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Hangin' With ... ESPN Int'l SVP Of Production, Programming, Marketing & Ad Sales Bunnell

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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05/09/16
Rio Mayor: Games Not Impacted By Graft

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said that "preparations for the Olympics will not be impacted by Brazil's political turbulence, and he guaranteed there was zero corruption in the city's projects for the games," according to Rodrigo Viga Gaier of REUTERS. Paes already spoke with Brazil VP Mich ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

05/06/16
Rio Olympic Marketing Campaign Stalled

Despite the artwork being ready since February and the launch planned for last month, Brazil's advertising campaign is "gathering dust three months before the Games are due to kick off -- a victim of the country's political crisis," according to Boadle & Eisenhammer of REUTERS. The impeachm ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

05/05/16
Maracana Stadium Pitch In Question

Rio 2016 Committee Sports Department Manager Rodrigo Garcia admitted during a recent tour of the Maracana Stadium that "he is worried about the tight timeline for the plan to replace the pitch" between the Opening Ceremony and the first of two semifinal games for the football competition, according ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

05/04/16
Manaus Stadium Thrown Lifeline

The Brazilian FA (CBF) confirmed that Brazil will play its "World Cup qualifier against Colombia in September in Manaus," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The Arena Amazonia in the jungle city of Manaus cost $300M to construct and "hosted several matches during the 2014 World Cu ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

05/03/16
Coritiba Signs Kit Deal With Adidas

Brasileiro side Coritiba announced a major kit supply deal with adidas, according to SOCCEREX. The Paranaense-based club signed a deal that will run until '19, "with the option of a further two years." Adidas will manufacture and supply all of Coritiba’s matchday kit as well as its " ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

05/02/16
Snapchat Will Showcase Rio Olympics

Snapchat "scored a deal with Comcast Corp.'s NBC to show highlights from the 2016 Summer Games, the first time the U.S. network has agreed to share video of the sporting contest," according to Sarah Frier of BLOOMBERG. Snapchat Inc. will "set up a dedicated channel on the mobile app for the gam ...

Tags: Media, Brazil

05/02/16
Brands Launch Rio 2016 Campaigns

Olympic marketing "felt omnipresent for London 2012 as sponsors kicked off activity up to two years before the games even began," according to Matthew Chapman of MARKETING MAGAZINE. While global brands have been marketing already in Brazil ahead of Rio, the activity in the U.K. "has only really kick ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

04/29/16
McIlroy To Wear NB Gear At Olympics

Rory McIlroy "will be clad in New Balance gear rather than his traditional Nike getup at the Olympics this summer," and Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey believes Nike has "missed a huge opportunity," according to Rory Brigstock-Barron of the London DAILY MAIL. Hickey said that th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

04/29/16
Rio Expecting More Chinese Investment

The Rio Olympics, which will kick off in 100 days, "expects more Chinese firms to invest and sponsor amid political and economic troubles in Brazil," according to XINHUA. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes "welcomes more support and investment from China." Paes said, "China has always been a trusted and key par ...

Tags: Olympics, China, Brazil

04/28/16
Argentine Clubs Considering Breakaway

A Super League that would break away from the Argentine first division "now has the backing of 11 clubs and threatens to break the old structure of the Argentine FA," according to Daniel Avellaneda of CLARÍN. River Plate, Boca Juniors, Racing and San Lorenzo "want to advance with the model ...

Tags: International Football, South America

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