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Winner of Sports Podcast Awards' Best Sports Business Podcast of 2024: Silver Medal.

In this podcast series, ADC Partners co-founder Dave Almy hosts conversations with sports business professionals who are shaping the future of the industry. With interviews featuring brand representatives, team presidents, sports marketers, and even mascots, the 1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations podcast has insights for everyone involved in the sports industry.

ADC Partners is a San Francisco Bay Area based agency specializing in sports business, sports marketing and partnerships.

More information is at www.adcpartners.com

1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations 1-On-1: Sports Business Conversations

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Winner of Sports Podcast Awards' Best Sports Business Podcast of 2024: Silver Medal.

In this podcast series, ADC Partners co-founder Dave Almy hosts conversations with sports business professionals who are shaping the future of the industry. With interviews featuring brand representatives, team presidents, sports marketers, and even mascots, the 1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations podcast has insights for everyone involved in the sports industry.

ADC Partners is a San Francisco Bay Area based agency specializing in sports business, sports marketing and partnerships.

More information is at www.adcpartners.com

    Sivonnia DeBarros: Founder, SL DeBarros Law and "Protector of Athletes"

    Sivonnia DeBarros: Founder, SL DeBarros Law and "Protector of Athletes"

    My guest on this episode, Sivonnia DeBarros, is known as the "Protector of Athletes". A former athlete herself, DeBarros is applying her legal background to help athletes avoid missteps that lead to financial and contractual challenges. And with the rise of Name Image Likeness opportunities for college athletes, she’s never been busier.
    In our conversation, we go into her inspiring path to becoming a lawyer and then launching her own law firm. We also cover her burning desire to work with athletes, where she sees NIL opportunities and challenges for college students, and the ongoing legal struggles of the NCAA.
    She also lets you know when it’s appropriate to yell “I object” outside of the court room.
    About This Podcast
    The 1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations podcast is a production of ADC Partners, a sports marketing agency that specializes in creating, managing, and evaluating effective partnerships between brands and sports. All rights reserved.
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    Dave Almy brings over 30 years of sports marketing and sports business experience to his role as host of the "1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations" podcast. Dave is the co-Founder of ADC Partners.
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    • 38 min
    Kurt Roth: Founder, 505 Sports Venture Foundation

    Kurt Roth: Founder, 505 Sports Venture Foundation

    On this show, we’ve talked a lot about the crazy state of college sports brought on by legalized name image likeness payments to athletes. We’ve interviewed athletes who are reaping the benefits, administrators who are pulling their hair out trying to stay on top of changes, lawyers specializing in related legislation, and entrepreneurs trying to get in on the gold rush.

    The one place we haven’t really explored much is the concept of collectives. And that changes with this episode.

    Kurt Roth is a native New Yorker who fell in love with the UNM Lobos when he arrived on campus as a Freshmen in 1972. And it’s a love that continues to this day. After a successful law career, Roth returned to the Land of Enchantment and launched the 505 Sports Venture Foundation. The 505 is a collective, a non profit organization that seeks donations from businesses and individuals, and then uses those proceeds to make payments to athletes for the NIL rights.

    Now for some people, collectives are a convenient boogeyman for college sports, a twisting of the intent of NIL rights. That’s an opinion that Roth passionately refutes with what can only be called a New Yorker’s elan. You’ll hear words like “idiotic”, “hypocritical”, and “anti-American” used to describe collective opponents.

    It’s a fast paced conversation that touches upon how he arrived in New Mexico, the impact that the 505 and other collectives are having, and where the concept is heading next. The Albuquerque resident will also tell you which Breaking Bad character he most identifies with, something that’s clearly worth finding out.


    ABOUT THIS PODCAST
    The 1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations podcast is a production of ADC Partners, a sports marketing agency that specializes in creating, managing, and evaluating effective partnerships between brands and sports.

    Website: adcpartners.com/podcast
    Instagram: adc_partners_podcast
    Threads: adc_partners_podcast
    Youtube: @adcpartners


    YOUR HOST
    Dave Almy brings over 30 years of sports marketing and sports business experience to his role as host of the "1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations" podcast. Dave is the co-Founder of ADC Partners.

    • 33 min
    Jason Romero: Speaker, Author of "Running into the Dark"

    Jason Romero: Speaker, Author of "Running into the Dark"

    This is a difficult intro to do for this episode. I want to tell you all about my guest Jason Romero to draw you in. But I also don’t want to provide any spoilers to our conversation. I just want you to learn about his unbelievable story on your own.

    Because his story is just that: unbelievable. I promise that when you listen you’ll have a few “oh wow” moments, followed by “wait, what?” moments, followed by a “you have got to be kidding me” moments.

    I’m just glad I get to share his story with you. It’s inspiring, it’s crazy, it’s motivational, it’s… well, it’ s a lot of things. But mostly it’s a story of how a man just wouldn’t let his light fade.


    ABOUT THIS PODCAST
    The 1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations podcast is a production of ADC Partners, a sports marketing agency that specializes in creating, managing, and evaluating effective partnerships between brands and sports.

    Website: adcpartners.com/podcast
    Instagram: adc_partners_podcast
    Threads: adc_partners_podcast
    Youtube: @adcpartners


    YOUR HOST
    Dave Almy brings over 30 years of sports marketing and sports business experience to his role as host of the "1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations" podcast. Dave is the co-Founder of ADC Partners.

