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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. […]

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 […]

Sponsorship Shout-Outs (Vol.2)

A tantalisingly competitive start to the new World Rally Championship, a rain-soaked Daytona 24 Hours and the third round of the 2018/19 Formula E season all ensured we got our motorsport fix over the weekend. It is in the world of electric racing where we begin this week’s Sponsorship Shout-Outs… Heineken’s low percentage start to […]

Sponsorship Shout-Outs (Vol.1)

At SQN, it is our mission to keep up-to-date with evolving trends, breaking deals and missteps in the world of sponsorship. While our friends and relatives are all cheering on their favourite sports personalities, we’re busy working out why a particular company has invested in perimeter advertising, what ROI a shirt sponsor is deriving and […]