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What Does It Mean to Suspend A Sponsorship?
Jim Andrews Apr 29

What Does It Mean to Suspend A Sponsorship?

The Donald Sterling scandal has introduced a new concept for our industry—the idea of suspending a sponsorship.  more

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Borrow From These Banks’ Partnership Content Activation Ideas
Lesa Ukman Apr 28

Borrow From These Banks’ Partnership Content Activation Ideas

Banks are upping their game—moving away from generating name awareness through sponsored properties to using or developing content associated with a property in their owned media to engage customers while promoting the partnership. Three notable examples: more

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Great Partnership Ideas and Examples: Takeaways from the IEG Sponsorship Conference
Jim Andrews Apr 9

Great Partnership Ideas and Examples: Takeaways from the IEG Sponsorship Conference

The tagline for IEG’s 31st annual sponsorship conference was “How new intents, technologies and applications are transforming partnerships.” Using that as a framework, here are some of the highlights from the many outstanding sessions at Sponsorship Cubedmore

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Curing FOMO: How to Conquer the IEG Sponsorship Conference
Diane Knoepke Mar 20

Curing FOMO: How to Conquer the IEG Sponsorship Conference

As you plan how you’ll spend your time at next week’s IEG Conference, are you getting that familiar FOMO (fear of missing out) feeling? It is understandable if you are, as there are 1,200 sharp people to engage, 100 expert-led sessions to attend and one phenomenal city to explore. more

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After Sochi: What Other Properties Can Learn from the Olympic Games
Julie Minnick Mar 14

After Sochi: What Other Properties Can Learn from the Olympic Games

The Olympics and sponsorship are synonymous. Every two years we get to see the heavy hitters of the brand world showcase their Olympic sponsorships and deliver some great marketing campaigns, e.g., P&G’s Thank You Moms Campaign. But is there any relevance in that activity for smaller properties? more

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Olympic Sponsor Results Reveal Big Research Gaps
Kristen Pelachyk Mar 5

Olympic Sponsor Results Reveal Big Research Gaps

As agencies and consultancies across the globe (IEG included) continue the important process of analyzing data to determine if their activation strategies were a success and quantify their Olympic sponsor clients’ returns on investment, reports have hit the media regarding “who won” in Sochi. more

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Did Chevrolet and American Cancer Society Miss A Super Opportunity?
Stacey Goldberg Feb 11

Did Chevrolet and American Cancer Society Miss A Super Opportunity?

I know the conversation has moved on from the Super Bowl to the Olympics, but there were some interesting developments related to cause marketing around last week’s game that are worth examining. more

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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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