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August 25, 2015


ATLANTA (August 25, 2015) – Adam Zimmerman, President of CSE, an Atlanta-based independent integrated marketing agency specializing in sports and sports sponsorships, has been selected to be an adjunct professor for The University of Georgia for the 2015 – 2016 fall semester. 

June 05, 2015

CSE Hosts an Evening with John Smoltz

ATLANTA -- CSE celebrates long-time client, John Smoltz, on his upcoming induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Class of 2015. Friends and family gathered at CSE’s Atlanta headquarters on Thursday, June 4 to honor Smoltz including legendary players Tom Glavine and Dale Murphy along with Ernie Johnson Jr., Jeff Foxworthy and John Schuerholz.  The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in Cooperstown, NY on July 26.

May 13, 2015

CSE Broadcast Clients Make National and Local Moves

CSE announced today that the following clients have officially become part of national and local network teams as both fulltime anchors and contributors. As previous contributors to several properties they all will continue to report segments, event coverage and be expert contributors across multiple disciplines and platforms including CNN, ABC News and ESPN.


April 29, 2015

CSE Client Ernie Johnson Jr. Featured in ESPN E:60 Special


ESPN announced that CSE client and TNT personality Ernie Johnson Jr.’s remarkable life will be featured on tonight’s E:60 special. Johnson is the lead play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball games, a broadcaster during NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and most recognized as a host for NBA on TNT. Tonight's special shares a very personal and revealing profile on Johnson and his family including a glimpse into his battle with cancer and his four adopted children. 

April 24, 2015

CSE Client Stephanie Ramos Joins ABC News


April 22, 2015


CSE started 2015 adding seven new clients to its growing business-to-business client roster. Typically known for its roots in sports, sports sponsorship and talent representation, CSE continues to expand its business-to-business client base showcasing a variety of its capabilities including digital, cause marketing, social media, public relations and content creation.

April 16, 2015

CSE Client Michael Huger Named BGSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Bowling Green State University announced that CSE client, Michael Huger has officially returned home to BGSU as the head men’s basketball coach. Huger is returning to his alma mater where he was a standout player for the Falcons from 1989-93, most recently Huger wrapped up his fourth season at the University of Miami and his eighth season as an assistant coach for CSE client and University of Miami head coach Jim Larranaga, whom he played for at BGSU.

April 15, 2015

CSE - 2015 Final Four Recap

CSE/AT&T Final Four

March 31, 2015

CSE Client Coy Wire Signs with CNN

CNN announced that CSE client, Coy Wire has officially become part of the CNN Sports team as a fulltime anchor and contributor. As a previous contributor to several CNN properties he will now be permanently in the Sports division anchoring Bleacher Report for HLN Weekend Express segments, event coverage and will be an expert contributor across all platforms including CNN New Day and HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade.

March 23, 2015


CSE is pleased to announce that it has again been selected as one of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top Workplaces in Atlanta for 2015. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

March 19, 2015


ATLANTA (March 19, 2015) – CSE has been nominated in four categories for the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards for their work with Southern Company and the Payne Stewart Award as well as AT&T Mobility’s #BetterSaturday campaign.  CSE, based in Atlanta, is a leading integrated marketing agency specializing in strategic sponsorships, advertising, talent management, digital, media content, experiential marketing, analytics, public relations and social media campaigns.

February 23, 2015


ATLANTA – CSE, a leading integrated marketing agency specializing in sponsorship, experiential, creative, advertising and digital/social media, was recognized by the Atlanta chapter of the American Advertising Federation with four Atlanta ADDY® Awards in ceremonies held last week. CSE’s work was selected from hundreds of entries and was distinguished among the most creative and innovative work in advertising across broadcast, print, television and interactive media in Atlanta.

February 22, 2015

CSE Partners with MIT to Explore Innovation in Sports Technology

Atlanta-based agency, CSE is partnering with STE@M, the Sports Technology and Education division at MIT, to support and impact the field of sports technology. By partnering with MIT, CSE continues to expand its offering of technology solutions to its clients forming new partnerships and collaborations with some of the best of the field.

