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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Venus Williams To Star In New U.S. Open Ads For American Express

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

The four ads will appear on the company’s YouTube page, and Williams and AmEx also will push them out through their social media channels.

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Daily: H.B. Blades To Pay Redskins $20,000

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Chase Bank, USTA

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SportsBusiness Daily: USTA, Bouchard Seek Delay In U.S. Open Case

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