Executive Transactions Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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The AHL's Board of Governors announced the league has reached an agreement on a new six-year contract with AHL President & CEO DAVID ANDREWS (AHL)....ProServ promoted TODD WAKS to Dir of Client Business Development (ProServ).
Team Mouse co-founders MARC ANDRES and BRADLEY SCHLACHTER are profiled in FORBES under the header "Computer Jocks." Team Mouse has projected $5M in '97 sales (FORBES, 9/22 issue)....Lakers Coach DEL HARRIS will appear on ABC's "Over the Top" tomorrow, playing a minister (William Morris Agency).....In San Antonio, plans were announced for the establishment of The Carver Complex and education-community center on San Antonio's east side, with major funding from THE DAVID ROBINSON FOUNDATION. Robinson is donating $5M overall to the center (The Carver Complex).
ROBERT ERB, Dir of Sports Marketing at adidas, and PAT WILLIAMS, Senior Exec VP of the Magic, will be two of the featured keynote speakers for the '98 National Sports Forum. JON SPOELSTRA, author of "Selling Ice to Eskimos," will lead two pre-conference sessions entitled "Revitalizing Your Ticket Sales" and "Spoelstra on Sponsorship." WHERE AND WHEN: The National Sports Forum, the largest conference dedicated to team marketing and sales, will be held January 18-20 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The conference registration fee is $645. The pre-conference sessions are an additional $395. If you register by October 15 you will receive a free copy of the "1998 Sports Market Place Directory," published by Frankin-Quest. For more info, contact Seaver Marketing at 619-467-6753. THE DAILY is the official publication of the National Sports Forum.