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HERR WE GO AGAIN… The Sun shouts on its home page, so pleased with themselves at the pun that they’ve used it twice in different stories. Yes, here we go again. Not so much the fact that England, still agonisingly waiting for ‘it’ to come home, are set to play Germany in the Round of […]

Ronaldo Takes Fizz out of Coca-Cola Deal

Tuesday 15th June 2021 was a career-defining day for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese striker became the top goal scorer in European Championship history with his brace against Hungary. For many though, it was his 10 seconds of action in the pre-event press conference that might well leave the longer-lasting legacy. Sternly eyeing up the fizzy […]

Christian Eriksen: Where was the compassion in the communications?

No-one likes dealing with a crisis. Sudden, unexpected incidents, reputation-threatening, sadly sometimes even life threatening. Crises happen, yet they rarely play out as planned, no matter how many potential scenarios you’ve considered, or meticulous responses you’ve prepared. You cannot be ready for every single permutation or variable, however adept you are at crisis management. Whenever […]

All bets are off for the future of gambling sponsorships

15 years ago a decision was made that would have a lasting impact on sports sponsorship. The World Health Organisation recommended banning “all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship”, with companies forced to remove all cigarette branding[1], once this was implemented by legislators around the world. This changed the face of sports sponsorship forever, particularly in […]

Athletes for Good

Without realising it, we may just be going through a slight power shift in the world of professional sport. Over the past few weeks we’ve seen the rise of athlete-empowered movements, not driven by club contracts or CSR initiatives, but instead directed by the unprompted passion and personal agendas of those individuals. With vocal empowerment, […]

Closed door sports open fresh opportunities for sponsorship

Innovative technology looks set to open closed doors for brands looking to activate or ignite sports sponsorship opportunities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of augmented reality technology to revolutionise pitch side sports advertising is nothing new. Digital overlay companies have been in existence for the past decade or so, and a […]