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As Cities Turn Away Mega Events, What Will Sponsors Do?
Jim Andrews Mar 18

As Cities Turn Away Mega Events, What Will Sponsors Do?

Following news last week that residents of Vienna resoundingly rejected the city’s plan to bid for the 2028 Olympic Games, I had an interesting discussion with my colleague John Kristick, global CEO of GroupM ESP. John is well qualified to discuss this issue, having been the managing director of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. more

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Keep Your Eye On Online Gaming As Potential Blockbuster Sponsor Category
Jim Andrews Mar 8

Keep Your Eye On Online Gaming As Potential Blockbuster Sponsor Category

Just a little over two years ago, the Internet gambling industry in the U.S. was under siege from the federal government. It was declared illegal and the operators of its largest concerns were the targets of criminal and civil lawsuits. more

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Sponsorship, The Final Frontier: NASA As The Next Formula 1
Danny O'Leary Mar 1

Sponsorship, The Final Frontier: NASA As The Next Formula 1

Last December, testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Science, Space and Technology Committee, former Rep. Robert Walker (R-Pa.) called upon the federal government to embrace the idea that long-term, cost-saving public and private partnerships are a viable solution for obtaining the resources needed to make future NASA missions achievable. more

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Why Brands Shy Away from Sponsorship
Jim Andrews Feb 19

Why Brands Shy Away from Sponsorship

Exploring the differences between traditional advertising and sponsorship is familiar terrain for those of us at IEG, but I have reached some new conclusions about these two vehicles for communicating with a brand’s consumers. more

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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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