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David Broughton

David Broughton is research director for SportsBusiness Journal.

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AT&T pushes Verizon for NFL fan awareness

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 16 / 15

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: College construction heats up

Opening this fall McLane Stadium* Tenant (conference): Baylor University (Big 12) Estimated cost: $260 million Capacity: 50,000 Architect: Populous Contractor: Austin Commercial-Flintco Note: The stadium is named in honor of former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane and ...

Tags: In-Depth, College Football Preview

SportsBusiness Journal: Who owns the teams?

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Almost one quarter of Minor League Baseball’s 160 clubs are owned by 10 groups that have three or more teams in their portfolio. That number increases to roughly 38 percent if you add in the 11 groups that own two clubs ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL preseason: Hall of Fame Game

Average viewership for last year’s Dolphins-Cowboys game topped 10 million. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES The NFL’s preseason schedule kicks off again this year wit ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Saints dominate local preseason ratings

Don’t tell New Orleans Saints fans that NFL preseason games are meaningless. A SportsBusiness Journal analysis of preseason games broadcast locally over the past four seasons shows that the Saints scored the highest local ratings for their games, and did so by a wide margin. How domin ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Study: ‘Green’ fans willing to spend

Fans who live “green” tend to spend more green, according to the results of a study scheduled to be presented this week at the fourth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit. The study, commissioned by Portland-based Green Sports Alliance and conducted by Turnkey Sports and Entertai ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsor Loyalty: NBA

The recent NBA season saw the league’s tenured corporate partners receive higher levels of recognition by NBA fans than they did in the previous season, according to the results of the eighth annual sponsor loyalty survey conducted for SportsBusiness Journal by Turnkey Sports & ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ‘I got to fly the blimp’

SportsBusiness Journal’s David Broughton had an opportunity to ride along on MetLife’s Snoopy One in late March. The airship was coming to Charlotte for a MetLife corporate appearance, but before it made that trip, it took to the air with Broughton on board, giving him a firsthan ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Airships: Not your traditional media buy

Airport hangars are littered with the memories of brands that thought they could make blimp-based marketing work for them in the sports space: Fuji, Kodak, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, McDonald’s and Outback Steakhouse, to name a few. Even advertising giant Anheuser-Busch, whose ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Goodyear's newest blimp to take flight in July

In the fall of 2007, executives at Goodyear Tire & Rubber knew they would soon need to make a decision about the future of one of the most enduring icons in American sports. The technology and physical structure of each member of its three-ship fleet of GZ-20 blimps was nearly unchange ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Flying high

G oodyear Tire & Rubber began building blimps in 1912, but its rise to being synonymous with major sporting events began on New Year’s Day 1955, when live footage from its Enterprise airship was integrated into NBC’s coverage of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, ...

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