For events that are broadcast on television—or are available for streaming on the Web—the sponsorship value for brands has more to do with the viewers seated in front of their screens than it does with the spectators sitting at the venue.
So how is the value of brand exposure in a broadcast measured? While this type of evaluation has been around for years, it is plagued by a number of myths and preconceptions. But developments in broadcasting and broadcast technologies are changing the way it is done. Let’s take a closer look.
The vast choice of sponsorships can by tempting for any company, especially if you assess each one in a vacuum. It’s easy for a sponsor to feel like a kid in a candy shop when so many options abound, but the wrong choice can lead to a scattered portfolio. Such an approach can sometimes yield positive results for a sponsor, but a well-structured selection can enhance your performance tenfold. Here we’ve broken down the strategies successfully leveraged by major brands, and drawn a few important conclusions. Here are six sponsorship strategies worth taking note of:
You are sitting at your desk wondering what to do with the tons of sponsorship requests pouring in. You just received an email from the finance department asking you to do an in-depth review of sponsorship spending and effectiveness. Your budget has been cut and you need to optimize your partnership portfolio.
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Sponsorship is an evolving area and the recent 2015 Relevent Conference shed light on a new way of approaching sponsorship. The speakers addressed numerous issues that are gaining traction in the sponsorship field such as the increased usage of social media as an important channel for activation, the effectiveness of the performance evaluation, the need to clarify precise objectives beyond awareness and finally is the logo dead? What the speaker Ian Malcolm, President of Desperado Inc. agency, would call the in-ice-logo dilemma, which stresses the fact that sponsorship is no more about visibility but way more about engagement.
The best practices for renewing and ending sponsorship agreements
the conditions that enable partners to generate value and to maintain a good relationship aren’t that well understood. Moreover, when a brand exits a sponsorship, it is often ill equipped to do it properly, which can make the situation even more uncomfortable.
The renewal and cessation of sponsorships are topics that—despite their huge importance—don’t tend to be well covered and for which there are few resources. That’s why we decided to devote our attention to the subject in this edition.
We will cover the ending of a sponsorship when a contract comes up for renewal or when a scandal strikes, the impact of a sponsor exit on fans, and the relationship between the sponsor and the property—a subject rarely touched upon, but which has significant consequences on the success of the partnership. We will also supply data that sheds a light on these aspects of the sponsorship industry.