February 6, 1970
Livingston, New Jersey
|Known for||Sports/Entertainment Marketing|
Darren Michael Prince (born February 6, 1970) is a sports and celebrity agent who grew up in Livingston, New Jersey.
Prince started a mail order company selling baseball cards at the age of 14 called Baseball Card City and also traveled around the country doing trade shows. At the age of 20 he sold his company for $1.0M and formed Prince of Cards which became an industry leader in private autograph signings for sports and celebrity memorabilia with athletes and celebrities. A-List celebrities like Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, Pele, Joe Montana, Smokin' Joe Frazier, Dennis Rodman, Hulk Hogan, Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and Jenny McCarthy all worked with Prince.
Life and career
In 1995 Prince started a new venture called Prince Marketing Group (PMG) which represented athletes and celebrities for marketing deals consisting of endorsements, licensing, TV, Movie, book deals, autograph signings and appearances. His first client to sign with the firm was none other than Magic Johnson. Soon after Smokin' Joe Frazier, Pamela Anderson, Chevy Chase, Joe Montana, Larry Bird and Dennis Rodman followed.
In 1998 Prince sold his memorabilia company Prince of Cards for an undisclosed amount.
By 2003 with PMG growing at an enormous pace they then added Hulk Hogan, The Late Evel Knievel, Roy Jones Jr, Scottie Pippen, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil and Ric Flair as clients. Since 2009 PMG has added several Iconic actors from Oscar Nominees Burt Reynolds and Mickey Rourke to recently Golden Globe winner Charlie Sheen in 2016.
The sports/entertainment industry is a small world and very competitive," says Darren Prince, CEO of Prince Marketing Group. "Prince Marketing Group has prospered over the years by delivering out of the box thinking for clients and building relationships through the practice of good business and effective networking."
Prince Marketing Group is currently a multimillion-dollar business that has negotiated over $200 Million in deals and secures marketing deals, arranges signing/memorabilia appearances, commercial licensing, product endorsement, voice-overs as well as negotiates television and movies deals. Darren is a true entrepreneur as he has been able to continuously reinvent himself and continue to grow his business over the years. He has been featured in outlets such as Your World With Neil Cavuto, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Hannity & Colmes, ESPN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, USA Today, Forbes' Sports Money, On the record with Greta Van Susteren, Howard Stern radio, CNBC The Closing Bell and a variety of others for his marketing expertise.
If you ask Prince his biggest and most important accomplishment he would tell you is being a recovering addict having celebrated 9 years sober and is a public recovery advocate and speaker who has appeared on Dr OZ. He was an invited guest by President Trumps administration to the White House for the Opiate Epidemic Summit on March 1, 2018. Darren has been a board member and has assisted in fundraising for NJ’s largest and oldest drug and alcohol rehab center Turning Point in Patterson, NJ. His clients Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Micky Ward, Vince Neil, Chris Herren and the Late Smokin Joe Frazier have all attended Turning Points annual Gala, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help people in need get treatment and save lives. Prince himself was the honoree for Turning Points Hope and Recovery Gala in October of 2017. Prince is very active as a recovery advocate often speaking to students in high school and avoiding the pitfalls of addiction and learning to feel comfortable in your own skin and hanging with the right crowd.
- All Business - A Prince Who Can Get the Stars to Sign
- Home Business Magazine - Making Millions At Home
- The New York Enterprise Report - Darren Prince CEO of Prince Marketing Group
- Sports Business Journal - Prince Signs Magic, Smokin' Joe
- Sports Business Journal - New collectibles site will let fans see them as they sign
- The New York Times - Fire Still Burns Inside Smokin' Joe Frazier
- The Philadelphia Tribune - Frazier is not broke
- Sports Illustrated - Dennis Rodman's 2003 Motorcycle Crash
- PR Newswire - Knievel Signs With Prince Marketing Group
- OK! Magazine - Evel Knievel Dies
- Lexdon - Evel Knievel: It Was to My Advantage That I Secured the Rights to My Name and Likeness
- ET Online - Evel Knievel Dead at 69
- Baltimore Sun - Article quoting Darren about seeking forgiveness
- CNBC's The Closing Bell 4-9-10
- IMDB Filmography
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