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NFLers get platform for Twitter deals

04 / 14 / 14

Companies will soon be able to connect with NFL players and pay them to tweet brand endorsements on Twitter.    That’s the result of a new deal between NFL Players Inc. and digital marketing company Opendorse, who have created a platform called Activate where brands can seek positi...

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07/29/13
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07/29/13
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07/22/13
Opinions differ on pace of free agency

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07/22/13
MLBPA moves forward on succession plan

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07/22/13
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07/15/13
WME to help Nash expand production co.

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Agency, Lozano to face arbitration panel

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