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Terry Lefton

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

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Women’s cocktail group as much for support as for socializing

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 20 / 15

I t started four years ago at an IMG World Congress of Sports, when five female sports marketers in a Miami hotel lobby were looking for a watering hole nearby. Crossing a downtown street, they were joined by three more women. By the time they loc...

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Tags: Ameriquest Mortgage, Coors Brewing Co., Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL, PepsiCo, Sprint Corp., Visa

SportsBusiness Journal: Pizza Hut’s naming deal rare for fast food

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL’s Tom Murphy takes sponsorship post with MasterCard

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SportsBusiness Journal: New CLC unit majors in collegiate marketing

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Tags: Collegiate Licensing Co., Colleges, Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR, NCAA, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors gear up for MLB All-Star Game

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Tags: Baseball, Fox, John Hancock, Marketing and Sponsorship, MasterCard International Inc., MLB, PepsiCo

SportsBusiness Journal: Nike signs A-Rod to sponsorship deal

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Tags: Action Sports, Boston Celtics, Clear Channel Communications Inc., Football, Hartford Financial, IMG, Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB, NBC, NCAA, NFL, Olympics, Panasonic, PepsiCo, Spalding, USA Today Sports, USOC

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Tags: Millsport LLC, MLB, Other News, PGA Tour, Starbucks

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Tags: ABC, AHL, AVP, Basketball, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Champ Car World Series, FIFA, Football, Green Bay Packers, Hockey, Houston Rockets, Kansas City Chiefs, LPGA, McDonald's Corp., Milwaukee Bucks, MLB, MLS, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Olympics, In-Depth

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Tags: AFL, Basketball, Burger King Corp., CBS Broadcasting Inc., Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, McDonald's Corp., MLB, MTV, NCAA, New England Patriots, NFL, Octagon Group, PepsiCo, Spike TV, Tennis, USTA, WNBA

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