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How Adding Purpose to Sports Amplifies ROI
Lesa Ukman Oct 3

How Adding Purpose to Sports Amplifies ROI

Sports is not just a game. It’s big business. (On the backbone of sports, Red Bull built not just a brand but an entirely new category, energy drinks.) more

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The Digital Technology Tipping Point of the In-Stadium Fan Experience
Morgan Lathrop Aug 26

The Digital Technology Tipping Point of the In-Stadium Fan Experience

With the opening of the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium—for which IEG Consulting was proud to be a sponsorship consultant—the debate over how to best engage fans is again front and center. more

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Insert Monáe/Money Pun Here: Samsung’s Electric Integration
Diane Knoepke Jul 31

Insert Monáe/Money Pun Here: Samsung’s Electric Integration

R&B/Hip-Hop artist and fashion influencer Janelle Monáe  released her “Electric Lady” video yesterday. The video is fun, stylish, on-brand and authentic to Ms. Monáe, and has more cameos than an Andy Samberg-hosted episode of SNL. The video’s timing is a bit unexpected, however, as the song was released on an album of the same name back in September of 2013. more

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Mobile Apps – The New Frontier in Brand Partnerships
Kristen Pelachyk Jul 7

Mobile Apps – The New Frontier in Brand Partnerships

In a recent brainstorming session, the IEG Consulting team took a look at how mobile applications – a key part of the ever-changing digital landscape – can be monetized for sponsorship revenue. more

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How It’s Built Will Determine Whether Video Content Is a House of Cards for Brand Partners
Jim Andrews Jul 2

How It’s Built Will Determine Whether Video Content Is a House of Cards for Brand Partners

The digital video revolution is well underway. While there is a long way to go before the final business model shakes out for the ecosystem of content creators, platforms, advertisers and viewers—the future is already here. more

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What Brands and Rightsholders Should Take Away From World Cup Sponsor Activation
Jim Andrews Jun 13

What Brands and Rightsholders Should Take Away From World Cup Sponsor Activation

The sponsorship laboratory that is FIFA World Cup is underway, so time to put the sponsors and their activities under the microscope and study away. more

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What Does It Mean to Suspend A Sponsorship?
Jim Andrews Apr 29

What Does It Mean to Suspend A Sponsorship?

The Donald Sterling scandal has introduced a new concept for our industry—the idea of suspending a sponsorship.  more

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Borrow From These Banks’ Partnership Content Activation Ideas
Lesa Ukman Apr 28

Borrow From These Banks’ Partnership Content Activation Ideas

Banks are upping their game—moving away from generating name awareness through sponsored properties to using or developing content associated with a property in their owned media to engage customers while promoting the partnership. Three notable examples: more

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Great Partnership Ideas and Examples: Takeaways from the IEG Sponsorship Conference
Jim Andrews Apr 9

Great Partnership Ideas and Examples: Takeaways from the IEG Sponsorship Conference

The tagline for IEG’s 31st annual sponsorship conference was “How new intents, technologies and applications are transforming partnerships.” Using that as a framework, here are some of the highlights from the many outstanding sessions at Sponsorship Cubedmore

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