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Innovative Commercial Strategies and Execution

Designing and implementing strategies to drive revenue for rightsholders. more

Rightsholder Representation

Leveraging global relationships to represent rightsholders to the world’s brands through an audience, content and data-led approach. more

Number Of Companies In ESP’s Top Sponsor Rankings Shrinks

ESP’s annual ranking of sponsorship’s biggest spenders more

How Cadillac Is Using The Arts To Drive Cultural Relevancy

Luxury vehicle maker partners with Global Citizen, Carpool Karaoke and other properties to engage Gen X and Gen Y consumers more

Five Tips On Maximizing The True Worth Of Sponsorship

Meaningful media integration, engaging on-site displays and other ways to add sponsorship value more

Watching the NFL as an Online Fan Isn’t Easy

With a new NFL season upon us, and with more TV viewership declines for the NFL expected, the online NFL viewer is becoming more and more important. But, with the way their rights deals are structured and exploited by their media partners, watching the NFL online is a challenge. more

Disney, ESPN Makes OTT Move

Last week saw the well-publicized announcement from Disney that they would 1) be launching a Disney OTT service in 2019 and removing their programming from Netflix; 2) launch the previously announced ESPN OTT service in early 2018; and 3) be taking a majority stake in BAMTech, to facilitate these OTT plans. more

Sponsorship Spending On Music To Total $1.54 Billion In 2017

Sponsorship spending on music tours, festivals and venues is expected to total $1.54 billion in 2017, up 4.8 percent from 2016, per ESP research. more