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Terry Lefton

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

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Silver’s column an effort to clarify NBA stance

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s jolting opinion piece in The New York Times pushing for more legalized sports betting was the result of the league being asked to clarify its views related to the continuing New Jersey sports gambling lawsuit. According to an industry source, Silver wrote the ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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07/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Volleyball World Series hits Long Beach

Five years after stepping down as AVP commissioner, Leonard Armato seems to still be the heavily factionalized sport’s best hope for commercial viability. Starting next week, Armato is again presenting the only beach volleyball tournament ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Derby goes the distance

This year, MLB’s annual Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game returns to Minnesota, where it began in 1985. In the nearly 30 years since its debut, memories of the Derby’s origins have become a bit clouded. The Home Run Derby is certainly a legacy of former MLB Commissioner Peter Ueberr ...

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07/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB's 5K To Set Participation Record

MLB’s annual 5K run this weekend before the All-Star Game will easily break the record for participants. MLB CMO Jacqueline Parkes said Sunday's Color Run MLB All-Star 5K, presented by Nike, already has 25,000 people registered, with a few ...

07/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Seahawks Sign Three-Year Deal With Outerwall

The Seahawks have signed Outerwall to a three-year sponsorship deal valued annually in the low seven figures, a first for the Washington-based company that owns the Coinstar and Redbox kiosks. Under the deal, Outerwall, which changed its name from Coinstar Inc. a year ago, gets signage on the t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Seattle Seahawks, NFL

07/07/14
SportsBusiness Daily: BNY Mellon Debuts New Campaign With Montana

Wealth management specialist BNY Mellon breaks an ad with Pro Football HOFer Joe Montana today. The new ad, via TBWA/Chiat Day, casts Montana as a prototypical BNY Mellon prospective client, someone who has made money through expertise in their own area of expertise, but who is not necessarily ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Bank of New York

07/07/14
SportsBusiness Daily: BNY Mellon Casts Joe Montana In Ad

Wealth management specialist BNY Mellon today breaks an ad with Pro Football HOFer Joe Montana . The new ad, via TBWA/Chiat/Day, casts Montana as a prototypical BNY Mellon prospective client, someone who has made money in their own area of expertise, but who is not necessarily as well-versed i ...

07/01/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Big World Cup Merch Sales On Fanatics.com

As interest in FIFA World Cup has heated up in the U.S. over the past few weeks, so has the country's appetite for World Cup licensed merchandise. Online retailer Fanatics.com reports that 10 times as much Team USA gear was sold on its site in the first two weeks of this World Cup compared to the '1 ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, FIFA World Cup

06/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: VF Makes Soccer-Themed Yankees Jerseys

With the FIFA World Cup knockout round in full swing, MLB jersey licensee VF is looking to capitalize on the excitement with soccer-inspired interpretations of Yankees replica jerseys under its Majestic label. A limited edition of Yankees “kits” in the colors of the Argentina, Germany, M ...

06/30/14
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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06/30/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Six sports e-commerce drivers

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