We’re already into the month of November, where fall is unquestionably in the air. October was a great month because leaves were falling, the Seahawks were off to a great start, and we had another successful Crescent Moon Foundation fundraiser in Kansas City.
After starting October with a trip to New York to play the Jets and spend some time with my daughters, I headed to Las Vegas for the Trucking Association Management Conference to appear for two days with AT&T. I was in their booth to take pictures with fans, greet customers and sign autographs. From Las Vegas, I took a short flight over to Los Angeles to film for the movie THINK: The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich. I was interviewed about my journey to the Hall of Fame, how I reached success, and all the high and lows I went through to make it to where I am today. It’s a project I was extremely excited to be included in because it’s one of the most notable and best-selling business books of all-time.
After filming, I was back down to Orange County to visit the Sports 1 Marketing office and attend a few meetings with our partners. The next morning, 10 friends joined me as we boarded a private jet to Cabo San Lucas to relax on the Seahawks bye week and a little pre-birthday celebration. My birthday isn’t until November, but I always like to get an early start. We had a great time in Cabo soaking up a lot of sun, boat cruises, and eating a lot of great Mexican food.
I flew back from Cabo on Sunday evening and had to tape the show I co-host, the 5th quarter. Throughout the rest of the week, I had a series of different interviews as we prepared for our matchup against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. On Friday prior to the game, I had a meet and greet luncheon with Charles Schwab brokers and customers in a private suite inside Century Link field. I spoke about how I made the transition from being an athlete into the business world. On Sunday, I got a chance to broadcast a very exciting game between the Seahawks and Falcons, where the Seahawks were able to pull off a late win with a Russel Wilson touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin.
The next morning, I jumped on an airplane to Houston for a speech and Q&A session at the DICK’s Sporting Goods national sales meeting. The theme of my speech was “Make Service Matter” and I focused on the importance of not only great customer service but community service as well.
That night I got a chance to hang out with some of my friends in Houston, watch Monday Night Football, and enjoy a great steak dinner at Vic and Anthony’s.
I flew back to Seattle on Tuesday to tape a segment of Seahawks All-Access that afternoon. On Wednesday morning, I had a meeting with the University of Washington minority affairs department to discuss the diversity scholarship program I am involved with. That evening I went to an event put on by my good friend, Craig Foreman, at Merrill Lynch for their brokers at the Woodinville Whiskey Company.
The next morning, I got on another airplane flying back to Houston to do a new store opening for DICK’s sporting goods. Before the opening, I had an interview with Brian Williams from TSN in Canada about the 1982 Grey Cup game in Toronto. The game is significant because this years Grey Cup will be played outside in Toronto for the first time since that 1982 game.
I also had an interview with Lenny Moon on H-Town Sports Talk, who is a guy I have known for a long time, but no relation to. We had a great time talking about my career and most notably my time playing in Texas.
At the DICK’s store opening, it was great to see so many different fans of mine, both old and young, who came out to my two-hour appearance. After the opening, I had dinner with my four kids who live in Houston and had a great meal at an Italian restaurant recommended by my daughter. It’s always great to spend time with them and catch up with their families.
The next morning, I hopped on a plane and headed to Phoenix for our game against the Cardinals on Sunday Night Football. On Saturday night I ate at one of my favorite restaurants, Mastro’s City Hill. On Sunday, the Seahawks and Cardinals battled for five quarters and could only come up with a 6-6 tie. The game was very physically demanding and sloppy at times, but that’s to be expected between two divisional opponents who know each other very well. However, it’s unfortunate one team couldn’t win the game. Needless to say, there were a lot of tired guys on the flight back home that night. We didn’t touch down in Seattle till 3:30 a.m. and I was back up to tape All-Access at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning.
That Monday evening, I had an appearance for C-10, where they invited different executives from the area out to have autographs signed by various Seahawks players and Alum at the Bellevue Arts Museum.
On Wednesday the 26th, I jumped on a flight to Kansas City to get ready for the American Royal BBQ. We kicked things off early Thursday morning with interviews at 810 Sports Radio to promote our online auction and activities at the American Royal. In the afternoon, I had a filming with Athlete Network, who’s one of our partners at Sports 1 Marketing. I spoke about being an athlete and what it was like making the transition to the business world. That evening I had a chance to be a celebrity judge for the Operation BBQ Relief BBQ Competition with a former teammate of mine, Anthony Davis. Not only was the food amazing, I was able to support a non-profit that feeds displaced families who are affected by natural disasters. In addition, we also had silent auctions, live auctions on 810 Sports Radio, and raffles that ran all week to raise money for my own Crescent Moon Foundation.
