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The 2019 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards Breakfast
This awards program is dedicated to celebrating the work of talented producers, hosts, sponsors and executives alike, and saluting the initiatives that drove audiences and turned sports viewers into fans over the past year. The best and brightest will be gathering on April 25th in NYC to watch as winners are announced, and the best of the best are celebrated in style, and tickets are now available so register your team today!
Enterprise, the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the NHL locked in a five-year renewal of their partnerships through the 2022-23 NHL season. The brand also renewed local partnerships with 30 NHL Clubs. Key to the renewal is the expansion of Enterprise’s category rights, as it continues to build out its multiple lines of business. In addition to maintaining its status as the Official Rent-A-Car of the NHL, Enterprise will now have non-exclusive rights in the ride sharing services category and the used vehicle sales category to promote its Commute with Enterprise and Enterprise Car Sales business lines.
Little League International and Major League Baseball announced an expansion to their official partnership with the creation of a Joint Sponsorship Agreement. Effective immediately, both orgs will collaboratively oversee Little League Baseball and Softball’s official sponsor program. Little League International will continue to work directly with its endemic sponsors and licensees while MLB will grant official sponsorship rights to non-endemic sponsors on behalf of Little League. With the new agreement, brands will be able to create and leverage a partnership that includes both Little League and Major League Baseball assets.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are adding a jersey patch, becoming the 30th and final NBA team to announce a corporate sponsorship for their uniform. The team saw the patch featuring the logo of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores on Thunder uniforms starting with Saturday’s matchup against Golden State.
DIGITAL, DATA & STREAMING
NBA Digital, co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, announced the launch of NBA 10-Minute Pass on NBA League Pass. The offering will provide fans the option to purchase 10 minutes of real-time access to live out-of-market NBA games for $0.99 by tapping “Watch” from any game page on NBA.com or within the NBA App. As part of the new offering, fans can watch as many live games as they choose during the 10-minute window. “NBA 10-Minute Pass offers unprecedented flexibility for fans to watch live NBA games when it is convenient for them,” said Chris Benyarko, NBA Senior Vice President, Direct to Consumer. “This new offering on NBA League Pass is an important step toward reaching and engaging the widest possible audience.”
Minute Media announced the acquisition of The Big Lead from Gannett. As a part of the acquisition, Minute Media will be acquiring the group of The Big Lead content creators. Additionally, Minute Media will take on management of all The Big Lead’s digital assets, including editorial, website development, social channels, syndication and monetization. “Our technology-first approach has allowed us to scale our owned and operated brands and we’re implementing that same approach for the digital platforms that we acquire,” said Asaf Peled, Founder and CEO of Minute Media. “The Big Lead is the perfect complement to our current portfolio and a strategic step in Minute Media’s evolution as we look to power more brands utilizing our proprietary technology,”
Information technology systems integrator B&A is partnering with the Ladies Professional Golf Association to enhance the fan experience at LPGA Tour events through new advanced interactions and innovative solutions via a mobile application. “This is an opportunity for us to draw on the technologies and solutions we have developed in the Federal marketplace and apply them to helping the LPGA deliver a great experience for fans,” said Jonathan Evans, President and CEO of B&A. “We are excited to be working with the LPGA and enhancing the enjoyable environment created at tournaments.”
Electronic Arts opened the doors to its new competitive gaming studio, located at its HQ in Redwood Shores, CA and designed to serve as “a one-stop-shop to rapidly accelerate the company’s ability to host more competitive events and create content primed for a top-tier broadcast experience.” Between competitive tournaments, the new studio will act as a full content creation venue and will be home to new esports-related shows, serve as a space for player interviews, influencer capture-sessions, player-to-EA gameplay feedback panels and more. Specifications of the venue include two main studios, over 60 screens and monitors, 200 light fixtures, multiple spectator cams, and a 4-person caster desk with built-in monitors as well as a AR/VS seamless green screen, control room, linear and digital broadcast capabilities
Overwatch League confirmed that the Blizzard esports league will launch a full home-and-away schedule in 2020, as expected. Commissioner Nate Nanzer noted that each team will play half its games at home and half on the road, with more games against teams in their own division, and road games stacked up in nearby markets to create efficient road trips with the season running from mid-February through August.
Supercell unveiled season two of the Clash Royale League as winners from the Clash Royale League Challenge are invited to join a professional league and team to advance to the CRL Online Qualifiers with a shot to subsequently be invited to the World Cyber Games Finals in Xi’an, China from July 18-21.
