May 29, 2009 at 03:27 PM
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Key Learnings: "Recruiting" Partners the Right Way

Key Learnings is a regular weekly posting that covers insights and stories from thought-leaders within the sponsorship industry. Our fourth key learning comes from Jim Loria who has over 30 years of sports management experience and for the past 10 years as served as President of the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede.

Before making that first sales call, consider this strategy or thought...

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May 29, 2009 at 06:48 PM
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What is Lead Time™ by SponsorPitch?

You may notice a few new additions to the SponsorPitch website. We wanted to take a minute to catch you up.

Our new social research service, Lead Time™ is the result of a long term trend, not an isolated idea (although we think it's a good one!).


There is a systematic lack of transparency and teamwork across sponsorship sales peers. Everybody, except the ones that need it most...

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Jun 01, 2009 at 04:47 PM
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Mediaedge:cia Forecast 15% Rise in Global Sponsorship

From AdWeek today:

"Mediaedge:cia, the WPP media agency, is issuing a report -- supported with data from sister sponsorship consultancy arm EIG -- that forecasts significant global growth in the sector, despite the economic downturn....At a time when ad budgets are shrinking, the report predicts that spending on sponsorships and related activity will climb worldwide by 15 percent this ye...

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Jun 01, 2009 at 06:14 PM
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Hanes Launches Passionately Pink for the Cure®

For all of those marketers thinking about building a cause sponsorship campaign these days (and there are a lot!), Hanes recently launched Passionately Pink for the Cure (R), which might prove to be a good case study of integrated activation. The partnership includes a celebrity and apparel tie-in with TV star Sarah...

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Jun 01, 2009 at 07:31 PM
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A Tale of Two Bankruptcies

On the same day that properties like the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee and the NHL's Vancouver Canucks announced that they believe newly bankrupt General Motors will honor its multi-million dollar sponsorship commitments, Bearing Point and the PGA Tour reached a deal to scratch the bankrupt company'...

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Jun 02, 2009 at 03:21 PM
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UPDATE: IEG says Mediaedge:cia/AdWeek Report "Erroneous"

There is no doubt that the U.S. sponsorship market has been hurt disproportionately to the worldwide sponsorship market. Some of the factors are mentioned in yesterday's release that announced global sponsorship will grow by 15% this year (compared to 2% for the U.S.). 15%?

We don't blame you if you're a little confused by this latest report from AdWeek:

"Mediaedge:cia, the ...

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Jun 02, 2009 at 06:45 PM
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Starbucks & MSNBC: How Much is Official Worth?

Yesterday, MSNBC and Starbucks announced that Starbucks would continue to star in their "Morning Joe" morning segments - only this time MSNBC will be getting paid as part of a $10 million sponsorship deal between the two companies. For many months, folks have speculated about Read More

Jun 03, 2009 at 05:37 PM
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Have Pro Sports Teams Found Their Cash Cow?

Chalk one up for the media people. Jersey sponsorship broke new ground this week and will be bringing millions of new impressions to a TV, NFL practice field and WNBA arena near you.

First, Manchester United signed a new deal with yet another three-letter insurer that starts with an A - AON - in what is rumored to be a four year deal worth around $100 million. Some have questioned the...

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Jun 03, 2009 at 07:12 PM
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NFL PR Guy (Brian McCarthy) Responds to Our Post

Where else can you get a reply from the NFL within 5 minutes of our below post on jersey sponsorships? Pretty cool stuff. Thanks, Brian.

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Jun 04, 2009 at 03:48 AM
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More Trouble Brewing for Vancouver 2010?

Right on the heels of the news that bankrupt Vancouver Olympic Committee sponsor, General Motors, plans to honor its sponsorship agreement, more trouble could be on the horizon for yet another VANOC 2010 sponsor.

You'll recall that Nortel, the official network equipm...

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