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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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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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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
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• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football)

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• 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)

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• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Apr202017

Sly 'Rocky' Stallone Enters The Ring With Canelo For Tecate's 'Born Bold' Campaign

By Barry Janoff

April 20, 2017: If you want to add some more noise to an already loud upcoming boxing match, you might as well throw Sylvester "Rocky" Stallone into the fray.

Tecate has done that in a new campaign to tout the bout between Canelo Alvarez  (48-1-1) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1), scheduled for Seis de Mayo in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena (HBO PPV).

Stallone encounters Canelo in two spots, under Tecate Light’s "Born Bold" umbrella campaign, telling him to "Be bold," as he shows Canelo how to punch a bee hive, use raw meat to reduce a swollen eye and the correct way to display a championship belt.

The spots break this week during sports programming, including the NBA playoffs.

Support includes Internet, social media and OOH in the "form of prize card point-of-sale materials at the retail level,” according to Tecate, a division of Heineken.

Tag lines: "Be Bold. Be Bolder. Be Sly. Be Canelo." And "When you think you are bold, there comes Canelo."

Lead agency is Nómades.

According to Pablo Batlle, CCO for Nómades, "Our relationship with Sly is a couple of years old given we'd worked with him for Tecate in Mexico. The challenge here was to find the real voice of this collaboration in the American market.

"We think that we achieved a new approach that is relevant to the bi-cultural Hispanic consumer and to the 'Born Bold' concept," said Batlle.

The new creative is part of what Tecate called a "refreshed 37-week 'Born Bold' campaign," which originated in 2015.

"Sylvester Stallone has a lifelong connection to boxing and continues to build a career as a symbol for masculinity, which resonates particularly well with Tecate's bold, bi-cultural consumer," Belen Pamukoff, brand director for Tecate, said in a statement.

"In these new spots, our mission was to capture the comradery between Stallone as a masculine, legendary actor and Canelo as a real life boxing champion, while further fueling the inherit bold swagger of these superstars.,” said Pamukoff.

In "Beehive: BBQ," Canelo is working out in a gym, apparently being bothered by some bees. Stallone shows up and says, "Canelo, be bold," as he punches a bee hive. Later, at a BBQ, Canelo wants to put some ice on a swollen eye when Stallone says, “Be bold,” handing the boxer raw steak to put on the wound. Canelo takes the meat, tosses it on a nearby grill and says, "Be bolder."

In "Belt: Tub," Stallone shows off a faux title belt, to which Canelo reacts by showing Stallone his real World Championship belt. Later, Stallone finds Canelo soaking in a tub of ice. "Be bold," Sly says, to which Canelo responds by showing Stallone that his tub is also filled with chilled cans of Tecate Light.

According to Tecate, "Since the official debut of the 'Born Bold' advertising campaign in 2015, Tecate Light has made waves throughout the industry, becoming the fastest growing light beer in the U.S. versus our competitors."

The Canelo-Chavez fight is being handled by Golden Boy Productions.

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