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Terry Lefton

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

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Take the pair: Simms, Esiason line up for Investors Bank

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 15 / 17

W hen Source Communications President Larry Rothstein called 16W Marketing partner Steve Rosner in mid-January and asked him to recommend someone from his talent stable to carry the ball for Investors Bank , Rosner had an alternative idea...

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