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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Hangin' With ... Bayern Munich New Media Director Stefan Mennerich

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 20 / 15

STEFAN MENNERICH left a Munich-based newspaper in '97 to head the development of Bayern Munich's website. When he joined the Bundesliga champions, the digital revolution was still in its infancy. Now, almost 20 years later, Mennerich has become an integral part of Bayern's plans to increase its wo...

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