The NWHL Discovers A True Partner

The NWHL Discovers A True Partner

The terms “partner” and “partnership” have become synonymous with “sponsorship” in the vernacular of sports marketing. Too often though, they are merely just words. So when either a sponsor or rights holder actually lives up to the ideal of being a partner, it...
Defending the Value of Live Attendance

Defending the Value of Live Attendance

With most of the sports world excited about and focused on the return of fans to live games, the experience of buying a ticket and attending an event took a couple of unexpected, if not necessarily intentional, knocks recently. First, Triller Fight Club purchased the...
Will Your Next Brand Partner Buy Now, Pay Later?

Will Your Next Brand Partner Buy Now, Pay Later?

This post is not about structuring sponsorship payment schedules, as interesting and important as that topic may be. No, the headline refers to an emerging category that may become an active player in sports and entertainment partnerships—buy-now-pay-later (BNPL)...
From Top Shot to Vaccine Shots, All Signs Are Pointing Up

From Top Shot to Vaccine Shots, All Signs Are Pointing Up

It has been hard for anyone in the business of sports to avoid talk of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) recently, mostly attributable to the eye-popping figures attached to NBA Top Shot moments, but also extending to other...
Why TikTok Is the Best Sports Marketer Among Social Platforms

Why TikTok Is the Best Sports Marketer Among Social Platforms

You can find droves of people working for Twitter, Facebook, Snap, Instagram and other platforms whose jobs are to establish partnerships with sports rightsholders and marketers. Those companies view themselves, essentially, as media partners, much in the same vein as...
How COVID Has Altered the Sponsorship Marketplace

How COVID Has Altered the Sponsorship Marketplace

In addition to the many long-term effects of COVID-19 on live events, the pandemic is having a near-term impact on sponsorships across sports, entertainment and other types of properties, most notably in downward pressure on the value of sponsorship rights. Compelled...
Sports Doesn’t Have a Gen Z Problem

Sports Doesn’t Have a Gen Z Problem

Although on the radar screens of marketers for some time, the members of Gen Z—complete with consumer behavior radically different from their elders—have reached critical mass, with the oldest now entering their mid-20s. This is a critical time for sports to address...
TicketManager CEO Tony Knopp on Ticketing in Uncertain Times

TicketManager CEO Tony Knopp on Ticketing in Uncertain Times

Uncertainty abounds. What will happen in the world of ticketing when live events are postponed or canceled? Front Office Sports recently spoke with our CEO Tony Knopp to discuss the state of the industry. Tony noted that the worst-case scenario had likely been...