Sports Report

Welcome to the Sports Report. Here, you'll find industry articles, sports features and our biweekly feature, Fast Five. Fast Five profiles an industry-respected sports sponsorship professional asking them the same five sponsorship questions to help our clients and followers make the most of their sports sponsorship.

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Josh Bullock – Tampa Bay Rays | Fast Five

With 162 regular season games, there isn’t anything out there quiet like a Major League Baseball corporate partnership package. Baseball benefits from high-profile TV coverage while still managing to offer intimate on-field opportunities, creative VIP experiences and mass exposure. Today’s Fast Five talks with the Tampa Bay Rays VP of Corporate Partnerships, Josh Bullock. Josh […]

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Ben Harling – Clemson Tigers Sports Properties | Fast Five

Sports fans form less of a community, and more of a family. Joining with causes and making creative, unique and meaningful promotional opportunities is key to genuinely engaging fans. Ben Harling, manager of business development at Clemson Tigers Sports Properties, is in the hot seat this week discussing how immersing your brand is critical to […]

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Mike Sage – Mustang Sports Properties, SMU | Fast Five

Sports are played on the field, and business is done in the office. Mike Sage, GM of Mustang Sports Properties, has worked in the NHL and at numerous collegiate properties and is here to talk about breaking that rule. Sometimes the best way to find opportunities and understand what a business needs and what fans […]

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Jeff Ferguson – Learfield Sports | Fast Five

Where some see sports fans as fanatics, we know them to be extreme brand loyalists. Like those who represent their teams with pride, Learfield Sports is dedicated to the 120 collegiate properties it serves. What began as a corporate sponsorship company only able to offer radio opportunities has grown today into a multimedia marketing enterprise […]

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Karl Mawhinney – Harlem Globetrotters International | Fast Five

Sporting events are huge entertainment tickets, and nobody does it with as much classic quality as the Harlem Globetrotters. The Globetrotter experience offers unprecedented access to players/entertainers and does an unbeatable job of making the crowd part of the game. This week’s Sports Report features Karl Mawhinney, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for Harlem Globetrotter’s […]

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Michael Kalinich – Orlando Solar Bears | Fast Five

Some of sports’ most loyal fans find their action in the professional development leagues. These leagues offer fans the experience of watching future stars develop, while giving fans and sponsors access to the sport that often can’t be matched. Orlando, Florida, is home to the Orlando Solar Bears of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). […]

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Aaron Soroka – Walgreens Major League Dragon Boat | Fast Five

Sports sponsorship opportunities aren’t always limited to the well-known and broadcast-friendly sports. For clients looking for niche demographics and opportunities that provide big exposure, there are specialized sporting events galore. In the hot seat for this week’s Sports Report is Aaron Soroka, Chief Operating Officer for Walgreen’s Major League Dragon Boat. The festival tour includes […]

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Kyle Draper – Palace Sports & Entertainment | Fast Five

In the hot seat for the first-ever Sports Report is Kyle Draper. Kyle’s career expands through the NBA, the NHL and collegiate athletics. He’s currently the Vice President, Partnerships with Palace Sports and Entertainment (PS&E), and is charged with overseeing corporate partnerships for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA, as well as other PS&E assets. […]