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Lesa Ukman Mar 10

Livestrong Sporting Park: Nice, but not a Big, New Idea

The deal between MLS team owner Sporting K.C. and Livestrong to make the cancer-fighting foundation the naming rights sponsor of the new soccer stadium opening in June is certainly commendable. However, it is neither unprecedented, nor the best example of this type of partnership between a sports property and a nonprofit. Those that have come before include:  more

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Jim Andrews Feb 8

Smart TVs: The Next Sponsorship-related Content Battleground

The point at which corporate marketers began looking at properties as content providers, in addition to being sources of traditional benefits, was a watershed moment in sponsorship.  more

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Lesa Ukman Nov 30

Highlights from the European Sponsorship Assn. Conference

More than 150 delegates gathered in Amsterdam last week for the European Sponsorship Assn.’s Future Sponsorship conference.  more

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Stacey Goldberg Nov 8

Mommy Tested, Mommy Approved?

As a mom of a toddler and a soon-to-be mom of two (22 days to go but who’s counting?), my attention has turned lately, not surprisingly, to “mommy marketing.” Companies such as Procter & Gamble are all over this trend for brands including Pampers, Tide and Bounce. P&G is focusing on advertorials and Web videos featuring moms in order to spread the word about its products.  more

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Jim Andrews Nov 2

The Global Gap and Sponsorship Willpower

I recently traveled to Sao Paulo, where I addressed a media and marketing conference and met with a number of brand marketers from Brazil’s largest companies. As happens whenever I travel to places away from North America or Western Europe, sponsorship practitioners I talk to bring up “how far behind” their country is compared to the “advanced sponsorship markets.”  more

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Jon Kander Oct 28

Sponsorship Messaging: Creating a Link between Sponsor and Property

Often, companies sponsoring non-endemic properties are able to create a link through a clever messaging campaign. Developing the messaging strategy for a non-endemic sponsorship campaign requires a three-step process:  more

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Jon Kander Oct 18

Can Wins and Losses Impact the Bottom Line?

Russell Scibetti, Founding Editor of TheBusinessOfSports.com, and I exchanged a few emails the past couple of days discussing the idea of integrating guarantees and team performance into sponsorship fees and sports business in general. Russell’s comments are in italics and mine are in standard font. Hope you enjoy our conversation.  more

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Lesa Ukman Oct 14

Who Dropped The Social Gaming Ball?

Sports rightsholders are missing the boat on social gaming—free games played with friends asynchronously (meaning two can play even if one of you is not online).  more

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Jon Kander Sep 29

Is “Pay for Performance” the Newest Sponsorship Trend?

The French Football Federation (“FFF”), the national soccer body, is still feeling the effects from its less than stellar 2010 World Cup performance. The FFF recently had to pay out €4.5 million to its top-tier sponsors to compensate them for France’s first round exit from the 2010 World Cup.  more

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