IMG (company)

The International Management Group (IMG ) is a group with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, which was founded by Mark McCormack and is active in the areas of legal advice and sports marketing.

The U.S. Attorney advised the first professional golfer Arnold Palmer, later a number of other athletes around the world. This IMG was able to increase the income of elite athletes through advertising revenue.

IMG 2005 was represented by 2,200 employees in 30 countries, in Germany and Others in Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Wolfsburg. The German IMG GmbH has its headquarters in Munich, is CEO Matthias Pietza. The Swiss subsidiary IMG Switzerland AG is headquartered in Zurich. Social she is involved in the form of a charity partnership with World Vision Switzerland.

The IMG group is divided into the business segments sport, entertainment and media. It represents not only athletes as an agent, but also speaker, writer and photo models. In addition, IMG acts as organizer and initiates TV productions.

IMG Digital Media

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

From the production of sports programs to IMG Digital Media has become the world's largest independent producer and distributor of live sports broadcasts, a specialist in the archive area and interactive media. Likewise IMG Digital Media supervised many cultural events and develops its own show and entertainment formats.

IMG Sports

In Germany, the Hamburg-based subsidiary IMG GmbH produces, for example, in cooperation with the Axel Springer Verlag, the online edition of the sports magazine Sport Bild. The Bundesliga club FC Cologne 1 is marketed as well as the ice hockey club Kölner Haie, and the German team Thomas Rath Rupp, Bernhard Langer, and internationally, inter alia, Tiger Woods and Maria Sharapova. The marketing of the TSV 1860 Munich took over the IMG 2005 and was completed in 2011 after the entry of the investor Hasan Ismaik. In the same year, however, the cooperation with the second division FSV Frankfurt and the third division side FC began Rot-Weiß Erfurt.

IMG Entertainment

In the IMG Entertainment are served through the modeling agency IMG Models, inter alia, Heidi Klum and Kate Moss.

IMG Consulting

IMG Consulting advises international companies in their global sponsorship activities. In addition, this department advises governments, municipalities, associations and clubs as part of the development and Projekmanagements of sports venues (eg football stadiums, multipurpose arenas ) and in the application and implementation of major sporting events (eg Olympics, FIFA WC, UEFA EURO).