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On The Waves Of Linsanity, Knicks Ink Marketing Deal With Taiwanese Tire Maker
Published February 28, 2012
STORY TELLERS: United Entertainment Group Founder & CEO Jarrod Moses yesterday discussed the marketability of Lin, and Moses said, “If you’re going to do a deal with Jeremy Lin at this point, I would circle him with a story as opposed to just an endorsement deal. That way, you talk more about him as a human being and a success story than just the outcome of the season.” Moses said endorsements are still a “huge risk” and what Nike “does and most companies of that magnitude do is they have their A-list stars that they promote and create their brand story around and then they have their emerging” stars. Nike “looked at Jeremy Lin a couple of years ago and they placed a small wager on him and now they’re increasing their bet.” Moses: “It’s dangerous, but at the same time it’s a hedged risk” (Fox Business, 2/27).