Sponsorship Blog

Anticipating Rio 2016: Out of the Rut or More of the Same from Sponsors?
Jim Andrews Jun 29

Anticipating Rio 2016: Out of the Rut or More of the Same from Sponsors?

For marketers, the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup tournaments typically represent milestones marking new developments and innovations in sponsorship. more

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Data, Digital and Disruption: Reflections on IEG 2016
Kristen Pelachyk with Jake Jones, Two Circles and Matt Rogan, Two Circles and ESP Properties Apr 25

Data, Digital and Disruption: Reflections on IEG 2016

Disrupt, the 33rd annual IEG Conference, brought together rightsholders, brands and key industry stakeholders to discuss and share the methods and tactics being employed to get ahead in our rapidly changing sponsorship landscape. more

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Game Changer: The Growing Role Of Data In Sponsorship
Sam Yardley, Two Circles, A Part of ESP Properties Mar 31

Game Changer: The Growing Role Of Data In Sponsorship

Data, and the ability to access and analyze it, already is having a profound, across-the-board impact on sponsorship—from the evaluation, selection, activation and measurement of partnerships by brand marketers to the selling, negotiating and fulfillment of those partnerships by rightsholders of all types and sizes. more

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New Rules of Engagement: Why Marriott and MasterCard Opt for Intimate Concerts that Scale Globally
Lesa Ukman Mar 25

New Rules of Engagement: Why Marriott and MasterCard Opt for Intimate Concerts that Scale Globally

At SXSW last week, a theme of multiple sessions—from Bruce Sterling’s keynote to a panel of musicians moderated by Vans’ CMO—was that with the decline of CD and download sales, music labels no longer support more than a handful of new artists. more

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Seven Keys to Digital Success for Rightsholders
Andy Thwaite, ESP Properties Mar 23

Seven Keys to Digital Success for Rightsholders

The power of change. The evolution of digital has led to a world where the only certainty is change. Although with content king, rightsholders have a position of strength in the value chain and the power to control this change. more

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Sponsorship Success Requires Hacker Culture
Jim Andrews Mar 14

Sponsorship Success Requires Hacker Culture

Last week, on my way to Intel to meet with IEG 2016 conference speaker Sandra Lopez (more on her in a moment), I took a detour to visit a friend currently working at Facebook. more

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Why Media Companies Are Rediscovering Event Marketing
Lesa Ukman Mar 7

Why Media Companies Are Rediscovering Event Marketing

From Fast Company, GeekWire and The Next Web, to Condé Nast, Gannett and Tribune Publishing Co., countless media leaders are upping their use of events. And this number will only increase. more

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Soccer’s Holiday Wish List: Real Reform and Engaged Sponsors
John Kristick, ESP Properties Dec 2

Soccer’s Holiday Wish List: Real Reform and Engaged Sponsors

It’s not exactly going out on a limb to say that what global soccer needs most right now is real reform from FIFA and the related organizations that govern the sport around the world. more

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Unorthodox Sponsorship: The Vatican and World’s Fairs
Lesa Ukman Nov 23

Unorthodox Sponsorship: The Vatican and World’s Fairs

World’s Fairs give the Church the opportunity to promote its spiritual identity through its artistic masterpieces, with pavilions functioning as a mobile Vatican museum. more

 
 
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