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Jon Kander Nov 18

Transferring College Gameday to Major League Baseball

I just got tickets to the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic between the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, and I am genuinely excited to see a college football atmosphere brought to Wrigleyville. I’m planning on writing a more extensive blog post next week highlighting my takeaways, favorite activation tactics, and thoughts on the overall fan experience. The remainder of this post will focus on what I hope is the biggest long-term takeaway from the weekend – the Cubs learning how to better engage their fans with a greater pre-game atmosphere.  more

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Sarah Hartman Nov 10

Sponsoring While Under Public Scrutiny: Two Different Approaches

In September 2009, Toyota announced the largest recall in the company’s history, bringing back 3.8 million vehicles. Subsequent recalls followed. In April 2010, BP came under global scrutiny in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig disaster and oil spill.  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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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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Jim Andrews Sep 10

Chase Paid $30 Million And Didn’t Get Title? Smart Move

The news that JPMorgan Chase signed a 10-year agreement with Madison Square Garden for a reported $30 million a year certainly raised many an eyebrow across the sponsorship industry earlier this week.  more

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Diane Knoepke Sep 1

Steal These Rules and Tools: TED Provides Guidelines for Affiliate Sponsorships

In its characteristically simple and get-to-the-point way, TED has created a springy little jumping-off point for any property that has a need or want to provide sponsorship guidelines to affiliate events or properties. Every single week I talk to organizations trying to reconcile the sponsorship priorities of a “big” or “core” property with the activities of satellite or component properties.  more

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Jim Andrews Aug 25

The WTA Argument: Do Title Sponsors Really Scare Off Other Partners?

As my colleague Bill Chipps reveals in IEG Sponsorship Report this week, the WTA Tour has decided not to market the title sponsorship position about to be given up by Sony Ericsson. (Subscribers can read the full story here.)  more

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Diane Knoepke Aug 2

Signs of Good Sponsorship: Old Style Shows Us How to Use the Most Old School of Sponsor Benefits

With family guests in town and Chicago’s perennial summer uptick in my and everyone else’s social calendar, the past couple weeks have been chock full of city fun: Cubs and Sox games (full disclosure: I bleed Cubby blue), symphony at Millennium Park, The Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry. . .  more

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