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George Bodenheimer to Leave ESPN Three years after handing off president role, he'll manage a charity

George Bodenheimer is leaving ESPN, according to the Disney-ABC sports network. Bodenheimer has been at ESPN almost since its inception—he started working there in 1981—and will now work at The…

May 28, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

Digital Real-Time Services to Translate Brazilian Portuguese World Cup Tweets Fans and brands to benefit

Want to tweet a question at a local “carioca?” One Hour Translation has 200 translators at the ready to translate your query into Brazilian Portuguese. Just as it did during…

May 27, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT

Canadians Differ From Americans in How They Use Their Smartphones Forget sports scores, they’re too busy emailing

They may be our neighbors to the north, but Canadians' smartphone habits show that they are different from Americans in more than just their abiding love of the French language,…

April 22, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT

Beats Music Uses Sound Headphone Marketing Strategies Same savvy social, celebrity play

Beats Music’s announcement that in its first month of offering streaming music it signed up 1,000 subscribers a day is very impressive, but not surprising. The streaming music business is very…

April 9, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

NBA Star Creates Buzz With His Popular Twitter Scavenger Hunts Golden State’s social media-savvy Harrison Barnes

Specs Who Harrison Barnes Age 21 Accomplishments NBA player (small forward with the Golden State Warriors); former UNC Tar Heel; 2011 ACC Rookie of Year Base Oakland, Calif. What’s the first information you consume in…

January 30, 2014, 11:15 PM EST

NFL to Launch Ad-Supported Digital Network NFL Now will stream highlights and NFL Films content—but not live games

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday announced plans to launch a new digital network called NFL Now, which will stream original content to a range of connected devices that includes…

January 30, 2014, 2:27 PM EST

NFL Linebackers Love Campbell’s, but Where Have All the Real Men Gone? Cut to Clay Matthews with a digitally enlarged noggin

To get across the idea that soup is a hearty, wholesome, stick-to-your-ribs sort of food, you couldn’t do much better than hire a pro football player. As these ads show,…

January 30, 2014, 7:44 AM EST

Sports Runs as a Theme for Almost All of This Agency’s Roster Events are even being created by mashing up clients

Specs Who Charlie Tombras (l.), president, CEO; Dooley Tombras, evp What Full-service agency Where Knoxville, Tenn. The second- and third-generation family members to run The Tombras Group, an independent in Knoxville, Tenn., Charlie Jr.…

January 30, 2014, 7:44 AM EST

The Wackiest Sports Endorsements Ever Weird jock-brand mashups

Marketers have long banked on the star power of pro athletes to sell stuff. Here, some of the weirdest jock-brand mashups of all time. Muhammad Ali for d-Con In 1980, “The…

January 29, 2014, 6:18 AM EST

Wild Card Weekend Puts Up Huge Ratings Last-minute heroics keep NFL fans glued to their sets

In a season of white-knuckle finishes, the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend did not disappoint, as three of the four playoff games came down to the wire. And as the nail-biting…

January 6, 2014, 4:38 PM EST

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