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03 Jun, 2013, 09:00 ET Nerdist And Lucasfilm's Course of the Force Charity Run Attracts Exciting Array Of Partnerships

Course of the Force (COTF) – the Olympic-style lightsaber relay run is returning for a 2nd epic journey, beginning at the famed...


28 May, 2013, 07:00 ET Octagon Named Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services

Global sponsorship consulting leader, Octagon, took top honors in the competition for "Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services"...


27 Mar, 2013, 09:00 ET Nerdist Industries And Lucasfilm's Course Of The Force Returns For An Epic Second Journey July 9-16

On the heels of last year's monumental, first-of-its-kind event, Course of the Force, the lightsaber run that captivated the attention of Star...


14 Nov, 2012, 18:18 ET Maniac Filmworks & Music Founder joins Octagon to Continue Groundbreaking Work in Aligning Talent with Brands

 Global sports and entertainment leader Octagon has announced today the addition of Maniac Filmworks & Music Founder Scotty Abrams. With a...


06 Mar, 2012, 09:46 ET Interpublic Expands Entertainment Footprint with Acquisition of FRUKT Communications

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. today announced it has acquired London-based FRUKT Communications, one of the world's leading strategic and...


11 Nov, 2011, 11:00 ET Octagon Entertainment Signs Daughter of President and CEO of Formula One Management Petra Stunt

Global entertainment and sports marketing leader Octagon today announced the signing of business woman and philanthropist Petra Stunt for...


17 Oct, 2011, 12:46 ET Via Acquisition, Octagon Gains "Access" to Expertise Deeply Rooted In Urban, Multicultural Insights

Global sports and entertainment sponsorship and consulting leader Octagon has acquired urban and multicultural agency, Alloy Access, dramatically...


24 Jan, 2011, 16:48 ET Octagon Launches Passion Drivers® 3.0

Sponsors and properties have a new, powerful and interactive tool for managing and measuring their sports and music sponsorships thanks to...


09 Sep, 2010, 01:00 ET Octagon, Sports Marketing Powerhouse, Expands Brazil Footprint by Acquiring Veteran Sports Marketing Firm B2S

Octagon, the world's largest sports and entertainment consulting and activation practice, has expanded its South American footprint by acquiring...


11 Mar, 2010, 13:45 ET Octagon Appoints Veteran TV Packaging Executive John Ferriter to Expand Octagon Entertainment Capabilities in Los Angeles

Global sports and entertainment marketing leader Octagon today announced the appointment of John Ferriter as Managing Director of Octagon...


09 Feb, 2009, 13:02 ET Music / Entertainment May Be the Antidote to Those Recession Blues

Findings from a just-completed online survey of U.S. consumers by worldwide sports and entertainment marketing firm, Octagon (NYSE: IPG), reveals...


05 Dec, 2008, 15:41 ET Octagon Research Finds U.S. Sports Fans More Optimistic About Recession's Impact

Findings from a just-completed online survey of U.S. consumers by worldwide sports marketing firm, Octagon, offers cause for optimism for...


11 Jun, 2008, 01:00 ET Octagon Names Matt Neidl to Head Multicultural Marketing Group

NORWALK, Conn., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Octagon has named Matt Neidl to the position of Group Director of its multicultural marketing division....


30 May, 2008, 01:00 ET Octagon Named 'Sports Agency of the Year' by Sports Business Journal

NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Octagon was named "Sports Agency of the Year" by industry trade publication Sports Business Journal at its...


13 May, 2008, 01:00 ET Industry Leaders Join Forces to Reveal Additional Insights Into Fan Passion

NORWALK, Conn. and HORSHAM, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leaders in their respective fields, Octagon and TNS Sport, are working together to...


18 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET National Football League Appoints Octagon to Support UK Commercial Strategy

LONDON, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Football League (NFL) has appointed Octagon to help capitalize on its status as one of the...


26 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET Octagon Marketing North America Announces Senior Management Promotions and New Assignments

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Octagon Marketing North America has announced the promotions of three members of its senior management...


31 Aug, 2006, 01:00 ET New Study Reveals Different Factors Drive College and Pro Football Fans' Passion for the Sport

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans throughout the country are eagerly anticipating the start of the football season. While the game as...