Sponsorship Accountability Part 3: The Business Case for the Business Case

This is part three in the MASB Sponsorship Accountability series. Part 1 provides an overview of the current state of sponsorship use and management. Part 2 explores the long-term nature of sponsorship relationships and the resulting importance of fit between properties and brands. In this third part, we examine the importance of establishing a …

Sponsorship Accountability Part 2: Sponsorship Strategy and Brand Fit

Sponsorship Strategy and Brand Fit: A means to achieving the brand’s long-term ambition Just as brand ambitions may take years to realize, so should sponsorships be allowed to seed, grow and flourish. Ideally, the sponsorship will synch with the brand’s evolution in achieving key milestones along its trajectory. It’s important to identify specific markers or …

Sponsorship Accountability Part 1: Elusive Dream or Quantifiable Reality?

Few marketing activities garner as much excitement and inspiration as sponsorships. When we’re experiencing an exhilarating moment during a concert or witnessing a momentous achievement by an athlete, a sponsorship is often involved. Sponsorships are woven into our culture and are integral to supporting some of the most memorable moments in the human experience. …

GRAMMYs CMO Greene to Discuss Maximizing Sponsorship Return

Customizing Sponsorship Assets to Maximize Marketer Return will be addressed by Evan Greene, CMO of The Recording Academy, at MASB Winter Summit 2019, Feb. 26-27 in San Diego. The format will be an interactive discussion with MASB President & CEO Tony Pace. MASB has partnered with the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) for the Sponsorship …

Sponsorium Joins MASB, Sponsorship Accountability Metrics Project

Montreal-based firm Sponsorium International is bringing 25 years of experience in sponsorship and community investment management to the Marketing Accountability Standards Board and its Sponsorship Accountability Metrics (SAM) Project. “Joining MASB, and specifically being a part of the Sponsorship Accountability Metrics Project, is a natural for Sponsorium,” said President and Founder Paul Pednault. “We …

ANA/MASB Report Says Sponsorship Measurement Needs Improving

Marketing expenditures on sponsorship have increased considerably over the past several years, but progress in measuring and assessing sponsorship’s business impact has been marginal, according to Improving Sponsorship Accountability Metrics, a new study conducted by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and MASB (Marketing Accountability Standards Board) to provide greater insight and guidance into sponsorship …

Sponsorship Accountability Conversation to Continue at ANA Conference

A conversation on sponsorship accountability begun at MASB Winter Summit 2018 in February is slated to continue at the ANA Advertising Financial Management Conference, April 29 – May 2 in Hollywood, Florida. MASB Director Karen Ebben of Global Marketing Impact and MASB President/CEO Tony Pace, both members of MASB’s Sponsorship Accountability Metrics Project, will present …

College of Charleston Joins MASB

MASB is honored to welcome College of Charleston as a member. The Business Research Guide ranks it 15th among the top 30 prominent business schools for global business and study abroad programs. The school’s mission is “to prepare socially responsible students for career opportunities around the world.” Representing the school as a MASB advisor will be Robert Pitts, Professor of Marketing …

Few Sponsors Have Standardized Process for Measuring Sponsorship Return

Billions of dollars a year are spent on sponsorships, but according to the Association of National Advertisers, just over one-third of marketers report that they have a standardized process for measuring their return on sponsorships. Bill Duggan, Group Executive Vice President at the ANA, presented to MASB Winter Summit 2018 preliminary results from the …

MASB Tackling Sponsorship Accountability

According to the Independent Evaluation Group, global sponsorship spending on sports, entertainment, arts, causes and events is projected to increase from $60.1 to $62.8 billion in 2017. While sponsorship of sports-related properties is the largest share of spending, other forms of sponsorship have grown to the billion-dollar level in North America. Despite the size …