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The IMG Empire
Compiled by Luis Fernando Llosa
May 26, 2003
Founded in Cleveland in 1960, Mark McCormack's company has ballooned into a $1.3 billion global Goliath that represents more than 1,250 athletes and artists. Its 2,500 employees work in 80 offices scattered across 32 countries. The sports-marketing giant's top five divisions (listed separately here, followed by the rest of the divisions) generate more than 50% of its total revenue.
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May 26, 2003

The Img Empire

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Founded in Cleveland in 1960, Mark McCormack's company has ballooned into a $1.3 billion global Goliath that represents more than 1,250 athletes and artists. Its 2,500 employees work in 80 offices scattered across 32 countries. The sports-marketing giant's top five divisions (listed separately here, followed by the rest of the divisions) generate more than 50% of its total revenue.

TWI
IMG's television division is the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming (9,000 hours per year). TWI has negotiated the TV rights for the organizing committees of six Olympiads.

GOLF
IMG represents more than 1,000 pros, including Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam and Sergio Garc´┐Ża, and has partnered with its clientele more than 400 courses.

TEAM SPORTS
Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Brett Hull and Wade Phillips are among the marquee pro athletes and coaches that IMG manages. The firm's client list also includes badminton, cricket and rugby players.

RACKET SPORTS
The marketing conglomerate owns or co-owns nine tennis tournaments (including the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells and the NASDAQ-100), controls the marketing and TV rights to Wimbledon and represents more than 100 tennis players, including the Williams sisters, Lindsay Davenport and Pete Sampras.

WINTER SPORTS
IMG owns the blockbuster Stars on Ice; represents the International Skating Union, which governs the sports of figure skating, ice dance, speed skating and short-track skating; and represents Olympic gold-medal-winning skiers Tommy Moe and Picabo Street and snowboarder Shaun White.

OTHER DIVISIONS

?Artists
?Broadcasting
?Consulting
?Creative
?Expositions
?Extreme Sports
?IMG Academies
?Licensing
?McCormack Advisors International
?Models
?Motor Sports
?Olympic Marketing
?Promotions
?Publishing
?Speakers
?TWI Interactive

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