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Last Chance To Enter SBD/SBJ's Annual Super Bowl Bowl Pick 'Em

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

With the Patriots and Seahawks set to meet in Glendale for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, SportsBusiness Daily 's and SportsBusiness Journal 's annual Super Bowl pick 'em contest is open. Test your prognostication skills against those of your fellow subscribers. Those who best predict the game'...

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March Madness Means Money for Participating Schools

A spot in the NCAA men's basketball tournament can be a “huge boost for less-fancied schools,” as the “increasingly professional approach of athletic departments means a bump in merchandising royalties and licensing deals,” according to Sam Mamudi of MARKET WATCH. VCU &l ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Collegiate Licensing Co.

Marketplace Roundup

In Vancouver, Brad Zimmer reports RBC and golfer Anthony Kim appear to have "parted ways.” Kim was a “prominent member of Team RBC at last summer's RBC Canadian Open at Shaughnessy.” But Kim, who is “struggling with his game, is no longer carrying an RBC golf bag [and] i ...

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Northwestern Mutual Presenting Tonight's NCAA Games

Northwestern Mutual Dir of Brand & Advertising Chad Dern, whose company is the NCAA's newest corporate partner, says that during this year's men's basketball tournament the company will roll out its "largest marketing and advertising initiative" yet. The financial service provider's 20-story hom ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

Red Sox, Mass. Lottery Not Selling New Tickets

The Red Sox and the Massachusetts State Lottery "won’t be teaming up to sell a new scratch ticket this season" for the first time in six years, according to Thomas Grillo of the BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL. The lottery still has around 10 million Red Sox scratch tickets going back to '09, and ...

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Marketing and Sponsorship

Nike Sees Drop In Number Of Tourney Teams

Nike and its affiliated brands sponsor 52 of the 68 teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, down from the 55 in last year's tourney. THE DAILY's annual breakdown of the shoe and apparel brands worn in the tourney shows there are 47 schools that wear Nike shoes, while five teams don ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NCAA, Nike, Adidas

Derrick Rose, Adidas Discuss Mutual Benefits Of Deal

Bulls G Derrick Rose’s “dedication and desire to make those around him proud makes it easier to understand why Rose has developed such a special brand” with adidas over the past few years, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN CHICAGO. Rose said of adidas, “It's been great, man. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Chicago Bulls, Adidas

CCM, TaylorMade Collaborate To Create Hockey Stick

Hockey equipment company CCM and golf equipment company TaylorMade have announced a multiyear partnership that will bring TaylorMade's performance technologies to CCM hockey sticks. The companies' first product is the CCM RBZ hockey stick, which will be officially introduced on June 22 at the NHL Dr ...

Tags: CCM, TaylorMade Golf, Marketing and Sponsorship

NHL Breaking New Campaign Aimed At Casual Fans

The NHL this week is debuting a new postseason marketing campaign with the tagline, "Because It’s The Cup," according to Terry Lefton in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The new effort replaces the two-year-old "History Will Be Made" campaign and "showcases a new and unprecedented degr ...

Tags: NHL, Marketing and Sponsorship

Dodge Has No Plans To Leave NASCAR

Following Penske Racing's announcement it would drop Dodge for Ford , Dodge President & CEO Ralph Gilles said that the company has “no plans to leave the sport and hopes to have its 2013 Sprint Cup lineup primarily solidified by mid-summer,” according to Bob Pockrass of SCENEDAILY.c ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR, Motorsports, Chrysler Corp.

IndyCar Teams With DreamWorks For Film

IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today announced a partnership with DreamWorks Animation SKG for the company’s upcoming animated feature film “Turbo,” which is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2013. “Turbo” is the story of a garden snail’s drea ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, IndyCar, DreamWorks SKG, Motorsports

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