Lunch Presentation—Learn more about the exciting industry of sport marketing from one of the industry experts as John Korff joins us for a second presentation. As the owner of numerous pro golf and tennis tournament, major marathons and triathlon, balloon and music festivals, Korff says he is in the business of other people’s entertainment. Mixing PR, marketing, and production skills, learn the inside scoop on some of the biggest and most unique events in America.
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Lunch Presentation: Sports Marketing – John Korff
Learn more about the exciting industry of sport marketing from one of the industry experts. As the owner of numerous pro golf and tennis tournament, major marathons and triathlon, balloon and music festivals, Korff says he is in the business of other people’s entertainment. “I am just the wedding planner.” Mixing PR, marketing, and production skills, learn the inside scoop on some of the biggest and most unique events in America.
About John: John Korff, owner of New York based Korff Enterprises, has been in the sports and event management business since 1978. Korff, a graduate of Harvard Business School, currently live in New York City.
Korff event properties (owned or operated) included the A&P Tennis Classic, the annual women’s warm-up tournament the week prior to the US Open. Champions include Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, and Steffi Graf among others.
The company currently owns the 30th annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, the largest summertime hot air music and balloon festival in America.
Korff also owns the 13th Aquaphor New York City Triathlon and the Ironman US Championship both held in New York City. These are the two fastest sold-out triathlons in America.
The company has managed over 10 PGA, LPGA, or Senior PGA golf tournaments nationally. Currently, the company manages a senior golf event in Honolulu.
On the lighter side, Korff manages a Stiletto Run in Central Park and the Race across America for ABC’s Live with Regis & Kelly. Korff also organizes an Underwear Run in Central Park which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for most people assembled in their skivvies.
A Look at the New York City Triathlon – Event Execution and Crisis Planning
A more in depth look at how the New York City Triathlon went from 634 people to the most popular Triathlon in America in just ten years. A shrewd and humorous combination of the right event in the right city combined with a clever marketing plan. Korff turned a one day triathlon into a four day event including the sport’s largest expo, a diaper derby, doggy dash, and New York Underwear Run lead by the famed Naked Cowboy. The race is held in the heart of Manhattan – the city that never sleeps.
The Power of Social Media – Rafael Sangiovanni
Social Media Strategist at RBB PR’s Digital Park will discuss the growing importance of visuals to the social media experience. That ties into using Pinterest for brands, best practices for Facebook, recent changes to Twitter and even LinkedIn, all which reflect the power of visuals.
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