Sports marketing

Sports marketing professor doesn’t think Sabers will struggle to sell tickets

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – The Buffalo Sabers are tied for last place in the MassMutual East Division. The world is in the midst of a pandemic. Anyone attending a game at KeyBank Center when the team hosts fans on March 20 will be required to take a COVID-19 test. Still, Buffalo State sports marketing professor […]

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Report: COVID-19 forever changed sports marketing

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed sports sponsorship, accelerating trends already in play such as the growth of hybrid events, the growing importance of player advocacy and the popularity of esports, according to Nielsen Sports Global Sports Marketing Trends 2021 report. The new Sponsorship Value Trends 2021 report has identified how these macro-trends will influence the […]

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Hercules Tires strengthens its sports marketing portfolio

In 2020, Hercules Tires launched an exclusive, multi-year partnership with 32 colleges and universities, covering eight NCAA conferences, which was secured and activated through Van Wagner. Today, Hercules Tires, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (ATD), continues to grow its legendary sports marketing portfolio with two additional sponsorships on the basketball court: the Hercules Tires […]

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Nielsen Sports Releases Top Global Sports Marketing Trends For 2021

Nielsen Sports published a report on the evolution of sponsorship value in 2021. Among Nielsen customers, on average 15% of the brand’s marketing budgets are allocated to sponsorship but are often not measured against direct sales. The report found that live and virtual sports experiences are merging. Even as fans gradually return to live events, […]

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Elk Grove returns to sports marketing this weekend

Elk Grove Village’s next major foray into sports marketing will hit the world stage this weekend. Three ads touting the village’s sprawling industrial park with its “Makers Wanted” slogan will air on NBC’s Saturday afternoon broadcast of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix track meet. Elk Grove will also have on-field signage promoting the Makers […]

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WTA and ATP’s Tennis United Series Named Best ‘Sports Marketing Campaign’ by SPIA Asia Awards

The WTA and ATP have won another industry award for Tennis United, the digital series that gave professional tennis players a voice and delivered exclusive content to players and fans around the world in 2020. Selected by a panel of 250 industry experts, the WTA and ATP won the “Sports Marketing Campaign” category in the […]

Sports marketing

WTA and ATP Tennis United Series named Best ‘Sports Marketing Campaign’ by SPIA Asia Awards

The WTA and ATP won another industry award for Tennis United, the digital series that gave professional tennis players a voice and provided exclusive content to players and fans around the world in 2020. Selected by a panel of 250 industry experts, the WTA and ATP won the “Sports Marketing Campaign” category at the SPIA […]