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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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Are Bowl Game Sponsorships Good Investments?
Jim Andrews Dec 21

Are Bowl Game Sponsorships Good Investments?

To answer the question of whether a brand should become a sponsor of a college bowl game, you have to first make the distinction between title sponsors and other levels of partnership. more

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Musical Airline Sponsorships in Barcelona
Lesa Ukman Dec 20

Musical Airline Sponsorships in Barcelona

Turkish Airlines, a “Premium Partner” of FC Barcelona since January 2010, is being displaced by a change in the club’s shirt sponsor. more

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Sponsors Can’t Afford To Be Bystanders When Controversy Strikes
Jim Andrews Dec 12

Sponsors Can’t Afford To Be Bystanders When Controversy Strikes

My WPP colleague Rob Norman has written a timely piece entitled “Is NFL Brand Safe?” which you can read at MediaBizBloggers.com. 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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Designer “Haute-Eliers” And Their Brand Partnerships
Lesa Ukman Oct 30

Designer “Haute-Eliers” And Their Brand Partnerships

Over the last decade, upscale fashion brands found on New York City’s Madison Avenue, Paris’s Avenue Montaigne and London’s Sloane Street have extended well beyond apparel and accessories into housewares, sheets and textiles, lighting and furniture. more

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What If The Sponsor/Property Model Is Not Sustainable?
Jim Andrews Oct 26

What If The Sponsor/Property Model Is Not Sustainable?

This is one of those topics that maybe I shouldn’t even be raising, as I can hear colleagues and readers shouting, “Are you trying to kill the golden goose?” more

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