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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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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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Super Bowl LI Brings Super Numbers For NFL, Fox, Marketers, Pepsi, Pirates, Beer

By Barry Janoff

February 7, 2017: They may be crunching numbers for quite some time in Atlanta trying to figure out how a 28-3 lead turned into a 34-28 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, but a plethora of marketing, brand value, digital and viewing numbers show that for the most part companies made the right call by attaching their names to the Big Game.

The first overtime game in Super Bowl history drew an average of 111.9 viewers on Fox. Fox also said that an additional 1.72 million people watched the game online via its Fox Sports app and Web site and another 650,000 on Fox Deportes.

The broadcast average trails the 114.4 million for Super Bowl XLIX (2015) on NBC, 112.2 million for Super Bowl XLVIII (2014) on Fox, 111.9 million for Super Bowl 50 (2016) on CBS, is tied with Super Bowl XLVI (2012) on NBC and ahead of 111 million for Super Bowl XLV (2011) on Fox.

Fox charged upward of $5 million for a 30-second ad, and during Super Bowl LI 65 distinct brands ran 104 spots in 49 ad breaks for just under 3,000 seconds (49.9 minutes) of dedicated ad time.

Advertisers generated an estimated revenue of $509.6 million for Fox from the in-game telecast, including overtime but not post-game, according to analytics and research firm iSpot.tv.

iSpot.tv said it measured activity from more than 10 million smart TVs and tracked responses to TV ads on social/digital platforms.

Advertisers saw 36.4 million earned YouTube views and 93,497,275 online views (paid and earned) on Game Day alone, according to iSpot.tv.

The running tally passed 501.3 million views the day after the Super Bowl. "The water-cooler effect will likely hit another 100 million views" on Monday (Feb. 6) alone," per iSpot.tv.

Of ads that ran on-air during the game, the most-viewed spots online (through Feb. 7) were topped by Budweiser’s "Born the Hard Way," with almost  27 million views on YouTube; and "Cleaner of Your Dreams" from P&G’s Mr. Clean, topping 10.7 million views.

The Top Five also includes the Netflix’ promo for season two of Stranger Things, with more than 10.2 million YouTube views; the Disney trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (pictured), which has surpassed 3.9 million views (not counting more than 31 million YouTube views of the teaser posted four months ago); and Super Bowl rookie 84 Lumber’s "The Journey Begins" at more than 3 million views.

With its sponsorship of the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga, "Pepsi looks to get a windfall of approximately $32 million in brand value," according too research and consulting firm Apex MG Analytics.

Fox said that some 117.5 viewers watched the halftime show, second-most in Super Bowl history behind the 120.7 million who saw Katy Perry perform during halftime at Super Bowl XLIX.

In addition, Alfa Romeo USA "received more than $12 million in exposure from their sponsorship of the NFL on Fox Halftime Report."

"With its sponsorship of the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga, Pepsi looks to get a windfall of approximately $32 million in brand value."

And Bose headsets worn on the sidelines during Super Bowl LI  gave the company more than  $10.4 million in brand value, per Apex MG Analytics.
 
All told, there were 96,158,081 digital actions explicitly linked to Super Bowl ads on game day, according to iSpottv.

Netflix generated the most social actions with 554,000, followed by Budweiser (433,000) and Mr. Clean (413,000).

Social Reach (estimated reach from social media sharing) hit 4.39 billion on Game Day and 5.76 billion overall.

Netflix’ Stranger Things and T-Mobile alone topped 1.2 billion in estimated social reach.

Good news for Big Game advertisers: Netflix, T-Mobile and other brands are still generating actions in the post Super Bowl LI window, with tallies still coming in, per iSpottv.

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