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SBD/Issue 202/Sports Industrialists
Wasserman Media Brings On Former IMG Olympic Marketing Exec
Published July 18, 2006
EVOLUTION OF SFX: In SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Andrew Marchand reports four former execs from SFX Sports Group and SFX Media Group “are expected to announce this week the formation of Evolution LLC,” a two-division company based in Manhattan. RICK DIAMOND and SETH MAYERI will lead Evolution Media Talent and JOSH SCHWARTZ and BRIAN SAMUELS will lead Evolution Management & Marketing. Diamond and Mayeri, who represent news and entertainment talent, were able to bring over most of their 80-100 clients from SFX, including SI’s SETH DAVIS, ESPN/ABC soccer analyst ERIC WYNALDA and BUD COLLINS (SBJ, 7/17 issue). Meanwhile, in a separate piece, Mullen cites sources as saying that player agent GREG LANDRY has left SFX Sports and joined CAA (SBJ, 7/17 issue).