The next morning, I flew from Kansas City to New Orleans to get ready for our game against the Saints. On Saturday night I ate at a great restaurant where I had a sample of almost every type of Cajun food you can think of. On Sunday, we had a noon kickoff against the Saints in a very, very close game which came down to the last play and unfortunately we ended up losing 25-20.
So after a great start to the season, we have now come out of our bye week 1-1-1 and have some work to do as we head into the second half of the season. November is also my birthday month and a big one for me as it’s my 60th. I will have lots of celebrations to talk about next month and I look forward to talking with you then.
David Meltzer Speaking Appearances
SF Executives Club
San Francisco, CA — November 4th
Modern Day Millionaire at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY — November 14th
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Beverly Hills, CA — November 16th
Entrepreneur 360 Conference
Long Beach, CA — November 16th
AMP Up Your Marketing
Irvine, CA — December 14th
AMP A Top-Two Finalist For Fierce Innovation Awards 2016
Sports 1 Marketing’s AMP (Aggregated Marketing Platform) has been selected as a top-two finalist for the 2016 Fierce Wireless Innovation Awards! Winners will be announced live on November 17th.
AMP’s Historic Debut November 23rd at Barclays Center
On November 23rd, AMP (Aggregated Marketing Platform) will make history at Barclay’s Center as the Brooklyn Nets take on the Boston Celtics for the first ever virtual promotion night! There are limited title sponsorship opportunities still available for future games. For inquiries, please contact Derek Shaw.
David’s Dream Sports Night, A Historic Night in Cleveland
David traveled back to his hometown of Cleveland, OH to meet with the Cavaliers executives in the owners box to discuss AMP. He watched the Cavaliers ring ceremony and banner being raised at Quicken Loans arena before making the 2-minute walk to Progressive Field to see his childhood dreams come true as the Indians won game 1 of the World Series.
A Global Audience In New York
After David’s dream sports night in Cleveland, he took the first flight out to New York to deliver a keynote at ENP Global Conference at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. David shared his message to an international audience and focused on millennials in the global workplace.
AMP and Non-Profit Toolkit Take Center Stage in The City
David and Jim Leyritz, along with Todd Halterman, hosted an AMP and non-profit toolkit event at Rock & Reilly’s in New York with an exclusive group of executives. We are working to create efficiencies for charities and corporations across the country to generate passive income and increase fundraising efforts.
Pro Bowl Moves To The Sunshine State
Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the NFL season? We are getting ready for our 18th annual Pro Bowl Reception benefitting the Crescent Moon Foundation. This year, the Pro Bowl will take place in Orlando, FL for the first time ever. To get involved, please inquire with Scott Carter.
Warren Moon Grand Marshall of Super Bowl 51
We’re headed to the Lone Star state and Warren’s pseudo-hometown of Houston, for Super Bowl 51! We have partnered with the NFLPA to accelerate their gifting suite by using AMP. AMP will be featured all week with fan engagements, activations, fan fests and player parties throughout the city of Houston.
It’s All About Perception
Sports 1 hosted a webinar for our partner Athlete Network on October 4th. The theme of the webinar was Perception, which allowed David to touch on the successive events throughout his life and use them as teaching points for the student-athletes. David received tons of positive feedback from the viewers and we are excited for the next webinar!
It’s All Fun and Games, Until 20,000 People Show Up
Members of the Sports 1 Marketing team were guests at the Games and Music Festival on October 2nd in Dana Point, CA. The festival had over 20,000 attendees in person and over 1 million people participating online with 100% of the proceeds benefitting our partner Game Changer.
#Winning – S1M Ranks #20 by Entrepreneur Magazine
Sports 1 Marketing has been ranked #20 on the 2016 Entrepreneur 360 List. David and our team have been invited to the annual e360 Conference in Long Beach, CA on November 16th to accept the award and discuss AMP. To learn more about the e360 Conference, visit here.
David Honors Bob Proctor at Carnegie Hall
David has been personally invited to speak at the world-famous Carnegie Hall to honor Bob Proctor with his first public appearance in New York in over 30 years. Tickets are still available for this exclusive event and can be purchased here. Use discount code S1MNYC
Lights, Camera, THINK! – THINK Movie Filming
On October 4th, David Meltzer, Warren Moon and Jim Leyritz were joined by our good friend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Nick Lowery, to film interviews for THINK: The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich. The film is based on one of the most influential books of all-time, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Although the film has met its funding goal, you can help support the project reach the landmark goal and ensure worldwide distribution here.
Coast to Coast in 36 Hours!
One of the many business trips this month included a 36-hour trip to San Francisco, Baltimore, West Virginia, and finished up in Chicago. While in West Virginia, David met with Jim Justice, the owner of Greenbrier Resort. The setting was beautiful and definitely a nice change in scenery from what we’re used to in Southern California.
