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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, […]

Sports Social Media post-Lockdown

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated lockdowns, social media has seen an upward spiral in activity. Whether it be through brand-led initiatives or community support campaigns, sports rightsholders and brands have immersed themselves in creative ways in which to capture new fans via their social media channels. The acceleration around sporting digital […]

SQN scores with Mudita Sports to aid home learning

SQN has been appointed by Mudita Sports to help promote the company’s brand-new education app, GO And Learn, which puts sport and entertainment at the heart of the learning experience. The company has already teamed up with football clubs Manchester City and Arsenal to support young people who are currently being home schooled, while also […]

Esports Q&A with SQN CEO – Part 2

In the second part of our Esports Q&A with SQN CEO Claire Ritchie-Tomkins, we gain insight into the ever-increasing role that brands are playing in the industry, and how the best of these are activating their partnerships.  How do you see esports differentiating itself from traditional sports in the future, and what strategies do you believe the industry will apply to separate itself from traditional sports?  “I […]

Esports Q&A with SQN CEO – Part 1

Last week SQN CEO Claire Ritchie-Tomkins sat on the virtual panel of the European Sponsorship Association’s (ESA) “esports: building audiences during lockdown” webinar. Claire shared her insight across a variety of key topics of interest within the esports industry. Discussions expanded on the need to generate greater awareness for women in esports, converting traditional sports […]

Sponsorship professionals: now is our time!

Your house is probably due to undergo its third deep-clean in two weeks, your garden has received more love and care than any previous start to spring, and you’ve almost certainly rummaged through a box of old stuff that has gone untouched for years. During our current lockdown period we’ve never had more time to […]