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NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER
JERRY SOLOMON IS NOW THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE MEMPHIS OPEN


The Memphis Open, the city’s annual stop on the Association of Tennis Professionals worldwide tour, has a new owner! Veteran sports business executive Jerry Solomon, President and CEO of Boston-based StarGames - a sports marketing, management and entertainment company - will be President of a newly formed company that will own and operate the event.
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Congratulations to NSMN North Texas Board member BRITTON BANOWSKY who was named Executive Director, College Football Playoff Foundation. He served as Commissioner, Conference USA for 13 years. Britton will stay with the Conference until it completes the process to identify his successor. It is anticipated that the Board of Directors will conduct a special meeting to discuss the matter in September and at its regular meeting scheduled Oct. 25-26, 2015.
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NSMN Board Member SMI President & CEO MARCUS SMITH
is featured on the cover of the Sports Section of USA Today.
WITH HALL OF FAME PEDIGREE, CHARLOTTE'S
MARCUS SMITH CRAFTS FAN EXPERIENCE

 





Congratulations to NSMN National Executive Board member
LISA BAIRD, Chief Marketing Officer for being featured in The Power Issue in Greenwich, CT Magazine.
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Here is a great article on National Executive Board member KEITH BRUCE, CEO & President, San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee:
Super Bowl 50 Countdown: 47 Weeks To Go. Keith Bruce, Part 1: The Grand High Exalted Mystic Executor Of SB50 (by Mark Purdy,
San Jose Mercury News - March 22, 2015)
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News & UPCOMING Events

 

GMR MARKETING EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT STEVE SKUBIC APPOINTED TO BAY AREA CHAPTER BOARD

GMR MARKETING IS A PATRON MEMBER OF NATIONAL SPORTS MARKETING NETWORK (NSMN)



Steve Skubic is an Executive Vice President of GMR Marketing and a veteran of the travel, event, and sports marketing industries for more than 30 years. In 2014, SportsMark merged with GMR and Steve continues his involvement in global events and assisting the company in growing its global footprint.  Some of the notable clients he has worked with include adidas, Cisco, EY, GE, Omega, P&G, and Visa.

Prior to his role at GMR, Steve was Chief Executive Officer of SportsMark Management Group. His leadership and financial management acumen were hallmarks of his tenure at SportsMark, which began in 1990. The company consistently earned industry accolades, including SportsBusiness Journal’s Sports Event Marketing Firm of the Year. READ ENTIRE BIO
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IBM'S GLOBAL SPONSORSHIP CHIEF APPOINTED TO NSMN NYC CHAPTER BOARD

IBM HAS BEEN A CORPORATE MEMBER FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS

Noah Syken is the Vice President, Global Sponsorships and Client Programs for IBM.  In this role he leads the overall strategic relationship with IBM’s sponsorship partners including The Masters, US Open Golf and Tennis, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, Australian Open, and the Tony Awards. Prior to this, Noah was a leader of IBM’s global media organization where he oversaw the transition to a digitally centric media strategy. He also led the strategy and marketing around IBM’s “Watson” computer that successfully competed in the “Jeopardy! IBM Challenge” in 2011. Noah is passionate about emerging media and platforms and focuses on the intersection of technology and fan engagement as a means to drive IBM’s business into the future. READ ENTIRE BIO
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SPORTS BUSINESS DEALMAKER
GARY JACOBUS APPOINTED TO NSMN
NYC CHAPTER BOARD


Gary Jacobus is currently the Head of Business Development for Aramark’s Sports & Entertainment division and a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Council. He is responsible for securing new and retaining current food & beverage, retail merchandising and facilities management business within professional sports venues, NCAA sports venues, convention centers and amphitheaters. Aramark currently serves over 150 sports and entertainment venues in the United States.

Jacobus has spent the majority of his career in the sports and entertainment industry creating some of the largest corporate partnerships in sports marketing history. He began his sports career with the National Football League. During his seven-year tenure with the NFL, the annual marketing partnership revenue grew from $10MM to over $120MM. Jacobus was responsible for the then largest partnership in sports history, a three year $87MM venture with Sprint.

