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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• 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. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
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• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
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• T. Rex
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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
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• 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).

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Mar172014

Northwestern Mutual Ensures Eyes Of March During Men's, Women's Hoop Tourneys

By Barry Janoff

March 17, 2014: Northwestern Mutual has punched its marketing ticket for both the NCAA Div. I Men's And Women's Basketball Tournaments, with multi-layered activation that is set to encompass TV, Internet, social media, on-site activation at both Final Four events and, in a look ahead, an opportunity to win tickets to the 2015 Final Four.

Northwestern Mutual, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, will focus a chunk of its efforts around original content, including Northwestern Mutual Presents Planning for Success, a 30-minute special that will look at the role that "preparation, style and execution play in the success of prominent NCAA coaches"; and Team Confidential, which features coaches discussing various issues relative to preparation and planning  for the NCAA championship.

Two main spots, "Build" and "Earn," have previously aired. Both will run on-air and online.

The Milwaukee-based insurance firm will have significant presence at the bookend events of the tournament, Northwestern Mutual will be primary sponsor of the men's First Four games on truTV, to be played March 18-19 in the University of Dayton (Ohio) Arena.

Mutual will then sponsor local events in Dallas and North Texas, site of the men's Final Four, April 5-7 in AT&T Stadium; and Nashville, site of the women's Final Four in Bridgestone Arena, April 6-8.

The weeks in between will include TV on CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV; and Web and mobile advertising on NCAA March Madness Live, which provides multi-screen digital access to all 67 games of the men's basketball tournament.

The Northwestern Mutual "NCAA Madness Bracket Challenge" is offering a trip to the Men's Div. I 2015 Final Four in Indianapolis. (Details here.)

In Dallas, the company will be presenting sponsor of the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Coaches Huddle, on April 4, Final Four Friday, a fundraising event in Dallas attended by former and current NCAA basketball coaches.

Also in Dallas, the Northwestern Mutual Road to the Final Four 5K is scheduled for April 5. Both events will benefit pediatric cancer research through the American Cancer Society.

In Nashville, Northwestern Mutual will be presenting sponsor for the 4Kay Run, held in honor of the late Kay Yow, North Carolina State head women's basketball coachwho passed away from cancer in 2009. Proceeds benefit cancer research through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

"As a corporate NCAA partner, we've found substantial opportunities around March Madness that are a great fit for our company and the communities we serve."

"Since we joined the NCAA as a corporate partner, we've found substantial opportunities around March Madness that are a great fit for our company and the communities we serve," Conrad York, vp-marketing for Northwestern Mutual, said in a statement. "Planning is an essential component to success, whether you are on or off the court. We help our clients plan for a secure financial future every day with our distinctive planning process."

Northwestern Mutual has had an corporate partnership with the NCAA since January 2012, including exclusivity in the life insurance, wealth management and retirement planning service categories.

Official NCAA corporate champions are AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola. In addition to Northwestern Mutual, official corporate partners are Allstate, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Burger King, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s (Hershey’s), Unilever and UPS.

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