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Getting Meaningful Marketing Right
Jim Andrews Sep 28

Getting Meaningful Marketing Right

In the new strategy paper from IEG Consulting, we make the case for a new and important trend impacting the relationship between nonprofits and their corporate partners. more

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Non-Sponsors Take On The Olympics To Align Their Brands With Fair Play
Lesa Ukman Aug 13

Non-Sponsors Take On The Olympics To Align Their Brands With Fair Play

The extreme approach taken by the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to enforcing IOC marketing rules has not only not protected official sponsors, I’d argue it has hurt them. Each time the brand police tape over the logo of a non-sponsor, or warn the public about wearing a Pepsi T-shirt to the Games, or insist policemen carry their snacks in unbranded plastic bags, they drag down the brands of the sponsors. more

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Ambush Marketing At London 2012
Lesa Ukman Aug 13

Ambush Marketing At London 2012

Non-sponsors during the Olympic Games got noticed through a variety of tactics, including making news around related topics (Nike, Specsavers, Tetley Tea), championing human-interest stories (Red Bull, Virgin Media, Beats), sponsored Tweets (Nike), and pop-up venues in London (Puma, Mizuno, Karl Lagerfeld, Opening Ceremony). more

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Visa and the Olympics: Sponsorship In Need of an Update
Lesa Ukman Aug 10

Visa and the Olympics: Sponsorship In Need of an Update

Visa’s first Olympic sponsorship, signed in 1986 and launched with Calgary 1988, featured the iconic campaign: “Bring your Visa card, because the Olympics don’t take American Express.” This set in motion Visa’s ascension from number three to number one in the credit card category. more

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Will The Olympic Movement Change Its Marketing Rules? (It Better)
Jim Andrews Aug 9

Will The Olympic Movement Change Its Marketing Rules? (It Better)

A key issue between the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games this Sunday and the beginning of the Sochi Winter Games 18 months from now will be what, if anything, the IOC will do regarding the restrictions placed on sponsors, non-sponsors, athletes and others. more

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Fun Facts About Olympic Sponsorship
Lesa Ukman Aug 7

Fun Facts About Olympic Sponsorship

While the Olympics generates over a $1 billion in sponsorship, there’s no visibility for sponsors. more

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The Fashion Games
Lesa Ukman Aug 7

The Fashion Games

Design of Olympic apparel has radically shifted from costume to fashion at the 2012 London Games. more

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Olympic Sponsors’ Results to Date
Lesa Ukman Aug 6

Olympic Sponsors’ Results to Date

P&G Winning the Social Olympics in the U.K. In the second weekly Olympics Viral Chart from New Media Age and Unruly Media—published Wednesday, P&G retained the top spot as the most shared ad online during the Olympics, but unofficial sponsor Nike had the most shares in the week between July 25 and August 1. more

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Olympic Sponsorship Winners And Losers
Lesa Ukman Aug 6

Olympic Sponsorship Winners And Losers

Procter & Gamble. After its sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team’s participation in Vancouver 2010 united multiple brands and drove $100 million in additional sales, P&G signed on as a global Olympic sponsor. more

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