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Why deadtime in your stadium is the most valuable sponsorship inventory you have

There is a misconception that I hear a lot from teams I speak with as far as why digital is not for them. I hear it constantly “I want my fans focused on the game, not on their phones.” Well first off I’d...

The Stunt: Grabbing attention today with an age-old concept & a young Jimmy Kimmel story

This week on The Inches Podcast I got to sit down with Rich Franklin, VP of sponsorship for the Portland Winterhawks, to chat on sports sponsorship. Quick back story, Rich & I work together on digital activations for the Portland Winterhawks and...

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 item? Or the players looking to...

Essential vs. Expendable. How you should be thinking about your sponsorship packages

(BONUS: An active worksheet your team can use to game plan your outreach…but first you have to read the article to understand & use it. It will be worth it…I promise) I’m a fanatic about how to thrive in economic downturns. And...

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 entertainment. While most people focus on the...

Digital Sponsorship Assets won’t cannibalize your “analog”​ assets, they’ll supercharge them

When you’ve made money the same way for years and years, it is of course hard to shift to something new. A great quote I heard recently on change went something like this: “In order for change to happen, the pain of the...

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 yourself: Is this what they want...

So you don’t think attention is on your fan’s phone during your sports games…

I hear this a lot from teams. And it is a bit scary. In fact, I heard this recently from a notable team: “I think you are overstating the number of times fans are looking at their phones on game day.” My jaw...

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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 some shifts that will help shape the future of the industry. We...