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Kermode shares his take on ATP

04 / 14 / 14

Chris Kermode in January became the fifth leader of the ATP since its current incarnation in 1990. He took over for the late Brad Drewett, a popular ex-player who won steep prize money increases from the Grand Slam events before his 15-month tenu...

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01/23/12
NCAA interviewing candidates for Shaheen’s EVP post

The future of Greg Shaheen, the architect of the NCAA’s 14-year, $11 billion media deal with Turner Sports and CBS, has come under question in recent weeks as the NCAA began advertising his job position. Shaheen, who oversees the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and the other 88 NCAA ...

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01/23/12
NBA transitions to 'Big' campaign

The NBA last week rolled out its new “Big” advertising campaign, replacing its “Where Amazing Happens” campaign after five seasons. The “Big” effort launched on Jan. 19 and comes after the league used a campaign labeled “Big Things Are Coming” to pr ...

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01/23/12
Handler consults at MLS as CMO Findlay departs

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Russ Findlay, a veteran PepsiCo and Unilever marketer, is out after less than a year as Major League Soccer’s first chief marketing officer. Handler ...

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01/16/12
Selig at the plate through 2014

The simple turning of the calendar is very much at the root of last week’s two-year contract extension for MLB Commissioner Bud Selig , a deal that will keep him in office through 2014. As recently as a month ago, owners who spoke with Selig had no strong sense that the commissioner was wi ...

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01/16/12
Thunder, others cited for top NBA tix sales

The NBA awarded 12 teams for having full-season-ticket sales of at least 10,000 at their annual marketing meetings held Jan. 9-10 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The dozen teams hitting the league sales benchmark is up from 10 teams last season. In addition, the league recognized seven teams for having season- ...

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01/16/12
NBA teams again discuss jersey sponsors

The prospect of selling advertising space on NBA game jerseys was discussed again at the recent NBA sales meeting held in Brooklyn as teams hunt for new sponsorship inventory to drive revenue. “It’s an ongoing conversation,” said Chris Granger, senior vice president of the NBA&r ...

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01/09/12
NHRA regroups for 2012

The NHRA continued to battle economic headwinds in 2011 and saw a significant decrease in revenue because weather dampened attendance for several races. The organization worked to keep its costs under control by letting go of a handful of employees in October, said President Tom Compton, who cha ...

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01/09/12
MLB to make TV, timing decisions

MLB this week during owners meetings in Arizona will wrestle with the mechanics of inserting an additional round of playoffs into the 2012 schedule, including how to televise the extra games. The league and MLB Players Association in November, as part of a new five-year labor deal, agreed to an e ...

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01/09/12
LPGA adds live TV hours, more events

Two of the complaints most frequently heard at the LPGA are that the tour doesn’t have enough domestic events and that too much of its TV coverage is tape-delayed. Commissioner Mike Whan said last week that the LPGA is addressing both of those critiques in 2012. All of the tour’s week ...

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01/02/12
The challenges of MLS’s scheduler

In addition to internal business consulting with MLS clubs, Brad Pursel is assigned with creating Major League Soccer’s annual match schedule, which requires him to juggle a host of special requests. Pursel has been with MLS since 1998 and h ...

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