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Revving Up the Fan Experience with Mark Faber

Revving Up the Fan Experience with Mark Faber

Texas Motor Speedway, a legendary hub for motorsports enthusiasts, stands proudly in the heart of Texas. This renowned venue has hosted thrilling NASCAR races and a spectrum of exciting events for decades, captivating fans from all walks of life. In a recent podcast episode, Mark Faber, EVP and General Manager at Texas Motor Speedway, […]

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Breathe Easy: Enhancing Sports Wellness with AtmosAir’s Advanced Air Purification Solutions

Indoor air quality is a crucial consideration for professional and collegiate athletes who prioritize their wellness. Tony Abates, Chief Technology Officer at AtmosAir Solutions, explains how their comprehensive air purification system, known as atmosphere bipolar ionization, addresses various air contaminants. From reducing particulates that can irritate respiratory systems to inactivating viruses and bacteria, this […]

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When Sports Meets Business Strategies: How A Former NFL Player Became A Success In The World Of Business

Over the past decade, we’ve seen an increasing intersection of sports and business, with athletes moving beyond their sports roles into entrepreneurship, investing, brand-building, and business strategies. As the sports industry’s global value is projected to reach $623.6 billion by 2027, the question of how athletes transition into business becomes more pressing. Furthermore, with […]

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Surviving the Game: Scaling Front Office Sports with CEO Adam White

In the ever-evolving landscape of sports and media, an innovative platform is revolutionizing how people access sports-related content. Amid the digital rush, Front Office Sports, the “Wall Street Journal of sports,” is on its way to becoming a leading platform for millions. As the company outlines plans to upscale and expand its reach, there […]

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Building Relationships, Exceeding Expectations: Meet the Powerhouse Duo of B2B Hospitality

Introducing Leslie Tillem and Curtis Parris: The Powerhouse Duo Shaking Up the B2B Hospitality World Leslie Tillem and Curtis Parris bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, making them the perfect duo to discuss the top trends in B2B hospitality. In a recent interview, Leslie and Curtis delved into their experiences […]

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Being Fans First Created a Team Bigger Than Baseball

The classic line from Field of Dreams is, if you build it, they will come. In Savannah, Georgia, a more appropriate baseball saying might be, if you make it fun, they will come. Jesse Cole, Owner of the Savannah Bananas, is truly in a league of his own. Cole is a trailblazer and an […]

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GrubHub has Targeted Their Entry into the Hospitality World

Being able to order food at the press of a button is beyond just mere convenience, it is simplicity and delivery at its finest. If host Katie Steinberg has anything to say about it, food delivery apps like Grubhub are almost a little too easy to use. Nicolas Holland, the Partnership Director with GrubHub sat […]

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The Resurgence of Brick-and-Mortar Stores: One-of-a-kind Shopping Experiences Are Turning Customers into Brand Ambassadors
April 24, 2024

In the convenient world of e-commerce, big box stores are seeing a resurgence. Chains like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Target are experimenting with one-of-a-kind shopping experiences that can turn casual shoppers into loyal fans. In a recent Experts Talk roundtable, Allen Adamson, Co-Founder at Metaforce, highlighted how one-of-a-kind shopping experiences make for exciting […]

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Revolutionize Customer Engagement Through Digital Augmentations in Physical Retail
April 24, 2024

The digital transformation of retail experiences in physical stores has become crucial as big-box retailers strive to maintain their relevance and competitive edge in a digital era. These retailers are embedding interactive features and digital augmentations in their physical locations to offer unique, engaging customer experiences. This approach merges the tactile allure of in-store […]

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Enthusiastic and Trained Employees can Enhance Experiences and Drive Success in Physical Retail
April 24, 2024

In today’s retail landscape, big-box retailers are emphasizing the importance of their physical locations, even as the digital marketplace continues to expand. Stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart are not just maintaining their brick-and-mortar presence but are actively enhancing it with features like interactive elements and new store openings. This reassertion of the […]

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The Coexistence of Big Box and Small Retail Relies on Synergistic Relationships
April 24, 2024

Despite being long time competitors, big box retailers and small local businesses can both coexist in ways that benefit the other. Of course, both retail formats are different but by maintaining their core business models, the two can bank and leverage their strengths and still be open to synergistic relationships. During an episode of […]

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The Biggest Takeaways Hoteliers Need from New Book "Hospitality from Within"
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The Biggest Takeaways Hoteliers Need from New Book “Hospitality from Within”
November 16, 2021

Commentary: Big news in the hospitality space as our very own host of Say Yes to Travel, Sarah Dandashy, has a new book on the shelves, Hospitality From Within, and it’s available for pre-order today! We wanted to catch up with Sarah and find out what her inspiration for writing this book was; Sarah […]

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Envy Gaming Founder Shares the Details of the OpTic Gaming Merger

Key Points: Esports leaders merge to drive innovation in the field. Fans are excited about the merger and what’s to come. The brands look to expand beyond esports to media ventures. Commentary: The big news in the esports world is the merger of Envy Gaming and OpTic Gaming. This unification brings together two of […]

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Nike Dallas FC Was Created to Help Solve the Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

Key Points: As new NIL rules trickle down to the highschool level in certain states, it poses an interesting conflict for coaches to manage players that are obtaining deals and if it will cause rifts on the team. Division 1 athletics recruits athletes from across the socioeconomic spectrum and as college athletics changes the […]

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Does the AstroWorld Concert Bring in to Question How Large Scale Concerts Are Managed?

