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Beach Soccer Continues Growth Across U.S., Latin America

Beach soccer has grown internationally by more than 60% in the past decade, with outreach to CONCACAF and CONMEBOL to increase the number of events in the region. As it continues its push into the U.S. and Latin America, Beach Soccer Worldwide executive Joan Cusco believes the sport can tap into the Hispanic fan base’s support for all things soccer.


United 2026 Wins FIFA World Cup Bid: What They’re Saying

The joint bid by the U.S., Canada and Mexico won the right to host 2026 FIFA World Cup, via voting results announced on Wednesday morning in Russia as World Cup kicks off this week. Especially with the U.S. and Canada not qualifying for this year’s event, this vote was critical to the future of soccer in North America. Dignitaries worldwide had plenty to say about the result.


How Will The Gaming And Gambling Worlds Work Safely Together?

Genius Sports Group Communications Director Chris Dougan will be one of this year’s speakers at Portada Miami. He will discuss Gaming and Gambling with Ben Spoont at the EAST hotel on April 19. This is one of the topics that are changing the future of sports marketing. There will be plenty of questions moving forward as more entities, particularly in the U.S., embrace legal gambling on sports and eSports.


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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Nobox Chief Creative Officer Marcus Kawamura Drives Brands’ Consumer Engagement With Big Ideas

Nobox Chief Creative Officer Marcus Kawamura Drives Brands’ Consumer Engagement With Big Ideas

Miami-based agency Nobox has tapped Marcus Kawamura as Chief Creative Officer to drive brands’ engagement with consumers by generating big ideas and delivering them on multiple platforms. Rapidly shifting technology requires brands to speak with consumers on multiple platforms, but Kawamura says engaging consumers requires deep brand understanding, big ideas, and the ability to entertain and react quickly to opportunities.


Exclusive Interview: Raja Rajamannar, CMO, on Mastercard’s Recent League of Legends Sponsorship

Exclusive Interview: Raja Rajamannar, CMO, on Mastercard’s Recent League of Legends Sponsorship

We talked to Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Mastercard, about the bran’s recent multi-year partnership with Riot Games, to become the first global sponsor for League of Legends esports.