In Case You Missed It: August 18ICYMI, Talent + Properties
ICYMI – The week's top stories across the #OctgonFamily.
World Surf League: Jordy Smith hasn't been on top of the Jeep Leaderboard since leaving J-Bay in 2011. But Sunday at Teahupo'o, six years later, Smith returned to the top spot, and he did it the hard way by defeating John John Florence in their Quarterfinal clash at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. It's worth noting that Florence came into their match the heavy favorite. But Smith seems to be operating from a different playbook this year. After surviving years of injury-plagued seasons, he's surfing smarter, harder and better than ever.
Experience What's Next: The social media landscape is packed with opportunity. From digesting world news in-real-time to connecting with IRL or internet friends, users are free to accomplish just about anything. But what if you’re a @DreamCandidate on the hunt for your next opportunity? You’ve likely discovered your constant resume edits and interview prep have begun to feel like a second job. So, allow your social media presence to work that extra shift by following these top tips we compiled with Octagon Digital Strategist Joe Scott.
Octagon Blog: Octagon, the sports and entertainment marketing leader, announces the launch of the agency’s global Media Rights Consulting practice. The new group will provide strategic consultation to major domestic and international rights holders, broadcasters, emerging distribution platforms and the sports investment community.
Bleacher Report: The Edmonton Oilers and Octagon Hockey client Leon Draisaitl agreed on an eight-year, $68 million contract extension through the 2024-25 NHL season on Wednesday. Edmonton announced the deal via its official website. The 21-year-old German center has made steady improvement since the Oilers selected him with the third overall pick in the 2014 draft.