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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Jun 04, 2009 at 08:24 PM
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Craziest Sponsorship Category?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. New assets (jerseys) are being sponsored for the very first time and entirely new categories are being created.

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Jun 04, 2009 at 09:03 PM
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The Power of "Three"

In a meeting earlier today, the head of a sponsorship agency told me that he runs his firm by the motto "three good sentences." Why? Once when he was selling his sponsorship opportunity, the head of a buy-side agency told him that in a first sales call -- it's the first three sentences that matter. He went on to say that you can generally express the most important part of your sponsorship o...

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Jun 05, 2009 at 06:05 PM
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Discount Retailer, Discount Ad Campaign?

Stolen identity is the theme of the week - Lifelock made a splash in the sponsorship world with their WNBA jersey deal this week and now CNBC's Darren Rovell points out that discount retailer T.J. Maxx might have taken their "value" mantra to a whole new level by using a Tiger Woods "lookalike" in a recent ad campaign.

As we've looked at th...

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Jun 07, 2009 at 06:23 PM
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DOA Sponsorship Deals

What happens if the CFO slams on the breaks half way through a multi-year contract? There are always outs, but they're complicated so let's assume that is not an option. Does your activation get the axe? The standard line for activation spend is 2-3x investment... sometimes more. How has the current environment changed how marketers are activating and how much they are spending? That's a st...

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Jun 08, 2009 at 03:36 PM
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TiVo: Sports Sponsorship Friend or Foe?

Sports media has long trumpeted itself as the one form of programming that was Tivo-proof under the theory that sports is a social event that fans want to watch live and won't time-shift. Afterall, if you're "ad k...

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