Archive for May, 2010

Lagardère Takes Aim at IMG in Sports Marketing Push

May 31, 2010

Arnaud Lagardère is angling for a bigger piece of the more than $100 billion global sports industry. The chief executive officer of Lagardère SCA today unveiled a new sports division intended to move the biggest French publisher toward becoming a larger player in sports rights, marketing and athlete representation. The new Lagardere […]

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Blue Equity Division Places Mexican Nurses in U.S. Hospitals

May 24, 2010

Eighteen Mexican nurses are in the process of getting jobs in U.S. hospitals, thanks to a training and placement business backed by Louisville-based Blue Equity, LLC. The Blue Equity division, Nurses Now International, trains nurses in English medical terminology and American culture, preparing them to work on a temporary basis […]

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State of the Sports Agent Industry

May 17, 2010

It was not all that long ago that IMG was known for its Client Management division, which included many talented athletes not named Tiger Woods. Jonathan Blue was focused on investing in non-sports businesses and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was known as one of the best Entertainment agencies in the […]

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BEST’s Dan Fegan Signs NBA Prospect John Wall For Representation

May 3, 2010

BEST agent Dan Fegan has signed NBA draft prospect John Wall “for contract representation,” according to sources cited by Liz Mullen of Sportsbusiness Journal. Sources indicated that BEST also is “finalizing a collaborative agreement for Wall’s marketing work.” Mullen notes Wall is “seen as having the potential of being an iconic NBA player […]

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