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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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05/27/13
Former Senior Bowl exec Hale joins firm

Headline Media Management, which manages broadcasters and television personalities, has launched a football division to represent NFL and college football coaches, NFL general managers, and other football executives, and has hired former Senior Bowl President Steve Hale to run it. ...

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05/20/13
Falk nearly done with rebuild at FAME

D avid Falk says he’s almost done rebuilding his agency, FAME , having recently signed Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. , one of the top prospects in this year’s NBA draft. “We will sign two or three more players and tha ...

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05/20/13
NBPA’s Stackhouse: Search in full swing

National Basketball Players Association officials met with NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Don Fehr and MLB Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner last month as part of their effort to find a new head for the players union. “The process has started, and for ...

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05/13/13
NFLPA made deal to reduce future caps

The NFL Players Association last year agreed to reduce future salary caps in exchange for a higher amount under the cap in 2012 than the players were due to receive, the union disclosed recently in court documents tied to its collusion case against the league. The fact that the NFLPA made the agr ...

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05/13/13
How agencies fared in NFL draft

Even with the most up-in-the-air talent scenario in years, familiar major agencies led the way in the NFL draft. Sportstars again led all agencies in most players drafted, with 21, according to SportsBusiness Journal research. Athletes First was second, with 18, and the football division of multi ...

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05/13/13
Fitness app among deals for St-Pierre

A health and fitness app for the iPhone and iPad that launched late last month and features Georges St-Pierre is one of the latest commercial deals for the MMA star. CAA Sports , which represents St-Pierre, partnered with developer Zolmo on ...

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05/13/13
Progress slow on new NBPA chief

It took just one short meeting to oust Billy Hunter as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. Finding a new union leader is proving to be a far more drawn-out effort. The union has yet to hire an executive search firm to replace Hunter, who was fired in February. And w ...

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05/06/13
Ben Dogra: Calm in the storm

It’s the day before the most unpredictable NFL draft in recent history and the agent who has represented the most first-round draft picks over the past dozen years is working the phones while trying to eat lunch in a midtown Manhattan hotel. The sound on Ben Dogra’s iPhon ...

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05/06/13
Relativity hires former Wasserman COO

R elativity Sports , the athlete talent representation division of film and television studio Relativity Media , has hired longtime sports executive Josh Swartz as president. Swartz will report to Happy Walters , CEO of Relativity Sports ...

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04/29/13
Women In Representation

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Talent representation has largely been a male-dominated industry, from contract work to marketing agreements. But that’s begun to change over the years, largely due to the groundbreaking work of the women highlighted below. Fr ...

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