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It’s Official! Art San Diego Is Moving Downtown for the 2019 Show

Art San Diego, the county’s premier contemporary fine art show, is moving downtown to the San Diego Convention Center for its 11th annual show Oct. 10-13. The show moves from the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where it has been the past two years. Art San Diego, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, […]

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San Diego Pride Parade And Festival Breaks Attendance Records With The Help Of Lee And London’s PR Expertise

SD Pride Parade Hosted Over 275 Contingents, 300,000 spectators and sold a record-breaking number of festival tickets. Lee and London was honored to volunteer our time and PR experience for the 46th annual San Diego Pride, led by our own Chloe Janda! We’ve been implementing strategic PR tactics all year for the parade and festival, […]

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NIYA Beauty Might Make You Blush: First-Of-Its-Kind Makeup App Has Officially Launched

The secrets out! NIYA Beauty app has officially launched in the Apple App Store and Google Play! This exciting new app pairs makeup fanatics and newbies alike with professional makeup artists for live, one-on-one video sessions. With NIYA Beauty, users decide what, when and where they’d like to learn. The app also serves as a […]

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Confessions of a PR Intern: Sometimes you just have to WINE

I didn’t know what to expect working for a public relations firm this Summer. I had some ideas in mind…. maybe lots of writing? Social media blasts? Busy work? Running errands and getting coffee orders? Well, my first week on the job did include some of these, but it was far more exciting than I […]

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New Client Alert: NIYA Beauty

Authored by Vivianh Huynh We are excited to announce our new client, NIYA Beauty, a company revolutionizing the beauty industry by offering personalized beauty tutorials through their app. YouTube videos are great for learning makeup basics, but when it comes to finding the products and techniques that work best for something as personal as your […]

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Welk Resorts ShamROCKS Local TV Segments to Promote Spring Fling-St. Patrick’s Family Festival

Welk Resorts hosted its 4th Annual Spring Fling St. Patrick’s Family Festival in Escondido” March 16-17, giving families across San Diego County a chance to experience fun games, carnival rides, delectable Irish-themed cuisine, live music performances and more! Needless to say, our team had a blast pitching this event! L&L PR secured great media coverage, […]

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L&L PR Founder and CEO Selected as American Business Awards Judge

The American Business Awards (a.k.a. The Stevie Awards) selection process is underway, and we are so proud to announce L&L PR Founder and CEO Brendi Rawlin was hand-selected to be a judge on the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations Awards Committee. The committee consists of public relations professionals around the world, from Australia […]

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Melissa Etheridge to Headline San Diego Pride Festival

Melissa Etheridge will headline the 2019 San Diego Pride Festival, Variety can exclusively announce. The festival will take place in the city’s Balboa Park July 13-14 and will host over 90 musical acts across four stages. A limited amount of Etheridge meet-and-greet tickets are available; tickets for the Festival are on sale at www.bit.ly/sdf19 The singer will release her […]

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San Diego International Jewish Film Fest Kicks Off Thursday and Runs through Feb. 17

New this year: Download the Festival APP in the iTunes/Android Stores We are THRILLED to work with the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture on their San Diego International Film Festival kicking off Thursday and running through February 17. The films will screen at four venues this year, Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, Reading Cinemas […]

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A Match Made in Car Heaven: Client nonda Announces Partnership with Carvana

When two automotive industry disruptors team up, only good things can happen. Just last week, our client nonda, the leader in app-enabled automotive accessories, and Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying, financing and selling used cars, announced their partnership to provide users of nonda’s ZUS Connected Car System the ability to sell their vehicle […]

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David and Nic Sheff, Inspiration Behind Golden Globe Nominated Film “Beautiful Boy”, Featured on KUSI and Fox 5

David and Nic Sheff, the real-life family, authors and inspiration behind  “Beautiful Boy ”, visited the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) to talk about their new book, “High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction”.  The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture  (CJC) hosted the Sheffs earlier today as part of their book tour. […]

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Our Favorite Autumn Activities in San Diego: Have no fear, Pumpkin Spice season is here! 

