Mark H. McCormack is widely credited with inventing the field of sports marketing as the founder, chairman and CEO of International Management Group (IMG). From representing the majority of top players in tennis for over four decades, to pioneering television coverage globally, to expanding the scope, size, and reach of the world’s foremost events, to his ability in raising millions of dollars annually for charitable organizations, to today’s online innovations which enable fans to follow every match point, McCormack’s influence on tennis will be felt for decades to come.
McCormack revolutionized the sporting world by establishing athlete representation as a distinct business discipline and by demonstrating the value of sports as a cost-effective marketing tool. This system has given economic health to the players and tennis institutions and the industry as a whole.
IMG’s licensing agency, the largest in the world, its literary agency, and its affiliation with recreational amenities and world-class destination venues have further contributed to the sport. McCormack shaped the way all sports are marketed around the world. He was first in the marketplace and his influence on the world of sports, particularly his ability to combine athlete representation and television broadcasting, will forever be a standard within the tennis industry.
Learn more at the official McCormack website