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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Staff writer Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics.

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Documents detail structure at IMG Media

04 / 14 / 14

IMG Media has been one of the strongest business units at the company for years, generating $448 million in revenue last year, or nearly 30 percent of IMG’s overall revenue. The financial documents that WME shared with banks show how IMG Media functions, detailing how the business is structure...

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06/09/08
Nike sizes up Dew Tour partnership

After NBC committed to creating an action sports tour in late 2003, tour general manager Wade Martin pitched Nike on sponsoring it. The company said no thanks. Now, more than four years later, Nike has changed its mind. It will make its action sports brand, Nike 6.0, the official shoe an ...

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06/09/08
Johnson & Johnson battle ready for Beijing

A small army of Chinese warriors is joining Johnson & Johnson in its fight for attention during the Beijing Games this summer. Five life-sized clay figures of Chinese warriors, known collectively as the Terracotta Warriors, will be the centerpiece of Johnson & Johnson’s on-si ...

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06/02/08
NHL Live fills media with Stanley Cup content

A year ago, the NHL was more defined by what it didn’t have than what it did. There was no U.S. network, no 24-hour radio presence and almost no live video on its Web site. Fast forward to this year’s Stanley Cup, and all of that has changed. The result is NHL Live , an intensive eff ...

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06/02/08
Bid advisers find a lucrative niche

You could call them bid gypsies. From independent consultants like former International Olympic Committee marketer Michael Payne and former ISL marketer Andrew Craig to agencies like Atlanta’s Helios and Australia’s MI Associates, dozens of experts are rising to meet the demand ...

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06/02/08
ESPN cashes in on Euro 2008 soccer tourney

The surest sign that ESPN will continue to spend against international soccer doesn’t necessarily come from ratings, but rather from its revenue success with the European championships. ESPN International has more than tripled expected revenue on Euro 2008, the popular tournament fe ...

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06/02/08
Bigger splash: NCAA to consider combining swim championships

The NCAA is exploring the creation of a combined men’s and women’s national swimming championships, following a recommendation by USA Swimming and two swimming coaches associations. The men compete separately from the women under the current format. The men&rs ...

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06/02/08
Eleven sponsors commit to Lake Placid film festival

Eleven sponsors have signed on to support the inaugural U.S. Sports Film Festival, giving the Lake Placid, N.Y., event slated for later this summer a mid-six-figure foundation. Coca-Cola’s Powerade, Halcyon Jet, PlayStation and Remy Cointreau headline the list of sponsors for the first ...

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06/02/08
ESPN cashes in on Euro 2008 soccer tourney

The surest sign that ESPN will continue to spend against international soccer doesn’t necessarily come from ratings, but rather from its revenue success with the European championships. ESPN International has more than tripled expected revenue on Euro 2008, the popular tournament fe ...

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05/26/08
MLBAM reboots strategy on outside work

MLB Advanced Media, currently in the midst of parting ways with the World Championship Sports Network, is pursuing a new strategy for outside development work in which it seeks only larger-scale, more financially lucrative deals. MLBAM through its eight-year history has helped define successful ...

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05/26/08
Red Wings enjoy a Hockeytown revival

Guido Aidenbaum spent a decade on a wait list for Red Wings season tickets, but just six years after getting them, he found himself disgusted by the NHL lockout, frustrated by Red Wings customer service and unable to find friends in a depressed economy willing to share seats. So he gave up the t ...

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