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Seahawks' Russell Wilson Clarifies Comments On Recovery Water After Seeing Backlash

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on Thursday said his comments to Rolling Stone about how Reliant Recovery Water helped him recoup from a concussion  during the NFC Championship game were "perceived wrong," according to Bob Condotta of the SEATTLE TIMES. Wilson said, "I did not have a concussio...

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USA TODAY's Bruce Horovitz noted Nestle yesterday announced plans for a '14 rollout of the Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup, and the brand has "even purchased its first-ever Super Bowl commercial to tout it." Butterfinger Brand Manager Jeremy Vandervoet said that because the new candy will launch earl ...

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Cabrera's Endorsement Opportunities Growing

Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera despite being a Triple Crown winner "doesn't have many endorsement deals," according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. It is "unknown whether that is from a lack of interest on the part of marketers, or his wishes." Sources estimated that Cabrera, who is featured in ...

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Adidas, Nike To Battle Over Wiggins

The endorsement market for Kansas F Andrew Wiggins when he joins the NBA "could be bigger than it was" for Heat F LeBron James as a rookie, according to Jared Zwerling of BLEACHER REPORT. Sole Collector magazine Editor-in-Chief Nick DePaula said that next year will "present a special class of sneake ...

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Converse Conducting Media Agency Review

Nike-owned Converse is "on track to double its sales over the next few years and it's looking for a media buying and planning agency to support that growth," according to Alexandra Bruell of AD AGE. Sources said that the Andover, Mass.-based brand is "in the midst of a media agency review." Contende ...

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Chips & Putts

In Ireland, Colm Keena reported proceedings in Dublin's Commercial Court on Monday revealed that golfer Rory McIlroy "negotiated sponsorship contracts over the past two years" with a value of up to $129M. Horizon Sports Management, with which McIlroy signed agreements in '11 and '13, said that "as a ...

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In L.A., Tom Hoffarth notes every Dodgers ticket holder is "given a MLB-certified and licensed towel" as they enter Dodger Stadium for one of the team's '13 playoff games. The towel on Monday was white, "emblazoned with a blue 'LA' interlocking logo and a patch commemorating the postseason," and yes ...

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Pacers Reach Deal For On-Court Ads

The Pacers have "brokered a deal with an unusual sponsor" in the Indiana Economic Development Corp., and have become the first NBA team to "sell courtside ads emblazoned on the hardwood," according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The IEDC "will be the first corporate entit ...

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Taco Bell Renews NBA Sponsorship

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Chrysler To Debut Cabrera Ad

Chrysler has signed Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera "to star in its newest television commercial," according to Michael Wayland of MLIVE.com. The ad, called "Road to Greatness," is set to air during the ALCS and NLCS as well as the World Series, and showcases Cabrera "along with numerous high school a ...

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DIS Set To Launch New Marketing Campaign

DIS ad campaign is intended to be national in its scope Daytona Int'l Speedway to coincide with its $400M "Daytona Rising" expansion is "launching a new marketing campaign via St. Louis ...

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