Julian Apple SeasonSeptember – NovemberThe Annual Season of Harvest celebration in Julian has begun and continues through Halloween. Events and activities for all ages include a pumpkin picking patch, hayrides and berry picking, and of course, Julian’s famous apple pies. (Pro-tip: get the crumble top). For more information visit https://visitjulian.com/to-see-do/special-events/apple-days/. Art San DiegoOctober 18-21Art San Diego […]

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Art San Diego Returns with [ALLURE] Theme and New Access to Art Program to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Tickets On Sale Now For San Diego County’s Largest Contemporary Fine Art Show Redwood Media group announces the return of Art San Diego, the county’s premiere contemporary fine art show, for its 10-year anniversary from Oct. 18 – Oct. 21, 2018, at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Art San Diego, with presenting sponsor […]

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Our Publicist Chloe Janda is San Diego Pride’s 2018 ‘Volunteer of the Year’

On the weekend of July 13, our very own Chloe Janda volunteered her time to run the San Diego LGBT Pride PR campaign for the second year in a row. San Diego Pride is a nonprofit organization that sponsors a weekend long celebration, fostering pride and respect for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Chloe […]

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WildAid Partners with Jurassic World and Bryce Dallas Howard

WildAid, a wildlife conservation group working to end the illegal wildlife trade and the poaching of elephant ivory, shark fins and rhino horn, has partnered with the filmmakers of Jurassic World, as well as star Bryce Dallas Howard, to produce a PSA campaign helping to save the endangered rhinoceros from extinction. Shot on location during the […]

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New Client Alert: LLPR Welcomes nonda to Client Roster

We are so happy to announce we are now representing nonda! Nonda is a smart solutions tech company that aims to make daily life easier for everyone. Lee & London Public Relations will be assisting nonda with PR support year-round. Nonda creates simple high-quality products, ranging from a Wireless Smart Backup Camera to a Wireless Smart Tire Safety Monitor. Many of their products have […]

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Live Long and Drink Wine

They say a glass of wine a day keeps doctor away. Although at Vintage Hollywood, there was probably more than just one glass…  On June 9, Vintage Hollywood raised more than $200,000 at its annual food and wine tasting event, benefiting  The People Concern, one of LA’s largest nonprofits fighting homelessness. The fundraiser could not […]

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The People Concern Hosts Celebrating Change Gala

Lee and London is very excited to announce that The People Concern hosted the Inaugural “Celebrating Change” gala! The People Concern is a nonprofit organization striving to end homelessness in Los Angeles. All money raised at the gala will go directly toward helping the homeless in Los Angeles by providing services like mental health care, […]

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Design Institute of San Diego Awarded WSCUC Accreditation

We’re so excited to announce the news that our client, the Design Institute of San Diego, recently won a 6-year accreditation from the Western Association Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). They now join the roster of prestigious schools to receive WSCUC accreditation including USC, San Diego State and the University of California San Diego. […]

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Casino Pauma Announces 2018 Entertainment Schedule

I don’t know what we’re more excited about: Trace Adkins, 38 Special or Thunder from Down Under!  Lucky for us, we may have a connection or two (wink, wink) so we can make it to all of these incredible concerts at Casino Pauma.  Their new Entertainment venue is amazing – state-of-the-art sound and lighting to […]

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WildAid Gala Raises Record $2.9 Million

Actor Josh Duhamel Presented with Wildlife Champion Award Saturday, November 11 at Charity’s Annual Fundraising Gala in Los Angeles (November 12, 2017 – Beverly Hills, Calif.) – WildAid, the global nonprofit organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, held its annual fundraising gala, “An Evening With WildAid,” Saturday, November 11 at the […]

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Art San Diego Thrives at New Del Mar Venue, Announces 2018 Dates

One of the nation’s largest and most respected contemporary art shows, Art San Diego will return to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for its 10th Anniversary Oct. 18–21, 2018 (November 5, 2017 – San Diego) Redwood Media Group, which owns and operates Art San Diego along with five other art shows: Artexpo New York, Artexpo Las […]

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Chloe Janda Joins the Lee and London Team

We’re excited to welcome Chloe Janda to the team as PR Coordinator. Chloe previously served as PR Manager for San Diego Pride. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in journalism.   Her hobbies are yoga, bodysurfing, hiking, playing with her dog, Doodle, and photography.  Fun Fact: Chloe was MVP of her […]

