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A Movement Made of Hockey

As the Captain of the US Women’s National Hockey Team, I have one obvious driving force and mission: winning gold.

Midfielder’s Mindset

Anyone who’s familiar with soccer understands that the best players are always thinking ahead and are proactive rather than reactive.

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2017’s Best in Sports Advertising

Here’s a look at the year’s best in sports-focused advertising and the athletes, agencies, and creatives behind the camera.

Thanks to Game Changers, Sports Will Thrive in 2017

The game changers set to shake up sports biz remains to be seen; however, some players have set themselves up for strategic shake-ups.

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Bennett: ‘The Creative Adult Is the Inner Child That Survived’

When the biggest league in sports partners with the biggest name in kids entertainment, a truly unique experience is born.

Malcolm Jenkins: “We’re Not Going to Change the World Overnight”

The Undefeated dives beyond the typical influencer discussion and into the unique ways athletes are leveraging their brands.

Jemele Hill: ‘Sports Have Always Been Political’

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If You’re Reading This, It Isn’t Too Late

Kids are not the easily harvested sports audience that their predecessors were twenty years ago. They are not beholden to a static screen.

An Unscriptd Future

One of the emerging trends that has continued to present an unrealised opportunity is the influence that athletes have through social media.

The Future of Sports Isn’t Scary

Gen Z isn’t watching sports anymore. Are you calculating how many years you have left in the sports industry before you have to switch careers?

Maximizing Sponsorship ROI in an Omni-Channel World

Omni-channel marketing is more than a buzzword marketing with finesse. It is about delivering a true experience across all channels and devices.

Sliming Sports

10,000 years ago, I took a meeting with the NFL. The message was clear: the league was, and is, dedicated to a youth fan strategy.

How Brands Can Become Potent in the Digital Age

Our research and our kids show that consumption of information is quite different from five years ago, which means as marketers we must evolve.

Digital Dunk Development

Today programming doesn’t just live on TVs anymore though — viewing is time-agnostic, platform-agnostic and idea-agnostic.

How PlaySight Is Building a Brand to Connect Next Gen Athletes

As a young technology company, we’ve always been laser-focused on our product—namely it’s technological sophistication and defensibility.

The Revolution Will Not (Necessarily) Be Televised

Everyone wants to get into the muscle memory of Gen Z consumers. This influential cohort is driving the train as we enter a new digital frontier.

Mascots, Mythical Beasts & Media Convergence

Team mascots are the mythical beasts of our modern world. Here at the Orlando Magic, we believe our mascot, Stuff, can be used to build and expand our fan base.

Made For the NBA

I’m not your typical CMO. My journey to success has taken twists and turns that I never imagined…even as a young girl with big NBA dreams.

How to Reach the Unreachables: A New Kind of Sports Community

After a 25 year career, I left the known world of “traditional” sports and took a turn towards the unknown, but up-and-coming world of esports.

The Pull of Nostalgia: Why We’re Tapping into Power of the Past

There are some details I’ll never forget. It was a cool mid-week, mid-September night at the old Yankee Stadium. September 13, 2006.

We Can Do Better: Let’s Give Fans & Sponsors What They Want

I lived in South Africa in the 1990’s at a time where the divide between the haves and have nots was more marked than you can imagine.

Social Media Secrets for Athletes

The challenge is, it’s time consuming and hard. When I ran the digital talent department at the agency WME–IMG, I saw the grind.

Live Streaming: 2016’s MVP

We saw the rise of social video, and the impact of live streaming to social platforms on the sports market in the coming years could be seismic.

Excellerating the Future of Women’s Sports Media

Most Americans, including myself, can tell you what Steph Curry eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the name of the college he attended.

Introducing Hashtag Sports Innovate

It is truly an understatement for me to say that I am energized by what comes next. I’ve long awaited the moment to publish this announcement.