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Terry Lefton

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

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AutoTrader renews with NBA, returns as TNT’s ‘Tip-Off’ sponsor

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

AutoTrader.com has renewed its sponsorship ties with the NBA, a deal that, as usual, includes a large buy on league rights holder TNT. {podcast} SBJ Podcast: NBA writer John Lombardo and Assistant Managing Editor Tom Stinson discuss how the Cavs are handling LeBron James' return from a bu...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Same-day delivery catching on

Fans’ insatiable appetite for licensed championship merchandise as soon as their favorite team wins has some in the industry predicting that same-day delivery will soon be common among sports e-retailers. Same-day delivery is already offered in some large cities by e-commerce giants s ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Six sports e-commerce drivers

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06/30/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Hospital names Nets’ new facility

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Tags: Franchises

06/30/14
SportsBusiness Journal: CBS puts Thursday ads in line with ‘SNF’

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SportsBusiness Daily: Nets Signs Title Sponsor For Training Center

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Teams Prep Draft Viewing Parties For Fans

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SportsBusiness Daily: Ponturo's Company Gets Joe Louis Rights

Former A-B sports marketing and media chief Tony Ponturo ’s theatrical production company is taking another flyer at an entertainment vehicle based on a sports property. His Kirmser-Ponturo Group has acquired the life story of former heavyweight champion Joe Louis for future film and theatr ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Panini Signs Seven NBA Prospects

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