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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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• MC5
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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
• 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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Coca-Cola Builds On Largest Olympic Marketing Effort In Company History

By Barry Janoff

July 5, 2012: With just three weeks to go until the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Coca-Cola has unveiled the latest elements in what it is calling "the largest Olympic-themed marketing effort" in company history.

Activation for the Summer Games, which run July 27-Aug. 12, includes eight Olympic-themed TV spots, a promotion via My Coke Rewards, a mobile Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper tour, limited-edition Olympic graphics on products at retail, downloadable music and graphics and consumer interaction via social media destinations.

Coca-Cola, an official marketing partner of the U.S. Olympic and International Olympic Committees, has already activated behind the 2012 Games in various aspects, including co-sponsor of the Torch Run currently making its way to London.

Coke said it would release eight TV spots during the Games across NBC Universal networks, which will be airing the events, as well as in theaters nationwide. The commercials feature eight current, former or Olympic team hopefuls who are official Coca-Cola spokespersons: David Boudia (diving), Henry Cejudo (wrestling), Marlen Esparza (boxing), John Isner (tennis), Shawn Johnson (pictured below; gymnastics), Jessica Long (paralympic swimming), Alex Morgan (soccer) and David Oliver (track & field).

Coca-Cola said the aspirational spots, part of Coca-Cola’s "Open Happiness" campaign, would  emphasize "the values of community, connection and support." Lead agencies are Ogilvy & Mather, Wieden + Kennedy and Leo Burnett.

“The new work captures the individual stories of support of our athletes on their Olympic journeys,” Katie Bayne, president and GM for Sparkling Beverages, Coca-Cola North America, said in a statement. “Just like Coke, the energetic stories are all about patriotic optimism.”

The beverage giant said that MyCokeRewards.com/theOlympics would "serve as the digital hub designed to bring families closer to the Coca-Cola 8-Pack of Athletes." Activation includes interactive athlete quizzes, instant-win prize opportunities and enter-to-win sweepstakes.

Coca-Cola's "On the Go with D.O.” at My Coke Rewards offers consumers the chance to bring 2008 Olympic bronze medalist David Oliver (aka “D.O.”) to their child’s school for a “field day” of athletic activities.

The Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper is a mobile marketing unit that is scheduled to appear at more than 80 events throughout the summer. The vehicle "reflects the look and theme of the 2012 London Olympic Games."

According to Coke, it includes "blasts of frosty air to provide refreshing relief to visitors in the summer heat,"  an ice bar with a “perfect serve” Coca-Cola sampling experience, the ability for visitors to upload a photo and a message of support for the chance to appear in a montage “Cheers” video (which will be featured on Coca-Cola’s social channels during the Games), an opportunity to view Olympic Games footage and take part in interactive challenges and a recording studio and photo station, providing consumers with a memento that captures the experience.

Coca-Cola recently offered consumers the opportunity to download messages and photos of encouragement for Team America. A collage of the photos will appear on a six-story Coca-Cola billboard in New York's Times Square billboard on July 18.

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