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Tennis tournament hires ad firm

The Indianapolis Tennis Championships (formerly the RCA Championships) announced today its selection of Hirons & Company as its advertising and public relations agency of record. Through the three-year contract, Hirons & Company will provide...
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Questions arise about tennis event

It’s unclear how the resignation of U.S. Tennis Association chief exectuive Arlen Kantarian will affect the Indianapolis Tennis Championships. Kantarian, 55, announced his resignation from the USTA this afternoon after eight...
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ATP branding plan nets criticism

The ATP is considering placing its name across the nets at all of its tournaments, a groundbreaking move that is drawing criticism from tournament promoters. As a test, the men’s tennis circuit placed its...
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Lilly puts name on tennis title

The local stop on the ATP Tour now will be known as The Indianapolis Tennis Championships Presented By Lilly. Eli Lilly-which will use the tournament to promote specific drugs such as Humalog...
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Tennis event gets title sponsor

Despite rumors-and a report in this space yesterday-that WellPoint will be announced as a title sponsor of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships today, WellPoint and tournament officials say that’s not the case. Officials for the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, formerly the RCA Championships,...
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