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Lesa Ukman Sep 9

Pepsi Refresh Still Plagued by Bad Practices

My IEG Consulting Group colleagues and I have been pleased to help hundreds of nonprofits— from UNICEF and World Wildlife Fund to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Heart Assn.—generate millions of dollars in nontraditional revenue. We also have teamed with some of the world’s leading brands to value, measure and maximize their ROI on nonprofit partnerships. more

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Jim Andrews Aug 19

Digital Technology, Social Media and the End of Endorsements

Marketers involved in athlete and celebrity endorsements have always taken risks with their brands, associating them with human beings and all of their attendant frailties.  more

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Lesa Ukman Aug 4

The Seven Essential Functions of Successful Event Apps

My last post shared some great examples of festival and event apps that build audience engagement for both the properties and their sponsors. In reviewing the elements that allow apps to live up to their engagement potential, seven specific functions rise to the top:  more

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Lesa Ukman Aug 3

Great App Ideas for Festivals, Live Events and Their Sponsors

It used to be you grabbed the festival calendar from your free weekly and circled what bands you wanted to see. Now, Web-based applications for smartphones and tablets let you plan, share and update schedules with military precision. Before committing to a stage, you can review a band’s videos, see how many “likes” they have on Facebook and check out which bands they are most similar to in your music library.  more

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Lesa Ukman Jul 29

Adidas’ London 2012 Activation: The Not-so-fine (But Important) Print

In my last post, I praised the multi-dimensional activation program adidas has created around its London 2012 partnership, but mentioned that it’s a shame that there has to be so much legal language as part of the adiStars Web site. more

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Jim Andrews Jul 18

Noteworthy Takeaways from the Sports Entertainment Summit

I attended the Sports Entertainment Summit produced by Variety and trade association Sports Video Group last week in Los Angeles and came away with the following nuggets:  more

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Lesa Ukman Jul 12

New Developments in Sponsorship and Social Media Come Fast and Furious

Although it was only last December that I presented an IEG Webinar on the topic of sponsorship and social media, preparing for this Thursday’s live webinar on the topic illuminated how quickly social media is changing and how deeply these changes are affecting sponsorship. Indeed, rather than update the presentation, I scrapped it and started over.  more

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Jim Andrews Jun 30

Activation Watch: Praiseworthy Programs from Budweiser and Spanish Insurer

When you’ve been tracking the sponsorship industry for nearly a quarter of a century (yikes!) it can be a challenge to find partnerships that stand out or break new ground.  more

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Jim Andrews Apr 29

Transmedia Storytelling and Sponsorship

It seems each time I step into the world of media buying and planning I come away more convinced than ever that sponsorship should play a much more prominent role in corporate and brand advertising plans.  more

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