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Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

TCL Extends Sports Reach, Signs Neymar Jr. as Ambassador

Soccer star Neymar Jr. has begun his two-year term as Global Sports Ambassador for TV and small appliance manufacturer TCL. TCL is increasing its presence in the U.S. and Latin America, in particular in 4K/HDR television sets, and connecting with Neymar Jr. is helping introduce the brand to a younger audience there.


Latino Outdoors Playing In A Wide Open Business Space…

Latino Outdoors is a unique Latino-led organization working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. While strides have been made, organizations like Latino Outdoors are needed as strong advocates for the community and as providers of opportunities that have led to significant brand and event partnerships.


Puerto Rico Looks To Capitalize On Return Of MLB Games

The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians battle in a two-game series at San Juan’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium in this week’s Puerto Rico Series. Talk of MLB’s first expansion since 1998 has been growing, and a strong showing this week can put Puerto Rico in the mix, which would be a huge boon to Puerto Rican companies and other internati


Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez Still Shining Bright

Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez is keeping in the public eye with some well-placed endorsements. Hernandez is not just staying relevant during the quadrennial period between Olympic games, she is smartly aligning with brands that maintain her strong All-American image.


‘Big Papi’ Still A Heavy Hitter With Brands

Former Red Sox Star David Ortiz maintains a large presence in Boston, home of his greatest achievements on and off the field. The Santo Domingo native remains one of most significant stars in Boston as well as a prized partner for brands in and out of the sports world.


LAFC, FIFA World Cup Gain Spanish Language Broadcasts In the U.S.

The newest MLS team, Los Angeles Football Club, and FIFA World Cup have announced their respective Spanish language U.S. broadcast partners. Whether an established international tournament or a team competing in its first handful of games in its inaugural season, soccer broadcasts in Spanish are critical in reaching this huge audience.


Sponsors Add Latino Flavor To Miami Open Tennis

The Miami Open, one of the five largest tennis tournaments in the world, has a strong roster of Latino partners led by Presenting Sponsor Itaú. Situated in a strong Hispanic market and moving even deeper into a dense Hispanic population next year, the event is an increasingly valuable property for marketers.


Vice City Rollers Court Miami Latino Fan Base

Miami’s “Vice City Rollers” are riding a wave of popularity in the sport of roller derby with a strong Latino fan base and team makeup. The revival of roller derby over the past couple of decades has given rise to hundreds of teams and thousands of players, and is a fun way for brands to connect with this passionate fan base.


FC Juaréz Minority Owners Add USL El Paso Franchise

El Paso is the latest addition to the United Soccer League, giving the league additional Southwestern presence.The ownership group, MSSL, has strong ties to Mexico, including minority ownership of a Mexican League soccer team and food franchise ownership in the country by one of its partners, which can help the Division II soccer league gain a foothold in Mexico.


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