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

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NFL Hosting Sponsor Activation Summit Featuring A-B Execs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15

The NFL today is hosting a day-long sponsor activation summit, featuring A-B and 28 team reps at MetLife Stadium. NFL execs Renie Anderson , Brian Lafemina and Brian Matthews will provide an overview of national and local activations and best practices for the upcoming season. Top A-B execs inc...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Handbills offer stock in league

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