Ep. 270 – David Hersh (President, C-Level Sports)
Long-time sports marketing legend David Hersh has formed a new company to change over how college athletics promotes and sells their teams. Hersh has formed the Viking Athletic Partnership with Portland State University, which he considers wholly different than the third party concept used by most major university athletic departments in terms of ticket sales. The VAP examines ways to use the entire sports revenue ecosystem; tickets, marketing, promotions, corporate sponsorship, etc., to build a better, more sound product to sell to the greater Portland area. Hersh discusses his background in running two versions of the Portland Beavers baseball franchise as well as his twenty-plus year career in the world of professional sports, and how he looks to extend those metrics to the college athletic landscape.