September 1 2017

In Case You Missed It: September 1

ICYMI, Talent + Properties

ICYMI – The week's top stories across the #OctagonFamily.


PXG Signs Paige Spiranac as Brand Ambassador

Golf Digest: Octagon client Paige Spiranac has a new equipment sponsor. The 24-year-old online influencer, who has a following of more than 1.2 million on Instagram, has signed on to be a brand ambassador for PXG. “PXG is changing the golf industry in a way that is exciting and refreshing,” Spiranac said in a statement. “I believe in the company and its people, and want to be part of what they’re doing. As a brand ambassador, Spiranac will host a series of Internet videos featuring conversations with PXG’s pros, engineers and founder Bob Parsons. She will also share her experiences on the course.



Portada Online: Portada Online interviewed Octagon CSO Simon Wardle ahead of the Portada’s Sports Marketing Forum in New York City on September 13. Wardle discussed the evolving fan experience and the challenges and opportunities brands are facing to reach those fans.


TENNIS CLIENT JARED DONALDSON listed as one of the 'Young Americans Who Will Save American Men’s Tennis

GQ: Octagon Tennis client Jared Donaldson was featured in GQ’s list of young Americans who will save American Men’s Tennis. GQ notes, “Donaldson’s lightning fast reflexes make him one of the top returners in the game. That, along with his aggressive baseline play will make you wonder if you’re watching the next Novak Djokovic.”


Emily Calandrelli’s Ada Lace children’s series now available for purchase

Amazon: From client Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the first two titles in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology: Ada on the Case (An Ada Lace Adventure) and Ada Lace Sees Red (An Ada Lace Adventure). Order your copies today.