19 / 14

IMG today announced the hiring of longtime Ogilvy & Mather exec DOUG SCOTT as VP/Marketing & Brand Solutions. The position is a new one at IMG and is designed to add creative expertise to the company’s sales and consulting group. Scott will report to IMG President of Global Sales GR...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, IMG

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