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Networking interview

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Networking interview

  1. 1.  Octagon › Global sports and entertainment marketing company  Managing Director for Europe, India, and the Middle East  BS in political science at Tufts University (1994)  MBA at Columbia University (2007)
  2. 2.  Responsible for the daily operations of the company  Leads the agency’s marketing strategy  Manages Octagon’s business growth initiatives
  3. 3.  20 years of experience at Octagon  Worked in Tokyo, London, Sydney, and Athens with Octagon’s Olympic sponsorship program  Manager of the music and entertainment division  Corporate consulting group  Senior VP of agency’s marketing solutions group in North America  Managing Director
  4. 4.  It’s important to be proactive, not reactive, at work  Say yes to new challenges  Being a workaholic seems to be a fashionable self-assessment by anyone interested in drawing attention to themselves
  5. 5.  Favorite Movie – Tommy Boy  Favorite Musician – U2  His fantasy job is to be the Mayor of New York City
  6. 6.  From the New York area  Graduated from St. John’s University  Has worked with MSG for 28 years  Senior VP of Public Relations and Player Recruitment
  7. 7.  Started with MSG as a student in 1987  Joined the PR department full-time in 1992  PR Director in 1996 › Promoted to VP in 1999  VP of PR and Player Recruitment in July 2007  Senior VP in September 2013
  8. 8.  From the New York area  NY Rangers fan  Was given an opportunity as a student and ran with it
  9. 9.  Team spokesperson  Oversees all media relations functions  Supports marketing and community relations initiatives  All aspects of the team’s player recruitment process  Serves as senior team representative during free agent visits
  10. 10.  Early mornings and late nights, especially during the season  Over 40 hours per week  It’s an around-the-clock job  Some travel required
  11. 11.  Maintaining the image of all player’s and staff working for the Rangers  Oversees several departments as Senior VP, so it can get hectic
  12. 12.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz C2nSF4OVE
  13. 13.  http://www.sportscareers.com/sports- career-spotlight.asp?id=130  http://www.octagon.com/who_we_are/lea dership/jeff_ehrenkranz  http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journa l/Issues/2011/03/21/Forty-Under-40/Jeff- Ehrenkranz.aspx  http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=6 83683  https://devilsmedia.files.wordpress.com/201 3/10/2013-14-ny-rangers-media-guide.pdf

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