IEG’s Lesa Ukman and Millward Brown’s Ann Green gave a great presentation today on measuring sponsorship’s return on investment. more
The NBA New Jersey Nets have taken some creative steps to land new corporate partners and boost ticket sales. more
In his keynote titled Sponsorship, Screens and Sociology: McDonald’s Ahead of the Curve View of Marketing, Jervoe walked attendees through the quick service restaurant’s groundbreaking The Lost Ring program around its sponsorship of the ’08 Olympic Games in Beijing. more
In this session the NHL’s Larry Gelfand walked attendees through the pro sports league’s digital marketing platform based around NHL.com. more
On the first full day of the 2009 IEG Sponsorship Conference, the presentations came out in full force as representatives of sponsors and properties exchanged ideas on how to go about meeting their needs today. more
Futurist Rolf Jensen’s keynote received a lot of great feedback.
The presentation was definitely visionary stuff. The key takeaway: Companies that add “stories” to their brands are better able to gain a point of differentiation by establishing an emotional connect with consumers. more
This morning I led a roundtable on emerging and transforming sponsor categories, and a number of people that weren’t able to attend the session asked if I could post the categories on the blog. more
Given that it was a six hour session, it should come as no surprise there was a lot of ground covered in the session that IEG’s Rebecca Joslin and Diane Knoepke led for a group anxious to get their feet wet on what is going in the sponsorship world.
It was interesting way to start the IEG 2009 Conference. Rebecca Joslin and Diane Knoepke took participants a litany of bullet points of what companies are looking for in this brutal economic era. more
Just attended a great pre-conference seminar on digital activation led by IEG’s Shelley Fasulko and Vinu Joseph.
The key takeaway: More and more consumers are using social media to communicate with each other, and properties and sponsors need to explore how they can best play in the digital space to activate sponsorship and better connect to their targeted audiences. more