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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 […]

Naomi Osaka: Time to get things out in the Open

First things first: Naomi Osaka is right. Whatever you think of her decisions at this year’s French Open, her mental health comes first. She is the only one who knows what she is feeling, and the accompanying struggles. The tough choices she has made over the past week have been the right ones for her. […]

Sponsorship SOS: TeamViewer and Manchester United

“I will boycott your products and support your competitors until you terminate your commercial partnership with the Glazer family.” Just one of the current 1,538 one-star reviews that sit on TeamViewer’s Trust Pilot page. To say it’s been a difficult few days for the Manchester United shirt sponsor would perhaps be an understatement. TeamViewer, along […]

Sponsorship can help carbon polluters clean up their act

The sports sponsorship sector has had a tough time of late. The overhanging impact of COVID-19, the impending betting sponsorship ban, and now the call for high-carbon sponsorship deals to be dropped. It’s a challenging period to say the least. Earlier this week a report published by the New Weather Institute think tank, climate charity […]

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 […]

Why sponsorships need a long shelf life to thrive

There was no SPAR break for European Athletics ahead of the Indoor Championships in Glasgow last weekend, as the association signed a new deal to extend its partnership with SPAR International by eight years to 2027. Getting a brand to commit to such an extension is no mean feat, and both sides should be congratulated […]

The curious case of Rich Energy

The launches have taken place, the cars have been revealed and now the 2019 F1 contenders have hit the track for the first time in Barcelona. From discussions around new liveries, to microscopic analysis of every aerodynamic feature, F1 fans around the world are rejoicing at the opportunity to get stuck into some juicy gossip […]