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Old 08-08-2011, 06:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Long-time hobby media rep Terry Melia among five laid off at Upper Deck


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

After more than a decade of working with media and producing marketing materials for Upper Deck, long-time hobby media rep Terry Melia was laid off by the company.

He was among five employees let go by the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company on Friday.

Melia confirmed the rumors in an email to hobby and sports media contacts via email on Tuesday.

“After 14 years of dedicated service, my number finally came up,” he wrote. “I was one of five employees who got the boot in yet another round of cost-cutting measures. I enjoyed my time immensely at UD and will greatly miss my role of providing you guys with the latest and greatest news coming out of Rutherford Road in Carlsbad (we moved three weeks ago)!”

The company has lost some major licenses through the last couple of years (MLB, NFL) and currently holds licenses to produce NHL, MLS and NCAA trading cards as well as several non-sports lines.

“I hope that they can right the ship sooner than later, but only time will tell,” wrote Melia, noting that he hopes to stay within a role of public relations or editorial spots. “I look forward to seeing you guys down the road. Until then, onward and upward.”


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What are the chances that McWilliam fires himself?
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I knew Upperdeck has having issues, if they close down soon will Panini dominate or what?
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hey moved into smaller, less expensive office space for their HQ as well...


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could it also be all we hear these days are the negative of upper deck ...where are the positives ....... maybe this guy wasnt really do his job any more ......... and yes this will become an upper deck sucks thread

if he is in charge or works for the media dept of upper deck why no stories on that voulnteer thing upper deck does or how the product they have been putting out of late (goodwin all time greats ) have been pretty good. maybe he was in charge of all of those lame youtube videos or maybe just maybe he was the one who leaked the evolution plans to someone he should not of

i am just saying
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What are the chances that McWilliam lights himself on fire?
Fixed yer post......

Media reps will become like land line telephones.

All that will be needed is some intern with good writing skills to post on Facebook and Twitter...Instant media rep
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could it also be all we hear these days are the negative of upper deck ...where are the positives ....... maybe this guy wasnt really do his job any more ......... and yes this will become an upper deck sucks thread

if he is in charge or works for the media dept of upper deck why no stories on that voulnteer thing upper deck does or how the product they have been putting out of late (goodwin all time greats ) have been pretty good. maybe he was in charge of all of those lame youtube videos or maybe just maybe he was the one who leaked the evolution plans to someone he should not of

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You really have no understanding of the hobby...as a business or otherwise, do you? Your ignorance is astounding.
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