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When Should You Consider an Agency?

Posted by Team SD on 10/12/20 10:31 AM

With so much information readily available online to consult about sponsorship 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 or rather hire internally to manage everything. Both are viable options in the short term and in some cases may feel more cost-efficient. Our experience has shown that over a longer term and with more sophisticated operations, you may want to consider an agency partner to help you excel in what is an increasingly unique environment.

Inc. Magazine has done a feature going into more detail about how this relationship works. To expand, we will look into 6 specific ways an agency can provide immediate value to your program and team.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

Engaging New Generations Through Motorsport

Posted by Austin Schneider on 10/6/20 9:03 AM

One of the top questions we field from our clients relates to appealing to a younger demographic. It isn't just us, as the shift for many years has been about attracting millennials and keeping them engaged and it has become a top priority for marketing teams as they continue to set goals. We are seeing companies make dramatic changes in effort to serve a new set of consumer behaviors made possible by higher connection, new technologies and faster pace. It seems the way forward is composed of two opposite approaches: improved digital work and unique experiences.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

Access B2B Value through Motorsports Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 9/8/20 9:40 AM

In motorsports, the drop of the green flag means go...and go fast. All of that action on the track is compelling for entertainment purposes but what everyone does not see is the action that happens off-track among sponsors and strategic B2B relationships. While sponsorships can cost brands millions of dollars to access the platform, a lot of that "cost" is considered an investment for business development and growth.

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

The Top 5 Questions We Get Asked About Motorsport Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 7/7/20 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, onsite and offsite, 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.

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

Sport Dimensions Builds on Partnership with GT Celebration

Posted by Austin Schneider on 5/19/20 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

Making Big Decisions with Little Experience

Posted by Austin Schneider on 4/21/20 9:27 AM

We read a great article from one of our favorite marketers, Seth Godin. It was all about the decisions you tend to do only once (maybe twice) and how you automatically have an experience disadvantage when you go enter these decisions.

Wildly, these decisions all happen to be quite significant. He mentions planning a wedding, raising money from venture capitalists and applying to college as examples of things you will likely do very few times.

Topics: Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Motorsports Marketing

The Underrated Ingredient to Sports Marketing Success

Posted by Austin Schneider on 3/31/20 9:44 AM

Many factors make a marketing campaign program successful. There are also a handful of elements your team needs to look out for that can slow down your progress. One of the most under-the-radar factors that will sink a campaign before it even gets off the ground is a lack of internal communication.

This is especially critical during times of uncertainty or when outside factors are influencing the overall marketplace. When things are not normal, it does not mean there aren't opportunities - they just may look different.

Topics: Sponsorship ROI, Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI, Motorsports Marketing

The Definitive Guide to Motorsports Marketing

Posted by Team SD on 3/17/20 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

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

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