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The Bowl Conundrum Structure Needs Public Relations Help

BCS. Sometimes that’s all you have to say to launch a storm of criticism about today’s way to select the best team in college football. Just ask Bill Hancock, last week’s newly named executive director of the Bowl Championship Series. To be sure, Hancock is no Johnny-come-lately. He was the first director of the Final…

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Sports Public Relations Critical to Athlete Playbook

We’ve heard the words “public relations” tossed around quite a bit this summer, particularly when an athlete or coach scrambles to save face after behaving badly. My concern as someone who’s worked in sports PR in some shape or form for most of my professional life, is that I increasingly hear consumers talk about press…

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SEC Caught in PR Firestorm Over Social Media Policy

Southeastern Conference associate commissioner for media relations, Charles Bloom, has had better weeks. Actually, so has everyone in the SEC offices in Birmingham, Ala. Just days after a conference ticket policy went into place, the SEC began to receive unprecedented criticism from season ticket holders at its 12 member schools to media nationwide. The primary…

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Vick Has His Say, But Do We Believe Him? Does It Matter?

Despite lots of competition, the lead sports public relations story continues to be former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Michael Vick. Since we last met, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Vick to a one-year contract for $1.6 million with a second-year option worth $5.2 million and incentives. Vick, for those who aren’t familiar with his story, served 18…

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Sports Media PR, Then and Now

As the old Virginia Slims tagline for the Women’s Tennis Tour said  in the 1970s, “WOW!” Oh, wait … that line was, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” The way publicists communicate with sports editors and reporters has changed along with the rest of the media world. What people on the outside of the industry may not know, however,…

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