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Jim Andrews
Jim Andrews
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William Chipps
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Sustainable Brands Conference: Some Big and Not-So-Big Ideas for Sponsors and Rightsholders
Jim Andrews May 31

Sustainable Brands Conference: Some Big and Not-So-Big Ideas for Sponsors and Rightsholders

As a conference producer, it was a nice treat to join about 2,000 other participants in Detroit for last week’s Sustainable Brands conference and attend an event with no responsibilities other than to listen, learn and share some takeaways. more

 
No More Growth By Default: Ad Guru’s Advice Also Rings True For Sponsorship Marketers
Jim Andrews Apr 20

No More Growth By Default: Ad Guru’s Advice Also Rings True For Sponsorship Marketers

When Irwin Gotlieb talks, the ad industry listens. The global chairman of WPP’s GroupM, the world’s largest media investment group, yields considerable buying power and influence, as the company he oversees is responsible for placing roughly a third of all media advertising. more

 
NFL Sponsorship Revenue Totals $1.25 Billion In 2016 Season [INFOGRAPHIC]
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NFL Sponsorship Revenue Totals $1.25 Billion In 2016 Season

Sponsorship spending on the NFL and its 32 teams rose 4.3 percent to $1.25 billion in the 2016-2017 season, according to IEG research. more

 
The Three Factors To A Successful Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Business
Gareth Brown, Consultant, Two Circles, A Part of ESP Properties Feb 28

The Three Factors To A Successful Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Business

It has been well documented that media consumption has and will continue to change considerably over the coming years.
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Global Motorsports Spending To Total $5.75 Billion In 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Global Motorsports Spending To Total $5.75 Billion In 2017

Global spending on motorsports sanctioning bodies, teams and tracks is expected to total $5.75 billion in 2017, up 3.1 percent from 2016, according to IEG research more

 
Solving Brand Partnership Challenges by Turning to Frenemies
Jim Andrews Feb 1

Solving Brand Partnership Challenges by Turning to Frenemies

In the 1980s—IEG’s early years—we identified a “sponsorship industry” primarily comprising sports rightsholders, event producers and the brands that sponsored them. more

 
What Sponsors Want and Where Dollars Will Go in 2017
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What Sponsors Want and Where their Dollars Will Go in 2017

Results of the IEG/ESP Properties Sponsorship Decision-Makers Survey and our annual sponsorship spending review and forecast provide guidance on 2017 priorities for rightsholders and brands. more

 
Awards Show Sponsorship To Total $139.2 Million In 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Awards Show Sponsorship To Total $139.2 Million In 2016

Sponsorship spending on the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and other televised awards shows is expected to total $139.2 million in 2016, up 4.3 percent from $133.5 million in 2015, according to IEG research. more

 
Sponsorship Spending on Endurance Sports to Total $125 Million in 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Sponsorship Spending on Endurance Sports to Total $125 Million in 2016

Sponsorship spending on marathons, cycling competitions and other endurance sports events is expected to total $124.6 million in 2016, a 4.9 percent increase from 2015, according to IEG research more

 
Top Sponsors Report
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Top Sponsors Report

In addition to ranking the 122 U.S.-based companies that spent more than $15 million in 2015, our latest report includes an analysis of the top 20 categories by sponsorship spend. more

 
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