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Art San Diego Moves to Del Mar: Show Slated for Sept. 28-Oct 1

Largest Contemporary Art Show in San Diego Moves to Del Mar Fairgrounds; 15,000 Expected over Four Days of Exhibitions, Special Events and Art Talks 2017 SHOW HOURS First Preview (UBS & Collectors Club/Invitation Only): Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5 – 7 p.m. *Special Press-only preview Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4 – 5 p.m. Opening Night Preview […]

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WildAid Gala Aims to Raise More than $1.5 Million to Protect Endangered Species and Marine Habitats

Actor Josh Duhamel to receive 2017 Wildlife Champion Award WildAid, the global nonprofit organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, announced its annual fundraising gala, “An Evening with WildAid,” will take place November 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. WildAid is the only group to focus exclusively on reducing […]

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Client WildAid Teams with Josh Duhamel for Campaign Geared at Summer Travelers

WildAid is teaming up with Josh Duhamel, one of the stars of the soon-to-hit-theaters Transformers sequel, to let U.S. travelers know that the souvenir they buy may have cost an endangered animal its life. The campaign will air via PSAs and billboards across the country. Josh is a long-time supporter of WildAid and its mission to […]

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Tahoe Tastings Begins Daily Wine Tasting Cruises in June

Tahoe Tastings Begins Daily Wine Tasting Cruises in June: Experience Lake Tahoe Aboard the Golden Rose, a One-of-a-Kind 1953 Chris Craft Water Taxi Lake Tahoe’s only wine tasting boat cruise, Tahoe Tastings offers cruises Thursdays through Sundays from June – October (Lake Tahoe, Calif. – March 28, 2017) – Tahoe Tastings announces it will begin […]

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Client Jackson Design Featured in Cottage White Summer Issue

Check out a beautiful La Jolla, California kitchen remodel by client Jackson Design & Remodeling in the summer issue of Cottage White magazine. This gorgeous colonial coastal kitchen was  designed by Tatiana Machado-Rosas and can be seen HERE on page 20. Check out a beautiful La Jolla, California kitchen remodel by client Jackson Design & […]

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Josh Duhamel Lends Social Media Support in WildAid’s Efforts to End Poaching

Josh Duhamel is a huge supporter of WildAid and has teamed up to promote sales of a limited edition T-shirt to provide funding to end the poaching of rhinos, elephants and other endangered animals globally. 100% of the sales will be donated to WildAid. The T-shirts are available for 2 weeks only beginning March 22 […]

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“UNCORKED for a Cause” Returns April 21: Happy-Hour Style, Blind Wine Tasting Raises Funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

The Junior Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito today announced the return of popular wine tasting fundraiser “UNCORKED for a Cause.” The event will take place Friday, April 21 from 7-9:00 p.m. at a new venue,Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, which includes a half acre […]

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World Skateboarding Federation Donates Decks to South African Youth

Client World Skateboarding Federation began it’s 2017 Africa Skate Project program in South Africa this week, which reaches out to kids in poor areas to offer free skate clinics and mentoring. In addition, WSF gave away complete decks to the kids in attendance. Over the next few months over 100 decks will be given to […]

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New Client Alert: LLPR Welcomes Nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

We are excited to announce that San Diego nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has tapped Lee and London for PR support in 2017. After the success of LLPR’s initial engagement with BGC San Dieguito to help promote its annual “Youth of the Year” Awards in August,  the LLPR team was brought on […]

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Two National Magazine Photo Shoots This Week!

Our team was excited to land two very big hits for our longtime client Jackson Design and Remodeling this week. We got two of their projects in national magazines, one in Cottages & Bungalows and one in Rustic Country Magazine. The staff from the magazines came down to San Diego with their photographer to style […]

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Client WSF Announces Construction of New Skatepark in Montreal’s Famed Olympic Park

New Skatepark will Host the 2017 Canadian Skateboarding Championships World Skateboarding Federation and Olympic Park officials announced today a partnership to build a new world class skatepark in Montreal, Canada in Olympic Park, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.  The state-of-the-art park is planned to host future national and international skateboarding events, including the 2017 […]

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Client News: Home Expressions by JDR Open House Celebration

