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CW and LIV Golf Tee Up a New Partnership

A surprising announcement in the world of golf hit the green early this year with a CW and LIV Golf partnership. While it’s not ideal for all parties involved, it’s definitely a win for the expanding ecosystem of golf’s media reach. What are the nuances of the deal, and what does it say about the […]

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CW and LIV Golf Tee Up a New Partnership

A surprising announcement in the world of golf hit the green early this year with a CW and LIV Golf partnership. While it’s not ideal for all parties involved, it’s definitely a win for the expanding ecosystem of golf’s media reach. What are the nuances of the deal, and what does it say about the […]

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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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NBC News NOW Takes a Positive Approach to News

NBC News NOW is the newest addition to the news cycle. Have Americans grown tired of the negative & angry, 24/7 news cycle? NBC thinks so. The NBC News NOW focus is not ‘click-bait’ sensational headlines; instead, it believes people need a news atmosphere designed not to leave them angry and divided. Unlike some competitive […]

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NCAA NIL Deals are Officially Legal. How is the Added Layer of Competition Impacting Athletes, Programs, and Brands?

The debate about whether college athletes should be able to profit off brand representation finally came to fruition on July 1, 2021, when the NCAA decided that athletes can profit from name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals, according to Icon Source. Athletes from the Tennessee State football team and the Indiana University basketball team are […]

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Sports Fans Enjoy Concessions, But Not the Wait. How Might Crowd Intelligence Solutions Change This?

What is the worst part of attending a professional sporting event? Some may argue that it is the crowds and long concession lines. However, that may not be such a headache in the future with crowd intelligence solutions such as WaitTime.  With 59 percent of fans saying they would spend more at the concession stand […]

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What Media Industry Layoffs Tell Us About Advertising, Streaming, & Media Culture

2022 has been a tough year for companies as inflation and high interest rates have made debt spending more expensive and critical supplies more of a burden on profit margins. Unfortunately, thinner margins have been passed off onto employees with mass high-profile layoffs sweeping nearly every industry throughout the year, especially in tech-related sectors. From […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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NBC News NOW Takes a Positive Approach to News
December 29, 2022

NBC News NOW is the newest addition to the news cycle. Have Americans grown tired of the negative & angry, 24/7 news cycle? NBC thinks so. The NBC News NOW focus is not ‘click-bait’ sensational headlines; instead, it believes people need a news atmosphere designed not to leave them angry and divided. Unlike some competitive […]

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NCAA NIL Deals are Officially Legal. How is the Added Layer of Competition Impacting Athletes, Programs, and Brands?

The debate about whether college athletes should be able to profit off brand representation finally came to fruition on July 1, 2021, when the NCAA decided that athletes can profit from name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals, according to Icon Source. Athletes from the Tennessee State football team and the Indiana University basketball team are […]

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Sports Fans Enjoy Concessions, But Not the Wait. How Might Crowd Intelligence Solutions Change This?

What is the worst part of attending a professional sporting event? Some may argue that it is the crowds and long concession lines. However, that may not be such a headache in the future with crowd intelligence solutions such as WaitTime.  With 59 percent of fans saying they would spend more at the concession stand […]

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What Media Industry Layoffs Tell Us About Advertising, Streaming, & Media Culture

2022 has been a tough year for companies as inflation and high interest rates have made debt spending more expensive and critical supplies more of a burden on profit margins. Unfortunately, thinner margins have been passed off onto employees with mass high-profile layoffs sweeping nearly every industry throughout the year, especially in tech-related sectors. From […]

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What Media Industry Layoffs Tell Us About Advertising, Streaming, & Media Culture
December 15, 2022

2022 has been a tough year for companies as inflation and high interest rates have made debt spending more expensive and critical supplies more of a burden on profit margins. Unfortunately, thinner margins have been passed off onto employees with mass high-profile layoffs sweeping nearly every industry throughout the year, especially in tech-related sectors. From […]

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Bally Sports Plus Bets Big on Streaming at Regional Sports Fans’ Expense

Sports streaming is in trouble. Much has been made in recent year about the stadium experience and how it has been surpassed with sports on TV. With ticket and concession prices rising, the thought is that it’s simply not worth watching your favorite team from the stands anymore. Is that really the case, though? There […]

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IAAPA Expo 2022: What’s New in Themed Entertainment?

