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Olympic Sponsor Results Reveal Big Research Gaps
Kristen Pelachyk Mar 5

Olympic Sponsor Results Reveal Big Research Gaps

As agencies and consultancies across the globe (IEG included) continue the important process of analyzing data to determine if their activation strategies were a success and quantify their Olympic sponsor clients’ returns on investment, reports have hit the media regarding “who won” in Sochi. more

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The Ambush Marketing vs. Sponsorship Debate Springs Eternal
Jim Andrews Feb 10

The Ambush Marketing vs. Sponsorship Debate Springs Eternal

The Winter Olympic Games are upon us, and even though sponsorship marketing activity around Sochi 2014 is not up to typical Olympic standards, ambush marketing is making its inevitable appearance. more

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Putin’s Policies, Activism and Sponsorship: Fair Game?
Jim Andrews Feb 10

Putin’s Policies, Activism and Sponsorship: Fair Game?

During an interview a few days ago with a reporter for The Motley Fool about sponsorship of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, I was asked if it was fair that groups protesting Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” laws were targeting Olympic sponsors. more

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Permanent Olympic City Idea Raises Interesting Sponsorship Possibilities
Adam Lentz Oct 3

Permanent Olympic City Idea Raises Interesting Sponsorship Possibilities

There has been a lot of attention paid to the Olympics the last few weeks – and with good reason. Members of the IOC selected Tokyo as the host of the 2020 games and picked wrestling to fill the final spot on the Olympic program for that year. Wrestling was chosen after spending a reported $8 million on its campaign. An entire blog could be written about the sport of wrestling and the governing bodies that came together to make sure it was on the program, as well as the proposed rule changes to make the sport more fun to watch and easier to understand. We also saw the election of a new president, Thomas Bach, the first ever Olympic champion to become IOC leader. more

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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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A Good Time to Reflect: Takeaways for Sponsors from the 2012 Olympic Games
Lesa Ukman Nov 20

A Good Time to Reflect: Takeaways for Sponsors from the 2012 Olympic Games

Some three months after the closing ceremonies of London’s Summer Olympic Games we are still being asked what lessons there are for sponsors. Below are my talking points; I would love to hear yours. 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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