International Management Group

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International Management Group
legal form Incorporated
Seat Cleveland , United States
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The International Management Group ( IMG ) is a Cleveland , Ohio- based corporation founded by Mark McCormack that provides legal advice and sports marketing .

The US lawyer initially advised golf professional Arnold Palmer , and later numerous other athletes worldwide. IMG was able to increase the income of top athletes through advertising income .

In 2005 IMG was represented in 30 countries with 2,200 employees, in Germany a. a. in Munich , Berlin and Mannheim . The German IMG GmbH has its headquarters in Munich, the managing director is Christian Salomon. The Swiss subsidiary IMG Schweiz AG is based in Zurich. She is socially committed in the form of a charity partnership with World Vision Switzerland .

The IMG Group is divided into the Sports, Entertainment and Media divisions. She not only represents athletes as an agent , but also speakers, writers and photo models . In addition, IMG acts as an organizer and initiates TV productions.

IMG Digital Media

IMG Digital Media is a 100% subsidiary of the IMG marketing agency based in Cologne. She takes care of all media-related projects worldwide and represents the television marketing and distribution rights of worldwide sporting and cultural organizations.
IMG Digital Media delivers TV programs from events such as the America's Cup , Wimbledon Championships , English Premier League , British Open or the Rugby World Cup to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize. TV programs are distributed in over 200 countries. Annually, more than 9,000 hours of television program are produced and distributed by, including over 500 hours for in-flight programs for more than 40 airlines.

From the production of sports programs, IMG Digital Media has developed into the world's largest independent producer and distributor of live sports broadcasts, a specialist in the field of archives and interactive media. IMG Digital Media also oversees many cultural events and develops its own show and entertainment formats.

IMG Sports

In the United States, the IMG Group is subordinate to an academy whose training is internationally renowned, especially in the professional sport of tennis.

In Germany, for example, the Hamburg-based subsidiary IMG GmbH produces the online edition of the sports magazine Sport Bild in cooperation with Axel Springer Verlag . In addition to the Kölner Haie ice hockey club , the German athletes Thomas Rupprath , Bernhard Langer , as well as international u. a. Tiger Woods and Maria Sharapova marketed. The marketing of TSV 1860 Munich was taken over by IMG in 2005 and ended again in 2011 after investor Hasan Ismaik joined the company. The marketing of 1. FC Köln was also ended again on May 31, 2014. However, since 2011 there has been a cooperation with the second division club FSV Frankfurt and the third division club FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt .

As the main licensee of the 2016 European Football Championship, IMG Sports will also be marketing all sports products and services on behalf of UEFA in Germany.

IMG Entertainment

In the area of ​​IMG Entertainment, the model agency IMG Models u. a. Heidi Klum and Kate Moss supervised.

IMG Consulting

IMG Consulting advises international companies on their global sponsorship activities. In addition, this department advises governments, cities, associations and clubs on the development and project management of sports facilities (e.g. football stadiums, multifunctional arenas) as well as on the promotion and implementation of major sporting events (e.g. Olympics, FIFA WC, UEFA EURO).

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  2. Kölner Haie cooperate with IMG
  3. IMG and 1860 reach agreement ( memento of the original from July 3, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on from June 30, 2011, accessed June 30, 2011  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. UEFA is working with sports marketer IMG for the 2016 European Championship on on May 21, 2014, accessed on May 21, 2014