DSA Media Group to promote AP sports brands

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NEW YORK — DSA Media Group will work to promote college football and basketball sports brands for the Associated Press under a deal announced today.

DSA, a sports marketing agency, will work to secure strategic partners and sponsorships for AP’s Top 25 rankings for college football and men’s and women’s basketball and for the AP National Champions, AP All-American Team, AP Player of the Year and AP Coach of the Year awards.

DSA will build on AP’s reputation as an innovator in sports news and its strong tradition of college polling, which dates to 1934 for college football, 1948 for men’s college basketball and 1976 for women’s college basketball.

“We are honored the Associated Press chose us for this prestigious assignment,” said DSA Media Group’s President and CEO Dante Simpson. “I’ve looked forward to the AP Awards annually, since my childhood, and I’ve always appreciated the accuracy of such an objective process.”

"Our sports assets are some of the most recognizable in the world, and we're excited to be developing those franchises further with the help of DSA," said Jim Kennedy, AP senior vice president for strategy and digital products.

Kennedy noted that in addition to the wide exposure the sports properties receive through AP news coverage, the polls, rankings and awards also anchor key digital properties for AP, such as white-label sports websites distributed to newspapers and broadcasters and the award-winning mobile app, AP Mobile.

About DSA Media Group
DSA Media Group, LLC is a fully-integrated New York-based integrated sports and entertainment marketing firm. DSA’s award winning work has won acclaim such as Buzz Marketer of the Year and “It” List, among others. DSA has full in-house production capabilities and has produced branded content for some of the biggest brands in the world. DSA has served such brands as; Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Clorox, Progressive Insurance, Marriott, Old Spice Swagger, Taco Bell, and many others.

Contact
Nadine Nichols
nnichols@dsamediagroup.com
646-417-8198 ext. 706

Erin Madigan White
AP Media Relations Manager
212-621-7005
emadigan@ap.org
https://twitter.com/ap_corpcomm


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