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A Season Full of Wild Cards

As Major League Soccer (MLS), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL) all make their...
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The Business of Force Majeure

During difficult times, people and businesses often look for ways to cut costs and save money.  Others look for ways, sometimes simultaneously,...
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Sports Business Finding Ways to Advertise

Where fans will be absent or at least diminished from stadiums, ballparks, grandstands, and arenas, sports franchises have looked for new ways...
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Consumer Trends have Changed Dealmaking

There are three trends in consumption and dealmaking today.  1. Diversification of platform and content More...
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Social Media Speak

We live in a world where most of our communication comes through some medium.  It may be a platform, application, or some...
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Platforms as the Distributor of Choice

The world is in a time where controlling content and distribution is essential to success and having your message heard.  Social media...
Abraham Lincoln, by Jean Louis Gerome, 1908

How Entertainment and Sports Can Heal America

A trying time indeed that the world and America finds itself.  It is the dichotomy of two extremes.  Stay-at-home, curfews, public protest,...
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Why television is dominating

When thinking about producing content, there was a time when entertainment was dominated by film and filmmaking.  Over time, the interest of consumers has...
Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth at Comiskey Park in 1918. (Chicago Daily News / Chicago History Museum)

What can entertainment, media, and sports in 1918-1919 tell us today?

History is always a great judge.  History is also a great companion to context.  In September 1918, a major pandemic hit the United States. ...
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A Summer of Baseball

As many cities, counties, states, and countries come back to life in public, professional sports will be at the center of the return.  America’s...