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We’re searching for the most innovative executives in digital media who excel in digital content, marketing, advertising, social media to take their place on Cynopsis Digital’s “It List.” These are the people who shake up the status quo and are shaping digital media’s future. Honorees will be announced in early September and the awards event will take place this November in NYC. Questions? Contact Cathy Pearson at 203.899.8470.
Panini America and the number one overall pick of the NBA Draft Zion Williamson are partnering up for an exclusive trading card agreement. The pact will feature Williamson’s only licensed college and NBA trading cards and autograph card with his first officially licensed autograph trading cards set to appear in Panini America’s 2019 Contenders Draft Picks Basketball in early September. His first officially licensed NBA autographs will release in October with the arrival of the 2019-20 NBA Hoops Basketball product,
iBuyPower, the manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, announced its partnership with Toyota Racing Development. To kick off the deal, iBUYPOWER outfitted the entire TRD team with its remastered Pro Series of workstation PCs. The company and TRD, in collaboration with Intel, will also launch a series of TRD approved systems exclusively using the latest Intel CPU and Intel Solid State Storage to cater to the PC enthusiast market in addition to producing a video series called “Room for Improvement.”
Lindsay Vonn announced her Foundation’s newest scholarship program. Partnering with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, The Lindsay Vonn Foundation established The DICK’S Foundation Sports Matter Scholarship for underprivileged youth athletes across the country. Scholarship funds can be applied to sports programs of any kind and for any amount up to $25,000.
2K made history with the announcement that all 12 WNBA teams and players will be making their debut in NBA 2K20, Available in Play Now and Season modes, fans of the franchise will be able to use female players for the first time and experience gameplay animations, play styles and visuals built exclusively around the women’s game. A slate of WNBA superstars, including Candice Parker, A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart were scanned into NBA 2K20 earlier this year using 2K’s motion capture technology. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert noted, “We are excited to have WNBA players as part of this top- selling video game, helping to bring more exposure to these elite players, expanding our fan base and providing an immersive gaming experience featuring women role model athletes.”
WSC Sports, specializing in AI-powered sports video content, announced it has raised $23 million in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total funding to$39 million. The new capital will be used to further expand WSC’s growth across new sports, products and geographic regions. This funding round was led by Eyal Ofer’s O.G. Tech Ventures.
Riot Games gassed up another major partnership, this time with Honda which will serve as the exclusive automotive partner for the LCS. Honda also has alliances in esports with Team Liquid and Twitch, but the new deal makes the brand the first automaker in North America to sponsor both an esports league as well as a team competing in it, according to the announcement. Activation kicks off with the Summer Split Playoffs, which begin in Los Angeles on Saturday and the Finals, which will take place in Detroit on Aug. 24-25.
FaZe Clan welcomed royalty to their abode, partnering with Burger King to promote the nationwide release of the Impossible Whopper. The team made the announcement with players such as Thomas “Temperrr” Oliveria, Jack “Cizzorz,” Jarvis “liljarviss“ Kaye, and Danny “Dubs” Walsh
HyperX announced full peripherals sponsorship of PUBG Nations Cup, the first all-star event in PUBG Esports. The company will provide the event with gaming equipment including Cloud Alpha, Cloud Earbuds, Pulsefire FPS Pro, Alloy FPS RGB and FURY RGB SSD. “We’re excited to extend our support for PUBG community from FACEIT Global Summit to PUBG Nations Cup,” said Susan Yang, director of APAC marketing, HyperX. “With the support of HyperX peripherals, we aim to demonstrate how professional-grade gear empowers PUBG gamers and enhances their gaming experience.”
GungHo Online Entertainment announced the release of TEPPEN, a card battle game for mobile from the joint development team of GOE and CAPCOM, in Asia. Details on TEPPEN’s competitive plans were shared with the reveal of the TEPPEN World Championship, the first worldwide tournament in which representatives from around the globe will face off in the Ultimate Card Battle for a cash prize, taking place in Tokyo coming this December. Also announced were the PAX West Invitational Tournament, Tokyo Game Show Cup, and other events.
N3rd Street Gamers announced a partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University to bring a professional-grade esports team room to FDU’s Florham campus. NSG will provide the design and build for the room and advise the University on the creation of their esports team and program slated to launch in 2020.
Ken Shamrock has signed with Integrated Sports Media to present VBK ancillary programs and live fights. In addition, he announced VBK: 1, Valor Bare Knuckle’s inaugural event taking place from New Town, North Dakota. “We are pleased that every major cable, digital and satellite provider is being so responsive to the Valor Bare Knuckle brand of fighting and will be offering VBK: 1 live on Pay-Per-View.” said Shamrock. “Doug Jacobs and Integrated Sports Media did a phenomenal job securing OTT and traditional pay-per-view platforms for our events. No doubt, September 21 will be an intriguing night that delivers an unprecedented combat sports experience for fight fans everywhere. Valor Bare Knuckle is here, and it’s here to stay.”