Challenge Your Current State of Perception – TEDx
On October 14th, David was part of the elite list of speakers at TEDx Mission Viejo. While focusing on the theme of Perception, David highlighted his experiences and how changing his perception attributed to his success. Video of David’s talk will be featured on the TEDx site soon.
Introducing Our Non-Profit Toolkit
Our program, Processing for a Cause, continues to impress! We are continuing to focus on new and innovative ways for charities, foundations, and organizations to maximize their fundraising and accomplish their goals more rapidly and accurately. For more information, inquire with Scott Carter.
Good to be Back! – David in New Orleans
After a busy Friday at TEDxMission Viejo, David and his family traveled to New Orleans! The Saints hosted the Meltzer family with sideline passes for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. The following day, David continued his tradition of giving back to his alma mater, Tulane, and spoke to the Sports Law department and hung around after for a Q&A session, to mentor the next generation of great lawyers.
Some New Friends
Our team would like to welcome World Series Champion, Adam Kennedy! A 13-year MLB veteran, Adam will play a vital role in our company to continue our mission of making a lot of money, helping a lot of people, and having a lot of fun! Adam has joined forces with Scott Carter for a new presidential podcast “Kennedy & Carter”.
AMP’d Up! – AMP Up Your Marketing
On Wednesday October 19th, David and our team hosted Orange County executives for the first ever “AMP Up Your Marketing” Breakfast and Networking Event in Irvine, CA at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine. Attendees were served breakfast and coffee before hearing from David about how our award-winning AMP (Aggregated Marketing Platform) is innovating the event and sponsorship industry. The event was a huge success and we’re excited for the second event on December 14th!
Non-Profit Toolkit Luncheon
Sports 1 and our partner Todd Halterman hosted a luncheon on October 20th for an exclusive group of 20 non-profit organizations. To follow through on our mission of “helping a lot of people”, we have rededicated resources to ensure local charities have the most innovative tools available to help them exceed their annual fundraising goals. To learn more about our fundraising tools, including Processing for a Cause and Coin Up, contact Scott Carter.
David Demonstrates AMP At Digital Footprint West
On October 21st, David was invited to keynote the Digital Footprint 2016 West Conference in Anaheim, CA. David took the stage to present his mission equation for success in business and highlight our award-winning AMP (Aggregated Marketing Platform). You can learn more about the conference here.
Dynamic Disruption and Millennials in San Diego
The day after getting back from New York, David was a featured speaker at the Dynamic Disruption sales and marketing conference in San Diego, CA discussing how AMP monetizes audiences from the largest to smallest sporting events in the world. Following the keynote, David visited San Diego State University to give one of his favorite talks of the year, to the SDSU Sports Business Initiative, one of the largest student-run sports business groups in the country.
Just Like My Child Foundation Gala
On October 29th, David was an invited guest at the 10th Annual Just Like My Child Foundation Gala, where he was on hand to honor Jada Pinkett Smith with the 2016 Global Humanitarian Award.
Indiana University Panel
Scott Carter traveled to Indiana University to participate in their Sports Marketing and Media Day On October 14th. Scott was invited to share his story, career path and answer questions from a room filled with students and faculty of the sports management program at Indiana University. Scott also participated in career day, where he interacted with hundreds of students and educated them on our certificate program. Thanks to our former extern Ethan Rosenberg for his support.
Are you ready to commit to the starting line? Spartan Races takes on Fenway Park in Boston on November 12th for The Reebok Spartan Sprint and Kids Race. They also have upcoming races in Sacramento (11/12), Alabama (11/19), and Atlanta (12/9). You can sign up for any of the upcoming races here.
Sports Blender Has a New Home In The S1M Studios
We’re officially settled into our new in-house studio in the Sports 1 Marketing office! You can tune in every Tuesday at 5 P.M. PST to listen to David and Jim nationally on SB Nation Radio. Get engaged and submit your #LoveItOrLeaveIt topics on Twitter to @Sports1Mktg.
Save The Date! 8th Annual Unstoppable Gala
We’re getting ready for another incredible Unstoppable Gala! This year, the Unstoppable Foundation will be holding their 8th Annual Unstoppable Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The event will take place on Saturday March 25th, 2017. You can learn more about this wonderful evening as well as secure your table here.
OC Blues Finish With Historic Season
On October 9th, the OC Blues season came to a close. After the first ever playoff victory over the #1 seeded Sacramento Republic, the Blues fell to the Swope Park Rangers. Congratulations to the OC Blues, a Sports 1 Marketing partner, on a historic season!
Where Were You When…?
Where Were You When…? continues to highlight some of the greatest moments in sports history! They have officially launched their new website making easier to shop your favorite sports moments. You can shop the brand new shop here.