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Jim Andrews May 18

U.S. Congress Launches another Misguided Attack on Sponsorship

For the second year in a row, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D.-Minn.) has added an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would prohibit the U.S. armed forces from spending any money to sponsor sports. The entire bill, including the amendment, was approved by the House Appropriations Committee yesterday, as reported in USA Todaymore

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Jim Andrews Mar 5

Kodak Sponsorships: What’s The Real Story?

After getting judicial permission to drop its Kodak Theatre partnership a few weeks ago, Eastman Kodak Co. filed court papers last Tuesday to also dump its PGA Tour sponsorship. more

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Jim Andrews Feb 27

Sponsorship Issues: Are Recent Government Moves Protection Or Interference?

Two developments within the last month raise some fascinating questions over the involvement of government in the affairs of private rightsholders and their partnerships. more

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Lesa Ukman Feb 6

Big Leaps, Big Returns: Watchmaker Hublot’s Approach To Sponsorship

I was in Switzerland last week meeting with Jean-Claude Biver about his keynote at Leap, IEG’s 2012 Sponsorship Conference next month. more

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Jim Andrews Jan 23

Paterno’s Legacy And The Big Question For Sports And Sports Marketers

My family and I moved to the suburbs of Pittsburgh when I was nine and Joe Paterno was already many years into becoming a football and Pennsylvania legend. 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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Jon Kander May 2

Brewer Makes Special-Edition Ale for Marathon Sponsorship

With marathon season underway, one specific sponsorship jumped out at me. Arcadia Brewing Company, a Michigan-based craft beer brewery, is partnering with the inaugural Kalamazoo Marathon. According to marathon coordinator Karen Townsend, one of the first questions she received from the runners is whether there was going to be beer at the finish line tent. Instead of just filling the category and providing beer to runners and spectators, Arcadia Brewing really stepped up. Not only is the brewer sponsoring the event, but it will also be creating a special-edition ale (called Finish Line Ale) specifically for the event.  more

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Jon Kander Apr 8

Improving Your Fan Engagement Activities

I got the chance to cross “Attend the NCAA Championship Game” off of my bucket list this past weekend. One of the many valuable experiences I had was visiting the NCAA fan fest, Bracket Town Refreshed by Coke Zero. Getting to see how each NCAA partner activated their sponsorship was a marketer’s dream.  more

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Jon Kander Feb 23

Ambush Marketing Amongst Cosponsors?

I was watching the NBA Slam Dunk contest on Saturday night when Blake Griffin made his event-winning dunk over a Kia Optima. It got me wondering – can a cosponsor ambush another cosponsor? Kia appeared to receive the most post-event buzz on the twitter-sphere despite Sprite being the event title sponsor and newspaper/website headline pictures all featured Griffin’s dunk over the car. Yet, was this necessarily a bad thing for Sprite?  more

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