Manchester United/Chelsea square off at 11:30a this Sunday on NBCSN.
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Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: The Adam Sandler version of Mr. Deeds featured the title character spend a night on the town with which tennis star? Answer: John McEnroe. Kudos: Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Networks/NY; Bob Dudelson-Leverage Agency/NY; Barry Katz-NEP/NY; Tim Morrison-SendToNews/NY; Randy Ingram-WISH/WNDY-TV/Indianapolis; Jonny Codalata-CSM Sport & Entertainment/Indianapolis; Matt Laramee-Southern New Hampshire University/Manchester; John Kukla-KDFW/KDFI/Dallas; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Rich Wolfe-Lone Wolfe Press/Scottsdale; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Anne Wettig-Fox/Fox Sports S&P/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank.
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Design/execute strategic sales initiatives in the NBCU Digital Partnerships team along w/the wider Ad Sales org. Min 2 yrs exp @ either a leading investment bank, mngmnt consulting firm or in strategy/finance role at a major TMT corp.
Full info HERE
SR DIRECTOR, IT OPERATIONS >>
GSN/Santa Monica: 10+ yrs. Lead & manage infrastructure & applications teams. Active Directory, Azure, VMWare, AWS, SQL Server, Citrix, Telephony, storage, networking. OS: Server 2012, 2016, Windows 10, Mac OS. Manage SOX-404 audits. This is a hands-on technical position. Full info HERE (8/23)
SPECIALIST, AFFILIATE OPERATIONS >>
MLB/Secaucus NJ: Spearhead affil tech/operational efforts (incl launch authorizations, blackout implementation, VOD & TV Everywhere +) for MLB & NHL Networks. Able to work w/prod, engineering & brdcst depts; Min4-6 yrs exp cable affil sales & mktg, sports media, &/or media ops req’d. Full info HERE (8/23)
MGR, RECRUITING >>
A+E/NY: Manage the day-to-day recruitment function for a defined set of clients to identify, acquire, assess and hire candidates to fill roles required to meet company business goals. 5+ yrs hands-on recruiting exp, preferably within a media environment; strong HR network of recruiters Full info HERE (8/23)
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER >>
PointsBet/Denver: Exceptional candidate with broad, hands-on operational skills to lead our US company through our next stage of growth. Min 10+ yrs of operational exp; proven operational success in gaming, sports or technology sectors a +. Strong written/comm skills. Full info HERE (8/22)
DIRECTOR, OTT ADVERTISING STRATEGY >>
NBCU/NYC: Work w/Business Operations & Strategy group & impact new rev generation across the NBCU portfolio by identifying growth opps; 8 yrs work exp; this could incl professional services (e.g., consulting, investment banking) or media exp at a large network/publisher/agency. Full info HERE (8/22)
SR ANALYST, AD SALES STRATEGY >>
NBCU/NYC: Design/execute strategic sales initiatives in the NBCU Digital Partnerships team along w/the wider Ad Sales org. Min 2 yrs exp @ either a leading investment bank, mngmnt consulting firm or in strategy/finance role at a major TMT corp. Full info HERE (8/22)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
Trifecta Entertainment/NYC: Dynamic individual to focus on developing new and growing business among major agencies via strong relationships and superior client service. 5+ yrs sales exp w/syndication, national cable, broadcast ad sales or media buying background req’d. Full info HERE (8/21)
PRODUCER/SHOOTER/EDITOR >> Overtime/NYC: Applicants should have a min of 2 yrs filming doc and/or reality content. Exp functioning as a one-person-band is mandatory since it will be a standard part of the job. Full info HERE (8/21)
CONSUMER INSIGHTS MGR >>
Gamut – Cox Media/NYC: Lead data-driven rsrch projects that align w/sales objectives & client needs. Thru analysis of mult rsrch sources, he/she will support the media ad sales team to consult clients on their ad strategies. 6-9 yrs of exp in a rsrch or insights role at a media agency. Full info HERE (8/20)
MEDIA INSIGHTS ANALYST >>
Gamut – Cox Media/NYC: Perform data runs & analysis through the use of multiple rsrch sources to support the media ad sales team & consult clients on their media plans. 1+ yr exp in a rsrch or insights role at a media agency, brdcst/dig co., or media rep firm. Full info HERE (8/20)
MGR, AD SALES MARKETING >>
Gamut – Cox Media/NYC: Lead planning/execution of multi-channel mktg strategies designed to drive ad sales revenue for the co. Must possess a demonstrated ability to comm & collaborate with all levels of the org; 5+ yrs of exp in Ad Sales Marketing at a Media, Brdcst or Ent co. pref’d Full info HERE (8/20)
DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
AMI Entertainment Group/NYC: Secure digital advertising from a diverse list of Entertainment, CPG, Beauty, Fashion and misc. Strong knwldg NY based digital advertising mkt. 2+yrs of exp selling online advertising; recent online sales req’d. Full info/apply HERE (8/20)
