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Sustainable Brands Conference: Some Big and Not-So-Big Ideas for Sponsors and Rightsholders
Jim Andrews May 31

Sustainable Brands Conference: Some Big and Not-So-Big Ideas for Sponsors and Rightsholders

As a conference producer, it was a nice treat to join about 2,000 other participants in Detroit for last week’s Sustainable Brands conference and attend an event with no responsibilities other than to listen, learn and share some takeaways. more

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Building Fan Engagement Not Audience Impressions
Andy Thwaite May 26

Building Fan Engagement Not Audience Impressions

Speaking at a recent Media Summit, Turner CEO John Martin explained how Turner was focusing on building “fans” as a means to better monetize their audience.
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Little League Innovation
Andy Thwaite Apr 25

Little League Innovation

Often the industry looks to the large marque properties for examples of best digital practice and innovation, but recent work at the National Lacrosse League illustrates how smaller properties are also leading the way, and on small budgets. more

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No More Growth By Default: Ad Guru’s Advice Also Rings True For Sponsorship Marketers
Jim Andrews Apr 20

No More Growth By Default: Ad Guru’s Advice Also Rings True For Sponsorship Marketers

When Irwin Gotlieb talks, the ad industry listens. The global chairman of WPP’s GroupM, the world’s largest media investment group, yields considerable buying power and influence, as the company he oversees is responsible for placing roughly a third of all media advertising. more

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The Year of Social Broadcasting
Andy Thwaite Mar 23

The Year of Social Broadcasting

There has been a flood of deals this year between properties, broadcasters and the social networks. And not only Facebook and Twitter. Snapchat and Instagram as well as the huge Chinese players like Sina Weibo are all involved. more

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OTT Significance Grows with UEFA Champions League Rights
Andy Thwaite Mar 10

OTT Significance Grows with UEFA Champions League Rights

The recent UCL broadcast rights deals in US, UK and Japan showed the growing importance of OTT, to not only niche properties, but major global, “TV first” rightsholders too. more

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The Three Factors To A Successful Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Business
Gareth Brown, Consultant, Two Circles, A Part of ESP Properties Feb 28

The Three Factors To A Successful Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Business

It has been well documented that media consumption has and will continue to change considerably over the coming years.
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Solving Brand Partnership Challenges by Turning to Frenemies
Jim Andrews Feb 1

Solving Brand Partnership Challenges by Turning to Frenemies

In the 1980s—IEG’s early years—we identified a “sponsorship industry” primarily comprising sports rightsholders, event producers and the brands that sponsored them. more

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When Stadiums Met Augmented Reality
Ben Woods, Lead Consultant, Two Circles, A Part of ESP Properties Oct 4

When Stadiums Met Augmented Reality

These are unprecedented times in our industry. The last 12 months alone have presented us with numerous first-of-a-kind rights deals for live sporting events. more

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