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

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American Made: Venus Williams To Appear In Ads For AmEx Around U.S. Open

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 16

American Express has tapped Venus Williams to star in four ads to appear on the company’s YouTube page during the U.S. Open, which starts Monday. Williams and AmEx also will push the ads out through their social media channels. The ads, dubbed “Open Like a Pro,” feature W...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, American Express

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