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Fox Netted 400% More in Ad Sales for Women's World Cup Than in 2011

This year's tourney brought in $40 million

Fox Sports' ad-sales team won't be showered with confetti today like the U.S. women's soccer team, which is getting a ticker-tape parade in New York following its championship. But the…

TBWA\Chiat\Day Takes Home a Grand Clio Sports Award for Gatorade's Jeter Send-Off

Also, ESPN's Stuart Scott memorialized for lifetime achievement

TBWA\Chiat\Day's "Made in NY" spot for Gatorade starring Derek Jeter won the Grand Clio Sports award for film at the Clio Sports ceremony in New York last night. It was…

How the National Women's Soccer League Plans to Keep You Hooked After the World Cup

Commissioner Jeff Plush on the growing sport

Jeff Plush, commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League, wants to keep you interested in women's soccer beyond just the World Cup. "We had over 50 players from 10 countries representing…

Want to Sell Men's Grooming Products? Hire an Athlete, Not a Hollywood Star

Guys prefer 'strong, virile' pitchmen

When it comes to endorsing beauty brands, actresses are a popular choice. Think Jennifer Lawrence for Dior, Eva Mendes for Estée Lauder and Keira Knightley for Chanel. But for selling,…

What Globally Ambitious Brands Can Learn From Manchester United's Marketing Playbook

Lessons from soccer's savvy ambassadors

Team captain Wayne Rooney leads Manchester United onto the field in four U.S. cities later this month for a series of exhibition matches against American and international competition. Over the…

Tiger Woods Earns 83 Times More Money Endorsing Things Than Playing Golf

Plus other athletes' income stats

The sprinter Usain Bolt has earned $15,000 in race winnings over the last year but $21 million in sponsorships. Nascar star Jimmie Johnson, on the other hand, pulled in $16.2…

Is Tom Brady's Brand Too Big to Fail After Deflategate?

Experts now surprisingly split on QB's marketability

As retired baseball player Mark McGwire and cyclist Lance Armstong have learned, being branded a cheater can ruin a sports star's marketability.  On Wednesday, Tom Brady was singled out by the…

Ad of the Day: Dick's Sporting Goods Goes the Extra Mile in Its First Campaign for Women

Just like they do

Athletic women are increasingly wearing workout gear as everyday fashion. And so are women who never go near a gym—giving rise to the "Athleisure" fashion trend. And with women's activewear…

NBA Ditches Coke for Pepsi After a 30-Year Partnership

Pepsi gets beverage rights for all 4 major sports leagues

By severing Coca-Cola's nearly 30-year relationship with the NBA, PepsiCo will achieve a clean marketing sweep of the four major professional sports leagues this fall. Under the five-year deal, PepsiCo will…

Infographic: Golf's Top Social Brands Going Into Masters Weekend

TaylorMade's sweet swing on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

As golf fans tune in this weekend to see if American Jordan Spieth can hold on to win his first Masters Tournament—he built a five-stroke lead on Thursday and Friday—marketers…

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