CSLS at 11 – What we know. What we’ve learned. What we don’t know.

October 17th, 2017 Posted by Consulting Group, Partnership, Sponsorship 0 thoughts on “CSLS at 11 – What we know. What we’ve learned. What we don’t know.”

The Canadian Sponsorship Landscape Study (CSLS) has entered its second decade and continues to tell stories about what is happening in Canadian sponsorship on the ground. Since 2006, we have more than 3,700 responses from Canadian sponsors, properties and agencies about the trends, investments and challenges they are facing.

A Canadian Sponsorship Perspective

June 26th, 2017 Posted by Consulting Group, Partnership, Sponsorship 0 thoughts on “A Canadian Sponsorship Perspective”

For the past 11 years, the Canadian Sponsorship Landscape Study (CSLS) provides Canadian sponsorship professionals with key insights and information on the scope, scale and trends of the sponsorship industry in Canada. Pulling from the data and uncovering the perspectives of the three key groups of sponsorship stakeholders – sponsors, properties, and agencies – the study paints a robust picture of what is happening within the industry.

Content Marketing for Sports Organizations – Embracing a New Era of Options

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Consulting Group, Sports 0 thoughts on “Content Marketing for Sports Organizations – Embracing a New Era of Options”

In my latest white paper I’ve attempted to paint a fairly high level and exhaustive picture of the content marketing landscape for sports organizations in 2017 (a nearly impossible task in such a rapidly changing space). I’ve provided a bit of historic information to provide context, some new primary data from friends at Canadian sports organizations, and some suggestions for how sports organizations can navigate this new world.

It’s Good to be Green

January 24th, 2017 Posted by Thoughts 0 thoughts on “It’s Good to be Green”

Coming into a new work environment as an intern can be intimidating at times. In my case, being extremely green to the marketing world added an extra weight. But just like Pantone’s colour of the year, i’ve learned that green can be a good thing! Why you ask? Allow me to share my experiences from my first three weeks with T1.

Running the Ball: Engaging Sports Fans Everywhere

December 21st, 2016 Posted by Consulting Group, Sponsorship, Sports 0 thoughts on “Running the Ball: Engaging Sports Fans Everywhere”

International sport tourism is experiencing incredible growth, which means more opportunity for sponsors to tap into fan excitement while they’re away (travelling to a game, travelling for business and/ or engaging international fans). The emotional nature of sport drives spontaneity. Witnessing a game-winning goal or a walk-off homerun is a feeling that few activities can recreate. This provides an opportunity for brands and sponsors to captivate away fans with compelling experiences in their team’s home arena.

How To Level Up Your Sponsorship Strategy

October 27th, 2016 Posted by Sponsorship, Sports, Thoughts 0 thoughts on “How To Level Up Your Sponsorship Strategy”

There’s a new player in the Canadian sponsorship landscape and it’s one that already possesses enough clout to pack the Air Canada Centre with 15,000 screaming fans. Boasting 214 million viewers annually and attracting a larger audience than the World Series, eSports is one of the fastest growing sports and entertainment platforms in the world.

The Paralympic Games: Unbridled Potential…

September 23rd, 2016 Posted by Consulting Group, Sponsorship, Thoughts 0 thoughts on “The Paralympic Games: Unbridled Potential…”

So, to start, let me put it out there that I have a huge conflict of interest here. Huge. Ever since I first was exposed back around the turn of the century when I worked at Sport Canada, I feel in love with the Paralympics Games and its athletes and I’ve been involved ever since.

Purchase Order

September 23rd, 2016 Posted by Thoughts 0 thoughts on “Purchase Order”

I was recently attending an industry function where a group of agency people were complaining endlessly about the purchasing departments of their major clients. It’s a well documented shift in the marketing industry that in many cases, brand directors alone are not responsible for determining who they should partner with or how the agency should be compensated. For well over a decade, purchasing departments, marketing services teams, and supply management experts have been more and more involved in screening, selecting, evaluating, and compensating agencies.

The Rio Effect | A Sponsorship Perspective

September 21st, 2016 Posted by Consulting Group, Sponsorship, Sports, Thoughts 0 thoughts on “The Rio Effect | A Sponsorship Perspective”

Now that the flame has officially been extinguished on the Rio Paralympic Games, the summer of Rio is officially passed. It was a summer that saw Canadian athletes shine at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. New heroes emerged while established veterans cemented their legacy. And the sponsorship industry was watching.

TIFF: A close-up on brands that matter

September 16th, 2016 Posted by Brands, Thoughts 0 thoughts on “TIFF: A close-up on brands that matter”

Festival Street at the Toronto International Film Festival has been a hot spot for brand activations for several years. People love free stuff. Samples. Giveaways. Prizes. Surprise & delights. Yes. Yep. Sure. Mhmm & of course. They all work to associate positive feelings with brands. But do the brands even matter after people get what they want?