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Terry Lefton

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

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Sail The High Brees: Saints QB's Foundation Endorsing Carnival Cruise Lines

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

Carnival Cruise Lines has signed a deal with Saints QB Drew Brees' foundation and will use him in a sweepstakes promotion offering a free cruise any time he and the Saints throw for more than 300 yards in a game this season. “Cruising brings people together and nothing unites the New Orleans ...

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