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The Tao of Sports Podcast – The Definitive Sports, Marketing, Business Industry News Podcast

Sports Revenue Analytics veteran Troy Kirby interviews the team behind the teams in Front Offices and Athletics Departments throughout the world, revealing an industry of specialists and minds unseen by the local or national media. Examined in this podcast are current or long-standing industry topics; tickets, business, analytics, moneyball, revenue, finance, economy, sales and jobs of the NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. Also included are topics surrounding third party vendors, sports business, revenue, marketing, mentoring interns, facilities, managing employees, as well as how to not only break into sports, but stay in the industry long-term. The often-invisible side of the industry is where the Tao of Sports Podcast attempts to pull back the elusive curtain, providing information both to industry insiders and those who want to work in sports.
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Aug 6, 2014

Tom Veit is one of the largest turn-around artists in sports business. He's worked in MLS, XFL, college athletics, WWE and motor sports, creating revenue generation solutions for operations that were failing to deliver. Veit shares his experiences working in different environments, including some of the misnomers about scheduling/booking for World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as what hurt the XFL overall. Veit has a driving passion to building long-term revenue for an operation, but doesn't always see the employees as the problem, sometimes its the system that isn't in place properly.

Aug 4, 2014

"Mr. Premium" Jason Gonella talks about one of the highest revenue portions of sports sales; luxury suites and seats, as well as how to build a clientele for that space long term. Gonella returns to the podcast to share his wisdom on what actually makes a luxury space viable, as well as the issue of whether there may be too much premium inventory going on sale at once, and whether that can burst the bubble of luxury seating sales. As suites transition into loge boxes or club seating, Gonella discusses the issues around those types of philosophical and real world changes to the entire sports sales space. Twitter: @JasonGonella

Aug 1, 2014

Chloe Jeffers has worked in the international media for several years, and brings her knowledge to the podcast. Jeffers has worked primarily in Australian radio, with stints overseas in the United States and Caribbean. Jeffers talks about some of the differences of communication, as well as how it relates to building up a connection with the audience. A die-hard Australian Rules Football fan of the Hawthorne FC, Jeffers also brings examples of why fan membership is so important to Oceania's population, and how far they are willing to go in order to showcase their loyalty to one sports brand. Twitter: @ChloeHill44

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