On Saturday, June 18, client Home Expressions by JDR hosted its open house celebration, welcoming the San Diego community to check out the company’s brand new 9,000 sq. ft. Selection Center. The event featured celebrity guest, star of Bravo’s hit show “Flipping Out,” Jeff Lewis! Jeff and partner Gabe met and posed for photos with adoring […]

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Lee and London Welcomes New Client Berry Best Chocolate Fest

The Berry Best Chocolate Fest is Coming to Liberty Station March 19 Sample Sensational Chocolates and Shop for Easter: Family Friendly Event Features Chocolate Pie Eating Contest, Cupcake Decorating Station, an Easter Bunny Photo Booth and San Diego’s Tastiest Chocolates The Berry Best Chocolate Fest comes to Liberty Station on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 […]

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Lee and London Tapped for PR and Marketing for San Diego Festival of Beer

Lee and London PR is excited to announce it’s expanded role for the San Diego Festival of Beer in 2016. Lee and London will manage the festival website, all marketing and advertising as well as PR and social media. This year, the festival has adopted a political theme as it’s just one month out from […]

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Recapture Lost Customers through Remarketing

As you pore over your website’s traffic and advertising analytics, what is your most important metric? If it’s conversions and sales, then remarketing is a powerful tool to add to your belt. Remarketing is, very simply, advertising targeted at people who have already visited your website or used your application. Remarketing is often more effective […]

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Sikk Shades Inaugural Summer Surf Series: The Bro-Mo Tour

All summer long we are teaming up with our client, Sikk Shades, as we will be hosting the inaugural Bro-Mo Tour. We will be cruising up and down Highway 101 searching for the next best talent. For the first stop of the Tour, we nestled onto Pipes Beach in Encinitas. The punchy beach break offered stellar […]

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Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest Chooses Lee and London to Promote Inaugural Foodie Fest

Hold on to your Taste Buds: Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest is Coming to Downtown’s Waterfront Park July 18  Ultimate Summer Foodie Festival will Feature Beer Garden, Tasting Competition, Live Entertainment and Fun Activities for the Whole Family (San Diego, CA—May 4, 2015) San Diego has a new foodie fest to get excited about: The […]

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Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr to Sponsor TransWorld Skateboarding’s ‘Come Up Tour’

Third annual skate contest series will cover six cities in six weeks (Houston, TX—May 6, 2015) Sikk Shades® – a new line of performance eyewear for the action sports market – is proud to sponsor TransWorld’s Come Up Tour. Starting May 9, the third annual amateur skate contest series will be touring the U.S. for […]

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Skateboarding World Championships Return to South Africa

Skateboarding World Championships Return to South Africa Oct. 7-10   For the first time, top finishers of international and U.S. contests, including Dew Tour, X Games, U.S. Skateboarding Championships and Street League, to earn spots in World Championships (Sacramento, Calif. – February 24, 2015) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) announced today that Kimberley, South […]

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Introducing Sikk Shades®: The New Standard in Performance Eyewear

Introducing Sikk Shades®: The New Standard in Performance Eyewear Flash Electric™ Lens Technology Outperforms Polarized, Gives Athletes Clearer Vision and Better Depth Perception; Perfectly Balanced Frame Offers Better Fit and Embedded Non-Slip Nose Grip for All Day Wear (Houston, TX—February 26, 2015) Sikk Shades® – a new line of performance eyewear for the action sports […]

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Global Skateboarding Summit in Istanbul

L&L Client World Skateboarding Federation Announces Global Skateboarding Summit  May 22-24Early Registration Now Open through Feb. 28  (Istanbul, Turkey – February 12, 2015) — World Skateboarding Federation today announced that registration is now open for the first-ever Global Skateboarding Summit. The three-day summit will be held at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul, May 22-24, 2015.  Attendees […]

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Press Release: KDC Announces 2015 Schedule

KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP PRESENTED BY KUMBA IRON ORE ANNOUNCES 2015 SCHEDULE World Skateboarding Grand Prix today released the Kimberley Diamond Cup (KDC) presented by Kumba Iron Ore schedule for 2015. Hosted in partnership with the Northern Cape Provincial Government, the Kimberley Diamond Cup will feature three Grand Slam regional qualifying events and fourteen Skateboarding for […]

