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Terry Lefton

Staff writer Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising.

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Nivea Men Signs On To Be Presenting Sponsor Of Inaugural FXFL Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 14

The fledgling Fall Experimental Football League has signed Nivea Men as its presenting sponsor. Nivea Men joins apparel/supplier adidas as the developmental league’s initial corporate patrons in what the FXFL was calling a multiyear deal. The four-team league, which is playing a six-week sched...

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12/13/04
SportsBusiness Journal: NASCAR lands Subway, Checkers

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SportsBusiness Journal: Will NFL dilute its product?

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