January 06, 2015

CSE Client John Smoltz Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2015

CSE would like to congratulate its client of over 20 years, John Smoltz on being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2015.  Today, the BBWAA (Baseball Writer’s Assoc. of America) announced its newest class of inductees to include: Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz.

The ceremony will take place in Cooperstown, NY on July 26. 

November 06, 2014

CSE Develops Redesign Creating Easier Access to Content

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution partners with Atlanta-based agency CSE to unveil a re-imagined and redesigned on Thursday, November 6. The website also allows for targeted new revenue opportunities in advertising and sponsorships.

August 14, 2014

CSE, CEO Lonnie Cooper Announces Reorganization of Corporate Structure

Today CSE announced a far-reaching realignment of the agency that will enable CSE to innovate with greater speed, efficiency, and capability in a fast changing industry. CEO Lonnie Cooper continues to have a big vision for the agency with an emphasis on helping those around him realize and reach their full potential. The announcement will enable the agency to execute strategy more efficiently and to deliver the best services to its clients.

August 11, 2014

Join Us for the CSE Sports Marketing Symposium 2014

Registration for the 2014 CSE Sports Marketing Symposium, October 14-15 at The New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square in New York City, is now open at

August 06, 2014

CSE Helps Aflac Honor Those Who Left Footprints Fighting Cancer

Aflac’s main philanthropic focus since 1995 has been fighting childhood cancer. Efforts include programs for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, plush holiday duck sales, and donations from agents.

May 30, 2014

CSE Named to Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top 50 Advertising & Marketing Firms in Atlanta

ATLANTA (MAY 30, 2014) -- Leading integrated marketing agency CSE has been named one of Atlanta's Top 50 Advertising and Marketing Firms by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.The listing, researched and developed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, is ranked by number of full-time employees and firms listed gain at least 50 percent of their Atlanta revenue through traditional advertising, digital advertising, direct marketing and/or promotions.

May 20, 2014

CSE Unveils Innovation Laboratory

“Evolve” to Further Blend Marketing Acumen with Technology

To Create Even More Up-to-the Minute Marketing Solutions for Clients

Luca Magnanini Named Vice President of Innovation

May 12, 2014

CSE Makes Transition with Derosa From the Diamond to TV

ATLANTA (May 12, 2014) CSE Signs Sports Personalities Jason McIntyre, Don Riddell and Frank Isola.

CSE is now representing former baseball player Mark DeRosa in his second career as a broadcaster, and has signed a few more sports personalities, including founder Jason McIntyre.

April 22, 2014

CSE Launches New Chapter in Atlanta Sports as Lead Agency for Major League Soccer Announcement

ATLANTA (April 16, 2014) – Leading integrated marketing agency, CSE, has spent the last several months in preparation with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Major League Soccer for the announcement that Atlanta has been awarded an expansion team. The expansion marks a new chapter in Atlanta sports history and CSE was excited to be at the helm of such a tremendous announcement.

April 18, 2014

PlayOn! Sports Taps CSE for Product Redesign & More

ATLANTA (April 15, 2014) -- PlayOn! Sports (PlayOn), the nation’s leading high school sports media company, has hired leading integrated marketing agency CSE to develop an enhanced multi-platform product redesign of their digital offerings which includes digital and mobile viewing, it was announced today.

March 25, 2014

CSE Moves into New, Specially Designed Office Space

ATLANTA (March 25, 2014) -- In March CSE changed locales and moved into a brand new space. The aspiration was to build an environment, not an “office” that conveyed our desire to connect and collaborate. The space is built to reflect and allow for our ongoing growth, CSE has had over 20 new hires since January alone, and forecast additional employees joining CSE.

March 24, 2014

CSE Named to 2014 Top Work Place List

ATLANTA (MARCH 24, 2014) -- Leading integrated marketing agency CSE has been named one of Atlanta's Top Places to Work for 2014 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).

March 12, 2014

CSE's Zimmerman Nominated for Marketer of the Year by Cynopsis Sports

ATLANTA (March 12, 2014) – CSE President of Marketing Adam Zimmerman has been nominated for Marketer of the Year by Cynopsis Sports. The Cynopsis Sports Awards honor the most outstanding communications initiatives, sports programming and executives in the highly competitive sports media industry.

