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Jim Andrews May 17

Interesting Developments At Major Sponsors

(This blog post originally appeared as an opinion column in IEG Sponsorship Report on April 19, 2010.) In recent private conversations with a number of key sponsorship professionals, I picked up the following tidbits that I thought were worth sharing:  more

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Carrie Urban Kapraun May 14

Part Three: How can I Maximize the Value of my Sponsorship Opportunities?

A few months ago I did a short series of blog posts on how to maximize the value of your sponsorship opportunities. In those earlier posts, I discussed some larger strategic ways to help increase value and I wrote about some more tangible-related ways to increase value. I thought I would revisit this series with some additional thoughts. Enjoy!  more

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Vinu Joseph May 13

Can Properties Be Too Smart For Their Own Good?

There’s a myth within our industry that sponsors are smarter than properties. Maybe it’s because sponsor decision-makers frequently come from a marketing-specific background, while properties draw from a larger pool of event managers and volunteers. Or maybe it’s because people assume that the side controlling the cash must know what it’s doing.  more

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Carrie Urban Kapraun May 4

JetBlue Announces the JetPride Flight to Long Beach Pride - Does this Sponsorship and Activation Program Ring True?

JetBlue, Official Airline of the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, announced Flight #1969 (commemorating the 1969 Stonewall Riots), an exclusive flight from San Francisco to Long Beach that features pink cocktails, games, comedian Pam Ann and gift bags. According to JetBlue it is the first U.S. pride flight. JetBlue has partnered with Joie de Vivre Hotels and myPartner.com and a portion of the proceeds from the flight will be donated to The Gay and Lesbian Center of Long Beach.  more

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Lesa Ukman Apr 27

Festival Sponsors Get Creative With Activation

Festivals are going from strength to strength, especially in Europe. Just one indication of their prominence is the special limited edition jeans Diesel produced for Denmark’s Roskilde Festival. The run of 1,000 jeans are specially treated to deal with mud, wind, rain and other surprises that you might come across during the course of a festival.   more

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Shelley Fasulko Apr 26

Kick Ass(et) Sponsorship – BP Crosstown Cup

I’ve got nothing but big ups to send out to BP, the Cubbies and the Sox today on their announcement of the BP Crosstown Cup. In a phrase, this kicks ass. The annual Chi-town Crosstown Shoot Out is one of those experiences of legend and lore – every year passions flare, lines are drawn, Old Styles are drunk and if you’re anywhere in the city of Chicago you’re “calling in sick.” In short, it’s the equivalent of an unofficially sanctioned city-wide holiday.  more

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Lesa Ukman Apr 20

How Social Media Is Impacting Sponsorship, Part 3

The opportunity presented by digital is huge in terms of access to new markets and audiences, deeper fan experiences through leveraging digital technologies and longer event access through distributing new content in fresh ways. Social media plus sponsorship gives people a reason to share brand messages. For example, Colgate’s Facebook application called Smiles languished for months, until Colgate recast the tool, offering donations each time users shared Smiles. The result: The widget was shared 500,000 times in five weeks.  more

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Lesa Ukman Apr 15

How Social Media Is Profoundly Impacting Sponsorship, Part Two

Greetings from London, where I’m leading a discussion on social media and sponsorship for a workshop hosted by IEG and Burson Marsteller.  more

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Diane Knoepke Apr 8

This Little Partnership Went to Market. . .and Became a Really Big Deal

Chris Mann wrote a post earlier this week, directed at sponsoring brands, on how to make nonprofit partnerships successful for all parties. He asked what some of us thought via Twitter, and in commenting on his post, I realized there was more to share than a comment.  more

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