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10 Digital Baseball In Game Promotions That Engage Fans

Digital baseball in game promotions are taking ball games for a turn. Upping the game. A summer day of baseball at the ballpark is one of the most coveted American pastimes. Generations have been raised on hot dogs, peanuts, and home runs. But...

Why fan segmentation in sports sponsorship is so important

Nothing is worse when you get an ad when there is no way you fit the product. My favorite is when I get cat offers from a certain pet store (I won’t say which one). Two issues there: I own a dog….so you...

The Biggest Competitor to Sports & Event Sponsorship is Paid Social Ads. Here’s Why.

I’m sitting in a sponsorship meeting just 8 months ago with a client of ours. It’s the usual Agency, Partner, & Team three sections of the table divided (At SQWAD we get brought into sponsor meetings to help answer questions so...

Rethinking Minimum Spend Limits In Sports Sponsorship

Since I started in the sponsorship industry...we’ve always had a minimum spend. I was always told “We need a brand to commit to our value.” or “the smaller deals take too much time.” Both are valid points...but also dangerous ones. Whenever we...

The Great Pivot In Sports…What It Looks Like On The Other Side

There is a great quote from a 19th-century banker Nathan Rothschild that I love and keep coming back to. “Great fortunes are made when the cannonballs are falling in the harbor, not when the violins play in the ballroom.” In sports, cannonballs are...

The Importance Of Community Impact Assets In Sponsorship Packages

Today brands aren’t all about profit. Mainly because today customers demand that a brand make positive impacts on the world and our communities. This means our sponsorship packages need to adapt as well if we are really looking to drive value for...

Sponsorship post-pandemic is all about re-building habits, old and new.

Humans are creatures of habits. It is extremely hard once we’ve entered a habit to change it. In reverse, it takes a lot for us to build new habits. But there was a pandemic that rewired a lot of our actions as...

3 Do’s & Don’ts In Activating Digital Contests

At SQWAD we see a lot of digital contests, whether our own or others in the field. As you could imagine, we have seen some flop and some succeed. What we are always in pursuit of is the perfect contest. With that...

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10 Digital Baseball In Game Promotions That Engage Fans

Digital baseball in game promotions are taking ball games for a turn. Upping the game. A summer day of baseball at the ballpark is one of the most coveted American pastimes. Generations have been raised on...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Do a Sports Sponsorship Pitch

You’ve done it. You got the meeting for that perfect sports sponsorship prospect. The meeting is set. You and your team are prepping for the pitch and have the format ready to go. But you ask...

Gaining interest from brands that don’t spend on sports sponsorship

Some brands just don't spend on sports sponsorships. Never have...some say they never will. There are categories that we can usually count on to spend on sports sponsorships. Auto, Banks, Insurance, etc. Most of the...

Using Digital Scratch-Off Games In Sports To Increase Sponsorship Revenue 

Digital scratch-off games in sports are becoming more popular. It's not surprising, because we are entering the participation age of sports sponsorships. Sponsors no longer want to just “Be Seen” by your fans.  The odd inventory...

The difference between sports sponsorship and advertising

his is a debate that comes up constantly if you are in the sports sponsorship industry.  Sports teams will share how sponsorship is more than advertising. They will push the fanatical fans that the brand should...

Technology and The Future Of Stadium Advertising

Technology is the pinnacle of the advancement and growth of sports. From the first patents of a football to the invention of instant replay, we’ve seen technology catapult sports to be a frenzy of fan...

Reap Rewards With Effective Sports Fan Engagement 

We as humans are hard-wired for engagement. We crave the ability to connect, feel, and vibe with others. It is how we become a part of a community. The same applies to the sports fans that...

So you’re in a brand new market…here’s how to kickstart your sponsorship sales

Let’s face it…if you work in the sports industry you are bound to move a ton. Many of us have racked up the miles as we grow in the industry, especially in the sponsorship sales...

Fans see over 3,000 sponsorship ads on game day. Here’s why that is a problem.

Close your eyes and think back to the last sports game you attended as a fan. What is the first thing you see? Maybe it is the field/court/ice? Maybe the concession stand of your favorite food...