Challenge, an online source for edgy sports news and opinion founded in San Francisco, CA, came to Prolific leadership with a hefty challenge: move the small brand from the 13th-most visited sports website in the country to the top 5. To do so, Bleacher Report needed to overtake media giants such as Yahoo Sports, Sports Illustrated, and CBS Sports.


Bleacher Report sought to strategically enhance sales process, sales materials, and how they packaged advertising. Prolific developed strategies for acquiring new advertising partners, and revamped sales and marketing materials for Bleacher Report to use while pitching prospects.

  • Bleacher Report’s Team Stream mobile app became the most highly reviewed and downloaded sports app on the market.
  • Jumped from 13th to 2nd-most visited sports website in the world, behind only
  • Bleacher Report had many interested suitors and was ultimately acquired by Turner Sports for over $200 million.
most highly reviewed and downloaded sports app on the market
acquisition by Turner Sports
most visited sports site in the world

“Bleacher Report’s success in online publishing was directly attributable to Prolific’s hard work, dedication, and vision. People tend to overuse the word ‘partner’ these days, but I can’t even imagine trying to ramp up a national media effort without them.”

Rich Calacci, Chief Revenue Officer, Bleacher Report

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