‘Stop broadcasting, start interacting’ | The importance of digital engagement during sport’s shutdown
Adam Nelson speaks with a range of experts from across the digital space about how rights-holders and clubs can utilise digital content to both engage fanbases and provide a platform for their sponsors during the Covid-19-mandated shutdown.
Eurosport Events' partnership with the UCI is its first outside of motorsports. Andrew Georgiou, Eurosport president, tells Adam Nelson about his plans to extend the reach of the broadcaster's events promotion arm even further.
Longines’ vice-president of marketing, Matthieu Baumgartner, explains the strategy behind the brand’s blanket sponsorships of equestrianism and horse racing.
The telecommunication company’s 2019 rebrand saw it move toward a focus on community and social engagement, something it is intending to carry through into its lead partnerships of all four UK football associations.
Why Premier League side Wolves has engaged Ipsos Retail Performance's footfall-counting technology in its club megastore.
The World Snooker Tour revealed a new corporate identity and name at the start of this year as it marked ten years of ownership by Barry Hearn's Matchroom Sport. The rebrand is intended to see it towards another decade of international growth, with China, India and the Middle East on snooker's radar.
Ajax’s Champions League run boosts visibility, but growth is underpinned by creative commercial team
Ajax's global popularity outstrips all of its domestic rivals, allowing the club to position itself as a brand platform for the Netherlands and beyond. Its chief commercial officer, Menno Geelen, tells Adam Nelson about the effects of Ajax's surprising run to the Champions League semi-finals, and how a creative commercial department has helped the club compete at the highest level.
Velon’s anti-trust case against UCI highlights shifting sands of rights-holder and governing body relations
When Velon announced that it had filed an anti-trust case with the European Commission against the UCI, in September, it exposed a fault line that had long been threatening to send shockwaves through cycling. Adam Nelson speaks with the organisation's chief executive, Graham Bartlett, about the implications of the case for the sport.
Opticians brand Specsavers used its title sponsorship of this summer’s Ashes series to focus on the resonances between its products and Test cricket, while a quick response to a Ben Stokes tweet showed the value in reactive marketing. Adam Nelson reports.
“It’s like a wave that hits you” | British Olympic federations on their commercial preparations for the Games
British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen, British Swimming chief executive Jack Buckner and UK Athletics chairman Chris Clark discuss their organisations' plans for the final run-in ahead of Tokyo 2020 and explain how to ensure a strong commercial return from the Olympic Games.
Data-led fan engagement platform Fortress and Barclays have developed a new universal payment scheme at Aston Villa FC, aiming to deepen the connection between a club and its fans and open up whole new commercial revenue opportunities in the process.
“It’s a playground for us” | How SAP’s sponsorship of the WTA is driving innovation in technology and sport
Adam Nelson takes a closer look at how, through its sponsorship of the Women's Tennis Association, SAP's technology aims to analyse in-match performance.