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Topic: National Football League

Mobile NFL Fans Share via Facebook Far More Than Twitter

RadiumOne survey shows a 6-1 differential between social platforms

According to research being unveiled by RadiumOne today, 91 percent of the self-identified 1,501 NFL fans it surveyed online said they check their smartphone on game days (Sunday, Monday or…

The NFL Names Dawn Hudson as Its New CMO

Pepsi marketing vet accepts challenging role

The National Football League, beleaguered by negative publicity in recent weeks, today announced that former PepsiCo CEO Dawn Hudson is its new chief marketing officer.  "We are looking forward to working…

Nike Cuts Adrian Peterson as Brands Continue to Condemn NFL

Marketers have reached a tipping point

Nike will no longer sponsor National Football League star Adrian Peterson, who was re-suspended by the Minnesota Vikings this morning stemming from allegations of abusing his 4-year-old son. "Nike in no…

9 Women the NFL Should Consider for Next CMO

Industry straw poll garners candidates for troubled league

The National Football League on Tuesday named Cynthia Hogan as svp of public policy and government affairs and appointed four women as advisors on domestic violence. These moves follow the NFL's…

Brands Sound Off on the NFL's Brutal Episodes [Updated]

Budweiser, Radisson send pro football a message

UPDATE: Castrol, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble's Cover Girl, Campbell's Soup and Visa have joined the chorus of advertisers criticizing the NFL since this story published yesterday. Anheuser-Busch scolded the National Football…

Cover Girl Ad Gets Photoshopped Into a Strong NFL Protest Meme

#GoodellMustGo image goes viral

The National Football League's problems of the last week are well known. But now social media users—particularly on Twitter—are passing around a Photoshopped version of a Cover Girl ad that's…

Has the NFL Ever Gotten Off to a Worse Start?

Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson cases fuel nightmares for the league's brand

It's only the second week for the sports media powerhouse that is the National Football League, but pro football has already topped headlines for all the wrong reasons. On Friday afternoon,…

74% of Packers-Seahawks Google Searches Came Via Smartphone

Game-day data underscores mobile's emergence

During last Thursday’s Packers-Seahawks matchup, smartphones were used in 74 percent of Google searches about the game, per the Mountain View, Calif.-based digital giant. And 33 percent of football-related searches…

College President Will Buy Your Textbooks for a Year if You Can Beat Him at Madden NFL

He's already talking trash

If you've ever seen a movie about college, you know that the dean or president or whoever is always the villain, and if you can beat him at his own…

After Ray Rice, the NFL Needs to Go Big to Restore Brand With Women

It may be 'toast' if it doesn't, marketers say

If the National Football League addresses the Ray Rice scandal as merely a public relations problem, most branding experts and marketing execs say it's making a colossal mistake. In fact,…

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