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

Posted by Austin Schneider on 6/29/21 10:48 AM

If you provide 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

Saving Time and Money With Better Options to Choose From

Posted by Austin Schneider on 6/22/21 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. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

How Does Sponsorship Work With Your Marketing Strategy?

Posted by Ron Schneider on 6/15/21 9:44 AM

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 $6m Super Bowl ads are not immune to the new consumer that is more interested in relevance and experience than a fancy ad production.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Focus on Real Experiences and the Content Will Follow

Posted by Austin Schneider on 6/8/21 3:02 PM

The explosion of digital and virtual engagements in the last year has been nothing short of remarkable. A lot of these technologies being used have been in place for many years, but the lack of in-person events and the cancelation of so many programs has led to forced adoption. At first, people thought that virtual programs could wholly replace the real experience.

The cost savings were adored, the lack of travel was appealing. However, after a long year of exclusively virtual programs we all began to grow weary of another Zoom meet & greet, another virtual "experience."

We expect to keep some of the best parts virtual programs had to offer as we move forward but we have found that the best activations ultimately come from real experiences for your partners, customers and employees.  

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Why You Should Focus on Sponsorship Activation

Posted by Team SD on 6/1/21 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. 70% of sponsorship spending is 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 2021

Posted by Team SD on 5/25/21 10:41 AM

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. The storytelling, the emotion, the passion and some of the other more intangible elements sponsorship brings to your brand is a healthy balance to the data-heavy traceability of digital marketing. 

Topics: Sponsorship ROI, Foundations

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI, Foundations

Integrating Sponsorship as Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by Team SD on 5/18/21 8:22 AM

There are so many elements that go into a well-run and well-considered marketing strategy. We have been experiencing a massive shift with marketers moving their budget and resources toward digital resources - putting millions of dollars behind search campaigns, YouTube advertising, 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 (even when needing to run them virtual) are critical to their company's success. Live events are a broad topic and platform in their own right. It could be proprietary events, sponsored presentations, webinars, or even smaller lunch & learn type concepts.

Topics: Marketing Strategy, Foundations

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Foundations

Sports Business 101: What You Need to Know

Posted by Team SD on 5/11/21 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, 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: Sports Business, Foundations

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Topics: Sports Business, Foundations

The Definitive Guide to Motorsports Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 5/4/21 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

The New Expectations with Sponsorship and Sports Marketing

Posted by Austin Schneider on 4/27/21 3:07 PM

The sponsorship world has gotten more and more scrutinized while competition within sports has never been more fierce. This has created a necessary dynamic for teams, series, and venues to be extremely diligent in spending their time and money.

Often that plays out to a service-heavy sales and acquisition process for new sponsorship where you may feel very well looked after, followed by a sometimes tricky “stage 2” where you want to start building and activating. 

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business