Welcome to FROM THE BRIDGE, a place for you to learn more about sports and entertainment marketing, sponsorships, sales, event management, fan engagement along with a variety of information and insights to help you better do your job or pursue your passions.
Episode 62: Welcoming Rob Temple to FishBait
A very special Bonus Episode featuring Rob Temple. Rick is joined by his long time friend, Rob Temple to discuss his rich career at ESPN and to make a very special announcement! This is one you don’t want to miss.
Episode 61: The Power of Words with Thom Brennaman
It’s the season finale of From The Bridge and Rick is joined by sports announcer Thom Brennaman to discuss how he lost his job as broadcaster for The Cinncinati Reds for using a homophobic term in the press box. He will discuss this and his new goal of talking to student athletes and corporate groups about the power of words. Rick takes a special Holiday Trip down memory lane “On The Road with Rick” and hops back up on “The Soapbox “ one more time. A most sincere Thank You to all of our listeners for joining the Captain this season, we’ll see you in 2021!
Episode 60: All About Execution with Emily Evans
Emily Evans joins The Captain to discuss how she delivers value in her role as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the Country Music Association. Rick gets back up on “The Soapbox” and shares another great place to eat “On The Road with Rick:”.
Episode 59: All About History with Jim Lighthizer
After twenty years of leadership and tens of thousands of acres preserved, Jim Lighthizer is planning to retire from his position as President and CEO of the American Battlefield Trust and Rick invites him to The Bridge to talk about why preserving our battlefields is so important and the sponsorship opportunities that exist there.
Episode 58: All About Collectibles with Matt Wolff
Rick is joined by Matt Wolff to talk all things collectible in the Sports and Entertainment space. They chat about Matt’s company Ticket Time Machine which produces collectible and commemorative tickets, credentials and more. Plus, we take another trip to the “SoapBox” and find an incredible place to eat “On The Road with Rick”
Episode 57: All About The V Foundation with Randy Karsten
What better way to kick off the Holiday Season than to discuss how sports and entertainment can help charities and people in a variety of ways. Rick talks with Randy Karsten, Vice President of Business Alliances for the V Foundation for Cancer Research to discuss “V Week” and how they are giving back.
Rick is an incredible salesperson with unique ideas
One of a kind! Rick brings great perspective into complex sales, sponsorship and creative problem solving.
The format of the podcast will keep you engaged throughout and has something for everyone. Enjoy.
Amazing insight no matter your industry!
Rick Jones is a seasoned veteran of the biz and gives some amazingly applicable and unique advice that any business could use!
Applicable to much more than sports
I know the target audience is primarily sports and sponsorship based, but I found myself immediately thinking of ways to apply his insights to my small business. After all, my customers and clients ARE and should be my fan base. Great job, Captain Rick!