Zimmerman is nominated alongside:

December 17, 2013

CSE's Doan Discusses Business Benefits of "Going Green" in National Webinar

ATLANTA (Dec. 11, 2013) – CSE Marketing Director David Doan discussed how sports teams, venues and universities can seize the opportunities provided by their greening accomplishments to tell an authentic, compelling story to their fans and communities - gaining both quantitative and qualitative benefits in the process in a nationwide webinar produced by the Green Sports Alliance today.

December 17, 2013

CSE Client Jeff Burton Joins NBC Sports Group as Nascar Analyst

STAMFORD, Conn. — December 3, 2013 — NBC Sports Group has reached a multi-year agreement with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton, who will transition out of full-time driving and into the role of NASCAR analyst when the green flag waves over NBC Sports and NBCSN’s upcoming slate of NASCAR coverage.

November 13, 2013

CSE Client Mark DeRosa Joins MLB Network as Studio Analyst

Secaucus, N.J., November 13, 2013 – MLB Network today announced that after a 16-year career, Mark DeRosa has joined its roster of on-air talent as a studio analyst. DeRosa, who served as a guest analyst on MLB Network during the 2013 and 2011 Postseasons, will appear across MLB Network’s studio programming and make his debut on MLB Tonight on Monday, December 9, live from the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida.

November 06, 2013

CSE Expands Talent Representation Division, Adds News & Entertainment to Sports Broadcaster Practice

ATLANTA (Nov. 6, 2013) – Integrated marketing agency CSE (, which has grown and evolved its long-standing and well-respected talent representation division for more than 27 years, will begin to represent on-air anchors, personalities, reporters and journalists from the worlds of News and Entertainment, it was announced today.

November 04, 2013

CSE Builds Relationships and Its Business

By Terry Lefton, SportsBusiness Journal

There are agencies that thrive because the founder is well-connected from years in marketing, and there are agencies that succeed because of expertise in agency management or an early reputation for creative wizardry.

Atlanta’s CSE can’t point to any of those as reasons for its success.

October 30, 2013

CSE Named 2013 Promo Top Shop

ATLANTA (Oct. 30, 2013) – Integrated marketing agency CSE has been named a “2013 PROMO Top Shop” by Chief Marketer magazine. Top Shops recognizes the top promotional marketing agencies in the country which, among other criteria, includes creating “killer campaign work which delivers results.”

October 01, 2013

11th Annual CSE Sports Marketing Symposium Oct. 2-3 in New York

(NEW YORK) -- A “Who’s Who” from the world of sports and entertainment marketing is gathering at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City this week, October 2-3, for the CSE Sports Marketing Symposium and Social Media & Sports Series Athletics Forum presented by SportsBusiness Daily/Global/Journal.

Follow along Live on Twitter at #SBJSMS

October 01, 2013

CSE Expands Cause Marketing Division, Taps American Cancer Society Vet Flo Bryan to Run Unit

ATLANTA (Oct. 1, 2013) – Integrated marketing agency CSE ( is expanding its division that focuses on developing and executing Cause Marketing campaigns for business partners and has named Flo Bryan to the newly-created position of Senior Vice President, Cause Marketing to lead the unit, it was announced today.

September 26, 2013

CSE Fuels People En Espanol 2013

SAN ANTONIO -- Following its inaugural year in 2012 with 30,000 attendees, People en Español made Labor Day weekend in San Antonio, Texas the top destination for Hispanics to celebrate the pride and passion of their heritage.

And CSE was there.

September 23, 2013

CSE's Zimmerman Featured in Cynopsis: Sports

Cynopsis: Sports Sept. 23, 2013

September 04, 2013

CSE Goes on the Road with NBC Sunday Night Football

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 4, 2013 – NBC Sports Group rolls out the new Sunday Night Football bus this week with stops in North Texas, prior to the Giants-Cowboys SNF opener on Sept. 8.

August 19, 2013

CSE Furthers Position as Industry Thought-Leaders

ATLANTA (August 19, 2013) -- While it’s been unseasonably cool weather-wise, it has been a red-hot summer for CSE at major industry events.

Last week, a full contingent of CSE executives participated at two major sports industry conferences in New York City: The Cynopsis Women of Action Conference and the Cynopsis Sports Summit.

