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3 Key Trends in NBA Jersey Patch Sponsorship

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The NBA has become the first North American major professional sports league to allow ads on jerseys. During the 2017-2018 season, players in the NBA will sport corporate logos on their team uniforms. The ad space will be sold as part of a three-year pilot program where each team will have the right to sell its own ad space to sponsors. In consideration of the foregoing, MKTG has outlined the state of jersey sponsorship in the NBA, common activation strategies around the patch and potential implications for the league.

JERSEY PATCH SPONSORS STEM FROM CONSISTENT SOURCES; TECHNOLOGY BRANDS, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND LOCAL EMPLOYERS

There are clear commonalities in the roster of sponsors who have invested in the NBA jersey patch. Firstly, technology brands are leveraging their patch sponsorship to drive mass awareness for their digital initiatives such as Sharecare and the Atlanta Hawks that are teaming up to improve healthcare for Georgia. Secondly, F.I.’s like Flagstar Bank (Pistons) and Western Union (Nuggets) are mass brands that historically have greater permission to invest in signature branding assets that reach mass audiences. Finally, employers with a large presence in the region of their local NBA team (Goodyear in Cleveland, Harley Davidson in Milwaukee) have invested back into properties that can be positioned as supporting local passion points, be a source of pride for employees, and block competitors from gaining traction in an HQ market.

BRANDS OUTLINE THEIR SUPPORTING ACTIVATION PROGRAMS TO COMPLEMENT JERSEY SPONSORSHIPS

In the majority of jersey sponsorships announced to date, brands are clear in their messaging; jersey patches are part of a broader commitment to the property. Brands are showcasing videos that highlight the brand synergies, collaborative tactics and creative activation strategies for teams and sponsor. Both Sharecare and Fitbit are leveraging their partnership to tackle health and wellness through their digital platforms. Sharecare is activating around their jersey sponsorship with their Sharecare Movement in collaboration with the Atlanta Hawks. In contrast, FitBit and the Minnesota Timberwolves are exploring ways to leverage and integrate their technology to improve player’s performance, and assist fans in making healthier choices during games. Jersey patch sponsorship is isolation can be perceived as an awareness-driving media buy. By complementing the asset with an integrated activation, sponsors will resonate deeper with fans.

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September 25th, 2017 at 11:33 am

S&E Sponsorship becomes MKTG following acquisition

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S&E Sponsorship has been officially integrated into the Dentsu Aegis Network, which acquired the sports marketing and lifestyle company in late 2016.

The official integration was marked by the agency changing its name to MKTG, which is Dentsu’s sport and entertainment lifestyle brand. MKTG Canada joins a Dentsu network with existing offices in Sydney, London, Paris and Dusseldorf.

In addition to a new owner and name change, the MKTG Canada team has also moved into a new office and picked up three new clients since the start of the year. The agency recently signed deals with Adidas, FedEx and Milk2Go.

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MKTG Canada weighs in on Super Bowl ads and value for Canadian brands

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Matthew Klar, Director of Strategy at recently acquired sports and entertainment sponsorship consultancy S&E Sponsorship shares some fresh insights on Super Bowl ads in the new media context that has seen for the first time U.S. ads broadcast on the American feed in Canada.

Last night’s Super Bowl 51 was a momentous game on many counts. The event saw the first overtime minutes played during a Super Bowl and the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady coming back in the fourth quarter to earn a record fifth championship ring.

With the dropping of simultaneous substitution, it was also the first night that U.S. ads appeared on the American feed in Canada. The appeal from Bell and NFL Canada against the CRTC’s order is being heard tomorrow, so it remains to be seen if the U.S. commercials will be seen in Canada going forward.

The pundits MiC tapped all chose to watch the U.S. feed. Read on to find out why, as well as their favourite ads and whether they see a value in Canadian brands continuing to buy into the game.

 

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This article was originally published in Media in Canada

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UK: psLIVE and Denstu Aegis Network Sport and Entertainment (DANSE) Rebrand as MKTG

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Stephen Whyte, CEO MKTG UK and Posterscope UK

Experiential agency psLIVE and partnership and sponsorship marketing agency Dentsu Aegis Network Sports & Entertainment (DANSE) have united and rebranded as MKTG UK.

This follows the 2014 Dentsu Aegis Network acquisition of US-based lifestyle marketing agency MKTG, which now makes up one of Dentsu Aegis Network’s nine global brands.

MKTG UK combines the expertise of psLIVE and DANSE under the leadership of MKTG UK and Posterscope CEO Stephen Whyte, supported by brand experience managing director Michael Brown and sports & entertainment managing director David Peters.

