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Topic: Sports Marketing

Why American Pharoah May Be the Most Brand-Friendly Horse Ever

Several deals already inked

The last time a horse won the Triple Crown—1978, when Affirmed did it—the sports marketing world was a very different place. In those days, the height of sophistication in sports-centric advertising…

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…

12 Tweets That Sum Up the Baltimore Orioles' Game Without Spectators

Twitter messages range from sarcastic to serious

It's been a troubling week in Baltimore where riots erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who suffered spinal injuries while in police custody and died April…

J.J. Watt Creates Immediate Buzz for Reebok With a DIY Video

The NFL player's 'box jump' clip already has 2 million views

J.J. Watt, the Houston Texan and NFL defensive player of the year, has signed an agreement with Reebok to make the shoes he'll wear on the field. What's interesting is…

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…

Who Won the Battle of March Madness Brands?

Nationwide and AT&T duked it out for No. 1

College basketball concluded another memorable, 68-team, three-week tournament best known as March Madness. And while hoops fans were entertained last night by the championship game, with Duke defeating Wisconsin 68-63,…

Brands Are Already Hustling to Get in on March Madness

Georgia State's upset brought a bevy of Promoted Tweets

The drama of March Madness didn't take long to settle in. In dramatic upset victories today, the University of Alabama at Birmingham beat Iowa State, and Georgia State shocked Baylor. In…

March Madness Marketers Should Study the NBA for a Winning Instagram Strategy

Pro basketball offers clues to social video mastery

If brands that are investing in March Madness—we're looking at you, Capital One, Coke and AT&T—want to effectively extend their campaigns to social video, they should watch basketball's big boys for…

Brooklyn Nets Launch 'We Are Brooklyn' Campaign

Will it solidify fans in the fickle borough?

While longtime Brooklynites remain loyal to their roots, the newest crop of residents are tough to win over, with tastes that seem to constantly change. However, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center…

NFL Brand Partners Kick Off PR Initiatives

Emphasis on content, social media, events

As coaches and players ramp up to compete in the 2014 football season, brands are doing the same. Advertising partners of the National Football League are busy finalizing their PR…

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