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Activation Watch: Praiseworthy Programs from Budweiser and Spanish Insurer
When you’ve been tracking the sponsorship industry for nearly a quarter of a century (yikes!) it can be a challenge to find partnerships that stand out or break new ground.
Filed under: beer, branded content, international, pro sports, social media, trends, activation
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:
Filed under: motorsports, pro sports, sports, trends, activation
How Sponsorship Aided The Launch Of New Pampers Brand
At yesterday’s ANA Brand Innovation Conference: Igniting a Brand Movement presented by The New York Times, Jodi Allen, vice president, North America baby care for The Procter & Gamble Co., told attendees that Pampers’ mini online soap opera, A Parent Is Born, grew out of the insight that everyone talks about when a baby is born, but rarely mentions the fact that with each birth of a baby, two parents are born.
Filed under: digital media, olympics, pro sports, social media, activation
Why Don’t More Big-time Sponsors Offer Big-time Perks To Customers?
Among the many sponsorship announcements I receive, one from a couple of weeks ago stood out. It was from the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, touting the fact that subscribers to Time Warner Cable in North Carolina and South Carolina would have an exclusive four-day opportunity to purchase playoff tickets before they went on sale to the general public.
In case you have forgotten (or never knew), the Bobcats play in Time Warner Cable Arena.
Filed under: pro sports, sports, naming rights
Why No Coors Commercials during Super Bowl XLIV?
My name is Jon Kander. I am an alumnus of Wake Forest University for undergrad and Ohio University’s MBA/MSA program. I have worked in IEG’s Valuation Services department since graduating from Ohio and am brand new to the IEG blogosphere. You can read a little more about me in the brief bio on the right.
Watching this year’s Super Bowl, I found myself wondering one thing – where are all the Coors commercials? Obviously, the price tag for a 30-second advertisement is steep; however, when Coors is paying an estimated $100 million per year in NFL-themed advertising, promotions and other team sponsorships to be the official beer of the NFL, it needs to make sure it is seen by the 106.5 million people watching the NFL’s marquee game on TV, right?
Filed under: pro sports, sports, beer
Spreading Some Sponsorship Love – Monster and the NFL Score a Touchdown
Something was recently brought to my attention by one of my loyal blog readers (who has no problem shooting me straight): I am a perpetual Negative Nelly in my posts. Yep, just one cynical, critical consultant throwing stones at just about everyone and everything. Thing is, when you make your living spotting potential sponsorship red flags and helping people improve their sponsorship program, you become trained to look for problems and admittedly, can overlook the good stuff.
Being a big-time believer in karma, I’d like to put something good out there too. So, this post is a step in the direction of setting my sponsorship karma right, I am actually going to talk about someone doing something well.
Filed under: entertainment, pro sports, selling, sports, activation