Yesterday the European Sponsorship Association (ESA) released its 2020 Sponsorship Market Overview document. The release of the annual report, produced in collaboration with Nielsen Sports, was supported by an insightful webinar featuring input from ESA Chairman Andy Westlake, Head of Client Services at Nielsen Sports, Andy Milnes, and Head of Partnerships and Activation at the Premier League, […]
In this first blog in a series on Sponsorship as a Strategy, it seemed timely to address the issues for sponsors caused by the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). With sporting events being cancelled or postponed in an effort to reduce the risk of infection for individuals and populations, what are the implications for […]
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but sponsorships don’t always go to plan, and preparing for this prior to putting pen to paper will ensure that both parties are in the best shape possible to deal with any negative situations that may occur over the duration of the deal.
Sponsorship is a fast-growing industry, but how can you exploit its full potential? The sponsorship industry is at all-time high. The 2019 MKTG Frontier report, conducted in association with Think! Sponsorship and the European Sponsorship Association (ESA), reported that 50% of its surveyed industry specialists expect the sponsorship industry to continue its upward growth trajectory. […]
Over the last few years we have seen not only the rise of esports into the mainstream but the very blurring of the lines between esports and sports have become harder to diserne. Previously we’ve spoken on here about releasing the potential for sponsorship in esports, but that can be easier said than done with […]
Andy Westlake is chairman of the European Sponsorship Association and a non-executive director here at SQN, and thus the perfect person to take a look at what the important trends for this year will be within sponsorship.