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The Ambush Marketing vs. Sponsorship Debate Springs Eternal
Jim Andrews Feb 10

The Ambush Marketing vs. Sponsorship Debate Springs Eternal

The Winter Olympic Games are upon us, and even though sponsorship marketing activity around Sochi 2014 is not up to typical Olympic standards, ambush marketing is making its inevitable appearance. more

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Putin’s Policies, Activism and Sponsorship: Fair Game?
Jim Andrews Feb 10

Putin’s Policies, Activism and Sponsorship: Fair Game?

During an interview a few days ago with a reporter for The Motley Fool about sponsorship of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, I was asked if it was fair that groups protesting Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” laws were targeting Olympic sponsors. more

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Anticipating What’s Next
Lesa Ukman Feb 4

Anticipating What’s Next

If you are a seasoned, successful rightsholder with a vast array of assets and a track record of increasing revenue from corporate partners, you may feel you don’t need sponsorship training, and in fact should be the trainer. And you may indeed be right. more

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Four Lessons on Measurement for Super Bowl Sponsors
Kristen Pelachyk Jan 24

Four Lessons on Measurement for Super Bowl Sponsors

Super Bowl XLVIII mania is upon us. The Broncos-Seahawks matchup is set. Your shopping list for an epic Super Bowl party has been created. And we’ve all read more about Richard Sherman than any cornerback in NFL history. more

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Are Black Friday Shopaholics the Next Super Fans?
Kristen Pelachyk Dec 19

Are Black Friday Shopaholics the Next Super Fans?

With less than a week remaining in the 2013 holiday shopping season, our personal shopping lists are most likely top of mind right now—but it’s actually a great time to think about next year’s festival of retail excess from a marketing partnership perspective. more

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What Will Creation Of The World’s Largest Airline Mean For Sponsorship?
Jessica Parr Dec 17

What Will Creation Of The World’s Largest Airline Mean For Sponsorship?

There has been a lot of conversation about American Airlines and US Airways creating the world’s largest airline and the impending merger’s impact on consumers’ wallets. But equally as relevant to our industry, how will it impact current sponsorships—in particular US Airways sponsorships in its hub cities and especially in the Phoenix market, the current home of US Airways headquarters? more

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Twitter’s New Revenue-Generating Strategy and Its Sponsorship Potential
Jessi Sanchez Dec 2

Twitter’s New Revenue-Generating Strategy and Its Sponsorship Potential

Twitter is securing top notch sports video highlights, having first done a deal with the NFL and more recently with broadcaster BSkyB for UEFA Champions League matches. Being a fan of both, I can see the tremendous potential in these agreements. more

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Getting Branded Entertainment (Not Product Placement) Right
Katie Hynan Nov 15

Getting Branded Entertainment (Not Product Placement) Right

Recent social media backlash against Starbucks for its heavy-handed product placement during NBC’s The Voice has me wondering why brands continue to make missteps when it comes to branded entertainment. more

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What A Handbag Designer Can Teach Sponsors And Properties About Social
Morgan Lathrop Oct 15

What A Handbag Designer Can Teach Sponsors And Properties About Social

I am fascinated by how brands are constantly creating innovative experiences to connect with target audiences. We find many great examples in sports, but I have been keeping my eye on the fashion game, specifically designer Rebecca Minkoff, a leader in casual luxury handbags, accessories and apparel who has become one of the savviest marketers around. more

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