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Lee and London Client featured in Dwell

So excited to have our amazing client Jackson Design and Remodeling featured on the home page of Dwell.com with this incredible kitchen remodel located in La Jolla.  Dwell is the industry’s most highly esteemed design publication and they only feature the absolute best projects in the country. JDR’s team of international designers continues to rack […]

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Cedar Kitchen Designed for Family Time

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and families are getting ready to cook holiday favorites and turn their homes into aroma-filled spaces for dining and entertaining. With four children and a large extended family to entertain, our clients wanted to remodel their kitchen to improve its space and functionality while retaining the cabinlike feeling of […]

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I got bit by a lion in Africa

Ok, fine, it was a BABY lion…but it still stung pretty good and left an awesome bruise! So why was I in Africa? I was there with our client World Skateboarding Grand Prix, the leading global skate events management company, which runs the Skateboarding World Championships that were held in 2014 at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in […]

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Facebook Just Killed Like-Gating

Well, it was fun while it lasted… But as of November 5, 2014, Facebook is banning the much-loved practice of “like-gating.”  No more forcing people to “like” your page to win a prize pack.  Now they’ll just have to like you because of your winning personality (also your awesome customer service and great products). So what […]

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Advantages of linking Google Advertising to Analytics

By Ryan Cox Google Advertising’s varied platforms provide advertisers with an enormous reach as well as mountains of data with which to assess their ad campaigns. Click-through rates, Cost Per Click, and average rank are a few examples of the analytical tools included in Google Advertising platforms. These tools can help you measure the effectiveness of your campaigns […]

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Jackson Design and Remodeling Wins Three Master Design Awards

(San Diego- October 22, 2014) – Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR) announced today that the San Diego-based design and remodeling firm has won three Master Design Awards, the prestigious awards program for professional remodelers run by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Each year hundreds of design firms submit their best projects across 23 categories. JDR’s wins came […]

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Jackson Design and Remodeling of San Diego celebrates milestone anniversary with 25 acts of giving

The Challenged Athletes Foundation will hold its annual Triathlon Challenge Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at La Jolla Cove. One of the many teams supporting the cause is local remodeling firm Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR). The CAF event is one of 25 charitable acts JDR will participate in this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary. […]

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Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler Edges Out Australian Tommy Fynn to Win World Skateboarding Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup

(Kimberley, South Africa – October 5, 2014) – The 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup concluded today in dramatic fashion. It was an all-out battle in the Street Championship Semi Finals with Nyjah Huston upset in the first round by the Netherlands’ Nassim Guammaz. Guammaz lost to Brazilian Kevin Hoefler in the […]

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Catch All the Action From the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa LIVE Webcast Oct 4-5

(Sacramento, CA- October 02, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix — the leading international skateboarding events management company — today announced the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup, presented by Kumba Iron Ore, will be webcast LIVE online at www.KimberleyDiamondCup.com Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. The event will also be broadcast live on Supersport, […]

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2014 Skateboarding World Championships Return to Kimberley, South Africa

(Sacramento, Calif. – Sept. 25, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix – the leading international skateboarding event management company — today announced the street lineup for the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Presented by Kumba Iron Ore. Read more…

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Check out the San Diego Festival of Beer on KUSI San Diego

Thanks to Culture Brewing Co, Groundswell Brewing Company, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and Carri Larsen-Chandler for helping us with our spot on KUSI Good Morning San Diego! Watch the San Diego Festival of Beer on KUSI San Diego: San Diego Festival of Beer on KUSI News

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Skateboarding World Championships Return to South Africa

(Sacramento, Calif. – Sept. 10, 2014) –World Skateboarding Grand Prix today announced the lineup for the Vert and MiniMega Skateboarding World Championships as well as the Women’s Street Skateboarding World Championships, three of the 10 official events that make up the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships returning to Kimberley, South Africa Oct. 2-5. Read more…

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WSGP to Host US Skateboarding Championships in 2015

Qualifying Events to be held in Multiple US Cities Beginning June 2015; Winners of US Championships Earn Trip to 2015 World Skateboarding Championships (Sacramento, Calif. – August 19, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) announced today it will expand in the US next summer, bringing at least three qualifying events to cities across the US, […]

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