Amusement Park enthusiasts might be saving for a summer vacation to ride the latest attractions, but the industry insiders provided a sneak peek into the next hospitality and tourism revolutionary rides and games. IAAPA Expo 2022 at the Orange County Expo Center wrapped up in November, and more than 1,000 attendees saw what the future […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Could Benefit the US Economy

Sports betting has continued to explode in the U.S. despite the reticence of many states to legalize the practice. One of the benefits cited by proponents of legalized sports betting is the tax revenue that states are able to collect. A recent piece in D Magazine analyzed just how much a state like Texas […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Could Benefit the US Economy
December 7, 2022

Sports betting has continued to explode in the U.S. despite the reticence of many states to legalize the practice. One of the benefits cited by proponents of legalized sports betting is the tax revenue that states are able to collect. A recent piece in D Magazine analyzed just how much a state like Texas […]

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World Cup Crowd Management is a Problem. How Can Facility Managers Turn a Challenge into an Opportunity?

All eyes are on Qatar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup this month. While the action on the field should be most important (including the historic Moroccan upset 2010 World Cup Champion Spain), many other issues have plagued the tournament. World Cup crowd management is one of these, a natural consequence of a country with […]

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Spotify Wrapped 2022: What Bad Bunny and Rogan’s Success on Spotify Can Illuminate for B2B Marketers

Spotify Wrapped 2022 is officially out for all the streaming heads out there eager to see their year in review. Bad Bunny topped the most streamed artist spot for another year in a row, and for you, marketers out there eyeing podcast content turns out Joe Rogan was the most-listened-to podcast again this year. […]

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AMC and Zoom Partnership: What Will the Big Screen Conference Experience Be Like?

AMC and Zoom have announced they are launching “Zoom Rooms” sometime in 2023. Zoom Rooms will allow for video conference calls to occur in AMC movie theaters, increasing the meeting capacity to over 75 people. Additional services will be offered as well such as food & beverage and movie viewing. Scott Srolis, SVP of […]

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Bridging the Investment Gap and Inefficiencies of Youth Sports
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Bridging the Investment Gap and Inefficiencies of Youth Sports
November 22, 2021

Seeing his own kids grow up playing school sports, Chuck Thompson, Nike Dallas FC president, noticed a gap in youth sports — it is inefficient and doesn’t set players up for success. He joined Host Katie Steinberg of Game Changers to discuss the Nike Dallas Football Club and its impact on the community. Thompson’s vision […]

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Chillin’ at Texas Motor Speedway with Portable Cooling Solutions

Fast cars and hot days and nights; that’s how they do it at Texas Motor Speedway. Entertainment is the name of the game, but giving guests and fans a comfortable experience is the goal, no matter the event. Steven French, Senior Director of Business Development for Texas Motor Speedway, spoke to host Tyler Kern […]

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What’s Driving Renewed Growth Among Toymaking Giants?

Last year was a rough one for the toy industry, and juggernauts like Mattel and Hasbro were no exception. However, with Q2 revenue released, both of those toymaking giants outperformed forecasts and showed resilience and growth as they attempt to rebound from that rocky 2020. So, what’s driving this growth? Will it last? How […]

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More than a Hobby: How Metal Detectors Aid in the Search for Missing Service Members

On this episode of Discover the Truth, a podcast by Garrett Metal Detectors, host Tyler Kern talked with Danny Keay, Conflict Archaeologist and retired US Army, about conflict archaeology and metal detecting in Germany. Conflict archaeology is a new subfield in the world of anthropology. According to Keay, it used to be known as battlefield […]

