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High School NIL: Where it’s Legal, and What it Means for High School Athletes

Kids these days seem to just be getting older even quicker now, don’t they?  In the wake of the new NIL laws, that’s not a completely misplaced feeling, seeing as high school kids as young as 16 are signing significant business deals with companies wanting to sponsor athletes.  And this is all thanks to legislation […]

How One Campaign Can Change Your Business

In 1994, inventor and home electronics manufacturer Michael Boehm created a prototype for an invention he believed would revolutionize the grilling game. Originally titled the “Short Order Grill,” this angled cooking device simultaneously seared both sides of a piece of meat while allowing excess fats and oils to drain off of the cooking surface. The […]

“I’m Not Social Media Famous, Why Will Brands Want to Partner With Me?”

A phrase we are sure many an athlete has uttered, especially in the wake of the recent NIL laws that have gone into effect in various states allowing college athletes to accept social media endorsements from corporate brands.

Everything You Need to Know About NIL

On April 20, 2021, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law a name, image, and likeness (NIL) bill, making Alabama the tenth state to join the movement of allowing athletes to receive compensation for NIL.

How NIL Has Paved the Way for Athlete Micro-Influencers

This past November, Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar revealed that they were jumping into the world of NIL for college athletes. The company took to Instagram on November 19, 2021, to announce its sponsorship of NC State gymnast Nicole Webb. Over the next several months, Shuckin’ Shack announced more sponsorships, building a team of student-athletes that […]

Best Practices for Companies Wanting to Sponsor Athletes

The world of all things NIL contracts and college athlete endorsements is shiny and new.  For those who don’t know (but if you’re a sports fan, we don’t know how you couldn’t), back in July of 2021 legislation passed in the US at a national level leaving it up to the states to fully legalize […]

How to Use an Athlete to Promote Your Brand

Even though it isn’t that old of a concept, brand marketing through athletes sometimes feels like a tale as old as time. From Michael Jordan’s transcendent shoe phenomenon, to the love story of Nike and the Williams sisters circa 2003, these powerful brand partnerships have come to define more of what we know about these […]

Both Brands and Athletes Can Make a Profit on Instagram — Here’s How

It really did feel like it was overnight, but over the course of 12 years, Instagram went from hosting one picture of a puppy to a platform that generated $24 billion in 2020, with countless more generated because of companies and individuals seeing the platform’s existence and popularity as a business opportunity. And right they […]

State of Ohio NIL Laws: What College Athletes and Sponsors Need to Know

On June 16, 2021, the Ohio Senate unanimously voted in favor of Senate Bill-187, a bill attempting to bring the state of Ohio even with the 22 other states who have NIL bills already passed and slotted to go into effect.

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