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This has to stop: Sports leading the charge for change

By bob hamer - president & founder of Sports business solutions and creator of theclubhouse

Full disclosure, I had planned on posting something else on theClubhouse platform today. But watching the most recent clip from Robert Horry moved me. It brought to light the very real pain and fear that...

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#MySportsBizStart – Jonathan Smaldon: "Building in the Minors"

By Jonathan Smaldon - Manager, Premium Partnerships at the New york jets

NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. The core four leagues are where almost every aspiring sport management professional wishes to establish their career. However, the reality is that many will get their foot in the...

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A Woman's POV of the Sports Industry

By Tamarah Strauss - VIce president, DKC Sports Group

With a closer eye on diversity in the workplace now more than ever – I often find myself reflecting on what it’s like being a woman in the sports industry and the countless people I’ve cultivated...

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The Group Sales Spotlight: Sacramento Kings

By DENISE SICHENEDER - VP OF SALES & SERVICE AT SPINZO

Recently, we caught up with one of our partners, the Sacramento Kings and specifically their head of Group Sales, Michael Ramos. We were interested in learning more about some of their successes over the...

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Selling during COVID-19: "Stay in the ring"

By Sam barlow - Manager, Inside sales at monumental sports & entertainment

“Stay in the ring.” If you’re reading this as an Inside Sales rep at Monumental Sports, you’re probably sick of hearing this phrase. I use it all the time. But I think this phrase applies now more...

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Why texting is so important in business, and how to do it!

By matt bruhn - Senior mid-market account executive at zipwhip

Texting has been around since 1992 — or 1985, if we’re counting typewriters — and yet 61% of businesses still aren’t texting their customers. Why is that? It is probably because people make a lot...

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What I learned in my first year in sport sales

By Jeremy barber - Account executive, business development at the san jose sharks

I remember lying awake in bed the night before I was set to move to San Jose on February 28th, 2019, to begin my career in the sports industry. It was already past 2:30am and I had to be up by 4:00am to...

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My #SameHere Story: "You're not alone"

By chris walker - sr. manager, business development - florida gator sports properties at learfield img college

It shouldn’t take the stigma surrounding mental health to hide my story. It shouldn’t take the embarrassment of going through mental health issues to keep things to myself. It shouldn’t take the...

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You have been furloughed in sports, now what?!

By Ed Kaczynski - fMR. Director of Ticket Sales and Experience with the XFL St. Louis BattleHawks & Elevate Sports Ventures

Until recently, many of us have been unfamiliar with the term furlough. For those still unfamiliar, this is a temporary, unpaid layoff that companies use due to financial hardship, with the caveat that...

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4 keys to growing your career in sports

By Lewis Gray - director of sales at connect partnership group

Growing a career in sports, let alone any industry, takes confidence, dedication, perseverance, and patience. Understanding what you want with high levels of self-awareness and self-reflection are key...

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The Power of Research in Sales

By Greg Crawford - Manager, premium partnerships at bse global (brooklyn sports & ent.)

Almost three years ago to the day, I hopped off the NYC subway and began my walk back to our office in Brooklyn, feeling defeated. I finally had the opportunity to meet with the Managing Partner of a law...

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Turbulent Emotions. My journey from chaos to clarity.

By Jordan Thomas - account executive, business development at the los angeles kings

When I was a teenager, I began to develop limiting beliefs of myself. I didn’t have much self-confidence and recall not believing I would accomplish much in life. I turned to drinking and smoking pot...

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The impact of COVID-19 from a student working in sports

By Wesley Jordan – Student at UNF and Sales Rep for THE Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Personally - How has this affected me? The rapid domino effect of worldwide closure took place following the outbreak of what we have come to know as Coronavirus (COVID-19). The lifestyle transition of...

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3 networking tips to get a job in sports

By jordan green - brand marketing coordinator at champs sports

It’s becoming cliché in the sports business... It’s not about what you know, but who you know. But over the past two years, as I began my attempt to enter the sports industry, I realized that it’s...

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So you want to work in sports?! Here's how you can

By Stuart Sokoloff - Account Executive, Group Service at The Phoenix Suns

This article was originally written and posted on LinkedIn by Stuart Sokoloff on June 8, 2020. Sixteen sports internships. Fourteen co-curricular clubs. Vice President of the class. Vice President for...

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