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Does Your Brand Need Sponsorship Support?

Posted by Team SD on 11/8/22 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 start. This can be especially frustrating for the different parties in sports marketing 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.

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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Building ROI With What You Already Own

Posted by Team SD on 10/4/22 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 that serve as the foundation of your program. But what happens when you are ready to introduce more sophistication into your program?

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3 Questions to Ask of Your Sponsorship Program

Posted by Austin Schneider on 9/13/22 8:32 AM

Ends of quarters, ends of event seasons and other "ends of" are fitting times to review your suite of partnerships to make sure you are making the most out of new and ever-changing assets. It also can provide a window to consult with an objective third party that will be able to identify opportunities and hang-ups more efficiently. To get you started, let these three questions guide you toward a more productive and value-based sponsorship program.

Topics: Best Practices, Sponsorship ROI

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Topics: Best Practices, Sponsorship ROI

4 Ways to Generate Motorsport Sponsorship ROI

Posted by Austin Schneider on 8/30/22 9:56 AM

You can deliver big-time ROI with the right sponsorship activation in place. We define sponsorship activation as what you do with what you own. Simple as that. We also consider activation the driving force behind the ongoing value you expect to see from your sports marketing programs.

This can take many forms, but it is bringing your brand to life from things as simple as booth spaces at an event to more sophisticated programs like employee engagement initiatives, sales contests, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and customer celebrations.

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3 Risks to Managing Your Sponsorship Solo

Posted by Ron Schneider on 8/23/22 1:29 PM

Properties have come a long way in their sponsorship support and servicing as the relationships evolve into more technical partnerships. They understand that come renewal time, they must deliver the value the sponsor needs to continue the relationship. Our agency has noticed there can still be a gap in these relationships, and here are some things to consider when your brand decides not to consult expertise beforehand.

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How Does a Sponsorship Work Once You Sign the Contract?

Posted by Team SD on 7/12/22 11:33 AM

Signing a major 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.

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7 Common Mistakes With Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Team SD on 6/14/22 10:16 AM

As sponsorship continues to evolve and assume a more complex status for marketing teams, companies need to deploy focused strategies to make the most out of their investments. Unfortunately, many brands struggle to identify an appropriate sponsorship program that would generate significant value, or they fail to develop ideas to utilize their sponsorship properties effectively. If you are set to get involved in sponsorship, there are some common strategy gaps to identify that might reduce the impact of your program.

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Maximizing the ROI of Your Sponsorship Program in 2022

Posted by Team SD on 5/10/22 2:17 PM

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

What is Your Objective?

Posted by Austin Schneider on 5/3/22 1:13 PM

Let's zoom out from sports and sponsorship for a moment to take a look at marketing as a whole.

The need to measure your marketing has come a long way since early advertising. The requirements to demonstrate ROI or effectiveness have only intensified for the mainstream since AdWords and other data-rich platforms have been opened up to marketers around the world in every industry.

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Topics: Sponsorship ROI

How to Make the Most of Your Event Weekend

Posted by Austin Schneider on 1/20/22 12:02 PM

While an event often only lasts a couple of days for guests and customers, it took months of your team's time and resources to make the magic happen. You want to go into an event as prepared as possible to maximize the marketing and business value you can build from it. That often means extending the activation beyond the event itself and organizing different formats of engagement for in-person and virtual audiences.

Topics: Best Practices, Sponsorship ROI

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Topics: Best Practices, Sponsorship ROI