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Congratulations to NSMN National Executive Board Member JEFF SHIFRIN. Jeff has been named President/COO, Octagon Marketing Worldwide.  Jeff now manages the operations and overall business of Octagon Marketing Europe & Asia Pacific, in addition to his existing role with Octagon Marketing Americas and FRUKT North America. An 18-year veteran of Octagon, Jeff was named President Marketing Americas in 2005 and he’s been overseeing Consulting, Events, and Entertainment businesses through ten consecutive years of growth. .  Please join me in congratulating Jeff on his enhanced role and promotion!
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Congratulations to NSMN National Executive Board Member JEFF PRICE. Jeff has been named Chief Commercial Officer of the PGA of America. The former President and Publisher of Sporting News, who also served as President of SI Digital and Head of Sponsorships for MasterCard, began his new role on August 1 and is based at PGA headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In his new role, he will oversee the primary commercial areas of the organization, including media, sponsorship, merchandising, marketing/communications and international.
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Congratulations to North Texas Chapter Board member SCOTT SONJU and past NSMN speaker Chuck Greenberg on their new ownership of the Frisco RoughRiders. Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC, owner of the Frisco RoughRiders, is pleased to announce they have entered into a definitive agreement with Chuck Greenberg and Scott Sonju for the sale of the Frisco RoughRiders franchise. Mandalay Baseball has been the principal owner and operator of the Frisco franchise since its inception in 2003. Mr. Greenberg, who also owns the Texas Rangers’ Advanced-A affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League, was the former CEO and managing partner of the Texas Rangers. He is the Chairman, CEO and Managing Partner of the newly formed Frisco RoughRiders LP, a partnership of local investors who are acquiring the RoughRiders. Mr. Sonju is the Co-Managing Partner and will continue to serve as the RoughRiders’ President, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the RoughRiders under Mr. Greenberg’s leadership.
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Congratulations to longtime NYC Chapter Board member RICK SINGER who has left IBM to become President & CEO, The Tiger Woods Foundation. Most recently, Rick was the Vice President, Client Executive Marketing at IBM where he managed all of IBM's global sponsorships including those in golf and tennis.
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Congratulations! NSMN Boston Chapter Board member and 34 year sports marketing industry veteran JULIE KAHN has been named President, Regan Media - and Executive Vice President of the parent company: Regan Communications Group. In her new position, she handles new business growth through the integration of communications and media and she also serves as a special advisor to George Regan. Prior, Julie spent the past 13 years as Senior Vice President of Entercom New England, were she managed seven stations, including WEEI and WAAF-FM.
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Congratulations to longtime Bay Area Chapter Board member & 30 year industry veteran PAT GALLAGHER who will be in charge of marketing, communications and partnerships for Super Bowl L. READ ARTICLE
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Congratulations to NSMN National Executive Board member STEVE PHELPS who was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Offer, NASCAR.
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Congratulations to longtime NSMN San Francisco Chapter Board member KEITH BRUCE who has been named CEO, San Francisco Super Bowl L Host Committee. Prior, Keith spent 9 years at SportsMark and was most recently the CEO of the agency.
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News & UPCOMING Events








ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Free, open to NSMN members only.
ALL members, ALL chapters are welcome!



.RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

HOSTED BY THE BOSTON CHAPTER


Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:00pm
EMC Club, Fenway Park, Boston

FEATURING A ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH:

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CHARLES GREENSTEIN
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL SPONSORSHP MARKETING EXECUTIVE
BANK OF AMERICA


Free, open to NSMN members only.
ALL members, ALL chapters are welcome. .



ROC NATION PRESIDENT
MICHAEL R. YORMARK JOINS
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER BOARD



Michael R. Yormark is President & Chief of Branding and Strategy for Roc Nation where he is responsible for marketing, branding, strategic partnerships and business development for the full-service company inclusive of artists, athletes, songwriters, music publishing, touring & merchandising, film & television, and a music label. He leads the effort to create and develop optimal opportunities for the Roc Nation brand, and its roster of athletes and artists, through strategic partnerships.  With more than 20 years in sports business, he was most recently the President & CEO of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, the Florida Panthers and the BB&T Center in South Florida. Michael's twin brother Brett, President & CEO, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center, has served on the NSMN New York City Chapter Board since 2007. READ BIO
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NSMN APPOINTS LISA BAIRD,
USOC CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER,
TO NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD


Since joining the USOC in 2009, Baird has signed more than $500 million in sponsorship revenue and has successfully raised the profile of Team USA, the leading sports brand in the United States with a corporate reputation and brand ratings topping every other sports property. READ BIO
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NSMN APPOINTS 30 YEAR
SPORTS BUSINESS INDUSTRY
VETERAN JERRY SOLOMON TO
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD

The StarGames CEO has served on the Boston Chapter Board for more than a decade. READ BIO
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NSMN APPOINTS DAVID GROSS,
COMMISSIONER,
MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE
TO BOSTON CHAPTER BOARD

Commissioner DAVID GROSS  is about to begin his 12th season at the helm of Major League Lacrosse. READ BIO
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Founded in 1998, National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) is the exclusive trade organization for the sports business industry. NSMN includes more than 10,000 individual and corporate members with chapters in major markets and members in more than 50 U.S. cities. Members enjoy daily membership benefits that focus on career development, business development and industry growth.

