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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 14

When I'm told newspapers are dying and useless, it's nice to show up at your kid's school and see they still matter. pic.twitter.com/bsctnW2jYN — Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) October 23, 2014

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10/23/14
Panini Signs Exclusive Deals With Three Schools

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10/23/14
Nivea Men Signs As FXFL Sponsor

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10/23/14
Davis' Chevy Ad Continues To Draw Attention

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Chevrolet, NCAA

10/23/14
Maryland Road Map Shoe Exclusively For Durant

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10/23/14
Marketplace Roundup

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10/22/14
Mo'ne Davis' Amateur Status Not Impacted By Ad

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Chevrolet

10/22/14
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10/22/14
Bears' Gould Featured In H.H. Gregg Ad

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10/22/14
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