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Spielberg directs the new sponsorship norm

Formula 1 made a triumphant return last weekend with a spectacular first race of the season in Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix. What was unknown prior to the weekend was how F1 would position its sponsors throughout the race weekend to maximise visibility with television and digital audiences, and to minimise the loss of […]

Who’s ready to embrace sponsorship creativity?

“This season, the drivers who already have some sponsorship, the sponsors pull out, they already sent the letters and said: ‘okay bye bye, because you will have everything [the whole season] in two months’.” These rather alarming words are those of Jean Alesi, a Formula 1 stalwart of 201 race starts, and father to Giuliano, a current Formula 2 racer. Does he […]

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, […]