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FIFA World Cup 2018 – How Budweiser Overcame The Bleak Commercial Opportunities That existed in Russia

July 4th, 2018 Posted by

It’s June/July 2018 and the world is going Football (Soccer for some of my Australian counterparts) mad about the FIFA World Cup in Russia. There has been a heap written and said about how different this world cup will be for commercial partners given the limited ability to capitalise on a ‘commercial culture’ like Russia’s. This is where I have been blown away with some of the activation, content, and advertising executed by Budweiser (an official FIFA partner). I think can all take something out of their innovative approach. (more…)

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…)

Why working with your charity partners has become more than just a donation

May 10th, 2018 Posted by

Charity partnerships used to be symbolised by a special game-day or event where your chosen partner was permitted to walk around with some donation buckets or raffle tickets to sell and spruik their fantastic work.

Not anymore!  (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…)

The Keys To Using Talent in Sponsorship

April 10th, 2018 Posted by

I was lucky enough to be invited to a lunch by our friends at Sports Recruitment International recently. It was a roundtable discussion of 20 CEOs within the sports industry on the business of sport.

There were many interesting things which were discussed such as fan engagement, athlete engagement, EBA’s, and broadcast. The discussion then moved to commercial and sponsorship; as is natural when talking about the business of sport. (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…)

Dear Sam, this is why sponsorship and memberships are a marriage made in heaven

March 14th, 2018 Posted by

In this ongoing series, Sam Irvine, SponServe’s Territory Manager, Australia and New Zealand, ponders his past life as a commercial manager at a rights holder and what he wishes he knew. Then, he pens a letter to his younger self. 
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The Sponsorship Landscape – Understanding 3rd party Influencers is Vital to Success

February 15th, 2018 Posted by

From the outside, the sponsorship landscape looks pretty simple: There are rights holders (those looking for sponsors) and there are brands (those looking to sponsor). Rights holders reach out to brands, they meet, they pitch, and deals are negotiated and eventually done. In reality, the landscape and the process is entirely different and more involved.

For those looking to succeed in this space, understanding 3rd parties, who exert influence on the relationships, and are vital to their success, could be the difference in you being great at your job or not surviving in this  cut-throat industry. (more…)

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…)