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Align Your Marketing Strategy with the Right Platform

Posted by Todd Stonis on 3/30/21 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

Integrating Sponsorship as Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by Team SD on 1/26/21 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 (even when needing to run them virtual) 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 presentations, webinars, or even smaller lunch & learn type concepts.

Topics: Marketing Strategy, Foundations

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Foundations

Consistent or Repetitive?

Posted by Austin Schneider on 12/22/20 7:11 AM

Rapidly switching platforms and tactics is a difficult way to find ROI, especially when large amounts of budget are involved. It takes time to grow into a platform - no matter what it is. Leaving behind equity built up is one of the most expensive things marketers can do. We see this a lot in the sponsorship world as part of the 3-and-out issue. Brands come in fast in year one by spending loads of money, and then they have a reality check in year two without much enhancement, then inevitably in year three they fade.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Lost Art of Listening

Posted by Austin Schneider on 12/8/20 12:12 PM

There is an insatiable demand for “the next thing” that has brands constantly spinning wheels trying to create stunts to boost impressions and other vane metrics. Why?

It might be because marketers have forgotten how to listen to consumers to understand what they actually want. Forgetting to listen has lead to a lack of understanding, which has generated even more noise. The cycle continues with more emphasis on faster, more fleeting digital activations.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Build ROI Through the Details

Posted by Todd Stonis on 6/16/20 12:33 PM

Remember when we tried to do our best? To "exceed expectations?" Nowadays, as Cubs manager Joe Maddon famously coined, it seems we just “try not to suck.” In this hyper-connected, over-stimulated, fast-paced world, we have everything at our fingertips at the same time that the overall standards have been lowered. Consumers are increasingly receiving mediocre results, service, quality, value and ROI no matter the line of work they are in.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

What is Your Marketing Focus Going Forward?

Posted by Todd Stonis on 6/2/20 7:40 AM

Providing memorable experiences to fans and customers makes your brand genuine to engage with. Those experiences don't have to be all in person, but they don't have to be all virtual either. Here's how you can build out experiential programs as a major piece of your overall marketing strategy. The successful marketing focus in the long run will be built sustainably and thoughtfully.

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Putting all of Your Budget in One Basket

Posted by Austin Schneider on 5/26/20 2:02 PM

The famous saying goes “don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” because what happens if something goes wrong with that basket? What happens to your eggs?

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

What You Need to Know To Get The Most Out Of A Motorsports Sponsorship

Posted by Austin Schneider on 4/14/20 1:22 PM

From events to teams to entire racing series, there are many ways for your brand to leverage this platform as part of your marketing strategy. You know what they say, “there’s strength in numbers,” and being partnered with a motorsports property can be incredibly beneficial to your brand - even if that means hooking into an iRacing event. Heightened visibility, increased sales, differentiation and unique assets make this one of the most exciting platforms to be involved with. It is a different world, so there are some things to consider before heading in.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

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. 

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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. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy