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Digital Killed the Sponsorship Star
Matt Rogan, ESP Properties Aug 26

Digital Killed the Sponsorship Star

An industry observer has argued that increasingly only challenger brands and new market entrants are using big budget sponsorship vehicles to drive their brand. Instead, it was claimed, bigger brands are passing traditional big-ticket sponsorship by, preferring to embrace digital technology and niche partnerships to target their key customer groups with razor-focused commercial messaging. more

 
Tip of the Iceberg: The Impact of Millennials on Sponsorship
Lesa Ukman Aug 21

Tip of the Iceberg: The Impact of Millennials on Sponsorship

Gen C—a term Google coined to describe people who care deeply about creation, curation, connection and community—has been out in force this summer. more

 
Top Sponsors Report
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Top Sponsors Report

In addition to ranking the 100-plus U.S.-based companies that spent more than $15 million, our latest report includes a look at activity among the top ten largest spenders and companies that greatly increased expenditures; who’s new to the list and who dropped off; plus spending estimates for each of the 107 sponsors and a breakdown of spending by category. more

 
Four Practical Insights into Social, Beacons, Hackathons and Events
Diane Knoepke Aug 17

Four Practical Insights into Social, Beacons, Hackathons and Events

I had the good fortune of attending and presenting at the ICSC MOCIAL Conference in San Francisco earlier this month and heard several terrific talks about mocial (“mobile, social, and local”) trends that impact our world and how we engage with consumers using technology. more

 
Sponsorship Spending On Latin American Soccer Totals $1.1 Billion In 2014-2015 Season [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Sponsorship Spending On Latin American Soccer Totals $1.1 Billion In 2014-2015 Season

Sponsorship spending on Latin America-based soccer teams, events and sanctioning bodies totaled $1.1 billion in the 2014-2015 season, up 11 percent from the year-earlier period, according to IEG research. more

 
Time Is Now for Rightsholders to Embrace Digital Platforms and Develop Content for Them
Jim Andrews Aug 4

Time Is Now for Rightsholders to Embrace Digital Platforms and Develop Content for Them

One of the underlying reasons for the creation of ESP Properties was the opportunity to assist sports, entertainment and other types of properties in taking advantage of the ways a new generation of consumers accesses and engages with media and content. more

 
Inspiring Stories from Doha GOALS Forum
Lesa Ukman Aug 4

Inspiring Stories from Doha GOALS Forum

We were privileged to lead a taskforce at last week’s Doha GOALS (Gathering of All Leaders in Sport), an invitation-only conference produced by Richard Attias & Associates. more

 
Supermarkets: A Sponsorship Category Update
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Supermarkets: A Sponsorship Category Update

The time is right for partnerships between supermarket chains and properties, particularly those with a local focus. The way consumers shop for food has changed and traditional grocers have felt the squeeze. They are turning to sponsorships—and the exclusive benefits and promotional platforms they offer to provide an important differentiator from the competition. more

 
Property Benchmarking Survey [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Findings from the First-ever IEG Property Benchmarking Survey

Although rightsholders report many successes, they continue to miss out by not providing “must-have” benefits and services, and not monetizing any of the content they produce. more

 
How Prada’s New Arts Complex Builds Cred By Avoiding All References To Fashion
Lesa Ukman Jun 22

How Prada’s New Arts Complex Builds Cred By Avoiding All References To Fashion

Milan is a city where fashion brands come to life as hotels and nightclubs—Armani, Bulgari, Moschino—and restaurants—Dsquared2, Just Cavalli, Trussardi, etc. It is a city where fashion brands also build museums to themselves. Just a month ago, Giorgio Armani opened Armani Silos. The building (designed by Armani himself) is all about selling Armani’s craft, containing three floors of gallery space dedicated to the designer’s famous soft tailoring. more

 
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