August 14, 2013

CSE's Kramer Featured in Sports Agent Blog

By Darren Heitner
Sports Agent Blog
Aug. 14, 2013

The following “Six Questions” short interview with VP of Broadcasters & Client Representation at CSE, Matt Kramer, was conducted Mark J. Burns.  Connect with Matt Kramer on Twitter and LinkedIn.

July 15, 2013

CSE Helping AT&T Keep 50,000 Boy Scouts Connected

Imagine 50,000 Boys Scouts, volunteers and staff from all over the country, gathering together for one big, 10-day celebration of Scouting in the middle of the mountains and woods of West Virginia for ten days.
Now imagine all those people trying to get a signal.
Or charge their phones.
June 26, 2013

Registration for the 2013 CSE Sports Marketing Symposium Opens

(Charlotte, NC) – Registration for the 2013 CSE Sports Marketing Symposium, October 2-3 at The Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City, is now open at, it was announced today.
June 24, 2013

CSE's Doc Rivers Takes Over LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2013) -- Los Angeles Clippers today named Glenn “Doc” Rivers as the team’s Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and head coach. The Clippers signed Rivers after the Boston Celtics agreed to release him from his contract in exchange for a first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft as compensation.

June 14, 2013

Vinny Del Negro Joins CSE

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Veteran NBA coach, executive, broadcaster and player Vinny Del Negro has signed with multi-dimensional marketing agency CSE ( for management and marketing representation, it was announced today.

June 07, 2013

Lonnie Cooper, Star Player in Sports Marketing -- Atlanta Business Chronicle Q&A

By Barbara Babbit Kaufman
Atlanta Business Chronicle
June 7, 2013
Barbara Kaufman: Where did you grow up?
Lonnie Cooper: I grew up in Waycross, Ga. My dad sold life insurance and also owned retail liquor stores.
BK: How did growing up in a small town affect your career?
May 30, 2013

CSE to Produce New Series for Bounce TV

Multi-dimensional agency CSE ( is producing a new reality television series for Bounce TV, the nation’s only broadcast television network for African Americans,  The series, called Step Wars, is an exciting original unscripted series set in the world of step competitions at the country’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
May 07, 2013

CSE Wins Ex Awards

CHICAGO (May 7, 2013) – Two major initiatives developed and executed by multi-dimensional independent marketing agency CSE ( took home 2013 Silver Ex Awards -- the world’s largest recognition program for event marketing -- at ceremonies held in Chicago last night.

May 02, 2013

CSE Compares NFL Draft Grades Using Twitter

ATLANTA – With the 2013 NFL Draft behind us, it seems like everyone has an opinion on how each of the 32 franchises fared with their selections over the weekend. Sports networks, writers, bloggers and even casual fans all have their own ratings and draft commentary.

April 24, 2013

CSE Sees Record-Setting Stretch of Awards, Honors & Acclaim

This spring, CSE earned nearly 50 nominations for prestigious awards and honors from five different organizations. Equally impressive is the fact that the accolades recognize work, projects and people from multiple CSE divisions, including Corporate Marketing, Advertising, Digital, Experiential, Multicultural and Social Media.

Highlights of this unprecedented stretch in company history include:

April 05, 2013

75th Anniversary Final Four A Very Big Deal

By Gary McKillips, Contributing Writer Atlanta Business Chronicle Published March 29, 2013

It is surely no coincidence that Atlanta was selected for the 75th anniversary of the Men’s NCAA Final Four basketball tournament.

While several cities have hosted the finals in the past, the general perception is no one does it better than Atlanta, which is hosting its third Final Four in the past 11 years.

April 01, 2013

CSE's Zimmerman Named to University of Florida Hall of Fame

ATLANTA – Adam Zimmerman, President of Marketing for CSE (, one of the longest-running and most diversified independent marketing agencies in the country, has been selected to receive the 2013 University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Award.

March 27, 2013

CSE to Sponsor "Business of Sports Summit"

CSE, one of the longest-running and most diversified independent marketing agencies in the country (, will sponsor the 2013 Business of Sports Summit being organized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Sports Council.

