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Terry Lefton

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

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McDonald's Rolling Out Three Separate Promos To Mark Second Year As NFL Sponsor

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 14

McDonald’s is marking the second year of its NFL league sponsorship with a trio of promotions timed to coincide with the start of the football season. In its first year returning as a league sponsor after a 15-year hiatus, McDonald’s scored well in SportsBusiness Journal's annual NF...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

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Tags: Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, MasterCard International Inc., MBNA America Bank, New England Patriots, NFL, Visa

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Tags: This Week's Issue

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Tags: ESPN, Golf, Golf Channel, LPGA, NBC, Olympics, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Spots:

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Spots:

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