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On the Move

Changing places and positions around the industry

BASEBALL

The Miami Marlins promoted DAVID OXFELD to senior vice president, sales and partnerships; MICHAEL SHAW to senior vice president, experience and brand; JASON LATIMER to senior vice president, communications and outreach; and TONY BRASILE to vice president, projects and corporate services.

The Minnesota Twins announced that LAURA DAY will step away from her role as executive vice president and chief business officer at the end of 2022, her 27th year with the organization; promoted MEKA MORRIS to executive vice president in addition to her post as chief revenue officer; and changed JASON LEE’s title to senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

BASKETBALL

The Milwaukee Bucks named SHARLAN EDMONDS vice president of hospitality for Fiserv Forum and Deer District and RAY DARYABIGI as vice president of experience for the Bucks.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Prodigy Search hired AARON TYSON as a recruiting assistant.

FACILITIES

ASM Global named JESSICA RAGSDALE vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. Ragsdale was a member of Microsoft’s global diversity and inclusion team.

F&M Bank Arena hired KYLIE WILKERSON as its first general manager. Wilkerson was director of event services at Bridgestone Arena.

Perkins & Will appointed two new leaders for its Denver studio: ERNEST JOYNER as managing director, and JEFF CHERMELY as operations director. Joyner succeeds ANDY BERNARD, who will retire this spring.

HOCKEY

The Edmonton Oilers named BRANDON RAMSEY vice president, digital subscription.

MARKETING

CSMG hired JIM CONNELLY as chief revenue officer and ANGELA BERNHARD THOMAS as executive vice president for esports.

Integrity 9 Sports & Entertainment named BRENT HAAG senior account executive.

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SBJ Spotlight: TikTok’s threat to traditional sports media

While tech companies are consumed with finding ways to compete with TikTok, almost no one in conventional media “spends any time talking about it,” said Recode senior correspondent Peter Kafka in an Spotlight interview with SBJ’s John Ourand. “To me, that’s just an obvious disconnect.” Kafka authored a recent column headlined, “It’s TikTok’s world. Can TV live in it?” He said the main response to TikTok’s growth from traditional media execs has been to “punt and hope it’s someone else’s problem a quarter from now or two years from now.” But Kafka said that ignores the trend of conventional broadcast audiences growing older while a billion younger consumers spend most of their media time watching short video after short video. “If you’re in the business of getting anyone under the age of 30 to look at what you’re putting on a screen, you have to think about the fact that you’re probably asking them to put down TikTok and watch your thing instead,” said Kafka. “That’s a very difficult ask. … [TikTok] is insanely addictive.”

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