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David Broughton

David Broughton is research director for SportsBusiness Journal.

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Packers, ’Hawks close on Saints in ratings

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

The preseason TV ratings leaderboard is tightening up among NFL teams. The Green Bay Packers averaged a 28.5 rating for local broadcast coverage of their first two preseason games this year, while the Seattle Seahawks averaged a 28.2 rating, pushing both clubs closer to perennial preseason ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL Sponsor Loyalty

An increase in the availability of live action on mobile phones and the allure of a mega-merger may have ignited a battle for football fans’ attention during the 2014 NFL season, according to the results of the ninth annual NFL sponsor awareness survey conducted by Turnkey Intelligen ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NCAA, conference tournament gifts

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SportsBusiness Journal: What's trending with concessions?

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SportsBusiness Journal: Teams in transition post huge TV gains

Two NBA markets that went through tumultuous offseasons — Milwaukee and Atlanta — have posted two of the three biggest local TV ratings increases in the league so far this season. In Milwaukee, new owners and a new coach are breathing life into the Bucks, a team that’s fin ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Official partners keep hold on MLS fans

Although most of Major League Soccer’s partners saw a decline from the record-high awareness levels they have enjoyed the past two seasons, those official sponsors were again correctly identified as such by the league’s fans at a higher rate than the companies’ rival bran ...

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On The Ground: Outback to Fathead: Sponsors activate at bowl games

We’ve been tracking for many years how college football bowl sponsors activate with their respective games. Outback, for example, will again this year host an annual welcome dinner in Tampa before its namesake game, with Auburn and Wisconsin players being this year’s guests. At last year ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: CFP, new bowls boost spending on gifts

The introduction of the College Football Playoff, the addition of several new postseason games (including one outside the U.S.), and the continued expansion of the player gift suite concept have brought a new level of organized chaos to those who work behind the scenes in college football’s po ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: College Bowls Line Up Gifts For Players

{podcast} SBJ's David Broughton and Brandon McClung talk about the annual college bowl gifts list Hair dryers, aloha shirts and belt buckles return as bowl gifts this season, but new to the roster are pylons and custom-made Fatheads, according to SportsBusiness Daily/Journal’s annu ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bowl Game Gift Spending Up 11%

{podcast} SBJ's David Broughton and Brandon McClung talk about the annual college bowl gifts list  Hair dryers, aloha shirts and belt buckles return as bowl gifts this season, but new to the roster are pylons and custom-made Fatheads, according to SportsBusiness Daily/Journal’s annua ...

SportsBusiness Journal: No brands pulling away from NASCAR pack

Predicting what brands would fare well in our eighth annual NASCAR sponsor loyalty survey would have been as risky as guessing before the season who would be the 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion. The results were decidedly mixed in this year’s study of how well fans recognize NASCA ...

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