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Jim Andrews Mar 5

Kodak Sponsorships: What’s The Real Story?

After getting judicial permission to drop its Kodak Theatre partnership a few weeks ago, Eastman Kodak Co. filed court papers last Tuesday to also dump its PGA Tour sponsorship. more

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Jim Andrews Feb 27

Sponsorship Issues: Are Recent Government Moves Protection Or Interference?

Two developments within the last month raise some fascinating questions over the involvement of government in the affairs of private rightsholders and their partnerships. more

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Jim Andrews Feb 21

Power Balance Pavilion: I Don’t Hate To Say I Told You So

Thirteen months ago when the NBA Sacramento Kings signed a five-year deal for wristband-maker Power Balance to take over the naming rights to the Arco Arena, I tweeted the following: “Did the Maloof/Kings/Power Balance naming rights deal just set the #sponsorship industry back 100 years? I'm leaning toward yes.” more

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Lesa Ukman Feb 6

Big Leaps, Big Returns: Watchmaker Hublot’s Approach To Sponsorship

I was in Switzerland last week meeting with Jean-Claude Biver about his keynote at Leap, IEG’s 2012 Sponsorship Conference next month. more

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Jim Andrews Feb 3

Komen Controversy's Lessons For Sponsors

Having enjoyed many years of a productive partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the organization’s corporate partners are no doubt feeling blindsided by this week’s firestorm over SGK’s decision to no longer provide funding to Planned Parenthood. more

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Lesa Ukman Jan 30

Sponsorship and Return on Innovation

Speakers at IEG’s 2012 Sponsorship Conference are bringing unprecedented levels of innovation to the sponsorship space. more

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Jim Andrews Jan 23

Paterno’s Legacy And The Big Question For Sports And Sports Marketers

My family and I moved to the suburbs of Pittsburgh when I was nine and Joe Paterno was already many years into becoming a football and Pennsylvania legend. more

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Jim Andrews Jan 17

Despite Many Questions, Tebow Is A Prime Sponsorship Candidate

It may seem odd that I wrote the headline to this post during the third quarter of Saturday’s night playoff game, at the exact moment Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was getting sacked with his team down 42-7 to Tom Brady and the Patriots. more

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Lesa Ukman Jan 9

Procter & Gamble Understands The Value Of Cause Marketing Better Than Anyone

Jerry Welsh introduced the term cause related marketing—a strategy he created while EVP of worldwide marketing at American Express—at the second annual IEG Sponsorship Conference in 1985. more

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