The rebrand is part of a strategic decision to leverage the capabilities of both agency teams with a global offering, providing creative, technology, data & media capabilities.

MKTG UK CEO Stephen Whyte said: “psLIVE and DANSE provide complementary expertise across activations, events, experiential and sponsorships. Joining both agencies together as MKTG UK will strengthen our ability to deliver best in class, innovative campaigns and projects and enable us to deliver both globally and locally for clients.”

Read more at https://www.sportindustry.biz/news/pslive-and-danse-rebrand-mktg-uk#SBfOSopIPRwkxEvV.99

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May 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am

Dentsu Singapore bags the top glory at #AOTYSG 2016!

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In what is a first in the history of Marketing Magazine’s Agency of the year Awards’, our friends at Dentsu Singapore emerged the top winner bagging the Overall Agency of the Year title.

The agency bagged two gold and one silver trophies across Brand Consultancy of the Year, Content Marketing Agency of the Year and Creative Agency of the year categories respectively.

The competition in no way was an easy one. There were two extremely strong contenders for the top spot this year – MRM//McCann and Ogilvy and Mather Singapore both winning the same number of trophies as Dentsu. It was down to the judges’ scores which made Dentsu the champion this year.

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Article written by Hairol Salim, Marketing Interactive 

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Dentsu Aegis Network Sport & Entertainment win at the European Sponsorship Association Excellence Awards!!

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Dentsu Aegis Network Sport & Entertainment won two prestigious European Sponsorship Association (ESA) Excellence Awards on Thursday 11 February, 2016 at the annual European Sponsorship Association awards ceremony, held at the Café de Paris in London. The Awards celebrate successful sponsorship campaigns in all sectors – sport, culture, entertainment, media, community and corporate responsibility.

Their long standing work with British Gas’ ‘Sponsorship of British Swimming’ was awarded the coveted title of ‘Sport Sponsorship of the Year’. British Gas’ ‘Sponsorship of British Swimming’ was duly recognised for a fantastic sponsorship that has spaned six years since 2009. Along the journey British Gas helped over 100,000 children to swim, provided 1.5 million free swims and supported elite athletes on the world stage.

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Dentsu Aegis Network also added to this sporting success with a ground-breaking win in the music space which shows the true breadth of DAN’s offering in Sport & Entertainment.

Working in partnership with The Story Lab UK, their work for Microsoft Lumia was awarded the top prize in the ‘Multi National’ category following a comprehensive judging process that evaluated sponsorship campaign entries from across Europe.

Their work for Microsoft was focused on driving the perception of Lumia being seen as a creative brand to a cultural relevant audience across six key European markets.

Clean Bandit, a band on the rise and with global appeal, were looking for help on their next music video. They spotted a perfect opportunity to build the phone and all its capabilities into their creative process. The music video went on to be Clean Bandit’s most successful launch to date and it can be viewed here! Skip to end to see their three part ‘making of’ documentary showing how we made it all happen.

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David Peters, Managing Director Dentsu Aegis Network Sport & Entertainment UK said of the wins: ‘An ESA Excellence Award represents the industry ‘gold standard’ and it is a fantastic recognition of the best-in-class sponsorship campaigns that we deliver for our clients across Sport & Entertainment’.

Again, congratulations to our sister agency DAN S&E in London!!

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February 29th, 2016 at 11:08 am

MKTG Named Lifestyle Marketing Leader by Dentsu Aegis Network

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In conjunction with Dentsu Aegis Network announcing MKTG as a new global brand, the lifestyle marketing agency has also rebranded with this new logo mark.


It is a big day here at MKTG in the US and frankly, around the globe!

Today, October 19, 2015, Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) officially created a new pillar to organize around its support of lifestyle marketing and named MKTG to take the lead as the Network’s 9th global brand.

With that, other DAN agencies that work in lifestyle marketing, including Out-of-Home agency Posterscope’s experiential arm, psLIVE’s offices across Europe and Asia Pacific, South Africa’s Crimson Room and Australia/New Zealand’s Apollo Nation as well as leading US-based sports and entertainment consulting agency Team Epic, will be realigned as part of MKTG over the next 12 months.

What does this mean?

By this time next year, we are anticipated to grow from 450 full-time employees in two countries, to nearly 1,000 full-time employees in 14 countries, providing the same insights, creative solutions, execution and customer service our clients and employees have come to expect from us.

The move was done with two strategic objectives in mind….provide growth and development opportunities for our employees and to better service our client partners.

You can read the official announcement here.

We’re very excited about the new direction our agency has taken. The possibilities are endless and we can’t wait to keep sharing our journey with you. Stay tuned!