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More than a Hobby: How Metal Detectors Aid in the Search for Missing Service Members
June 23, 2021

On this episode of Discover the Truth, a podcast by Garrett Metal Detectors, host Tyler Kern talked with Danny Keay, Conflict Archaeologist and retired US Army, about conflict archaeology and metal detecting in Germany. Conflict archaeology is a new subfield in the world of anthropology. According to Keay, it used to be known as battlefield […]

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Elevating Accuracy and Precision in Sports with Advanced Tech

Data drives decisions of the worlds largest companies but in a world with constant data, how do you make sense of it? Host TC Riley, puts the world under the lens of data and analytics and explores current news, B2B trends, and popular topics.   Data revolutionized the way sports are played and watched, and new […]

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Sport Radio Personality Colin Cowherd Launches Podcast Network

Often-divisive but undeniably popular sports personalist Colin Cowherd is distancing from the major networks that have helped build his career, announcing that he’s starting his on podcast company under the name The Volume to dip his toes into the on-demand sports content landscape. Cowherd will lead the network with a signature podcast and anchor a […]

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Los Angeles Film & TV Production Hits Rock Bottom During Pandemic

More data has been released regarding how the Los Angeles film market has adjusted to the pandemic, and, though, there are some signs of life and reasons for hope, the numbers are not good. Reporting out of Hollywood Reporter said that non-profit benefit and research organization for the greater LA media economy, FilmLA, recently […]

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Los Angeles Film & TV Production Hits Rock Bottom During Pandemic
February 4, 2021

More data has been released regarding how the Los Angeles film market has adjusted to the pandemic, and, though, there are some signs of life and reasons for hope, the numbers are not good. Reporting out of Hollywood Reporter said that non-profit benefit and research organization for the greater LA media economy, FilmLA, recently […]

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The NFL Season by the Numbers

Data drives decisions of the worlds largest companies but in a world with constant data, how do you make sense of it? Host TC Riley, puts the world under the lens of data and analytics and explores current news, B2B trends, and popular topics.   While stats have always been part of the NFL—teams, analysts, and […]

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Caesar’s Entertainment Expands its Footprint to Sports Betting

Caesar’s Entertainment recently announced a significant “strategic investment” in SuperDraft Inc., a fantasy sports platform. Though neither party has revealed how much Caesar’s paid for its investment, but it has currently bought a minority stake in SuperDraft. While the initial investment may not blow anyone away, it opens the door for some serious disruption […]

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Epic Games Expands Its Physical Footprint with New HQ

Fortnite developer Epic Games is cashing in on $1.78 billion in funding it received in 2020, acquiring an 87-acre property for $95 million on which it plans to build a new headquarters. The company expects to occupy the property, which was home to North Carolina’s Cary Towne Center mall, by 2024. The move not […]

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Sports Betting Posts a Record-Setting Q3
November 14, 2022

The Gist: The sports betting industry had a massive 2022 Q3, posting $1.68 billion in revenue. This represents an 80.6% increase year over year. Seven new states have legalized betting since this time last year, most notably New York. However, even if you exclude those states, the industry is still up 33% over Q3 2021. […]

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The Good and the Bad from the 2022 World Series TV Ratings

The Gist: The television ratings for Fox’s broadcast of the 2022 World Series weren’t pretty. The 6-game series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies averaged 11.78 million viewers on Fox, the second-lowest total in the modern era. However… It’s not all bad news for Fox. Front Office Sports reported that the network saw an […]

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Jeff Bezos May Bid on NFL’s Washington Commanders With Jay-Z

(Bloomberg) — Jeff Bezos is interested in bidding for the NFL’s Washington Commanders, possibly with music mogul Jay-Z as an investor, according to a person familiar with the matter. Billionaires Dan and Tanya Snyder said Wednesday that they’re exploring options including a sale of the Commanders, weeks after facing renewed pressure to step down. […]

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Adidas Cuts Ties With Ye, Absorbing €250 Million Profit Hit

