ICYMI: SEP 22ICYMI, Talent + Properties
ICYMI – The week's top stories from the #OctagonFamily.
ET Online: Octagon is proud to welcome NFL Icon Terrell Owens to the #OctagonFamily. The athlete, famously known as T.O., spent 15 seasons with the NFL, playing for five teams: The San Francisco 49ers (1996-2003), Philadelphia Eagles (2004-2005), Dallas Cowboys (2006-2008), Buffalo Bills (2009) and Cincinnati Bengals (2010). His 15,934 career receiving yards rank second in NFL history and his 153 receiving touchdowns rank third. Now he embarks on a new adventure: Dancing with the Stars. "I think there are a lot of expectations based on my personality from football," Owens says in an exclusive interview with ET. "I think everybody's kinda waiting for me to hit the big screen again, so to speak."
Octagon Blog: Performance monitoring and the Quantified Athlete is one of the fastest growing categories in sports technology, and an increasing number of companies are entering this market space. On Tuesday, Sept 19 Octagon and Sports Innovation Lab hosted a discussion examining the opportunities available in this quickly growing space, with professional lacrosse player and entrepreneur Paul Rabil; President of NFL Players Inc. Ahmad Nassar and Sports Innovation Lab’s Isaiah Kacyvenski.
Seiko: Octagon client and Seiko Ambassador Jimmie Johnson stars in a new Seiko spot promoting the Coutura collection. The 7X NASCAR Champion embodies the Coutura collection through precision driving in his field while maintaining his unique style. #JJForCoutura #SeikoStyle
Octagon Blog: Every August, Octagon employees in Los Angeles band together with their sister agencies, FRUKT, Advantage, and Rogers & Cowan, to give back to our local communities as part of a global month of service. This year, the Los Angeles agencies partnered with The Crayon Initiative and the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital (UCLAMCH). In a joint program that began with a crayon drive throughout the month of August, we collected over 9,000 new crayons to donate directly to UCLAMCH. On August 29, we hosted The Crayon Initiative for a day of crayon sorting. In all, our employees sorted through 520 pounds of crayons which will amount to about 2,600 new crayons after they are repurposed. We spent the next three days volunteering at UCLAMCH in their play room, teen lounge, and outpatient areas, bringing fun, games, and plenty of smiles to the kids and their families. Read more here.
OCTAGON UK PARTNERS WITH THE LEADERS SPORT BUSINESS SUMMIT TO CREATE SESSION ON THE FUTURE OF STREAMING CONTENT
Octagon Blog: Octagon UK is proud to announce that we will be partnering with Leaders as session sponsors of The Broadcast of the Future: Streaming on Social session at the 10th Leaders Sport Business Summit, at London’s Stamford Bridge on October 5. The session will feature Dan Reed, Head of Global Sports Partnerships at Facebook, discussing how Facebook Is helping to define the future of sports content and consumption.