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HJ Mai

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

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Hangin' With ... D&G Communications Co-Founder Gregor Derichs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 23 / 15

German sports journalists GREGOR DERICHS and DIRK GRAALMANN have created a new communications agency, which specializes in sports. Derichs & Graalmann Communications launched on Jan. 12 with the goal to take a piece of the pie that is sports sponsorships. The Cologne-based agency is counting...

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Mercedes Revs Up World Cup Campaign

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

05/07/14
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Tags: Media, North America, Brazil

04/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Formula E Focuses On U.S., Asia

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

04/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Firm Confident In Complaint Over Ring

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04/15/14
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Tags: Franchises, Europe

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04/10/14
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04/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: IIHF, NHL Yet To Hold Talks On '18 Games

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, Russia

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