Jacobus moved on to run IMG’s worldwide corporate consulting practice where he grew the division by 270% over a three-year period. He was responsible for consummating a $2.5MM annual worldwide consulting agreement with Philips Electronics that was the most lucrative consulting assignment in IMG’s 40 year history. READ ENTIRE BIO
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The national organization is dedicated to the advancement of the sports business industry through networking and the production of thought-provoking, issue-oriented seminars created to raise the level of discourse on critical sports industry issues. In addition to producing must-attend panel discussions, NSMN offers industry-wide discounts on trade publications and complimentary job matching.

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SPORTS EXECUTIVES & FANS
UNITED AGAINST CANCER

www.sportstacklescancer.com

Sports Tackles Cancer is an industry-wide fundraising program that unites sports business executives AND sports fans in the fight against cancer. 100% of the funds raised are donated to cancer research and patient advocacy.

Organized by the National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN), the industry trade association, Sports Tackles Cancer is the first charitable program of its kind to encourage sports executives across the country to use their resources to help create additional awareness about cancer and to raise money. Through national outreach to sports business professionals, teams, leagues, sports sponsors and sports fans, Sports Tackles Cancer has raised thousands of dollars since its inception in 2008. Sports Tackles Cancer encourages creative fundraising programs and recognizes the individual and corporate sports industry leaders who take a stand in their public support of the program. Individual and corporate giving is welcome.

Ask today how you and your company can help!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE EXPAND OUR SPORTS TACKLES CANCER PROGRAM BY ADDING MULTIPLE NEW CANCER CHARITY BENEFICIARIES FOR YOU TO SUPPORT IN 2015.

100% of the funds raised are donated. Now our donors will have many cancer charities to select from.

We hope you and your company will continue to participate with Sports Tackles Cancer in 2015. Thank you for your patience while we expand our program.


Welcome New Members

Last updated: August 30, 2015
View the ENTIRE Membership Company List
To check the status of your membership, email customerservice@sportsmarketingnetwork.com
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NEW MEMBERS:

  • Pierry Software
  • Comcast Spotlight / Boston
  • Grid News Bureau, LLC
  • Genesis Strategic Advisors
  • Ariba, An SAP Company
  • Vision Critical
  • Big Wave Media, LLC
  • Connecticut Open
  • Beijing International Group
  • Neuhaus Consulting
  • EPS Communications
  • Pilgrim & Associates
  • Champions for America's Future
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Akseven
  • GameFace Media Inc.
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal
  • Els for Autism
  • The Dannon Company
  • Encompass Championship
  • Facebook
  • Rentrak
    MEMBERSHIP UPGRADES:

  • United States Olympic Committee


ADDITIONAL MEMBERS JOINED FROM:

  • Sentient Jet
  • ESPN Chicago
  • Pac 12 Networks
  • Lagardere Unlimited
  • Oakland Raiders
  • John Hancock Financial
  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Wheaton College

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:

  • GMR Marketing
  • Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
  • Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing
  • Regan Communications
  • One United USA-Manchester United USA Membership
  • THIRD and FOUR
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Gannett
  • Precision Sports Entertainment
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Newsday Connect
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • CPT Boston
  • Competitor Group
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Aramark
  • Delaware North- Boston
  • TD Garden
  • USA Today Sports Media Group
  • Mobee
  • Big Ten Network
  • Aregatta Sports & Entertainment
  • Accenture
  • 68Forty
  • Macali Communications
  • Equestrian Sports Marketing
  • Conference USA
  • Harlem Globe Trotters
  • BNP Paribas
  • Her Sports Life
  • Northwestern University Athletics
  • Farmingdale State College
  • Reebok International Ltd.
  • Contigo Sports Management
  • StarGames LLC
  • Major League Soccer /Soccer United Marketing
  • Taylor
  • Mission Athletecare
  • Sports Illustrated
  • CAA Sports

 

 
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