Shane Harmon

1 Magazine | 6,316 Articles | 4,706 Followers | @shane_harmon | #Sportsbiz & Major Events pro. Lover of all sports, master of none. CEO @WestpacStadium. Formerly GM Marketing @RugbyWorldCup 2003 & 2011

Integrating venue technology into sports business to enhance fan experience

Over the past fifty years, transformative advances in technology have occurred. As a result, attending a sporting event is no longer about the …

Sports Industry

Most athletes inspired in Rio; Olympic brass? Not so much

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Simone Biles defied gravity. Simone Manuel defied history. Michael Phelps glared, still hungry. Katie Ledecky churned all alone. …

Ryan Lochte

Names and numbers: your handy NFL stadium naming rights guide - Notes & Insights

<b>Ahead of the new NFL season, SportsPro presents an up-to-date overview of every stadium naming rights deal currently in place.</b><p>Multi-million dollar …

NFL

Do Female Athletes Get Stiffed By The Sports Industry?

The Olympics brought a moment of equality to women in sports, but don't expect it to last.<p>During the 2016 Olympics, the U.S. enjoyed a brief, imperfect glimpse of a rare phenomenon in sports: gender equality.<p>Notable gaffes in sexist Olympics coverage aside, high-profile women athletes like …

Women's News

Rio closes Games with sigh of relief: 'We made it'

And Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief.<p>The Olympic torch was extinguished here Sunday, officially ending the first Games in South America. Rio marked the occasion with a joyful closing ceremony meant to celebrate a city and a people that defied predictions and pulled off a scaled-back …

Brazil

Kobe Bryant and Jeff Stibel Unveil $100 Million Venture Capital Fund

Meet Kobe Bryant, venture capitalist.<p>The retired NBA star today unveiled his venture-capital fund, a $100 million vehicle for investing in technology, media and data companies.<p>Mr. Bryant, who turns 38 Tuesday, isn’t going it alone: He is partnering with 43-year-old Jeff Stibel, a longtime …

Venture Capital

Planning for the Down Side of Ballpark Development

We’ve seen several high-profile ballpark projects launched with the goal of economic development in hand. The consistent criticism: what if the …

Minor League Baseball

How Celtic FC is planning to keep pace with Europe’s commercial elite | Sponsorship

China’s growing fascination with football has triggered an overhaul in the marketing strategies which European clubs are now employing in an effort …

Europe

Dodgers announce 5 more companies for accelerator program

<i>Read about the latest sports tech news, innovations, ideas and products that impact players, fans and the sports industry at SportTechie.com.</i><p>Last …

Startups

Which brands were the winners and losers from Rio 2016- Sports marketers have their say | Sponsorship

The relaxation of the advertising restrictions around the Olympics IP marked a shift in the world of sports marketing with non-official sponsors …

Marketing

Atlanta Hawks: How We Engage Our Fans

The #Rio2016 Twitter data recap | Twitter Blogs

As we bid farewell to the #Olympics after last night’s #ClosingCeremony, let’s take a look at how the event performed live on Twitter. Throughout the …

Social Media

Bleacher Report's CEO explained why ESPN is in trouble

ESPN built a dominance in sports media by dictating what everyone was talking about.<p>Throughout the 90s and into the 2000s, ESPN ruled the storylines, …

Australian News

Los Angeles makes its case for the 2024 Olympics

<i>This story appeared in the August 22, 2016 issue of</i> SPORTS ILLUSTRATED<i>. To subscribe to the magazine, click here.</i><p>Budapest, Paris, Rome and Los …

Los Angeles

University of Texas Football more profitable than most NFL teams

College football’s #1 revenue generator also beats the NFL’s Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago BearsSome interesting data compiled from …

Big 12

The Rio Olympics Are Where TV Finally Sees the Future

Let’s get this out of the way, Olympics deniers: If you watch television at all, you’ve probably watched the Games. They’re simply a straight-up TV …

Sports Media

The One Skill That Separates Sport’s Most Successful Leaders - Leaders

Elite Sport Consultant, Terry Condon delves into the skill that separates the great leaders from the good – outstanding decision making.<p>As the sports …

Leadership

NBC’s $12 Billion Olympics Bet Stumbles, Thanks to Millennials

Back in June, Steve Burke described what he called his Olympics “nightmare.”<p>“We wake up someday and the ratings are down 20 percent,” the chief …

Olympics

Hospitality-Driven Design and the Future of the Fan Experience

Tweet<b>Today’s post is courtesy of guest blogger George Heinlein, AIA.</b> <b>Hospitality</b> <i>[hos-pi-tal-i-tee]: The friendly reception and treatment of guests and</i> …

Automotive

From Tijuana to Dortmund: LAFC mining soccer world for best ideas

This past April, as their future MLS foes were working their way through the early part of the 2016 season, the entire LAFC staff took a weekend trip …

Tijuana
San Francisco

Olympians look to profit from Games success

Ad Loading...<p>x<p>Embed<p>The U.S. team took home a historic number of medals in Rio. USA TODAY Sports<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — With medals in hand, now a different kind of work begins for Olympic athletes leaving these Rio Games.<p>Finding sponsors that fit their brands.<p>As these Summer Olympics head toward their …

Olympics

The Challenge that comes with being an Olympic Athlete

Posted on 16/08/201615/08/2016<p>*Above is Olympic Cyclist Megan Guarnier. When she is not training she works part time at an engineering firm.<p>Olympic …

Team USA

The ‘Netflix of Sport’ is the game changer everyone has been waiting for

The sports industry is a huge money-spinner. From the grass-fed cash-cow that is the Premier League to almost any other sports league or team you can …

Netflix

10 Ways Brands Are Talking About the Olympics Without Saying 'Olympics'

If you're not an official Olympic sponsor brand, talking about the Olympics on social media during the games can be a minefield thanks to the U.S. …

Olympics

How Esports Can Survive When the Sponsorship Bubble Bursts | VICE Sports

Over the past year, esports has exploded into the public eye. ESPN started a full-time wing dedicated to it and hosted <i>Heroes of the Dorm</i> on ESPN2. Turner Broadcasting produced a <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> (CS:GO) league. Big Four accounting firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte are …

Money

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics: By The Numbers

The 2016 Rio Olympics officially kick off on Friday evening with the opening ceremony in Maracana Stadium in the seaside city in Brazil. It marks the first time a South American city will host the Summer games. Here are some more key facts and figures that reflect the economy, athletics, and …

Olympic Village

LA Galaxy Are Creating A Six-Part Virtual Reality Series That Takes Fans Behind The Scenes

The LA Galaxy are jumping on the virtual reality band wagon by teaming up with Laduma, a VR company, and creating an immersive VR experience for …

North American Soccer

The Olympic Spirit Is Unbridled, Rabid Nationalism

Argument<p>The Games succeed because they indulge precisely what they claim to transcend -- the world’s basest instinct for tribalism.<p>Trending<p>Latest<p>My FP<p>…

World

Olympic gold medals come with big cash -- if you’re from one of these countries

Winning a gold medal at the Olympics may be a life-changing and priceless experience, but depending on where you’re from, there is also a dollar figure attached.<p>Statista rounded up the prize money given out by 12 countries to their winning athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio. The values are …

Money