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No More Growth By Default: Ad Guru’s Advice Also Rings True For Sponsorship Marketers
Jim Andrews Apr 20

No More Growth By Default: Ad Guru’s Advice Also Rings True For Sponsorship Marketers

When Irwin Gotlieb talks, the ad industry listens. The global chairman of WPP’s GroupM, the world’s largest media investment group, yields considerable buying power and influence, as the company he oversees is responsible for placing roughly a third of all media advertising. more

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The Year of Social Broadcasting
Andy Thwaite Mar 23

The Year of Social Broadcasting

There has been a flood of deals this year between properties, broadcasters and the social networks. And not only Facebook and Twitter. Snapchat and Instagram as well as the huge Chinese players like Sina Weibo are all involved. more

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OTT Significance Grows with UEFA Champions League Rights
Andy Thwaite Mar 10

OTT Significance Grows with UEFA Champions League Rights

The recent UCL broadcast rights deals in US, UK and Japan showed the growing importance of OTT, to not only niche properties, but major global, “TV first” rightsholders too. more

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The Three Factors To A Successful Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Business
Gareth Brown, Consultant, Two Circles, A Part of ESP Properties Feb 28

The Three Factors To A Successful Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Business

It has been well documented that media consumption has and will continue to change considerably over the coming years.
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Solving Brand Partnership Challenges by Turning to Frenemies
Jim Andrews Feb 1

Solving Brand Partnership Challenges by Turning to Frenemies

In the 1980s—IEG’s early years—we identified a “sponsorship industry” primarily comprising sports rightsholders, event producers and the brands that sponsored them. more

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When Stadiums Met Augmented Reality
Ben Woods, Lead Consultant, Two Circles, A Part of ESP Properties Oct 4

When Stadiums Met Augmented Reality

These are unprecedented times in our industry. The last 12 months alone have presented us with numerous first-of-a-kind rights deals for live sporting events. more

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OTT’s On Fire; Should Broadcast Be Terrified?
Ben Woods, Lead Consultant, Two Circles, A Part of ESP Properties Jul 7

OTT’s On Fire; Should Broadcast Be Terrified?

Certainly not for a while, at least. As I stroll out of Lille’s Eurostar terminal, with my precious tickets stowed safely in my suitcase, my friends and family will be turning to a television to follow the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament this summer. more

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Anticipating Rio 2016: Out of the Rut or More of the Same from Sponsors?
Jim Andrews Jun 29

Anticipating Rio 2016: Out of the Rut or More of the Same from Sponsors?

For marketers, the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup tournaments typically represent milestones marking new developments and innovations in sponsorship. more

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Data, Digital and Disruption: Reflections on IEG 2016
Kristen Pelachyk with Jake Jones, Two Circles and Matt Rogan, Two Circles and ESP Properties Apr 25

Data, Digital and Disruption: Reflections on IEG 2016

Disrupt, the 33rd annual IEG Conference, brought together rightsholders, brands and key industry stakeholders to discuss and share the methods and tactics being employed to get ahead in our rapidly changing sponsorship landscape. more

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