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 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.

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We are very sad to share that Ariana Economou passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. She fought a courageous battle against cancer & she taught us all about the great importance of laughter & family. NSMN extends its deepest condolences to the entire family.

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Welcome New Members

Last updated: October 23, 2014
View the ENTIRE Membership Company List
To check the status of your membership, email customerservice@sportsmarketingnetwork.com
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NEW TO NSMN:

  • Connect Sports and Entertainment
  • Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin
  • Saucony
  • Sports Media Executive, LLC
  • SMG - Verizon Wireless Arena
  • MetroLacrosse
  • BOKS
  • Gannett/USA TODAY
  • Donna Cohen Strategies
  • Row 99, LLC
  • Tufts University Athletics
  • Mobee
  • Crown Sports (corporate plus)
  • Moss Sports (corporate)
  • Golf House Kentucky
  • Tokens & Icons
  • San Jose SaberCats
  • Deportes Media, LLC
  • GPJ (corporate)
  • PGA of America (corporate)
  • Santa Cruz Warriors
  • Kelly Direct
  • Novel Media
  • Iris Pepper
  • TBWA\Chiat\Day
  • Titus Sports Marketing (corporate)
  • Ascension Sports Partners
  • New York Lizards
  • New York City FC
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
  • Bauerfeind USA
  • FanCheer Interactive, Inc
  • ASM Sports
  • Modern Inflatables LLC
  • Channel 99
  • PD Partnerships
  • PromoAd Media Marketing Company, Inc.
  • BNP Paribas Americas
  • Big 12 Conference
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  • United States Olympic Committee (patron)
  • The Marketing Arm (patron plus)
  • IEG LLC (patron)
  • ESPN Boston (corporate)


MORE STAFF FROM THESE COMPANIES:

  • PGA Tour
  • Major League Baseball
  • IMG College
  • University of San Francisco
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • Staten Island Yankees
  • ESPN
  • Thuzio
  • Comcast Sportsnet New England
  • American Airlines

STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Ithaca College
  • Temple University
  • Saint Joseph's University

 

RENEWALS:

  • United Entertainment Group (corporate)
  • NYC & Company
  • Paragon Marketing Group, LLC
  • Boston University Athletics (corporate)
  • Yahoo
  • ApptheGame
  • Montclair State University
  • National Lacrosse League
  • Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
  • 360 Architects
  • Pac-12 Networks
  • USA Today Sports Media Group
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
  • K Sports & Entertainment, LLC (corporate)
  • Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc.
  • Vertica Group
  • USA World Events
  • Genesco Sports Enterprises (patron plus)
  • Sonoma Raceway (corporate)
  • Stanford University
  • Oakland Raiders (corporate)
  • Golden State Warriors (corporate)
  • Pac-12 Conference
  • Nourjian Productions
  • TD Garden (corporate)
  • Boston Bruins (corporate)
  • Argonaut
  • Xoom
  • VISA (supporting member)
  • RBSH Enterprises, Inc.
  • Major League Lacrosse LLC (corporate)
  • Accenture (corporate)
  • Burns Entertainment
  • Huddle Productions
  • Gatorade
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • CBS Interactive
  • Catalyst
  • Chicago Cubs (corporate)
  • MC Media
  • CBS Interactive
  • Bloomberg
  • National Hockey League (patron)
  • WGT Media (corporate)
  • LifeTime Fitness (2) (corporate)
  • San Francisco 49ers (corporate)
  • Ketchum Sports & Entertainment (corporate)
  • Her Sports Life
  • John Hancock
  • MetLife Sradium (corporate)
  • San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee (corporate plus)
  • TCU Athletics (corporate)
  • National Basketball Association (patron)
  • Northwestern University Athletics (corporate)
  • Group M (corporate)
  • Chicago Bears (corporate)
  • Turner Broadcasting (corporate plus)
  • EA Sports (corporate)
  • Priority Sports & Entertainment
  • LeadDog Marketing Group (corporate)
  • Source Communications (corporate)
  • Pursuant Sports
  • Baseball America
  • Texas Rangers (corporate)
  • Dallas Cowboys (corporate)
  • Fox Sports Southwest (corporate)
  • Conference USA (corporate)
  • P&G Gillette (corporate)
  • GMR Marketing (supporting member)


 

 
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