 

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October 19th, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Dentsu Acquires Olympic Broadcast Rights

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Dentsu has acquired the Olympic media rights to the 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games for 22 Asian countries, the Tokyo-based ad-marketing holding company confirmed this week. The rights acquired cover all media platforms including TV, radio and the Internet.

The countries include Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Thailand and others. Earlier, the company acquired similar rights for the same countries to the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Typically after acquiring rights, Dentsu resells them to local broadcasters with packages that also include advertising sponsors.

In addition to the Olympics, Dentsu has made other recent forays into the sports arena. In May it agreed to acquire a one-third stake in Laguna Hills, CA-based sports agency Athletes First for $16.5 million.

It also controls both MKTG and Team Epic (via Dentsu Aegis Network), which specialize in sports sponsorships and event marketing for clients including Nike, IBM and FedEx.

Earlier this year, Dentsu was selected as the agency of record for the Tokyo Summer Olympics (2020) and Paralympic Games.

The 2018 Winter Games are set for PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. Sites for the 2022 Winter Games and 2024 Summer Olympics are yet to be determined. Earlier this week the city of Boston withdrew its bid for the 2024 games after organizers determined that a majority of residents were not willing to support the effort.

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
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July 31st, 2015 at 10:57 am

If You’re Not A Start-Up, You’re A Turnaround

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This article is by Nigel Morris, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Americas & EMEA.

This summer something profound is happening in the economy, with around $30 billion of media and marketing services in review simultaneously from many of the world’s biggest companies. This is because soon we will look back on 2014 as the year the digital economy became dominant.

Where previously digital businesses had to fit into an analog economy defined by the dynamics of the 20th Century, established businesses must now fit into a digital one.

This has accelerated the pace of start-up entrants in almost every sector. They are leveraging the digital economy’s dynamics and lack of legacy in the old model, and threaten to take down some of the world’s strongest global companies. Near-perfect competition is creating huge opportunities and disrupting almost every business sector – as well as society and culture.

How fundamentally different is this digital economy?

Consider that in January a San Francisco-based grocery delivery startup, Instacart, raised $220 million with a pitch to investors that was, in short: We have nothing. Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta told The New York Times, “We don’t hold inventory, we don’t own warehouses, we don’t own trucks. The changes we make are software changes.”

Meanwhile, last summer, 600,000 football fans traveled to Brazil for the World Cup and about 120,000 of them stayed in accommodation through the Airbnb network. A seven-year-old company that doesn’t own any inventory is now one of the biggest challenges facing hospitality brands that have been around for decades. It has no rooms, it buys no soap, it launders no towels.

But companies such as these do have something very valuable: people.

The reason startups such as Airbnb and Uber have become so disruptive so rapidly without traditional sources of competitive advantage is that they’re designed to take advantage of the connected infrastructure of the digital economy.

They don’t just have a base of customers or consumers that can be defined by a share of market; they have scaled networks of connected people. These networks match demand and supply, an important step toward perfect competition and a big reason the digital economy is so different and disruptive.

Another important way of thinking about this is that they are “Audience Businesses;” only the audiences are dynamic, rapidly growing and the source of the asset values of everyone from Facebook to Nextdoor. And with every action their customers take, they learn more about them and what they need or want.

In a digital economy, value is created through networks of connected people. They form with or without a company’s involvement, primarily through social channels and digital media, where the vast majority of contact between companies and their customers is migrating. Already these networks have changed the relationship between consumers and brands. The opportunity now they need to be activated at scale by established organizations and become core to the way they operate. Primarily through their brands, they must become “audience”—a core business discipline treated now as a passive group of people to market to, but an organic asset to be nurtured, activated and monetized.

Data management and marketing are key to driving this transformation as digital media not only delivers information or messages but also sells and even generates products as brand engagement and business transaction converge. And it generates data. Every action creates a data point and behind every data point is a person.

As digital media and data grow more important, marketing is also transformed to become the sensor of the organization and critical to the success of the whole business.

As the regional president of a Fortune 100 company said at one of our recent Innovation Summits: “Marketing is way too important to just leave to the marketing team.”

Smart businesses will move away from existing marketing and research methodologies and instead listen to the data, which powers the sensor and enables the organization to respond. Companies will be able to deliver products, services and communication that people want, not simply sell them what has been produced, enabling them to be much more resource-efficient, which is not only good for the bottom line but for society as a whole. This is a real potential benefit of the digital economy and a fresh narrative on the issue of data.

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*Article originally posted by www.forbes.com 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
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July 20th, 2015 at 2:30 pm