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Leveraging a wide range of experience in sports marketing and sponsorship activation, our team is always looking to add value. We love collaborating with each other and we write together with you in mind.
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Sponsorship Activation Spotlight: Asset Integration

Posted by Team SD on 10/1/19 10:19 AM

We have long been fans of the somewhat cliché idea of 2+2=5. This is what happens when you put together two seemingly similar categories of things and end up with more than the sum of their parts. This strategy becomes available to brands that have assets in multiple different categories, sports, or media types.

Your brand likely falls in that category even if you have to think about things a bit differently. Some partnerships make more sense than others to integrate, like the one we are going to spotlight here, but this concept works across a variety of ways.

Topics: Sponsorship Activation

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Does Your Brand Need Support in Sports Marketing?

Posted by Team SD on 9/24/19 11:28 AM

Sometimes the biggest challenge of getting started with a new project is fighting the unknown. When you don't know what you need, you don't know how to get started. In sports marketing, this can be especially frustrating for the different parties that come together to make the whole environment work. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources to support your brand and maximize the opportunities to succeed.

Here, we have outlined the differences to provide some guidance on the value two different types of agencies can bring.

Topics: Sponsorship ROI

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI

Integrating Sponsorship as Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by Team SD on 8/6/19 8:22 AM

There are so many elements that go into a well-run and well-considered marketing strategy. We have been an experiencing a massive shift with marketers moving their budget and resources toward digital resources - putting millions of dollars behind search campaigns, YouTube ads, promoted social media posts and more. That has been what is stealing the headlines, anyway. Quietly behind the scenes, event specialist Bizzabo tells us that 80% of marketers still believe live events are critical to their company's success. Live events is a broad topic and platform in its own right. It could be proprietary events, sponsored events, or even smaller lunch & learn type concepts.

Topics: Marketing Strategy, Foundations

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Foundations

Modernizing Sponsorship Success

Posted by Team SD on 7/9/19 2:40 PM

For many years, rights holders and properties did not need to change their model to reflect a more dynamic marketplace. Things were simpler and were valued in a more basic way. Digital platforms have shaken that up dramatically for industries of all forms.

Only recently are we starting to see sports look for new evolutions in the way they are presented and consumed. SportsBusiness Journal recently covered the changing sponsorship model of NASCAR and we thought it deserved some extra analysis from the agency side.

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business

Engaging the Up-and-Comer with Motorsports Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 7/2/19 11:09 AM

Bill Gates once said, "Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes."

No matter what kind of business you operate in, an attitude like Bill Gates' is essential for long-term success and growth. This kind of competition with the new challenging the established is critical to progress. Look at the world's largest airplane manufacturers as an example. The younger Airbus recently completed 50 years of successful airplane operations and the more established Boeing made a fun video for them as a tribute.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

The Definitive Guide to Motorsports Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 6/25/19 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

So you’ve just signed a $12 million multi-year sponsorship. Now what?

Posted by Team SD on 6/4/19 6:31 AM

Signing a $12 million sponsorship deal with a multi-year partner may feel like you have just accomplished the most intense work in your brand’s history, but it ultimately marks the beginning more than anything. Investing in motorsport marketing without having an activation strategy in place can be a costly and high-profile mistake. The way you develop sustainable activation programs will be the key to utilizing your sponsorship assets in a holistic and profitable manner.

Topics: Sponsorship ROI

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI

What Do These Brands Have in Common?

Posted by Team SD on 5/21/19 11:13 AM

Each year at the end of May, this year on May 26, some of the world’s leading companies all share one thing in common - a global cheering section. With three of the world’s largest motorsports series all competing on one day right next to each other, some brands will get nearly 12 hours of exposure to millions of engaged fans in F1's Monaco Grand Prix, IndyCar's Indianapolis 500, and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

Understanding Agency Partnerships

Posted by Team SD on 4/23/19 10:51 AM

With so much information readily available online to consult about marketing strategy, brands sometimes ask us "Why do we need to hire an agency?" They wonder why they cannot just go to a property looking for sponsors and deal with them directly without representation, without an experienced agency that has seen the smoke and mirrors time and time again. Some brands do decent on their own, but many fall victim to "The Three Year Cycle: Honeymoon, Reality Check and Fade" with nothing to show for it.

Inc. Magazine just did a feature going into more detail about this and we will look into the top 6 elements of working with a specialized agency here.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

Update Your Marketing Strategy with the Right Asset Mix

Posted by Team SD on 4/9/19 12:54 PM

The world of motorsports marketing is a dynamic, exciting and unique place for your brand to thrive in. You have the opportunity to engage customers, employees and partners through integrated programs across a suite of available assets. We see a lot of brands go all-in to one particular property thinking it is the most convenient option, but it doesn't always produce the best results. When you activate a diverse set of assets, your ROI begins building while remaining flexible to the marketplace.

Topics: Sponsorship ROI

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI

 

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