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Andy Dallin, Principal

Andy Dallin, Principal of ADC Partners, a sponsorship marketing agency
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Andy Dallin has been working in sports for over 25 years, and is considered to be one of the Bay Area’s most experienced and trusted voices in sports business.


Prior to co-founding ADC in 2002, directed sports marketing efforts at two Bay Area agencies, MGO Marketing Group and The Wilkinson Group... During this time, managed client work for companies including Pacific Bell, Fresno State University, Clorox, Marine World Africa U.S.A. and the California Milk Advisory Board... Was part of a team that helped produce record setting collegiate naming rights partnership for a new on-campus venue, the SaveMart Center at Fresno State University.


Launched the Pete Newell Challenge, a preeminent collegiate basketball event... The tournament has featured Duke, Kansas, Stanford, Cal, North Carolina, and Indiana among its line-up of teams... Tournament set a California state attendance record (19,267) for college basketball.

Started his career selling for the Golden State Warriors and credits that experience as the foundation for his professional development.... Held several positions at the Warriors and ultimately was responsible for all sales and marketing efforts.


ADC Partners, in 140 characters or less…

A sponsorship marketing agency that begins with the end in mind: we establish client goals and then are relentless in exceeding them. 


Why clients like to work with us…

We react, respond, and think as if we're one of their team. We help make their lives easier and better.


Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of…

Every one of our clients has hired us back for additional work... it's the greatest compliment I can imagine.


No one knows that I…

Am very much an introvert.


Best advice received…

Show up early, stay late, ask for extra work, and a be a voracious consumer of information.


If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be a…

Dog trainer


My hidden talent is…

Scary accurate impresson of a cat with a hairball. (It's a hidden talent for a reason.)


My mantra

Exceed expectations.




  • Movie: Can't do just one... Shawshank Redemption, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Out of Africa, Schindler's List, Ocean's 11...

  • TV Show: West Wing

  • Meal: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy

  • Way to Spend Time: Playing tennis, watching our dogs work a field to flush out birds.

  • Book: Dune

  • Music: Also too many for one...Count Basie, James Taylor, Duke Ellington, Indigo Girls, George Thorogood...

  • Athlete: Roger Federer

  • Team: 1969 New York Mets

  • Vacation: Yes please... OK, Tuscany and the Lake District of Italy.

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