Key Points: Event operators and venues need to double down on security. Predictive analytic technologies may be key to preventing this from happening in the future.  Tod Caflisch believes that this is a matter of controlling numbers more than anything else. Commentary: Large scale concerts are a major business with typically very refined processes, […]

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“Breaking the Pocket” Inside Warren Moon’s Unconventional Route to the NFL
October 27, 2021

Warren Moon’s play on the field is what made him an NFL legend, but his path to get there was anything but conventional. In this clip from the next episode of Game Changers with Katie Steinberg, Moon describes the situation leading up to the 1978 NFL Draft and sheds light on his decision to start […]

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What Makes an NBA Sponsorship a Slam Dunk?

If you have turned on an NBA game these past couple of seasons one thing has probably caught your eye on players jerseys in fact might have even prompted you to pull out your phone and do a quick Google search. Those patches….. team sponsors similar to what see you in Nascar and soccer […]

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Latest Game Changers- Episodes, Season 1

Revving Up the Fan Experience with Mark Faber
Game Changers
Revving Up the Fan Experience with Mark Faber
September 19, 2023

Texas Motor Speedway, a legendary hub for motorsports enthusiasts, stands proudly in the heart of Texas. This renowned venue has hosted thrilling NASCAR races and a spectrum of exciting events for decades, captivating fans from all walks of life. In a recent podcast episode, Mark Faber, EVP and General Manager at Texas Motor Speedway, […]

Read More
When Sports Meets Business Strategies: How A Former NFL Player Became A Success In The World Of Business

Over the past decade, we’ve seen an increasing intersection of sports and business, with athletes moving beyond their sports roles into entrepreneurship, investing, brand-building, and business strategies. As the sports industry’s global value is projected to reach $623.6 billion by 2027, the question of how athletes transition into business becomes more pressing. Furthermore, with […]

Read More
Surviving the Game: Scaling Front Office Sports with CEO Adam White

In the ever-evolving landscape of sports and media, an innovative platform is revolutionizing how people access sports-related content. Amid the digital rush, Front Office Sports, the “Wall Street Journal of sports,” is on its way to becoming a leading platform for millions. As the company outlines plans to upscale and expand its reach, there […]

Read More
Building Relationships, Exceeding Expectations: Meet the Powerhouse Duo of B2B Hospitality

Introducing Leslie Tillem and Curtis Parris: The Powerhouse Duo Shaking Up the B2B Hospitality World Leslie Tillem and Curtis Parris bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, making them the perfect duo to discuss the top trends in B2B hospitality. In a recent interview, Leslie and Curtis delved into their experiences […]

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Bonus Content
Being Fans First Created a Team Bigger Than Baseball
January 17, 2023

The classic line from Field of Dreams is, if you build it, they will come. In Savannah, Georgia, a more appropriate baseball saying might be, if you make it fun, they will come. Jesse Cole, Owner of the Savannah Bananas, is truly in a league of his own. Cole is a trailblazer and an […]

Read More
GrubHub has Targeted Their Entry into the Hospitality World

Being able to order food at the press of a button is beyond just mere convenience, it is simplicity and delivery at its finest. If host Katie Steinberg has anything to say about it, food delivery apps like Grubhub are almost a little too easy to use. Nicolas Holland, the Partnership Director with GrubHub sat […]

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Using AI to Never Miss a Minute

When lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan Zack Klima missed seeing a game-winning goal due to waiting in a long line, he knew enough was enough. Spurred to action, Klima founded and is now CEO of company WaitTime, a state of the art artificial intelligence platform using real-time and historical data to analyze crowd diagnostics. Klima […]

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Sports Professor Discusses How Franchises Will Open New Revenue Opportunities

From game highlights and player highlights to behind-the-scenes footage, social media users are actively following sports teams on TikTok. According to Morning Consult data, 46% of self-identified TikTok users said they “often” or “sometimes” use social media to stay updated with game highlights. In comparison, 42% said they use it for player highlights. Meanwhile, […]

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How a Motion Analytics Company is Applying AI to Improve you Putting in Golf
Game Changers- Episodes, Season 1
How a Motion Analytics Company is Applying AI to Improve Your Putting in Golf
May 11, 2022

