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To All the Brands Tired of Being Pitched

Posted by Austin Schneider on 1/21/20 12:15 PM

A lot of cold, incoming pitches are likely to be in the form of short-term or stunt-based concepts that are "turnkey" and "guaranteed for millions of impressions." The writing in these pitches is tempting to bite on because they are often written like click bait.

Topics: Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Exploring Why Sponsorship Works More Than Ever in 2020

Posted by Todd Stonis on 1/14/20 2:45 PM

Sponsorship can be an integrated alternative to traditional media marketing and a platform where consumers are receptive to hearing your message. The data points to how motorsports, and also emerging sports, score much higher than the average messaging engagement figures captured by SportsBusiness Journal in their annual online survey.

Topics: Sports Business, Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Sports Business, Motorsports Marketing

SD Helps Launch a New Sports Car Series

Posted by Austin Schneider on 1/7/20 11:03 AM

It is no small feat to start and launch a new motorsports series. There are many stakeholders involved, the scale is massive, logistics count for a lot, and the lead time required to do it properly is usually the breaking point. If you have the team to pull it off, it sure is a beautiful thing when it all comes together. That's just what Rob Morgan has done with GT Celebration, the new class in sports car racing.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

Align Your Marketing Strategy with the Right Platform

Posted by Todd Stonis on 12/17/19 2:22 PM

When you invest in any type of marketing program, zooming out to understand the full scope of what you can do with it right from the start can be extremely valuable. While running digital ads and accessing traditional media still plays an important role, sponsorship brings your brand to life and gives you access to an entirely new platform. You just need to make sure it is the right one for your brand and the audience you are looking to engage with.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

If You Work in Logistics, Here is Why You Need to Pay Attention to Sponsorship

Posted by Austin Schneider on 12/5/19 10:48 AM

If you are an up and comer providing logistics services like freight and delivery, you might be looking for ways to tell the story of how you build value behind the scenes. Marketing your business to gain maximum visibility may seem to be a tough goal if you are not ready to embrace innovative and robust marketing strategies that have some sort of clear return.

Being involved in logistics automatically means you have more functional ways to promote your work outside of traditional media like TV and digital ads. It is also a great industry to use as an example as we break down the myths that sponsorships are not effective and no more than expensive billboards. When activated correctly, sponsorship is one of the most effective marketing platforms available.

Topics: Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Maximizing the ROI of Your Sponsorship Program in 2020

Posted by Team SD on 12/3/19 11:18 AM

Possibly one of the most complex and intriguing forms of marketing over the years has been sponsorship. The industry has evolved massively from logos and egos to rapidly advancing technical partnerships on a global scale. There is no longer room for passive sponsorship management. Executive teams are demanding clear ROI formulas to be delivered regularly to ensure maximum value is created with every dollar of investment. We believe there is no "silver bullet” in sports marketing that boils everything down to one number because there are too many extraordinary ways to activate sponsorships with your most important stakeholders.

Topics: Sponsorship ROI, Foundations

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI, Foundations

Leverage Sponsorship to Develop Community

Posted by Austin Schneider on 11/19/19 9:21 AM

For the last 12 years, we have had the privilege of working with Officer Todd Smith and the Fuel for Success program to better the lives of young students in our communities. We have been meaning to write this for some time now and we are excited to officially share more details about the program with you. Visit our community page and learn more below.

Topics: Culture

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Topics: Culture

Logistics are the Foundation of Great Experiences

Posted by Austin Schneider on 11/12/19 9:52 AM

We believe that hosting customers, partners and employees at an entertainment or sporting event (especially when your brand is endemic to the event) is an excellent way to connect and build relationships. There are opportunities to build rapport in a non-pressurized and relaxed environment that is hard to come by during regular office hours.

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business

Focus on Experiences and the Content Will Follow

Posted by Austin Schneider on 11/5/19 3:02 PM

The explosion of digital platforms in the last ten years has been nothing short of remarkable. The access, reach and lowering of costs that social and digital marketing platforms have developed continue to introduce a host of opportunities for brands to engage their audiences. This has led to a slide for brands that has eroded the human elements that originally put them on the map. We believe that your marketing does not have to be 100% digital…all of the time. Here's why.

Topics: Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Sports Marketing EDC: Top 10

Posted by Austin Schneider on 10/31/19 2:35 PM

We travel a lot at SD to carry out our work. Our team is scheduled to cover over 130 projects around North America this year (with a couple in Europe also). So let’s say that we have taken this whole “flexible workspace” movement quite seriously. In the last two weeks I have gone from Denver to Italy to Texas to support our clients at different events.

Since this is not exactly your typical 9-5, I thought it would be fun to lay out my EDC (essential daily carry) for working in sports marketing. Let's go!

Topics: Culture

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Topics: Culture

 

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