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. …

Sinclair and Keller, Meier Honored at Summer Summit

Two awards were presented to three well-deserving individuals at MASB Summer Summit, Aug. 8-9 in Chicago. Kevin Lane Keller, Ph.D., and Roger Sinclair, Ph.D., were jointly awarded the inaugural Margaret H. Blair Award for Marketing Accountability. They co-authored two articles published in the Journal of Brand Management, A Case for Brands as Assets (2014) …

Brand Finance’s Brand Value Rankings Earn MASB Certification

The Marketing Accountability Standards Board (MASB) has announced that Brand Finance’s Brand Value Rankings have been certified through the Marketing Metric Audit Protocol (MMAP), the formal process for validating the relationship between marketing measurement and financial performance. The audit is now included in the MMAP Metric Catalog. Brand Value Rankings are a global study …

Brand Experts Gathering in Chicago

The 2019 MASB Summer Board Meeting & Summit takes place Aug. 8–9 at the historic Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL. The program runs from 8 AM – 5 PM followed by reception and dinner on Thursday, and 8 AM–Noon on Friday. Slated to attend include Pam Forbus, SVP Consumer Analytics, Insights …

DoubleCheck Advertising Joins MASB

MASB is pleased to announce the addition of DoubleCheck Advertising to its member ranks. The firm advises both brands and media companies on advertising best practices across sales channels, ad products and devices, ensuring that brands get what they paid for. President and Founder Brian Hamilton has spent more than a decade in the …