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• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel. 

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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• MC5
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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Sep182017

Camping World Pitches Strong Tent With MLB For Post-Season, Marketing, Products

By Barry Janoff

September 18, 2017: In what it sees as a major move to reach "millions of baseball fans," outdoor and camping retailer Camping World has signed a multi-year, multi-platform deal with MLB.

The alliance will be seen by fans beginning with the coming playoffs, for which Camping World would be MLB’s first presenting partner for the American League Championship Series and National League Championship Series.

The deal also names Camping World as the official RV dealer and official RV and outdoor supply company for MLB.

In addition, several Camping World Holding divisions have partnered with MLB.

Overton’s becomes the official marine and water sports company for MLB.

The Good Sam Club, an organization of recreational vehicle owners, is now the official RV club for the league.

Windward/W82 has been named the official boardsports company.

And The House, an online retailer specializing in bikes, sailboards, skateboards, wakeboards, snowboards and outdoor gear, has been named the official active sports company for MLB.

Financial details of the pact were not shared.

Camping World said it plans to "expand its brand awareness with an integrated marketing program that will reach millions of MLB fans" through broadcast, digital, social, mobile and in-ballpark platforms.

That includes LCS broadcast networks TBS, FOX and FS1, as well as MLB Media assets MLB Network, MLB.com and MLB Advanced Media mobile apps.

As part of the alliance, people can participate in the "MLB Postseason 2017 Flyaway Experience Sweepstakes" in Camping World retail stores nationwide (Sept. 19 through Oct. 11, 2017).

The partnership will see licensing and retail components with officially licensed MLB products sold at Camping World and Camping World Holding division retailers.

Camping World brands have also been granted rights to produce MLB-licensed items in a variety of consumer product categories.

Camping World has more than 135 locations in 36 states.

"It is an honor to work with Major League Baseball, one of the most historic leagues in American sports,” Marcus Lemonis, CEO for Camping World Holdings, said in a statement.

"We look forward to working with the organization, starting with this year’s post-season, and leveraging our extensive experience with outdoor enthusiasts around the country to create and provide the best game day experience to its sports and outdoor loving fan base,” said Lemonis.

Lemonis is also host for The Profit on CNBC, which seeks out struggling businesses, in which he makes an investment in return for a percentage of the company and subsequent profits. According to CNBC, Lemonis has "successfully turned around more than 100 companies" since the show premiered in 2013.

"Camping World plans to expand its brand awareness with an integrated marketing program that will reach millions of MLB fans."

Camping World Stadium in Orlando is home to college football’s Citrus Bowl, Camping World Bowl and Florida Classic.

According to Noah Garden, evp-business for MLB, "Camping World is a great brand and we are looking forward to 'The Profit' bringing his special vision and energy to MLB for new fan promotions surrounding the LCS, Spring Training and more.

"As we prepare to begin another memorable October of post-season baseball, this is the perfect time to welcome Camping World to the MLB family with a fully integrated partnership that will increase their brand awareness and deliver MLB products into their retail locations," said Garden.

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