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Jay-Z: Music Mogul, Sports Agent Icon?

From selling drugs as a pre-teen in the streets of Brooklyn, New York to becoming a hip-hop mogul. Now his next business venture is becoming the face of a sports agency. Yes, I am talking about Shawn Carter, also know as Jay-Z. Why would an extremely successful rapper venture into the realm of player representation…

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Top Sports Agents in the NBA

The players, the coaches and the teams’ management staff get all the media attention and the love from the fans in the NBA. Of course they are the stars of the business, the people that keep the league alive and running. But in order for all them to work, there are some other professionals who…

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Top NFL Sports Agencies (Post-2013 NFL Draft)

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Main agent(s): Tom Condon, Ben Dogra, Jimmy Sexton Many consider CAA to not only be the best NFL sports agency, but the best agency regardless of sport. Similar to how many NCAA conferences are joining together to form super-conferences, CAA is essentially a “super-agency.” Tom Condon may in fact be considered…

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2013 NFL Draftees and their Sports Agents

The 2013 NFL draft has come and gone. Eric Fisher was selected first overall by the Kansas City Chiefs out of Central Michigan, as the Chiefs hope to re-invigorate a devoted fanbase who watched the team fail miserably last season with a record of 2-14. Fisher is projected to make close to $22 million with…

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Top Sports Agents in the NFL

The top sports agents in every major American sports league dominate the market. The top sports agents land nearly all the clients with their huge firms. Here is a look at some of the sports agents dominating the NFL market. If you want to be  sports agent, you’ll need to know their names. Who are…

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Attention Sports Agents! Your Reputation Is On The Line

Guest Post Submitted by Chris McKenzie There’s been one too many Billy Bean’s to mention in this article. You know; the “great” players at younger/inexperienced levels that never “make it” in the big leagues. Half a season of poor performances later and he’s not the only one looking debauched; you mis-represented your client. Sure, there…

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The 3 Most Significant Sports Agent-Athlete Relationships

In Australia, sports agents have recently been on the receiving end of some bad press. There have been stories of indiscretions in both AFL (Australian Rules Football), involving Ricky Nixon, and NRL (Rugby League), with Sam Ayoub. The reports have tainted both the respective sports as well as the reputation of sports agents.  I won’t…

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All About Sports Agents

The role and compensation of a sports agent is often misunderstood by the public. A sports agent’s job is to market the athlete or the products associated with that athlete to promote the athletes career. The agent works to negotiate contracts that are in the best interest of the athlete. What we don’t see is…

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Work in Sports: 6 Tips to Get Ahead

Graduating from your undergraduate institution in April or May and want to break into the business of sports (particularly in the representation of athletes) but have no idea where to start?  Here’s a list of options.  There is no “right”  path to success, but the following list provides some insight into ways that you can…

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Tips on Apologizing for Salespeople

Tiger Woods delivering his 13-minute speech was finally what hundreds of millions of people were waiting to hear.  “I know I have bitterly disappointed all of you,” said Woods.  “I have made you question who I am and how I could have done all the things I did.  I am embarrassed I have put you…

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In the Trenches: Building Your Network

(This is a guest article by Cabe Flesher) As the old saying goes, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” and this can’t ring more true than in the wide world of sports, specifically sponsorships sales.  We are out there everyday trying to get in the door somehow and we have all heard…

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How to Get More Callbacks from Prospects

When someone has decided to call us back before making a buying decision, there’s a good chance (despite all their good intentions) they won’t follow through.  It doesn’t make them liars or bad people.  It’s just the law of averages.  We know people get busy and have other priorities come up in their lives. Are…

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