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Five Relevant Lessons from Red Bull on Using Digital to Activate Sponsorships
Lesa Ukman Jan 11

Five Relevant Lessons from Red Bull on Using Digital to Activate Sponsorships

The Red Bull Stratos mission— that saw Felix Baumgartner jump from more than 23 miles above the earth on Oct. 14, 2012—did not just break the world records for longest distance free fall, highest jump from a platform and maximum vertical velocity, it was the biggest digital live event on record, raising the bar on how brands can activate sponsorships in social media. more

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Missed Opportunity for McDonald’s
Jim Andrews Nov 30

Missed Opportunity for McDonald’s

You would think the marketing team at McDonald’s USA would have learned something from the backlash the Golden Arches suffered from its sponsorship presence at last summer’s London Olympic Games. more

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A Good Time to Reflect: Takeaways for Sponsors from the 2012 Olympic Games
Lesa Ukman Nov 20

A Good Time to Reflect: Takeaways for Sponsors from the 2012 Olympic Games

Some three months after the closing ceremonies of London’s Summer Olympic Games we are still being asked what lessons there are for sponsors. Below are my talking points; I would love to hear yours. more

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Louis Vuitton Connects The Dots By Leveraging Artist Collaboration
Lesa Ukman Nov 16

Louis Vuitton Connects The Dots By Leveraging Artist Collaboration

The partnership between Louis Vuitton and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama shows that the arts are every bit as exploitable as sport. It just takes creativity. more

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Visa and the Olympics: Sponsorship In Need of an Update
Lesa Ukman Aug 10

Visa and the Olympics: Sponsorship In Need of an Update

Visa’s first Olympic sponsorship, signed in 1986 and launched with Calgary 1988, featured the iconic campaign: “Bring your Visa card, because the Olympics don’t take American Express.” This set in motion Visa’s ascension from number three to number one in the credit card category. more

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Olympic Sponsorship Winners And Losers
Lesa Ukman Aug 6

Olympic Sponsorship Winners And Losers

Procter & Gamble. After its sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team’s participation in Vancouver 2010 united multiple brands and drove $100 million in additional sales, P&G signed on as a global Olympic sponsor. more

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Getting Olympic Sponsorship Right: Coca-Cola’s Winning Formula
Lesa Ukman Aug 6

Getting Olympic Sponsorship Right: Coca-Cola’s Winning Formula

Four years ago, Coca-Cola produced Olympic themed ads and attached its logo to interesting pieces of content. For Beijing 2008, Coke had three themed ads and six posters. more

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10 Olympic Sponsors to Watch—and Why
Jim Andrews Aug 3

10 Olympic Sponsors to Watch—and Why

In case you missed the article I wrote for Business Insider, here’s my pre-Games take on which marketers were poised to succeed at London 2012: more

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The Social Olympics
Danny O'Leary Jul 12

The Social Olympics

I admit I’m not a frequent social media user. The amount of friend and commercial activity makes me nauseous. When I am logged in, I mostly use it for research purposes. So you can imagine my relief when I heard about Facebook’s Explore London 2012 portal early this month. more

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