The National Football League made a series of moves within its executive team, including naming Renie Anderson as Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President, NFL Partnerships. Anderson retains oversight of sponsorship, and consumer products and adds media sales to her portfolio of responsibilities. Peter O’Reilly becomes Executive Vice President, Club Business and League Events and will be focused on driving Club Sales & Marketing operations while maintaining oversight of the League’s events like the Super Bowl and Draft. Meanwhile, Hans Schroeder becomes Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NFL Media and will oversee the NFL’s Los Angeles office, home of the NFL Network and NFL Digital Media, as well as NFL Films in Mount Laurel, NJ. Finally, David Jurenka is expanding his role to become General Manager of the Los Angeles operation in addition to his role as Senior Vice President Digital Media.
THE MAIN EVENT
NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Special at 7p on ESPN.
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ON THIS DAY in 1989: Dino Ciccarelli sets a Capitals record of seven points in a game.
In the Know: Name two teams in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament who are known as the Huskies. (Email email@example.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: American golf caddie and golf commentator Jim Mackay is known by what nickname? Answer: Bones. Kudos: Chris Long-DraftKings/NY; Matt Meachem-Gracenote/NY; Denis Barry-CBS/NY; Christian Matthews-Washington Redskins/DC; Rick Rosenfelt-New York Red Bulls/Harrison; Mike May-PHIT America/Wellington; Derek Houston-Atlanta Braves/Atlanta; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Joe Lyons-ESPN/Dallas; Brad Brown-Nevco Sports/St. Louis; Aimee Clark-Tony Fay PR/Dallas; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
Later — Chris
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DIGITAL PRODUCER /Spectrum News/NYC: Produce new & innovative content series for non-linear platforms. Proficiency at multi-tasking and must have the ability to prioritize, work independently and meet strict deadlines. 3+ yr TV new exp. Full info HERE (3/26)
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ANALYST, INFLUENCER MKTG GROUP/starpower LLC/LA: Identify potential social influencers (incl global) for a campaign based on client brief incl rsrch, leveraging tools & ntwrk. 1-2 yrs of social influencer & digital exp. Exp interacting w/brands, social influencer representation agencies, Full info HERE (3/23)
DIRECTOR, ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING, LIFESTYLE GROUP/starpower LLC/NYC: Lead the talent procurement process for public relations, advertising, digital and influencer seeding campaigns. 5+ yrs. of talent procurement/buying exp. Full info HERE (3/23)
SR DIRECTOR, INFLUENCER MARKETING/starpower LLC/NYC: Thought-leader for clients and agency; strategist and trusted adviser for clients. 7-10 years in the digital space with proven experience delivering successful programs across channels. Full info HERE (3/23)
CAMPAIGN MGR, INFLUENCER MKTG GROUP/starpower LLC/LA: Identify potential social influencers (including global) for a campaign based on client brief incl rsrch, leveraging tools & network. 3+ yrs in digital & influencer mktg space with proven exp delivering successful digital/social programs across channels. Full info HERE (3/23)
DIR, LEGAL AFF/GSN/Santa Monica: 2-4 yrs. w/law firm or TV exp. Member of CA bar or eligible for registration. Structuring, negotiating & closing a heavy volume of acquisition deals. Day-to-day legal support. Drafting & negotiating documents & agreements. Reviewing & approving advertising/marketing materials. Full info HERE (3/23)
PRODUCERS (2)/9 Story Media/NYC: Seeking 2 exp’d producers for iconic, high profile children’s series utilizing 2D, 3D and live action. Will be coordinating work of teams in mult int’l locations. Candidates must have a strong knwldg of animation prod w/min of 5 yrs prod exp. Full info HERE (3/21)
SALES PLANNER/TENNIS CHANNEL TV/NYC: Work closely with acct exec & pricing/planning team to maximize revenue. Handle daily acct maintenance for numerous advertisers. 2-4+ yrs brdcst cable exp. & ability to interact professionally w/all levels of personnel. Full info HERE (3/21)
DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR/Discovery Inc/NYC: Lead dvlment/execution/analysis of Motor Trend, GOLFTV & TV Everywhere paid acquisition campaigns that primarily run across SEM, paid social & programmatic. 6+ yrs exp relevant field (dig media buying, performance media/mkt, DR). Digital media agency exp strongly pref’d. Full info HERE (3/21)
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