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HallPass Media is a leader in the sports & entertainment marketing industry. The firm is comprised of young minded, inspired pros who live and breathe sports, business, tech and culture.

The 5 Biggest Design Trends of 2019 and Their Impact on 2020

By Jordan Cuellar As the world continues to evolve, creative design is assisting in driving the visual aesthetics. Although we’re only a month away from the end of 2019, I continue to see things out in the design world gaining notoriety that can transition well into the New Year. It’s good to reflect on what’s happened as it will only help to dictate what we can expect in 2020, especially with technology being more of a dominant force in our day to day lives. [...]

By |2019-11-21T18:20:11-04:00November 21st, 2019|Blog, Updates|

3 Strategies to Boost Open Rates on Your Next Email Marketing Campaign

By Jake Kelfer Hey hey! Imagine getting hundreds of emails with the subject line - Payment Received… You’d feel pretty great, right? Now, imagine getting 5 times the amount of emails with the same subject line. You’d be feeling really great. The only thing that changed from the first to the second scenario is in the second more people opened your email My name is Jake Kelfer and I focus on marketing and business development here at HallPass Media. In today’s age, it’s vital for [...]

By |2019-11-14T19:47:28-04:00November 14th, 2019|Blog, Updates|


By Max Miller As we move forward into the world of 5G and beyond, the demand for instant content at your fingertips is ever growing! Whether you’re in retail, technology, entertainment, or sports, in order to build your brand you’ve got to keep up with trend of instantaneous content.  So if you’ve got a high school, club, or college sports team or maybe a product or brand that revolves around the sports industry, I want to share with you 3 reasons to consider live-stream [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:06:31-04:00November 7th, 2019|Blog, Updates|


By Sergio Millas Digital marketing is an incredibly powerful tool that cannot be ignored. Digital marketing is increasingly being recognized by many marketers as the most important tool in their toolbox and rightfully so. According to eMarketer, worldwide digital ad spending rose by 17.6% to $333.25 billion in 2019 (roughly half of the global ad market) and is expected to reach over $375 billion by 2021. There are many tools and channels in the digital marketing toolbox and associated technologies are evolving quickly. Today I will [...]

By |2019-11-01T14:57:11-04:00November 1st, 2019|Updates|

Intern Report: Where are they now?

After another record-breaking NBA Summer League, the VSL team has helped over 25 current and former interns and Sports Business Classroom attendees land roles with the NBA, G League, UFC, NCAA, and Marketing Agencies. Other Notable Alumni: 1. Abby Hornacek – Fox 2. Adam Mann – Adam Mann.TV 3. Addison Mercer – DocuSign 4. Adrian Booker - Reno Bighorns 5. AJ Sambado – HallPass Media 6. Alex Kline – New Orleans Pelicans 7. Alex Snyder – Wasserman Media Group 8. Alexa Hernandez – Square 9. Alice Shang – [...]

By |2019-11-20T21:44:54-04:00October 7th, 2019|All News, Blog|

Feature Friday: Heavyn Jackson

Q: What has been your journey in sports? A: I was born into the sports world. My father played basketball professionally for 17 years and has been a sports analyst since his retirement. With that being said, I ran away from playing sports myself, but after graduating college I decided to take my turn with basketball by joining the Vegas Summer League intern staff. That was in 2017 and this past summer marked my 3rd season. Since commencing my journey with VSL I’ve managed to network with some [...]

By |2019-09-27T18:39:44-04:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized, Updates|

Return Of Runnin’ Rebel Tickets For Teachers Program Announced

UNLV Athletics has announced the return of its "Tickets for Teachers" program for the upcoming 2019-20 Runnin' Rebel basketball season as a way to say "thank you" to local teachers. Working with the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Office, the Tickets for Teachers program aims to provide two UNLV men's basketball season tickets to every elementary and middle school in the district, which principals can distribute to deserving teachers. CCSD is the fifth largest school district in the country and has a total of 285 elementary and [...]

By |2019-09-05T12:38:56-04:00September 5th, 2019|All News|

Summer League Co-Founders Albert Hall and Warren LeGarie Sit Down with Prominent NBA Partner, Tencent

Albert Hall and Warren LeGarie caught up with Renjun Bao, Director of Business Development for Tencent America, to discuss the evolution of the NBA Summer League and the integration of growing the game of basketball worldwide. Tencent is the NBA's largest partner outside of the United States with 490 million fans in China watching NBA programming on its platforms this past season. We thank Renjun and Tencent for their continued support! Click here for the full interview:

By |2019-08-27T09:07:53-04:00August 7th, 2019|All News, Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|

How the NBA Las Vegas Summer League Became ‘America’s House Party’ 15 Years Later

In some respects, the 2004 Democratic National Convention was responsible for changing the game in politics and sports. For one, those four days at the FleetCenter (now TD Garden) in Boston provided the platform from which an unknown state senator from Illinois named Barack Obama would launch himself into the United States Senate and, eventually, on to the White House as the nation’s 44th president—and biggest basketball fan to hold that office. That convention also helped to set the stage for what’s become one of the tentpole events [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:53-04:00July 5th, 2019|All News, Uncategorized|