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WVU Issues RFP For Athletic Department

West Virginia Univ., one of the few Division I schools that has kept its multimedia rights in-house over the years, on Friday issued an RFP to third parties for the management and sale of the athletic department's sponsorship and multimedia rights. Pre-qualification statements are due July ...

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Lochte Seen As Olympic Marketing Star

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte has "been on a breakneck tour of national appearances and promotions, making him this Olympics’ all-American swim hunk even before the United States team has been announced,” according to a Style section cover story by Melena Ryzik of the N.Y. TIMES. Lochte is &l ...

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Griffin To Be Policeman In Adidas Spot

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III “lit up the city on Saturday by filming an Adidas spot at two downtown locations,” according to Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST. An “elaborate production" near the White House involved a "water tanker truck, like they use to simulate rain on ...

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Twitter Runs First TV Spots During NASCAR Race

Twitter for the “first time in its history ran television commercials on Sunday" during TNT's coverage of the Sprint Cup Pocono 400 "to promote the service’s tight tie-in with NASCAR,” according to Shira Ovide of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Twitter during the telecast “ran s ...

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Adidas Advertising On Tumblr Page

Tumblr has “sold a month-long campaign” to adidas, which “launched an official soccer Tumblr blog in time" for the start of UEFA Euro 2012 on Friday, according to Cotton Delo of AD AGE. The blog “plans to promote the site with paid placements in the Tumblr ‘Radar’ ...

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Marketplace Roundup

Patriots QB Tom Brady said that the shoot he did for a  viral Under Armour video that appeared on Funny or Die “had the feel of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ where he has appeared multiple times.” Brady: "There's a lot of ad-libbing that goes on." The WALL STREET JOURNAL&rsq ...

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IndyCar Searching For Potential Izod Replacement

The IndyCar Series has "begun searching for a potential replacement for its title sponsor, Izod, three years before the sponsorship is set to end," according to Tripp Mickle in next week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. IndyCar execs have "approached current series sponsors and brands about becoming the pr ...

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Louis Vuitton Taps Muhammad Ali As New Pitchman

Muhammad Ali "will be the next Louis Vuitton icon," according to Christina Binkley of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Print ads featuring Ali will launch June 14, in the "latest installment of an ad campaign that has featured Mikhail Gorbachev, soccer great Pelé, musician Keith Richards and, most re ...

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OKC Stores Sell Out Of Thunder Gear

NBA Finals T-shirts and hats, as well as Western Conference championship apparel, were selling out in Oklahoma City-area stores Thursday as fans "scrambled to purchase a piece of the action, a wearable reminder" of the Thunder's win over the Spurs Wednesday night in the Western Conference Final ...

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Euro 2012 Sponsors Ramp Up Activation

UEFA partners are “bolstering their Euro 2012 sponsorship activity with a flurry of tactical advertising campaigns in a bid to tap into the growing excitement around the tournament,” according to Sebastian Joseph of MARKETING WEEK. adidas is launching a new portal on photo blogging site ...

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