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Inside Sponsorship – The 7 Deadly Sins of Sponsorship – Chris Baylis – Ep 61

September 12th, 2018 Posted by

There is loads of great advice on how to do sponsorship right. However, with all the advice, steps, guides, hints, and tips available, it isn’t an exact science and it is a challenge in the application. (more…)

Inside Sponsorship – Universal Music Group – Roddy Campbell – Ep 60

August 15th, 2018 Posted by

Music and entertainment sponsorship isn’t an area of sponsorship that lives in the limelight. That is ironic considering the artists involved do exactly that day-to-day; live in the limelight. (more…)

Inside Sponsorship – Patrick Bradley – Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo – Ep 59

July 18th, 2018 Posted by

Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo has been the welcoming home of Australia’s pop culture fandom since 2000; a place where fans inspired by imaginary worlds emanating from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, nostalgia, and literature have been able to come together to celebrate. A place to rejoice in cosplay and also a place to express their inner geek and their inner child.

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Inside Sponsorship – James Parkinson – Brentford FC – Ep 58

June 21st, 2018 Posted by

Having been formed in since 1889, 129 years ago, Brentford FC endured a nomadic existence, playing at five different home grounds before, in 1904, settling in at Griffin Park. And, that’s where they’ve played for the past 114 years! (more…)

Inside Sponsorship – Rohan Sawyer – Bombers Esports and ESE – Ep 57 – May 18

May 24th, 2018 Posted by

Just recently, and boasting 45 million players of the game, Epic Games announced that it will provide $100 million in prize pool money for Fortnite competitions in the first year of competitive gaming. Plus, the IOC will shortly be holding a summit, to better understand esports, which could be a precursor to inclusion in future Olympic games. (more…)

Inside Sponsorship – Jackie Fast – Pinpoint – Ep 56 – Apr 18

April 24th, 2018 Posted by

A lot of people think sponsorship is a complex beast; that it is a hard job. Not Jackie Fast who founded Slingshot Sponsorship in 2010, from her apartment, with only a laptop, basically because no one would give her a job in sponsorship. (more…)

Inside Sponsorship – Brian McCue – Winmo – Sponsorship Prospecting – Ep 55 – Mar 18

March 29th, 2018 Posted by

Do you find hard researching and getting a foot in the door with those you want to discuss sponsorship with? (more…)

Inside Sponsorship - Paralympics New Zealand - Ian Sargeant

Inside Sponsorship – Paralympics New Zealand – Ian Sargeant – Ep 54 – Feb 18

February 28th, 2018 Posted by

How many of you, who rely so heavily on traditional inventory, things such as signage, uniform branding, home game activations, tickets, and hospitality, would struggle if you could no longer offer them to your sponsors?

 

What about if you are a rights holder who enjoys long and regular periods of sustained awareness and engagement, like an annual twenty plus week season? Would your job be tougher if you couldn’t rely on that high-profile regularity?

 

How would you even approach your job without those things?

 

While they are interesting hypothetical questions for most of you, they are the reality for Ian Sargeant, Commercial Manager at Paralympics New Zealand. In this episode, you’ll learn about how Ian and the organisation deliver a highly successful commercial program, without the plethora of traditional benefits most rights holders boast, as we go inside sponsorship at Paralympics New Zealand.

You can learn more about Paralympics New Zealand, connect with Ian on LinkedIn, or email him directly on isargeant at paralympics.org.nz.

You want more? Lucky that our MD, Mark Thompson, also joins us to discuss a very interesting topic, and not one that is talked about a lot, that being the sponsorship landscape in terms of understanding third-party influencers who could be vital to success.

 

Enjoy.

 

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Inside Sponsorship - Sarah Lewis - Sursum Consulting - Ep 53 - Feb 18

Inside Sponsorship – Sarah Lewis – Sursum Consulting – Ep 53 – Feb 18

February 8th, 2018 Posted by

Working in sponsorship is great. Yes, it is challenging, but there are loads of great aspects and it certainly beats working in some boring admin role in some boring office, right? (more…)

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Inside Sponsorship – Roberta Vigilance – Event Sponsorship – Episode 52 – January 2018

January 25th, 2018 Posted by

Events, either stand-alone or as part of a rights holder, such as team community days or end of season functions, bring people together where they are highly engaged and usually with really positive attitudes.

For rights holders, there is a finite amount of time to deliver the event and, in turn, deliver for sponsors. There’s not a lot of wriggle room if something goes wrong. Still, for sponsors, events can be highly attractive because of a large gathering of highly engaged people from their target audience.

Whether you are a rights holder or a brand, all of this presents not just a big opportunity, but also a unique set of challenges in executing sponsorship.

Someone who is well placed to discuss the unique challenges, how to navigate them, and enjoy success, is Roberta Vigilance. Since 1997, Roberta, through her event planning company, Vigilance Style & Grace, has consulted and taught how to plan sponsored events and secure sponsors from local through to corporate brands and Roberta joins us on the show to discuss all things event sponsorship.

If you would like to connect with Roberta, you can do so on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit www.eventsandsponsors.com

Mark Thompson, our MD, also joins us to discuss his latest blog – Sponsorship Reporting in a Bad Year – How to Tell a Good Story in Hard Times

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