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William Knox Joins as Partner of The Collective Best

The Collective Best consultant group has announced that industry veteran William Knox will join as a partner and facilities business unit leader. The group, which consults on brand, experiences, sports and tourism, has clients that include sports commissions, destination marketing organizations, venues and state associations. The agency, founded last year, includes several sports-event industry veterans. […]

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Industry Veterans Form Sports Tourism Consultancy

Five sports-event industry veterans have announced the formation of a new sports tourism consultancy called the The Collective. The new organization will have seven locations across the United States with a main headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. The effort’s leadership consists of Managing Partner Kevin Smith and partners Mike Chandler, Matt Dunn, Kris Smith and […]

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NASC Changes Name to Sports Events & Tourism Association

The National Association of Sports Commissions has announced its new name and brand identity—Sports Events & Tourism Association, or Sports ETA—which will take full effect January 1, 2020. The announcement came during the organization’s annual symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee, and comes after more than two years of work by a branding committee that employed the help […]

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