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Corporate Sponsorship and School Districts

Corporate Sponsorship and School Districts

A lot of times, when partnering with a school district the exposure will extend throughout the high school campus parks and facilities increasing the ability to reach every resident within the district. This creates a real win-win opportunity for quick return on investment. 

The Olympic Advertising Platform #BeTheFastest

The Olympic Advertising Platform #BeTheFastest

Emotional connection when creating an advertisement has become increasingly important. As the public consumption has reached an all-time high,  the subconscious has adapted to blocking out many forms of advertising to the point where brand recognition is comparable to breathing for our younger generations.  How often do we really remember the advertisements that we see? What captivates us these days? Innovation and emotion are the 2 main factors we recognise in Virgin mobiles Usain Bolt add below. 

Naming Rights, A Trip Down Memory Lane.....

Naming Rights, A Trip Down Memory Lane.....

Though the origin of naming rights may be debated, certainly a watershed moment in their development was the 1972-73 naming rights agreement between Rich Products, a Buffalo food manufacturer, and Erie County which enabled the former to put its name on a new football stadium in Orchard Park, New York, the home of the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills. The agreement called for Rich Foods to pay $1.5 million over 25 years in exchange for signage at the stadium and a commercial association with the franchise.

Franchise Awareness Through Pop Culture

Franchise Awareness Through Pop Culture

Brands have been paying athletes to promote their products since Babe Ruth endorsed Red Rock Cola back in the 1930’s. What about our favorite sports teams? They themselves are also brands, and they don’t need to contract celebrities to endorse their brands.  These celebrity sports fans are just that, “fans” they aren’t paid to cheer on their favorite team. But what do the teams get out of this 0.001% of extremely influential supporters? Here are some examples of the type of universal exposure some of our favorite NFL teams have received from a few of today's pop culture icons.

Sponsor Logos on NBA Jerseys: What Do We Think?

Sponsor Logos on NBA Jerseys: What Do We Think?

Financially speaking, this is a welcome addition to the league; however, one also has to analyze what fans are thinking and social media sentiment around this issue is rather divisive. We gather that the the outrage is gathered around two main issues, namely – 

The Meteoric Rise of eSports

The Meteoric Rise of eSports

Why would anyone want to watch someone else play a computer game? That’s the questions that a lot of sport marketers may have asked themselves when first witnessing the advent of professional gaming tournaments, or as the industry calls it, eSports. The answer may lie in the ‘professional’ part.