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In Case You Missed It – The week's top stories from the #OctagonFamily
Twitter: Fresh off an incredible campaign that saw him lead the NCAA in both scoring and assists, Trae Young has opted to turn professional and sign with Octagon Basketball. The multifaceted guard from Norman, Oklahoma offers a dazzling array of skills that led many pundits to compare him to fellow Octagon Basketball client Steph Curry. We’re excited to see how the NBA Draft and future look for Trae!
Octagon Blog: Entering another year of a mutually beneficial partnership, Octagon and Sports Innovation Lab took things to an international level with an event featuring Head of Octagon UK, Joel Seymour-Hyde, and Sports Innovation Lab Co-Founders Angela Ruggiero and Josh Walker. Already the sixth time that Octagon and SIL have collaborated in 2018, they are looking forward to a number of additional events planned for this year.
Forbes: Octagon EVP David Schwab recently released a Forbes column discussing the difficulty of launching a successful series or program that highlights a brand while maintaining an air of authenticity. The centerpiece of the article is Rogers & Cowan’s new series “Click My Closet.”
John Wall Street: Octagon SVP Dan Cohen featured in a two-part John Wall Street to chat about OTT’s, ESPN+, and other elements about media rights. Cohen notes the value of an authentic and enjoyable user experience & a successful brand awareness campaign.
Senior Full Stack Developer: Do you take pride in creating responsive design for multiple browsers, platforms, and screen sizes? Do you have an exceptional ability to take Sketch and Photoshop files and bring them to life as a unified, functional experience on web and mobile platforms? We’re looking for a Senior Full Stack Developer with a leadership mentality to join our team. You’ll build amazing projects and run point from when we receive a request until it goes out to our consumers.
The developers on our team are essential to our creative process. They are skilled makers who use both fundamentals and innovation to code ideas to life. They build projects fearlessly, and know how and when to take risks while staying within the necessary boundaries of our process. They approach every task with a strategic and creative mindset and have a keen eye for the landscape of the project, but understand the end result must always have both form and function.
Senior Producer (Event Production): Our Events & Experience team is looking to hire a Senior Producer who will be accountable for the management of strategic new business responses, brand experiences and deliverables, which may include, but are not limited to, consumer activations, events and conferences. You’ll lead the ideation process; developing, recommending and executing a number of annual event-based projects. We’ll look to you to be a subject matter expert, resource, leader and consultative resource to the Events team.
Our Events & Experiences team is a dynamic group of professionals that run world class events around the country. Our model is to create and produce successful, sustainable events by merging sports, entertainment, culinary and arts with philanthropy in markets that recognize the importance of cultural enhancements in the development of the quality of life in its community. We first set out to understand the marketplace and, by leveraging these insights, we craft a series of events that bring the sponsoring brands to life and elevate a region for years to come.