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June 9, 2019
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This Week We Reach
We reach the French Open final, Women's World Cup begins, NBA Finals, PGA Hamilton, Ontario, Stanley Cup Finals, LPGA N.J., NASCAR Texas, NHRA Kansas, UFC Chicago, Belmont Stakes, IndyCar Texas, Canadian Grand Prix, AVP New York edition of the newsletter.

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Thought for the Week
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." -- Albert Einstein
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How is marketing changing in 2019?
Digital-first marketing strategies are obsolete. To succeed in 2019, marketers need to adopt a data-first mindset that takes in the entire customer journey. Learn how top brands are already doing so. Get the ebook.
Cup o' Joe
The week that was
The week that was
This week we had a thought on baseball promo changes ... and maybe some sweet deals for a new boxing champion.

Thanks for the coffee mug pictures ... keep 'em coming!
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Featured Content
Marketing insights from SmartBrief
Survey Report: Landing Page Habits of Marketers
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Worth a Look or Listen
It wasn't over 'til it was over
Before he became a baseball legend (and the King of Malaprops), Yankee great Yogi Berra took part in the invasion of Normandy. Berra passed away in 2015, but this video and the story below feature Berra retelling the story of the invasion from his perspective.
Ozy (6/6) 
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The Best in Biz
JohnWallStreet is a platform that covers sports business, in short-form, with context and opinionated commentary from an equities analyst and sports fanatic perspective.

This week was a look ahead at some key story lines you might want to follow.
JohnWallStreet (6/2) 
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Sports Cause of the Week – by @sportsandchange
Skate for a Cause
The Sheckler Foundation Celebrates X Games for Adaptive Skateboard Park Contest Addition. The Sheckler Foundation is excited to announce that Stop #5 of their Skate for a Cause Tour will be in Minneapolis, at the 2019 Summer X Games. The Sheckler Foundation has been a huge supporter of the Adaptive Skate community and is elated to see the X Games has added an Adaptive Skateboard Park contest to their lineup. The foundation will present "Be the Change" adaptive skate recipients Wiggle Your Toes with a $10,000 grant and adaptive skate clinic on the X Games Skateboard Park course. At the Sheckler Foundation's 9th Annual Skate For a Cause presented by Oakley in 2018, the family-friendly event featured the first Wheelchair Motocross (MCMX) and Adaptive Skate contest. Paying respect to all the opportunities X Games has provided him through the years, the Sheckler Foundation and Ryan Sheckler himself could not think of a better platform to showcase all that adaptive sports athletes have to offer on a competitive level.
Business Wire (6/6) 
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The Hispanic Marketplace - by Sportivo
Upcoming Networking Events
Breaking The Mold: Power Women In Sports -- NYC -- June 13
Speakers include Barstool's Erika Nardini. Details here.
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WISE/R Symposium -- New York City -- June 18
The first of its kind to focus solely on the personal and professional development of women in the business of sports, WISE/R Symposium offers the opportunity to hear from top experts, learn career strategies, connect with peers and so much more! Confirmed speakers include finance journalist Jean Chatzky and industry leaders Anita DeFrantz, Janet Fletcher, Lisa Murray, Michele Roberts and Suzanne Smith, with more to be announced later this month. Come learn, be inspired and make valuable connections for your professional journey. Let's get WISE/R together! Registration information and more about the symposium at This annual one-day event is produced by Women in Sports and Events (WISE). Learn more.
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Hashtag Sports Spring Conference - NYC - June 26-27
A great way to end the "spring conference season" is the three day Hashtag Sports Conference in New York, which features awards, new voices and traditional ones.
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The Basketball Career Conference - Las Vegas - July 6-7
This is the year to invest in yourself by sharing the same space with some of the biggest names in the basketball industry, learning from their panels and attending great networking events. This event is great for career-minded individuals who want to advance their career in basketball. Speakers include ESPN analyst Amin Elhassan; executive of the year Mark Warkentien; Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin; Chicago Bulls General Manager Brian Hagen; NBA play-by-play announcer Brian Wheeler; international scout Carl Berman and many more. Learn more.
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Brands Looking to Connect
Love Equals
Love Equals is a new NYC-based apparel brand borne from the convergence of passion and positivity. They design, market and sell apparel that speaks to one's fashion preferences, while respecting and supporting individual and societal goals. The brand publicly acknowledges its connection to sports and the goal of "challenging ourselves to do and be better." A portion of sales go to leading sports nonprofits Up2Us Sports and Good Sports. Please visit and please feel free to contact us anytime at or (516) 287-7141.
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Angel City Games
The 5th annual Angel City Games, presented by The Hartford, the leading adaptive sports festival in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, returns to UCLA from June 20-23, 2019. This year’s Games will feature seven Adaptive Sports Competitions & Clinics (Archery, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball), an Awards Gala (Wed 6/19), Athlete Resource Night (Thu 6/20), Great Games Family Cookout (Fri 6/21), Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game (Sat 6/22), Superhero Fun Run and Roll (Sun 6/23) and an expanded Experience Zone for attendees to try Adaptive sports. Launched in 2015 and sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA, Angel City Games is an annual celebration of Adaptive and Paralympic sport and an inclusive competition open to athletes of all skill levels who have physical disabilities or visual impairments. For more information visit and for sponsor/partner opts contact
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Help Wanted
Sirius XM
Sirius XM seeks a Manager, Sports Partnerships & Marketing. This role will be responsible for developing strategies for targeted marketing campaigns, pitching potential partnerships to external brands, building relationships with internal departments, external partners and associated vendors, and executing and evaluating the effectiveness of marketing & partnership campaigns. The manager will be instrumental in ensuring that messaging is cohesive, contractual obligations are met, and rights management for all intellectual property is properly handled. Learn more.
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Wagner College
Wagner College is seeking applications for an Athletics Video Coordinator Graduate Assistant, responsible for all aspects associated with the web streaming of Wagner College athletic events via NEC Front Row. The candidate would be expected to facilitate live productions, including set-up, breakdown, pre-game preparation and pre- and post-game video editing; shooting and editing highlights and features; recruiting, directing and supervising a production staff; serving as the primary media relations contact for Wagner's track & field and cross country programs, including writing previews, recaps and updating records. Night and weekend work will be required. All candidates via email should submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references, and video portfolio to
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UEG is currently looking for a Director supporting overall Sports business. This employee will assist in growing this part of the business by delivering both a high level of client service to existing clients and identifying new opportunities to continue our growth and leadership in the industry. This individual will join UEG's growing sports team, but will have visibility and access to all areas of the agency. This newly created position will be a hybrid ideation, development, account management, and executional role, focused on the entire business process for their clients. Learn more.
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FloSports Inc, is seeking to hire a Content Creator for FloMarching. The Ideal candidate has a pulse on what stories will resonate within the community and takes pride in bringing them to life through written and video content. If you're a savvy idea-generator that knows the marching arts scene inside and out, we want you to join our team. Candidates must have a nose for compelling storyline and an insatiable desire to win. We're looking for someone who won't settle for second best, no matter the situation. Learn more.
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Once again ... THANKS for all the help. Please keep it coming! Joe Favorito (@JoeFav)
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