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS STRATEGY >>
FX/LA: Work cross-functionally w/FX leadership team, while also being resp for creating models, performing analyses around talent term deals, orig prgrmng costs, back-end profit participations, ancillary rev streams, content windowing & AdHoc projects. 5+ yrs relevant exp. MBA req’d. Full info HERE (8/17)
BUSINESS ANALYST, INT’L & DIGITAL SOLUTIONS >>
A+E/NY: Analyze existing business processes & systems functionality; propose new or updated solutions to changing business needs; be an active member of Technology Team. 5+ yrs exp working w/applications & technology solutions that are vendor supported, strong analytical skills, project mgmt exp, detailed oriented, strong communication skills, exp w/HTML, CSS or WordPress preferred. Apply HERE (8/17)
Sales Planner, Direct Response >>
Hallmark/NYC: This position is responsible for providing sales and analytical support to the Direct Response sales team for Crown Media Family Networks: Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Must have a minimum of 1 years of industry-related experience. Apply HERE (8/16)
DIRECTOR of SALES, USA >>
NHNZ: Generate and maximize sales for NHNZ in the USA through proactive, business orientated, results driven client management. Self-starter with a clear creative vision and an understanding of all things TV. Full info HERE (8/15)
DIRECTOR, PRICING & PLANNING >>
Fuse Media/NYC: Play a critical role in the design, development, planning & execution of our comprehensive product & services pricing strategy. 10+ yrs ad sales exp w/strong understanding of pricing a variety of inventory, within the NY mktt (Nati’l Broadcast/Cable ntwrk) Full info HERE (8/15)
SALES ASSISTANT >>
REELZ/NY: Responsible for providing service to clients on a daily basis, maintaining sales orders and supporting Account Executives and the Management team. BA/BS & Wide Orbit experience preferred. Full info/apply HERE (8/15)
DIRECTOR OF TEAM SALES >>
Momentous/Remote: Responsible for building relationships with professional teams, colleges and universities, coaches, trainers and dietitians to sell our products on a long-term basis. 3+ yrs of team sales exp, preferably in food or supplements. Full info/apply HERE (8/15)
AD SALES ANALYST >>
Discovery Inc/NYC: seeking numbers whiz to learn & leverage rsrch resources to provide data-driven intel for ad sales/mkting initiatives on media rsrch team. Utilize data systems & translate info into digestible presentations. 1-2 yrs media exp. Full info HERE (8/15)
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR >>
BECK Media/Santa Monica CA: Seeking a team member with 2-4 years of corporate communications experience, strong writing chops, deep interest in the business of sports and sponsorship/ strategic partnership experience. For more information apply here (8/15)
MANAGER, AD SALES INSIGHTS, PRIMARY, TARGETING & ATTRIBUTION RESEARCH >>
Turner Sports/NYC: Run custom primary research projects for Turner Sports Ad Sales, including ad effectiveness, ROI studies, audience targeting and attribution, from design to final presentation of results to both internal and external clients. Full info/apply HERE (8/14)
MGR, CAMPAIGN REPORTING & ANALYSIS >>
Viacom/NYC: Resp for media campaign reporting, data aggregation & analysis for performance mktg initiatives. 3-5 yrs exp digital mktg & analytics role on either in-house/client side or at a media or dig. agency w/exp in programmatic & social measurement. Full info HERE (8/14)
MGR, MULTI-PLATFORM MEASURMENT & ANALYTICS >>
Viacom/NYC: Develop/produce regular & ad-hoc reporting, providing various corp stakeholders w/an understanding of how Viacom’s brand portfolio is consumed by distributor and platform.3-5 yrs of exp in TV /video audience research. Full info HERE (8/14)
DIGITAL STRATEGIST >>
Octagon/Stamford CT: Resp for developing and executing investment recommendations for our clients and generating social and digital first marketing campaigns and strategies tailored to specific business objectives. BA deg related field or min 3+ yrs exp in digital/social strategy. Full info HERE (8/13)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, MORNINGS WITH MARIA >>
Fox Business Network/NYC: Responsible for overseeing content for a three-hour morning cable television news program. 8+ years’ experience producing at a local station or News network, Full info HERE (8/13)
DIRECTOR, AD SALES >>
The Weather Channel and Entertainment Studios/Chicago: responsible for generating ad revenue for the Midwest and Detroit Region and achieving target goals. Serve as primary lead with Midwestern Region agency and client relationships. 10 yrs of relevant exp with demonstrated achievements. Full info HERE (8/13)
VP, BRAND MARKETING >>
POINTS BET/Jersey City NJ: Join a growing & fact-paced team in need of VP w/huge hunger & passion for sports knowledge to create, implement, and innovate impactful brand campaigns across advertising, content, PR & more. 7-10 years of consumer brand marketing, sports exp a huge + Full info HERE (8/13)