Faces and Places: London and more
Dad's day at P&G
|U.S. men’s basketball team center Tyson Chandler joins fellow Olympians and their fathers (above) at the Cheers for Dad event in the Gillette Lounge at the P&G Family Home. Below is Marc Pritchard, P&G global marketing and brand building officer.
Seeing the future at GMR Hub
|Executives gathered at the GMR Hub in London on Aug. 7 for an invitation-only panel titled “Up Next: From London to Sochi, Rio and Beyond.” From left: Celso Schvartzer of GMR Marketing; Igor Stolyarov, Sochi 2014 EVP; David Palmer, Procter & Gamble global head of sports marketing; and Ricardo Fort, head of global sponsorships for Visa.
Market talk at Casa Brazil
|Sports marketing executives met with SBJ for a roundtable discussion on the London Olympics at Casa Brazil, home to Rio 2016, in Somerset House on the Strand (from left): Jan Katzoff, Radiate Group EVP; Mary O’Connor, The Marketing Arm VP of Olympic marketing and global partnerships; and Gary Pluchino, IMG SVP and head of global Olympic consulting.
Mets roll out All-Star Game logo
|MLB and the New York Mets unveiled the 2013 All-Star Game logo at Citi Field on Aug 7. From left: Mets COO Jeff Wilpon; Patricia Harris, New York City first deputy mayor; Mets third baseman David Wright; and Tim Brosnan, MLB executive vice president of business.
|The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security honored Dan Mullin of MLB with the National Sport Security Distinguished Leadership Award during the third annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition on Aug. 1 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. From left: Lou Marciani, NCS4 director; Cate Richards of IBM, sponsor of the Professional of the Year awards; Rob Matwick of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, one of eight Professional of the Year honorees, and Mullin, MLB senior vice president of investigations.
Scout Sports visits Barclays site
|Scout Sports and Entertainment employees tour the Barclays Center, which will open this fall in Brooklyn. The firm negotiated Geico’s recently announced deal as a founding partner at the arena and will handle activation of the deal.
The Aldean crew
|Crew Stadium President Mark McCullers presents a Columbus Crew jersey to Jason Aldean before his concert at the stadium Aug. 5. From left: Chris Parr of Spalding Entertainment, Clay Campbell of Triangle Talent, McCullers, Aldean, Ryan Smith of Crew Stadium, Donnie Frizzell of Modern Music Services and the Soccer Stadium Alliance, and Kevin Neal of BLA and Buddy Lee Attractions.
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