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How To Manage Sales Pace & Momentum In Sports Sponsorships

We've all been there in sales. We have a prospect that we KNEW was a lock. We gave the pitch, asked for the business, and now are waiting on their answer. But the more we wait,...

The Ultimate Guide To QR Codes In Sports Stadiums (Based On Real Testing)

I sound old sometimes and say "Back in my day, we didn't have QR codes." when I talk about how QR codes can help drive engagement & conversion in your stadiums. At SQWAD we specialize in...

How Banking Brands Can Leverage Interactive Signage In Sports Sponsorships

For over a century, banks in America have been leveraging sports sponsorships as a means to connect with mass audiences and engage with their communities, predating the era of television. In the early days, stadium walls...

The 3 Biggest Benefits for Sports Sponsorships

We should always be selling benefits over features in sports sponsorships. Features are the what. They commoditize our product. Benefits are the Why. They bring context to why a brand should spend with your team over...

Working through Ghosts in Sports Sponsorship Sales

It's an unfortunate part of sales. Sometimes we think there is a fit, we have the prospect excited, then...GHOSTED. Radio silence, no answer to our emails or calls. In sports sponsorship, it is no different. We...

2023 Sports Sponsorship Predictions

What a year that we are headed into with sports sponsorship. The struggles from a pandemic that shut down our business and games seem to be finally fading off, getting us back to full stadiums...

Sports Sponsorship 2023 New Year Resolutions

It's a new year in sports sponsorship. The history of New Year's Resolutions dates back almost 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. In their 12-day celebration for a new year, they would project forward what they...

The Art To Upsell In Sports Sponsorship

The best thing about a full client list is we have customers that have believed the pitch and spent dollars on your assets. It shouldn't take much to upsell your current sponsorship clients in sports. They...

More relationships touchpoints, less logo touchpoints in sports sponsorship

In sports sponsorship, and really all sponsorship, we get bogged down in assets. It somewhat makes sense...it is the product we sell. Our mindset sometimes shifts to "How many signs can I get sold?". Many times though,...

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2023 Sports Sponsorship Predictions

What a year that we are headed into with sports sponsorship. The struggles from a pandemic that shut down our business and games seem...

5 Opportunities In Sports Sponsorship Going Into 2021

2020 was a hell-of-a year for the sports industry. One that we’d like to forget. But as we look back at it, there are...

Understanding Awareness in Sponsorship Today

Awareness…it is something that advertising has lived off for centuries. We use this metric to show our brands how many fans we’ve reached and hopefully...

The 90 Day Plan For Sports Sponsorship.

The first stage was a bit of a shock for most of us when games ended. It seemed like overnight we were game-less, plans...

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...