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Terry Lefton

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

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FanDuel Signs Multiyear Sponsorship Deals With 15 NFL Teams

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 22 / 15

Weeks after Disney/ESPN reached an industry-redefining advertising and equity agreement with daily fantasy site DraftKings worth hundreds of millions, rival FanDuel today will announce that it has signed exclusive multiyear sponsorships with 15 NFL teams (see chart below). Since Yahoo ha...

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