Quote of the Day

"I wouldn’t want to pay what it is worth. Not that it is not worth it, but it would be a lot of money."
-- Bernie Ecclestone, denying recent reports that he was preparing to mount a takeover of F1. (FORBES, 7/21)
Tuesday July 22, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 19 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Bang For The Buck

    Ford and energy company SSE are "accelerating their Commonwealth Games sponsorships to fill the World Cup void," according to Sebastian Joseph of MARKETING WEEK. The shadow of Delhi 2010, which was "beset by security and venue problems, left many companies undecided" on the Commonwealth Games' ability to "boost their brands." Companies such as Heineken, Speedo and Irn Bru "hedged their Glasgow 2014 bets" with "provider" packages limited to Scotland and the other home nations, while Ford and SSE "gambled on wider reaching deals in anticipation of a halo-effect."

  • Passing The Baton

    PyeongChang Games organizing committee head Kim Jin-sun resigns.

  • On For The Ryder

    Sky Sports plans channel dedicated to Ryder Cup coverage.

  • Brisk Business

    La Liga clubs spend $350M-plus on transfers, led by Barcelona's $170M.

  • New Player

    Nascent W sportsmedia takes broad-minded approach to marketing business.

  • Losing Out

    Japanese broadcasters miss out on World Cup profits.

  • Out Of Harm's Way

    Donetsk-based Ukraine Premier League clubs forced to find new homes.

  • No Shows

    German GP run in front of empty seats as only 52,000 fans show up.

  • Changing Plan

    F1 boss Ecclestone says he's decided not to buy back control of circuit.

  • The Right Thing

    Athletics Australia defends cuts to athletes' pre-Commonwealth Games funding.

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