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Date: October 17, 2014
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 10-17-2014



MESG NEWSLETTER

October 17, 2014

 

Sarah Alexander
Co-Chair
Chris Brimmage
Co-Chair
Phil Caruso
Co-Chair
Jeffrey Chao
Co-Chair
Gabrielle Cristobal
Co-Chair
Maile Housel
Co-Chair

 

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October 23: Lunch N Learn with Billions Corporation

The Billions Corporation is a leading live entertainment booking agency established in 1989, representing over 200 clients worldwide. Its clients include Bon Iver, HAIM, St Vincent, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, and The New Pornographers. We will hear from Matt Yasecko, the Director of Development at The Billions Corporation.

Event Details: Thu October 23 | 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Harper C08

RSVP here.

October 24: MESG World Series LPF

We're taking you out to the ball game with peanuts (possibly), cracker jack (patent pended), and free frosty beverages! Take a swing by Harper to hang out with your MESG Co-Chairs and classmates.

Event Details: Fri October 24 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Harper Winter Garden

November 6: Chicago White Sox Company Trek: Communications & Media Strategy in Sports

Join MESG at U.S. Cellular Field for a conversation with Scott Reifert, SVP of Communications for the Chicago White Sox, on Thursday November 6th from Noon to 1pm. Topics for discussion will include media relations from a team's perspective, strategic communications in sports, and the importance of community relations to public engagement efforts. Lunch will not be provided, but MESG will work to coordinate rides to the ballpark with attendees.

Event Details: Thu November 6 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | US Cellular Field (333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616)

RSVP here.

November 14: STATS LLC Company Trek: Behind the Big Data of Sports

Interested in learning more about companies that generate big data behind sports businesses? Then join MESG for a super exciting trek right here in Chicago to visit the offices of STATS, LLC! STATS is the top provider of sports information in the country and powers a lot of the data for sports teams, leagues, ESPN, fantasy sports, and others. The company also does the very cool sports tracking system, SportsVUE that's been prominently featured in Grantland, ESPN, the NY Times, and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Also noteworthy: Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey got his start working at STATS. Join us on Friday, November 14 to check out one of the coolest sports companies in greater Chicago.

Please note that the event is in the Northern Suburbs; if you have a car and are willing to drive, please let us know.

Event Details: Fri November 14 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | STATS LLC Headquarters (2775 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60602)

RSVP here.

Week of October 20: MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference go on sale

Tickets for the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will go on sale the week of October 20. Have questions about the conference or ticketing procedures? Check out the FAQ page on the website.

If you are interested in coordinating travel with fellow MESGers and/or forming a team for the student case competition, please email Sarah Alexander at salexan1@chicagobooth.edu.

October 20: Student Q&A Session with NASCAR Executives

Sponsored by Social Enterprise Initiative

Join the Social Enterprise Initiative on October 20 for a special small, limited student Q&A session with Mike Lynch, '98, Vice President of Green Innovation, NASCAR, and Eric Nyquist, MBA '98, JD '98, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, NASCAR.

Event Details: Mon October 20 | 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. | Gleacher 608

To RSVP, email Erica Phillips at erica.phillips@chicagobooth.edu (space is limited to first 12 respondents).

October 20: Driving Green Innovation at NASCAR

Sponsored by Social Enterprise Initiative

Join the Social Enterprise Initiative on October 20 for a Social Impact Leadership Series event: Driving Green Innovation at NASCAR with Mike Lynch, MBA '98, and Eric Nyquist, MBA '98, JD '98. Lynch and Nyquist will discuss the "greening" of NASCAR and why environmental sustainability initiatives make sense for the historic brand.

Event Details: Mon October 20 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Gleacher 100

RSVP Here.

October 22: Emerging Technology in Public Opinion Research: Smart Phones & Social Media

Sponsored by UChicago Survey Lab

The ways in which people both access and share information about attitudes, opinions, and behaviors have gone through perhaps a greater transformation in the last decade than in any previous point in history and this trend appears likely to continue. The rapid adoption of smartphones and ubiquity of social media are inter-connected trends which may provide researchers with new data collection tools and alternative sources of information to augment or, in some cases, provide alternatives to more traditional survey research methods. Michael W. Link, Ph.D., Chief Methodologist and Senior Vice President at Nielsen and Joe Murphy, Survey Methodologist and Director of Program on Digital Technology, RTI International, discuss these issues drawing from two reports generated by the AAPOR Task Force on Emerging Technologies and Public Opinion with specific focus on two interconnected technologies: mobile devices and social media platforms.

