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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Michael Smith reports Atlanta-based collegiate marketing firm MELT "recently acquired Ninja Multimedia, a small digital and technology firm that already has a strong foothold in the college space." The Atlanta-based Ninja and its five employees, including CEO DREW PEARSON ,...

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02/03/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

General Motors, Detroit, named DEAN ROTONDO to Dir of Olympic Activities and Media Relations for GM''s North American Operations. Rotondo had been Manager of Communications for the unit (AD AGE, 2/3).

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02/02/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ROBERT MULCAHY will remain as NJ Sports & Exposition Authority President. He had been mentioned by NJ Gov. CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN for the AD''s post at Rutgers Univ. But Mulcahy plans to remain at the

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, ESPN, General Motors, MLS, NBA, New England Patriots, New England Revolution, People and Pop Culture, USOC, Walt Disney

02/02/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PAUL ALLEN was interviewed in the Portland OREGONIAN on Saturday. Allen, on owning an NFL team compared to an NBA team: "I didn''t realize there are many more people who follow the NFL than the NBA. T

Tags: ABC, NBA, NBC, NCAA, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

01/30/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Sports Authority named former Staples President MARTIN HANAKA as Vice Chair. He will report directly to TSA Chair JACK SMITH (N.Y. POST, 1/30)....Management news from FL-based JumboSports: In a "s

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01/30/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The Red Wings will meet with PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON today at the White House. STEVE YZERMAN: "The only thing I want to talk to him about is (lowering) my taxes." IGOR LARIONOV: "I''d rather meet Boris

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01/29/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PATRICK EWING will participate in the ''98 NBA TeamUp Celebration as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend. KOBE BRYANT, TIM DUNCAN, and WNBA players SHERYL SWOOPES and NIKKI McCRAY will also join in the f

Tags: Columbus Crew, NBA, People and Pop Culture, WNBA

01/29/98
LIPINSKI AND GUMBEL IN THE PAIRS? SKATER ON "PUBLIC EYE"

TARA LIPINSKI was featured on CBS'' "Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel." Gumbel called Lipinski and MICHELLE KWAN "the new hot rivals in figure skating." Lipinski: "There is no rivalry. We''re just going

Tags: CBS, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

01/29/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

TBS has promoted STEVE HEYER to President & CEO. Heyer was formerly President of TBS'' Worldwide Sales, Marketing, Distribution and Int''l Networks Group. He will retain those duties and add "responsi

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01/28/98
THE BIG GUY'S GOT A BIG HEART: SHAQ'S TWISM FEATURED

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL''s apparel company, TWisM, was profiled by ESPN''s Mark Schwarz in the Cover Story "Shaq Giving Bacq." In the introduction, ESPN''s Steve Levy said O''Neal "could have built his T-sh

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01/28/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

One-on-One Sports named JOHN DRAIN as its new VP/CFO. Dain was VP/Finance for New World TV (One-on-One)....GLENN ENOCH was named to the newly created position of Dir of Research and Data Service at ES

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