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Jim Andrews May 16

Look Before You Leap At That First Dollar

A few articles we recently published in IEG Sponsorship Report discuss deals that at first glance appear to offer win-win propositions, but which should be examined more closely. The common question raised in each case is: Does the revenue from the relationship justify what the property is (or might be) giving up?  more

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Lesa Ukman May 4

By Necessity or Choice, Chicago Cubs Take Different Approach to Securing Sponsors

Michael Kirschner, director of corporate partnerships for the Chicago Cubs spoke to my graduate class at Northwestern University last night. With stints at the NBA, Madison Square Garden and Tribeca Film Festival, he pulled from his league and entertainment experiences as well as those with team sports.  more

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Jim Andrews Jan 28

USA Luge Demonstrates How To End A Sponsorship

I have to hand it to the folks at the U.S. Luge Assn. for the way they announced the end of the Olympic national governing body’s 30-year relationship with Verizon. Not only did they do it gracefully, but they used the occasion to subtly position the organization as a credible and worthwhile sponsorship opportunity to prospective corporate partners.  more

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Dan Kowitz Jan 18

Critical Elements of a Smart Sponsorship

I recently had the pleasure of leading a panel of industry colleagues at PCMA’s Convening Leaders Annual Conference. The group consisted of representatives from PCMA, FedEx Services, the National School Boards Assn. and Gaylord Entertainment/Gaylord Hotels—all of whom have developed deep and meaningful sponsorships that brought in more value and revenue for the associations and their meetings, and provided the sponsors with access and benefits they were seeking.  more

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Sarah Hartman Dec 14

Sponsor Overload!

Last month, I was watching my beloved Illini basketball team in the annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer and I was immediately struck by the disproportionate number of sponsor logos in view.  more

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Lesa Ukman Dec 1

Inside London 2012’s Sponsorship Program

Charles Wijeratna, director of commercial negotiations for London 2012, delivered a great presentation at last week’s European Sponsorship Assn. conference in Amsterdam. Here are the highlights and takeaways: more

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Ashley Wescott Nov 4

Revving up Sponsorship: Lessons from Motorcycle Properties

If you’re like me you’ve never been to a biker rally, but your head is full of preconceived notions of what a rally entails. For the purposes of my blog, erase from your mind those images of biker bar fights and think of motorcycle rallies as festivals that can be mined for sponsorship ideas just like any other property. Any festival, from Taste of Chicago to the small town county fair, can learn a few things from a biker rally.  more

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Jim Andrews Sep 15

Takeaways From ANA Sponsorship & Event Marketing Committee Meeting

Through our relationship with the Assn. of National Advertisers, IEG participated in yesterday’s quarterly meeting of the ANA’s Sponsorship & Event Marketing Committee, hosted in the beautiful conference facilities at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.  more

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Jim Andrews Aug 31

Platform Exclusivity: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

One concept that I’ve seen properties begin to adopt lately, and which could become a larger sponsorship sales trend, is platform exclusivity. The idea is that only one corporate partner is permitted to activate in a specified channel or manner, e.g., mobile-device marketing, in-store retail promotions, use of video content, ticket giveaways, etc.  more

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