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The Underrated Ingredient to Sports Marketing Success

Posted by Austin Schneider on 3/31/20 9:44 AM

Many factors make a marketing campaign program successful. There are also a handful of elements your team needs to look out for that can slow down your progress. One of the most under-the-radar factors that will sink a campaign before it even gets off the ground is a lack of internal communication.

This is especially critical during times of uncertainty or when outside factors are influencing the overall marketplace. When things are not normal, it does not mean there aren't opportunities - they just may look different.

Topics: Sponsorship ROI, Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI, Motorsports Marketing

3 Questions to Ask of Your Sponsorship Program

Posted by Austin Schneider on 3/24/20 8:32 AM

You are kicking into the new season with a host of new opportunities to capitalize on. As you continue to plan around marquee events coming up, make the most out of your strategic planning meetings. These three questions will guide you toward a more productive and value-based sponsorship program.

Topics: Best Practices, Sponsorship ROI

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Topics: Best Practices, Sponsorship ROI

The Definitive Guide to Motorsports Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 3/17/20 10:51 AM

The nearly $6 billion world of motorsports marketing is a challenging, rich and intensely exciting realm to operate in. Some of the largest brands in the world have built their presence from simple grassroots programs, to dynamic, multi-series dynasties. From the outside looking in, they make it look easy. But for marketing managers, executives, and those interested in working with motorsports sponsorship programs to market their business it can quickly become overwhelming without the right know-how and support in your corner.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing, Foundations

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing, Foundations

Saving Time and Money With Better Options to Choose From

Posted by Austin Schneider on 3/10/20 1:14 PM

Never before in history have you had more choice as a consumer or as a decision maker. Lower barriers to entry and greater access to large audiences have fueled an unprecedented expansion of options big and small. In your personal life, that means choices like clothing brands, apps to use, sparkling water flavors, movies to see, songs to listen to, books to learn from…and just about every other corner of your passions. 

Topics: Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Focus on Experiences and Watch Your Content Library Grow

Posted by Team SD on 3/3/20 2:24 PM

The demand for digital content and engagement is massive. Brands want content that their audience relates to and for a good reason - it is incredibly effective. No matter how much the digital side of things are expanding, we believe the human and in-person things  need  to develop at least as much to keep up. 

Topics: Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

What Comes After a Major Event You Sponsor

Posted by Austin Schneider on 2/25/20 10:42 AM

A lot of the work we do revolves some of the world's most well-attended and watched events from the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal to IndyCar's Indianapolis 500. All eyes are on during the event, and you have heard us chat about what the lead up to an event is like, but what about what happens right after a major event that your brand is sponsoring?

Topics: Sponsorship Activation

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Topics: Sponsorship Activation

Unofficial Advice for Those Seeking New Sponsorship

Posted by Team SD on 2/17/20 11:41 AM

We are often asked if our agency is responsible for selling news sponsorships on behalf of teams, drivers and other properties. While there are some excellent agencies in this world that do just that, we are emphatically focused on representing sponsors to make sure they gain the most value possible out of their investment. 

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business

Sponsorship Activation Spotlight: Storytelling

Posted by Team SD on 2/11/20 1:33 PM

The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 was 104 days away on Monday, February 10. Along with our friends and partners at Shell and Pennzoil, our content team developed a story that celebrated one of the most iconic setups in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history. Driver Helio Castroneves, sponsor Pennzoil and the Indy 500.

Earlier in the year, we went out to the historic race track at one of the few times of the year when it stood empty. We sat down with the infinitely knowledgeable Donald Davidson, the historian of IMS, and Helio himself to discuss the last 20 years of impact Helio has had on the sport and venue.

Topics: Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

How Does Sponsorship Work With Your Marketing Strategy?

Posted by Ron Schneider on 2/3/20 5:21 PM

Your marketing strategy is likely comprised of various campaigns and platforms to reach and engage your target audience. We have seen how an explosion of digital and social media has shifted the landscape for brands. Ads are being skipped at record pace, and various types of advertising have become noisy. Even $5.6m Super Bowl ads are not immune to the new consumer that is more interested in relevance and experience than a fancy ad production.

Topics: Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Finding the Right Platform to Engage Your Customers

Posted by Austin Schneider on 1/27/20 8:32 AM

Sponsorship continues to prove itself beyond a logo on a jersey. In the last 10 years, the business side of sports has exploded and has opened up year-round opportunities to engage your customer base. This expanded hunt for value in sponsorship has turned these brand and team relationships into full on B2B partnerships that extend far beyond the race track.

Activate your sponsorship with a dynamic approach that engages your customer base where they are. 

Topics: Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

 

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