(Bloomberg) — Adidas AG will absorb a hit to earnings of up to €250 million ($247 million) this year to end its partnership with Ye following a rash of offensive behavior from the rapper and designer. The German sports company said it’s cutting ties with Ye, formerly Kanye West, with immediate effect, confirming an earlier […]

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Adidas Cuts Ties With Ye, Absorbing €250 Million Profit Hit
November 4, 2022

(Bloomberg) — Adidas AG will absorb a hit to earnings of up to €250 million ($247 million) this year to end its partnership with Ye following a rash of offensive behavior from the rapper and designer. The German sports company said it’s cutting ties with Ye, formerly Kanye West, with immediate effect, confirming an earlier […]

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The Fan Connection: The Impact Connectivity Has on the Fan Experience

There’s really nothing quite like going to a live sporting event. From football to soccer, baseball to basketball, and every sport that is played in a traditional venue, cheering along with a roaring crowd for a favorite team or player is an experience like no other. And today’s fans want even more – connected to […]

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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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Sports Professor Discusses the Sports Franchises Will Open New Revenue Opportunities
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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

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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CW and LIV Golf Tee Up a New Partnership
January 24, 2023

A surprising announcement in the world of golf hit the green early this year with a CW and LIV Golf partnership. While it’s not ideal for all parties involved, it’s definitely a win for the expanding ecosystem of golf’s media reach. What are the nuances of the deal, and what does it say about the […]

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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 […]

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NBC News NOW Takes a Positive Approach to News
December 29, 2022

NBC News NOW is the newest addition to the news cycle. Have Americans grown tired of the negative & angry, 24/7 news cycle? NBC thinks so. The NBC News NOW focus is not ‘click-bait’ sensational headlines; instead, it believes people need a news atmosphere designed not to leave them angry and divided. Unlike some competitive […]

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NCAA NIL Deals are Officially Legal. How is the Added Layer of Competition Impacting Athletes, Programs, and Brands?
December 27, 2022

The debate about whether college athletes should be able to profit off brand representation finally came to fruition on July 1, 2021, when the NCAA decided that athletes can profit from name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals, according to Icon Source. Athletes from the Tennessee State football team and the Indiana University basketball team are […]

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Sports Fans Enjoy Concessions, But Not the Wait. How Might Crowd Intelligence Solutions Change This?
December 27, 2022

What is the worst part of attending a professional sporting event? Some may argue that it is the crowds and long concession lines. However, that may not be such a headache in the future with crowd intelligence solutions such as WaitTime.  With 59 percent of fans saying they would spend more at the concession stand […]

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What Media Industry Layoffs Tell Us About Advertising, Streaming, & Media Culture
December 15, 2022

2022 has been a tough year for companies as inflation and high interest rates have made debt spending more expensive and critical supplies more of a burden on profit margins. Unfortunately, thinner margins have been passed off onto employees with mass high-profile layoffs sweeping nearly every industry throughout the year, especially in tech-related sectors. From […]

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Bally Sports Plus Bets Big on Streaming at Regional Sports Fans’ Expense
December 13, 2022

Sports streaming is in trouble. Much has been made in recent year about the stadium experience and how it has been surpassed with sports on TV. With ticket and concession prices rising, the thought is that it’s simply not worth watching your favorite team from the stands anymore. Is that really the case, though? There […]

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IAAPA Expo 2022: What’s New in Themed Entertainment?
December 8, 2022

Amusement Park enthusiasts might be saving for a summer vacation to ride the latest attractions, but the industry insiders provided a sneak peek into the next hospitality and tourism revolutionary rides and games. IAAPA Expo 2022 at the Orange County Expo Center wrapped up in November, and more than 1,000 attendees saw what the future […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Could Benefit the US Economy
December 7, 2022

Sports betting has continued to explode in the U.S. despite the reticence of many states to legalize the practice. One of the benefits cited by proponents of legalized sports betting is the tax revenue that states are able to collect. A recent piece in D Magazine analyzed just how much a state like Texas […]

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