Abraham Madkour

Abraham Madkour

Abraham Madkour brings more than 20 years of experience covering the business of sports and serves as Executive Editor of Sports Business Journal, Sports Business Daily/Global. He is responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the publications while managing the entire editorial staff. He also oversees the editorial content for the various conferences produced by the Sports Business Group, including the prestigious World Congress of Sports, Sports Business Awards and Forty Under 40 awards. Madkour writes weekly editorials and pro le features of the management and leadership strategies of leading industry executives. He is a frequent industry speaker and serves as the lead moderator and editorial spokesman at all of the company’s events.

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Forum: New investments boost PBR and women’s hockey

Weekly / Monday, January 24, 2022
One of my favorite stories recently has been the Professional Bull Riders unveiling its PBR Team Series and establishing a franchise-based approach to its business. There’s a lot I liked about it. First, look at the quality of ownership the Endeavor-owned PBR recruited and convinced to pay...

Forum: New faces lift MLS; Beijing buzz absent — for a reason

Weekly / Monday, January 17, 2022
A sports league is only as strong as its owners and MLS has certainly become stronger and smarter over the past few months. Commissioner Don Garber deserves credit for landing successful leaders of both Real Salt Lake and Orlando City SC, two franchises that needed...

Forum: All aboard the coaching (and GM) carousel

Weekly / Monday, January 10, 2022
Black Monday kicks off this week where we will see some NFL owners clean house and move on from their general manager and/or coach in searching for success. This is a fascinating process, as very successful business executives find it incredibly difficult to match that success on...

Forum: People, places and moments that stood out in 2021

Weekly / Monday, December 20, 2021
Looking back at 2021 and the moments, memories, and stories that stood out. I certainly remember the PGA Championship in Kiawah, S.C., in late May. It was the first true industry event I attended post-shutdown and it felt great. It started with a private sports business...

Forum: Arriving at our list of Most Influential People in 2021

Weekly / Monday, December 13, 2021
A bit of our thinking as we put together our annual list of the Most Influential People in Sports Business … We have 50 “slots” and 78 individuals who we placed into seven categories. From those, we selected the person we believe had...

Forum: Sutton’s column illustrates inflection point for hiring

Weekly / Monday, November 29, 2021
One of the most-read pieces in Sports Business Journal over the past three months has been contributor Bill Sutton ’s column (Nov. 1) looking at how the sports industry is facing a hiring and retention crisis . He wrote about the overall labor challenges facing...

Forum: Exciting days ahead with SportTechie acquisition

Weekly / Monday, November 15, 2021
At our Media Innovators conference in New York this month, so much of the conversation was on the accelerated investment in, and deployment of, technology in the sports economy. Each time it came up I wanted to share how Sports Business Journal was eager to play a...

Forum: An eye on the NFL, Chipotle, and semantics

Weekly / Monday, November 8, 2021
Cleaning out the notebook from our Brand Innovation Summit , where the themes were purpose-driven storytelling, advancing equity in sports and magnifying the voice of the athletes. Over his three years at the NFL, sources on the brand side have had high...