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Topic: Sports

As Women's Interest in Gaming Grows, Marketers Are Paying Closer Attention

Brands pursue partnerships amid new demographic data

Gamers are no longer just guys hanging out in their parents' basements. YouTube research unveiled today indicates a much broader audience, with two-thirds of U.S. consumers playing video games. Six…

How Louisville Slugger Became the Only Bat You Know by Name

From Pete Browning to Derek Jeter

Photo: Nick Ferrari It happens at two minutes and 12 seconds into this Major League Baseball video. No, not Derek Jeter's final hit—a high chopper to the left side of the…

Endorsement Fallout After Victor Cruz Injury Shows How Athletes Can Be Risky Business

Gap Factory isn’t the first brand to suffer

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz was sobbing after suffering a season-ending knee injury against the Philadelphia Eagles Oct. 12. But Cruz wasn’t the only one feeling the pain as…

NFL Tops Jeter's Last Game in Twitter TV Ratings

Cowboys-Saints contest takes first place

NBC’s Sunday Night Football contest between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys came out on top of Nielsen’s TV Twitter ratings for sports programs this past week. The game was…

Super Bowl Rematch Tops Nielsen TV Twitter Sports Broadcasts

Top 10 sports shows for Sept. 15-21

The Hawks came out on top in a nail-biting overtime win, which did wonders for CBS, giving the network four out of 10 of its football contests in the top…

Blake Griffin Slams Poetry, Not Basketballs, for Vizio

We'll sit here with our judging eye in this dark corner

Slam poetry nights can be awkward, but Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin makes it look easy—his specialty in any environment—in a new series of videos for Vizio. The ads, by…

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,…

6 Ways to Smuggle Your Booze Into the Game

Heads up, NCAA fans: These brands have the solution to a dry stadium

With the college football season barely two weeks old, schools that aren’t in the five power conferences are scrambling for ways to boost revenue for their stadiums. One sure-shot marketing…

Innovative Sports and Entertainment Apps Are a Challenge for Event Marketers

The live experience has to be just as engaging

We are in the midst of a transformational shift in how fans consume and attend live events. Innovations that provide better interactive experiences outside of venues are clearly outpacing those…

Ogilvy Entertainment's Scott Goes to WME | IMG

Takes on new marketing, brands role

Doug Scott, the president and founder of OgilvyEntertainment, is joining WME | IMG this week as the firm's New York-based vp, marketing and brand solutions, a new role at the…

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