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Terry Lefton

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

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Panini Launches Campaign Around NFL Rookies, Including Top Picks Goff, Wentz

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 24 / 16

With the NFL regular season just over two weeks away, Panini is launching a marketing campaign to back its new exclusive trading-card license with the league. The ads, shot during the NFLPA Rookie Premiere at the L.A. Coliseum by agency Conscious Minds, focus on the top rookies’ preparatio...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Panini

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