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Foot Locker Spot Has Damian Lillard Poking Fun At Former Stars Without Title Rings

04 / 16 / 14

Foot Locker yesterday released a new 30-second ad ahead of the NBA Playoffs featuring Trail Blazers G Damian Lillard having some fun at the expense of several star players without a championship ring. The ad shows Lillard, wearing adidas gear, on his phone with a friend discussing the playoffs ...

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In N.Y., Filip Bondy wrote New Era's new TV ad, in which a Yankee fan (played by Alec Baldwin) "travels to Boston to unapologetically punch" a Red Sox fan (John Krasinksi), goes "a bit too far." The New Era campaign "leading up to this particular ad, with these same two actors, was generally well-wr ...

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05/11/11
NCAA Paid For "March Madness" Trademark

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Esurance Extends U.S. Tennis Open Sponsorship

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Wheels & Deals

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05/10/11
Cowboys Among Bidders To Supply Ohio State Gear

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Air Force, IMG College Agree On Multimedia Deal

Air Force and IMG College have “agreed to a multimedia rights partnership, ”according to Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs GAZETTE. The “final details are being worked out, but the partnership should provide Air Force with more marketing opportunities, as well as a nice boost in revenue for the a ...

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SportsOne Selling Track & Field Trials Partnerships

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