UPDATES

DLE IN SBJ...

 

FEBRUARY 2016 -- As an agency, we were honored to be featured in the Sports Business Journal (February 15, 2016) under Liz Mullen's column covering Labor & Agents. SBJ is the go-to resource for everyone in the sports industry and Liz's weekly column (and daily digital updates) are a critical reference for agent signings, breaking endorsements, and the on-going agency wars. While we don't typically highlight media coverage that the agency receives, this was highly appreciated, as it fell nearly two years after we were (inadvertantly) left off of a February 2014 article on agencies that medaled in Sochi. 

 

Bruce Gemmell
SIGNING: BRUCE GEMMELL...

 

FEBRUARY 2016 -- We are proud to welcome three-time U.S. Swim Coach of the Year, Bruce Gemmell, to the DLE Agency. Bruce will be represented for all media, marketing, and long-term brand development work. As a U.S. National Team Coach and Coach of the NCAP program (DC) Bruce has overseen the training and development of Katie Ledecky's record-breaking three-year run since winning 800m gold in her Olympic debut, at London 2012. He has also guided Andrew Gemmell (his son) to a Pan Pac Open Water gold medal, along with a silver medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games, in the 1500m. With Ledecky and Gemmell set to star at the Rio Games, Bruce's hard work will once again be on full display at the largest sporting event in the world, later this summer. 

 

Doug Eldridge
SUPER BOWL 50...

 

FEBRUARY 2016 -- DLE was on-site and on the scene for the historic Super Bowl 50, in San Francisco, CA. As an agency, Super Bowl is an opportunity to sit down with brands, teams, marketers, media, and clients to discuss broader collaborations and developmental opportunities moving forward. Super Bowl is the one event each year that brings together key marketers and decision-makers from all 32 teams, as well as footwear, finance, fashion, beer, beverage, auto, food, and other corporate sectors. For us, it's a gold star, three-day event every February.

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Michelle Konkoly Dagmara Wozniak
DLE TEAMS UP WITH NBC...

 

JANUARY 2016 -- DLE Olympic athletes were on the center stage during the NBC4 Health & Wellness Expo, in Washington, DC. U.S. and Pan American record holder, Michelle Konkoly, joined Olympic sabre fencer, Dagmara Wozniak at the annual event, which draws an estimated 300,000 visitors over a two-day period. Michelle and Dagmara were key note speakers on the mainstage, discussing issues ranging from physical fitness, to mental preparation, to emotional well-being, to positive body image, to 'real world' dieting plans for the average Olympic viewer. Their warm demeanor and engaging commentary drew large crowds and an avid following for the NBC attendees and viewing audience alike. Look for each athlete to compete at the Paralympic and Olympic Games in Rio, later this summer.

 

Casey Eichfeld
SIGNING: CASEY EICHFELD...

 

FEBRUARY 2016 -- We are proud to welcome two-time U.S. Olympian, Casey Eichfeld, to the DLE Agency. Casey is a slalom canoe athlete and competed in the C2 (dual) event at Beijing 2008 and the C1 (single) at London 2012. For Rio 2016, he is the leading candidate to claim the U.S. spot in the Men's C1, and--coming off of an impressive 4th place finish at the 2015 World Championships--he is on pace to make his 3rd consecutive Olympic Team. "I'm happy to be working with the DLE Agency. They've got a creative, aggressive approach to representation that fits me perfectly," said Eichfeld.

 

Nick Fairall
NICK FAIRALL SOARS...

 

JANUARY 2016 -- U.S. Olympic ski jumper, Nick Fairall, made an emotional return to the Austrian mountain where he suffered a severe spinal injury, in 2015. On the one-year anniversary of his crash, Fairall conducted a 45-minute press conference in front of a packed media hall, where he discussed the road to recovery and his plans for the future. Following the Four Hills Tournament, Fairall remained in Europe for most of January, in order to travel and support his American teammates. "I have a blank page in front of me," said Fairall. "For the most part, I have the pen and can write the next couple of chapters in my life's story. It won't be easy, but few things in life ever are. I'm grateful for where I am and I'm motivated for where I ultimately want to be."