March 21, 2013

CSE All Over 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four

By CSE Communications

Everyone knows that the annual mania that sweeps the country known as March Madness is upon us. What you may not be aware of is how deeply CSE is involved with this year’s Big Dance. Nearly every CSE department is working on multiple projects for multiple clients for this colossal national sporting event, this year celebrating its 75th Anniversary.

March 21, 2013

CSE Earns Seven Cynopsis: Sports Media Award Nominations

Atlanta - CSE work continues to attract honors and accolades: The company has just been nominated for seven Cynopsis: Sports Media Awards -- The most nominations for any agency.

CSE’s fellow nominees include ESPN, NBC Sports, Turner Sports, NFL, NASCAR and Anheuser-Busch.

March 18, 2013

CSE's SVP Manning Honored With SportsBusiness Journal's Forty Under 40

As Published by SportsBusiness Journal
By Christopher Botta
March 18, 2013

When a new class of interns starts at CSE in Atlanta, they get an inspiring speech from one of the company’s senior vice presidents.

“I love speaking with them,” said Doug Manning, “because many years ago, I was one of them.”

March 13, 2013

LeBron James Tops CSE’s 2013 Power 100 List

New York – Miami Heat star LeBron James (#1), Tiger Woods (#2) and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (#3) top the Bloomberg “Sportfolio”/Horrow Sports Ventures 2013 Power 100 ranking of the most powerful professional athletes in the U.S. on- and off-the-field going into 2013.

March 11, 2013

CSE’s Newman to Appear on Bloomberg TV’S “Sportfolio”

ATLANTA -- David Newman, Vice President of Analytics for CSE (, one of the longest-running and most diversified sports marketing agencies in the country, will appear on Bloomberg TV’s “Sportsfolio” show on Weds. March 13 for the unveiling of the CSE-produced Bloomberg “Sportfolio”/Horrow Sports Ventures 2013 Power 100 ranking of the most powerful professional athletes in the United States.

March 08, 2013

CSE's Mitchell Discusses Future of Social TV at MediaPost Social Media Insider Summit

CSE Senior Vice President of Strategy John Mitchell joined other social media leaders and tastemakers to discuss world-class social media strategies at the MediaPost Social Media Insider Summit, held in Captiva Island, Fla. in February.

Mitchell participated in the forward-thinking session “Debate: The Future of Social TV” along with Jason Hoch, SVP of Digital Strategy at Echo and Joan Fitzgerald, VP of Television Sales and Business Development at comScore, Inc.

March 06, 2013

CSE Wins 18 ADDY® Awards

Full-service marketing agency CSE ( won a company-record of 18 ADDY® Awards given by the Atlanta chapter of the American Advertising Federation in ceremonies held last week. CSE’s work was selected from hundreds of entries and was distinguished among the most creative and innovative work in advertising in Atlanta.

February 25, 2013

CSE Partners with SBJ for Sports Marketing Symposium

(Charlotte, NC) – CSE, one of the longest-running and most diversified sports marketing agencies in the country, and Street & Smith’s Sports Group, publishers of SportsBusiness Journal, SportsBusiness Daily and SportsBusiness Daily Global, announced today that they are partnering to present the 11th annual Sports Marketing Symposium and Social Media & Sports Series industry forum.

February 14, 2013

Lonnie Cooper Spotlighted in SportsBusiness Journal

By Abraham D. Madkour, Executive Director
Published February 11, 2013, Page 22

February 12, 2013

CSE Weighs in on Digital Marketing - SBJ

By Erik Spanberg, Correspondent Published February 11, 2013

Forget, for the moment, followers on Twitter and Facebook likes. Those basic measurements for social media and other digital campaigns and promotions remain important, but the conversation among agencies, brands, teams and leagues targets a deeper dive.

February 10, 2013

CSE's Monty Mullig and Ned Simon Interviewed by Cynopsis

I recently spoke with Monty Mullig and Ned Simon, General Manger/Digital and SVP/Media Services, respectively, at CSE, an Atlanta-based agency that offers TV clients such as Turner Broadcasting, the Southern Conference, and NBC Sports, - as well as consumer brands like AT&T and Coca-Cola - everything from marketing, advertising, digital, client representation, and production.



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