Tampa, FL, July 02, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Tampa Digital, a visual communications company, today announced that it has recently appointed Mr. Harry Hutt, a leading professional with hands-on sports marketing and sales experience in the National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League, as well as with sports and entertainment venues and Division 1 college athletic programs, to be in charge of the company’s growing sales and sponsorship efforts in its sports broadcast and digital programming sectors.
“We’re extremely fortunate to bring someone of Harry’s caliber on board,” said Jeff McKown, general manager, Tampa Digital. “His 25 years of sports marketing experience blends perfectly with the people we already have in place to enhance our sponsorship opportunities.”
Mr. Hutt will be finding, creating, building and maintaining relationships to add to Tampa Digital’s current list of sports broadcast and digital programming sponsors, such as Purina, GEICO and National Guard.
“Harry has built tremendous relations and is highly respected,” said Mike McKown, director of broadcast programming, Tampa Digital. “He is as good as it gets in collaborating on and negotiating a win-win arrangement. He is even better after the deal is consummated in building a relationship that goes well beyond signing a contract. His goal is to make a sponsorship a partnership.”
Most recently, Mr. Hutt spent five years as Executive Vice President, Corporate Sales and Marketing with the Tampa Bay Lightning [NHL]. Previous to the Lightning, he held executive positions with the Detroit Pistons [NBA], the Portland Trailblazers [NBA) and Seattle Seahawks [NFL]. He was the founder of Action Sports College Media and Trailblazer-owned Action Sports Cable Network. He has also held executive positions with The Rose Garden Arena in Portland [Ore.], The Palace of Auburn Hills [Detroit], Seahawks Stadium [Seattle] and the St. Pete Times Forum [Tampa, Fla.]. For several years, he owned his own company, Hutt Sports Group, a national sports marketing and consulting company.
“I am excited about the opportunity to help Tampa Digital grow its national sports business,” Hutt said. “This is a forward thinking company with great people and programs in place. I look forward to helping Tampa Digital grow to the next level.”
Some of Mr. Hutt’s most prized possessions from his affiliations with sport marketing are the rings he proudly wears and displays from the Detroit Piston’s back-to-back championship runs during the 1989 and 1990 NBA seasons.
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