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Modernizing Sponsorship Success

Posted by Team SD on 7/9/19 2:40 PM

For many years, rights holders and properties did not need to change their model to reflect a more dynamic marketplace. Things were simpler and were valued in a more basic way. Digital platforms have shaken that up dramatically for industries of all forms.

Only recently are we starting to see sports look for new evolutions in the way they are presented and consumed. SportsBusiness Journal recently covered the changing sponsorship model of NASCAR and we thought it deserved some extra analysis from the agency side.

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business

Helping Yourself with Expertise

Posted by Austin Schneider on 3/12/19 9:28 AM

When you enter into something as specific as a motorsports sponsorship to promote your product, service or technology, it is going to pay off to consult experts before you invest any of resources. It is hard to know for sure which way is the way forward when this environment functions so much different than other platforms.

In the short run, you will be temporarily "busier" with bringing an agency partner up to speed on your objectives and projects. It takes a bit of time to onboard properly, and this can be a source of fear in starting something new.

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business

Here's Why You Don't Need Wins to Build Value with Sponsorship

Posted by Austin Schneider on 3/5/19 3:48 PM

Sponsorships are high profile, and therefore are highly scrutinized as part of the overall marketing strategy. Often, this will leave brands thinking that if their logo isn’t part of a winning team then the business side of their involvement isn't winning either. These two things do not have to go hand-in-hand, and by developing the right brand activation programs your sponsorship can evolve into a business or technical partnership that reaches far beyond shared logo space.

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business

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: Sports Business, Foundations

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Topics: Sports Business, Foundations

3 Standout Technical Partnerships in Motorsports Today

Posted by Austin Schneider on 11/27/18 4:01 PM

One of the biggest reasons the world's leading brands are investing nearly $6 billion in motorsport sponsorships are for the opportunities to build rich, technical partnerships with race teams, venues and series. Not many professional sports offer such an exciting proving ground for products and innovations that benefit consumers every day.

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business

Realigning Expectations in Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

Posted by Austin Schneider on 10/16/18 9:44 AM

The sponsorship world has gotten more and more scrutinized at the same time that competition within sports has never been more fierce. This has created a necessary dynamic for teams, series and venues to be extremely diligent with how they spend 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

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

Finding the Right Platform to Engage Your Customers

Posted by Austin Schneider on 5/1/18 9:36 AM

Sponsorship continues to prove itself beyond a logo on a jersey. In the last 10 years, the business side of sports has exploded for good reason. This expanded hunt for value in sponsorship has turned these brand and team relationships into full on B2B partnerships. Through these partnerships, some unique opportunities come up for brands looking to genuinely engage their customers at all ends of the budget spectrum.

Here are 3 great ways you can leverage sponsorship to activate genuine customer engagement:

Topics: Sports Business, Motorsports Marketing

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Topics: Sports Business, Motorsports Marketing

How is Sponsorship Different Than Other Marketing?

Posted by Austin Schneider on 2/27/18 2:07 PM

Marketing your product and service through sponsorship offers a different experience than if you were to market through more traditional media or even a digital platform. There are more risks, more challenges, more opportunities, and ultimately a host of unique benefits that come along with marketing through sports business.

Topics: Sports Business

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Topics: Sports Business

So Many Marketing Opportunities for Your Brand...Why Sponsorship?

Posted by Todd Stonis on 11/14/17 11:22 AM

The short answer is because sponsorship is a full 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

 

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