    • 49 min
    Kyle Christensen: CRO & CMO for Splash, Inc

    Kyle Christensen: CRO & CMO for Splash, Inc

    There’s been so much change so quickly in sports business that there’s a bunch of stuff that seems normal now that I wouldn’t have even believed possible just 10 years ago. Paying college athletes. Watching games on your phone. Pro teams in Vegas.


    And there’s online gaming, a market that is currently estimated at about $10B a year, and is projected to grow by 12% annually through the end of this decade.


    That kind of growth is what puts a gleam in the eye of this episodes guest, Kyle Christensen, the Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer of Splash, Inc.


    With a rapidly growing user base that recently surpassed 2 million, Splash is turning heads in the online gaming industry with a social approach to their contests. It’s a strategy that falls right in the wheelhouse for Christensen, a veteran of the entertainment and social media industries.


    In our conversation, we talk about how his experiences at companies like Warner Brothers, Meta and Netflix prepared him for taking the reins at Splash. We also go into how Splash is differentiating themselves from the industry’s biggest players, what draws him to companies that like to throw bricks through the windows of the status quo, and why maybe breaking down that firewall between personal and business is a good idea.


    And if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to incur the wrath of hard core comic book fans, he’ll let you know what that’s like, too.


    Just a heads up, there’s some explicit language in this episode.


    ABOUT THIS PODCAST
    The 1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations podcast is a production of ADC Partners, a sports marketing agency that specializes in creating, managing, and evaluating effective partnerships between brands and sports.

    Website: adcpartners.com/podcast
    Instagram: adc_partners_podcast
    Threads: adc_partners_podcast
    Youtube: @adcpartners

    YOUR HOST
    Dave Almy brings over 30 years of sports marketing and sports business experience to his role as host of the "1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations" podcast. Dave is the co-Founder of ADC Partners.

    • 35 min
    Travis Apple: Chief Revenue Officer, Logitix

    Travis Apple: Chief Revenue Officer, Logitix

    From the outside looking in, working in sports can seem a little glamourous, I suppose. You know what I mean. Multi-billion dollar media rights deals. Major events located in sparkling new stadiums in global capitals around the world. New companies focused on delivering sports in totally different ways mushrooming up all over the place. Yeah, seems pretty sexy.


    But the success of everything I just described rests on the back of the two things that are absolutely indispensable in sports business: the humble event ticket and the ability to sell that humble event ticket.

    And few people know more about the importance of those t
    wo things than my guest in this episode, Travis Apple, the Chief Revenue Officer of digital ticketing platform Logitix.


    Travis has spent his working life honing the craft of ticket sales for teams in the NBA, MLB, NHL and more. Now with Logitix, he’s taking that knowledge and combining it with new tools that make sure teams are getting the absolute most revenue from their ticketing programs.


    In our conversation, Travis talks about his career arc, and drops some legendary industry names that have mentored him along the way. He touches on the transition from working FOR sports to working WITH sports at Logitix, and how that company is altering the ticketing market. He also takes time to drop more essential sales wisdom than any 35 minute podcast should have.


    ABOUT THIS PODCAST
    The 1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations podcast is a production of ADC Partners, a sports marketing agency that specializes in creating, managing, and evaluating effective partnerships between brands and sports.

    Website: adcpartners.com/podcast
    Instagram: adc_partners_podcast
    Threads: adc_partners_podcast
    Youtube: @adcpartners


    YOUR HOST
    Dave Almy brings over 30 years of sports marketing and sports business experience to his role as host of the "1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations" podcast. Dave is the co-Founder of ADC Partners.

    • 39 min
    Ryan Neiswender: Team USA Gold Medalist in Wheelchair Basketball

    Ryan Neiswender: Team USA Gold Medalist in Wheelchair Basketball

    As we get started on this episode, I want you to take a second and think about the qualities that define you. What are the different things that make you… you? Do you love those qualities? Or are they something you feel like you need to battle?


    For my guest Ryan Neiswender, it took time for him to learn to love the quality he hated most about himself. But when he did, he reached the loftiest heights an athlete can reach.


    Ryan was born with Arthrogryposis, a rare condition that impacted the development of his legs. By the age of 8, he would need to use a wheelchair to get around. But rather than feel constrained by his chair, Ryan felt he could move effortlessly.


    Then one day his parents took the sports obsessed Ryan to a nearby wheel chair basketball clinic, and the rest is history. Actual literal history, because Ryan went on to not only excel at the sport, he ended up winning a gold medal for Team USA at the 2020 Paralympic games in Tokyo.


    In our conversation we talk at length about Ryan’s journey and what he’s learned about himself along the way. We go into the highs of winning a gold medal, and more recent lows associated with the sport. But most importantly, we talk about the mindset and strategies he’s developed that prepare him to deal with those emotional peaks and valleys.


    ABOUT THIS PODCAST
    The 1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations podcast is a production of ADC Partners, a sports marketing agency that specializes in creating, managing, and evaluating effective partnerships between brands and sports.


    Website: adcpartners.com/podcast
    Instagram: adc_partners_podcast
    Threads: adc_partners_podcast
    Youtube: @adcpartners


    YOUR HOST
    Dave Almy brings over 30 years of sports marketing and sports business experience to his role as host of the "1-on-1: Sports Business Conversations" podcast. Dave is the co-Founder of ADC Partners.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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Insightful

Dave Almy always asks insightful and meaningful questions of his guests. I never thought about the many ways one could interact with sports, and Dave finds interesting guests all the time.

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Excellent host and content

Dave is a fun and entertaining host that finds great stories within his guests

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Best Sports Biz Pod in the Game

This is the best sports biz pod in the game. If you’re not listening to it, you’re missing out!

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