Event Details: Wed October 22 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Edelstone 142 (6030 S Ellis Ave)

The event is free to attend; no RSVP required.

MESG Reads

Every week, MESG offers an interesting read related to the media, entertainment, or sports industries.

First HBO, then CBS. Has cord-cutting finally arrived on the main stage?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/first-hbo-then-cbs-the-cable-bundle-is-slowly-coming-apart/381541/

New Job Opportunities

[Full-Time] DirecTV Finance Rotation Program (due November 30)

The Financial Rotation Program (FRP) focuses on attracting and retaining top-notch talent with a track record of professional success to create a pipeline for Finance leadership roles across DIRECTV.  This intensive two-year program consists of four, six-month rotational assignments through the DIRECTV U.S. and Latin America businesses.  The platforms are designed to enhance the participants' knowledge of DIRECTV and the Pay TV industry, as well as their analytical, technical and business skills through comprehensive on the job training and project based assignments.

Reference: GTS #2154939

[Full-Time] Nike Finance Analyst (due October 31)

Nike is looking for a Finance Analyst for Global Footwear Margin Planning. Key responsibilities will include creating a margin roadmap to influence key levers of profitability and optimize pricing margins, working across functional teams to translate strategic margin plans into seasonal Gross Pricing Margin targets, ensuring alignment with leadership and FW product creation teams, and other responsibilities. Immediate availability.

Reference: GTS #2155403

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Internship] NBA Summer Internship Program (due November 14)

The NBA's Summer Internship Program is a hands-on opportunity for enrolled college students to build their work experience and learn the behind-the-scenes operations of the NBA League Office. Over the 10-week program, summer interns participate in a series of events and activities exposing them to the many facets of the NBA's business, including the WNBA and NBA D-League. Graduate students (typically MBA) between their first and second years are considered.

Reference: http://www.nba.com/careers/internship_program.html

[Internship] Riot Games Internship Program (due November 14)

Riot Games, creator of League of Legends, aspires be the most player-focused game company in the world. The company has a summer internship program that includes graduate-specific roles.

Reference: http://www.riotgames.com/NAinternships

EVENT

Company Trek to White Sox: Communications and Media Strategy in Sports

Thursday, November 6, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
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Join MESG at U.S. Cellular Field for a conversation with Scott Reifert, SVP of Communications for the Chicago White Sox, on Thursday November 6th from Noon to 1pm. Topics for discussion will include media relations from a team's perspective, strategic communications in sports, and the importance of community relations to public engagement efforts. Lunch will not be provided, but MESG will work to coordinate rides to the ballpark with attendees.

REGISTER

EVENT

STATS LLC Company Trek: Behind the Big Data of Sports

Friday, November 14, 2014
2:00pm - 3:30pm
STATS LLC Headquarters, 2775 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60602, United States
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Interested in learning more about companies that generate big data behind sports businesses? Then join MESG for a super exciting trek right here in Chicago to visit the offices of STATS, LLC!

STATS is the top provider of sports information in the country and powers a lot of the data for sports teams, leagues, ESPN, fantasy sports, and others. The company also does the very cool sports tracking system, SportsVUE that's been prominently featured in Grantland, ESPN, the NY Times, and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Also noteworthy: Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey got his start working at STATS.

Join us on Friday, November 14 to check out one of the coolest sports companies in greater Chicago.

Please note that the event is in the Northern Suburbs.

REGISTER

EVENT

Lunch N Learn with Billions Corporation

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 100-9A, 5807 South Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637
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The Billions Corporation is a leading live entertainment booking agency established in 1989, representing over 200 clients worldwide. Its clients include Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, HAIM, St Vincent, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, and The New Pornographers.

Please join Matt Yasecko, Director of Development, for an intimate talk regarding the future of the music industry and his experiences at Billions.

Lunch will be served. RSVP is mandatory as space is very limited.

REGISTER