BioMech, as a company, combines sports and analytics to help athletes perform better at the sports they love. Professional Golfer Heath Slocum and Dr. Frank Fornari, Co-founder of BioMech, joined Game Changers’ Katie Steinberg to discuss the approach behind BioMech’s technology and how it’s upping the game for many golfers, including Slocum. “BioMech is a […]

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Creating the Expectations for an eSports Stadium

The rise in popularity of Esports took off during the pandemic, when more people stayed inside and sought other forms of entertainment. Senior Principal and Esports Director for the Americas with Populous Brian Mirakian talks with Game Changers host Katie Steinberg about the next generation of eSports facilities and the future of the market. “The […]

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Extending Performance Requires A Collaboration Between Different Disciplines

Joel Totoro’s love for professional sports and health has teed him up for a successful career as Director of Sports Science at Thorne. Totoro noticed that the development of a holistic approach has helped extend careers. Teams now include full-time dieticians, psychologists, physical therapists, and the primary care team. “Using health and wellness can be […]

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Jenifer Welter Shares How NFL Players Responded to Relationship Based Coaching

For many, being first is an accomplishment. It is an accolade to boast about to friends, family, colleagues. To Dr. Jenifer Welter, it means something entirely different. Dr. Jenifer Welter, the first female NFL coach, sits down to talk with Game Changers Host Katie Steinberg about her experience as a trailblazer in the NFL. Dr. […]

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Using AI to Never Miss a Minute
May 25, 2022

When lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan Zack Klima missed seeing a game-winning goal due to waiting in a long line, he knew enough was enough. Spurred to action, Klima founded and is now CEO of company WaitTime, a state of the art artificial intelligence platform using real-time and historical data to analyze crowd diagnostics. Klima […]

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Sports Professor Discusses How Franchises Will Open New Revenue Opportunities
May 18, 2022

From game highlights and player highlights to behind-the-scenes footage, social media users are actively following sports teams on TikTok. According to Morning Consult data, 46% of self-identified TikTok users said they “often” or “sometimes” use social media to stay updated with game highlights. In comparison, 42% said they use it for player highlights. Meanwhile, […]

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How a Motion Analytics Company is Applying AI to Improve Your Putting in Golf
May 11, 2022

BioMech, as a company, combines sports and analytics to help athletes perform better at the sports they love. Professional Golfer Heath Slocum and Dr. Frank Fornari, Co-founder of BioMech, joined Game Changers’ Katie Steinberg to discuss the approach behind BioMech’s technology and how it’s upping the game for many golfers, including Slocum. “BioMech is a […]

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Creating the Expectations for an eSports Stadium
May 4, 2022

The rise in popularity of Esports took off during the pandemic, when more people stayed inside and sought other forms of entertainment. Senior Principal and Esports Director for the Americas with Populous Brian Mirakian talks with Game Changers host Katie Steinberg about the next generation of eSports facilities and the future of the market. “The […]

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Extending Performance Requires A Collaboration Between Different Disciplines
April 26, 2022

Joel Totoro’s love for professional sports and health has teed him up for a successful career as Director of Sports Science at Thorne. Totoro noticed that the development of a holistic approach has helped extend careers. Teams now include full-time dieticians, psychologists, physical therapists, and the primary care team. “Using health and wellness can be […]

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Jenifer Welter Shares How NFL Players Responded to Relationship Based Coaching
April 6, 2022

For many, being first is an accomplishment. It is an accolade to boast about to friends, family, colleagues. To Dr. Jenifer Welter, it means something entirely different. Dr. Jenifer Welter, the first female NFL coach, sits down to talk with Game Changers Host Katie Steinberg about her experience as a trailblazer in the NFL. Dr. […]

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How College Athletic Departments Should Be Educating Their Athletes on NIL
March 29, 2022

Named one of Sports Business Journal’s 40 under 40, Casey Schwab is making an impact in the sports -and education- world. In this new episode of Game Changers, host Katie Steinberg sits down with Schwab, CEO of Altius Sports Partners, to discuss education advisory work in utilizing the NIL and beyond. Schwab emphasized the work […]

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Where Stadiums and Resorts Rank with Fiber and 5G Deployments
March 23, 2022

When most people think of the Corning name, they think of dishware and cookware. But the reality is they are so, so much more. The company even lays claim to having glass on the international space station. Jessica Janis, Head of Business Development for Sports, Entertainment & Hospitality at Corning spoke with Game Changers […]

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Eric Dickerson Turns His Toughest Career Moments into Lessons for the Next Generation of Players
March 15, 2022

In this exciting episode, Eric Dickerson, legendary NFL Running Back Hall of Famer speaks to Game Changers host Katie Steinberg about the recent publication of his memoir, Watch My Smoke, The Eric Dickerson Story. Dickerson played in the NFL for 11 seasons with the LA Rams, Indianapolis Colts, LA Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. The […]

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