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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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The Top 5 Questions We Get Asked About Motorsports Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 12/20/18 9:38 AM

Motorsports is an exciting, effective, and fast-paced world to bring your brand to life. With many opportunities to take advantage of, a successful program requires some planning. There are some key questions here to get you started, followed up by a link to the ultimate guide to motorsports marketing, a place for you to pick up the fundamentals.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

Sports Business 101: What You Need to Know

Posted by Team SD on 12/4/18 10:03 AM

The first thing that you need to know is that the business of sport starts in the marketing department of your company. Often, that is where the decisions are made when brands mix in with sports, but it does not (and probably should not) end there. We are going to explore the tactics, mechanics, and strategies of today’s leaders in sports business and gain an understanding of how you too can leverage this dynamic platform to better your business.

During our time together here, we will crunch some definitions, bust some myths, define some jargon and get you to a place to be dangerous the next time a team or venue approaches you for sponsorship.

Topics: Foundations, Sports Business

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Topics: Foundations, Sports Business

Leverage Sponsorship as Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by Team SD on 11/13/18 9:31 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: Foundations, Marketing Strategy

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Topics: Foundations, Marketing Strategy

Why You Should Focus on Sponsorship Activation

Posted by Team SD on 11/9/18 2:57 PM

Our area of focus in the sports business world might come off pretty specific to most, and that's how we like it. We were poking around some broader trends in the sponsorship world and what we found was pretty remarkable. 2018 saw $24.2 billion worth of property investments in North America alone, with 70% of that directed at sports. The next bucket of sponsorship investment? 10% on entertainment properties such as the Academy Awards and Grammys. These figures point to the idea that an investment in sponsorship is rich with opportunities for brands to showcase their story authentically.

Topics: Sponsorship Activation, Foundations

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Topics: Sponsorship Activation, Foundations

Maximizing the ROI of Your Sponsorship Program in 2019

Posted by Team SD on 11/9/18 12:39 PM

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

The Definitive Guide to Motorsports Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 11/9/18 9:52 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: Foundations, Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Foundations, Motorsports Marketing

Does Your Brand Need Support in Sports Marketing?

Posted by Team SD on 10/24/18 8:51 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

Build ROI With What You Already Own

Posted by Team SD on 10/2/18 1:33 PM

Your first couple of months and years as a new sponsor will introduce you to the most significant sources of ROI that you can gain from the partnership. It is essential to activate these sources as well as they serve as the foundation of your program. But what happens when you are ready to introduce a bit more sophistication into your program?

Topics: Sponsorship ROI

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI

Focus on Experiences and Watch Your Content Library Grow

Posted by Team SD on 8/28/18 2:24 PM

The demand for digital content and engagement is expanding at a rapid pace. 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

Unofficial Advice for Those Seeking New Sponsorship

Posted by Team SD on 8/14/18 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

 

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