Aug

24

Branding, Sports Business, Personal Branding

Brand Now. Bank Later.

The average professional athlete’s career lasts just a handful of years, leaving an enormous amount of time to fill after their playing days. Even the legends that play into their 40s have decades of life left to live as a non-athlete.

One of the biggest ways an athlete can set themselves up for a successful career after sports is by developing a strong personal brand. The key is to start early and build the brand while they’re still actively playing, when interest in them is at its highest. You don’t have to do it this way (just look at Michael Strahan) but athletes who do this have a leg up when the time comes to hang it up. Here are a few athletes that have nailed it.

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Aug

22

Events, Sports Business, Social Media

Are TV Ratings Still Relevant?

TV ratings have been a popular way to track the success of an event and health of a league or sport for as long as they have been measured. They are an easily digestible number that everyone can understand, from the water cooler to the boardroom. 

But are they still relevant in a time when fans follow games in a number of other ways?

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Aug

10

Esports, Sponsorships, Sports Business

Maximizing Your Esports Sponsorship ROI

Esports offer an unmatched sponsorship opportunity. As league and team structures develop, companies have a chance to take advantage of its steadily growing popularity. Becoming the primary sponsor of an esports team or player will allow your brand to garner a high level of exposure and return on investment (ROI) or return on opportunity (ROO).

Below are three levels of esports sponsorships. Which one is the best fit for your brand? Let’s look.

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Aug

08

Branding, Sports Business, Social Media

Three Ways to Increase PGA TV Ratings

With TV ratings being in flux for several sports, golf being one of them, the PGA Tour has worked hard to broaden its audience and appeal to younger fans. 

With The PGA Championship starting up this week, here are three ways we suggest the PGA can pursue this challenge.

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Jul

28

Events, Experiential Marketing, Sports Business

Tips for Improving Your Lead Generation at Events

Outside of overall brand awareness, lead generation is typically a primary objective of any event activation. Lead generation is directly tied to your return on investment (ROI) and an effective way to measure how successful your activation was. 

Want to set your activation up for success? Try these three tips for your next event.

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Jul

25

Experiential Marketing, Sports Business, Motorsports

Trends in Motorsports Marketing

Sports marketing is an ultra-competitive arena where brands, leagues, teams and agencies are constantly battling for consumer consideration.

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Jul

20

Sports Business, Personal Branding, Social Media

Surprises from the CHARGE 25 Under 25 Index

When we created the CHARGE 25 Under 25 index, we thought we knew which athlete brands were bubbling above the rest. Our goal was to put data first and remove subjectivity so this list is supported by facts, not opinion. Many of the names bandied about ended up making the list, but there were also several surprises in name, sport and market.

Here are three times the outcomes caught us by surprise.

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Jul

18

Consulting, Sports Business, Social Media

Four Essential Components of a Social Media Strategy

With nearly 3 billion people on social media, social presence is necessary for just about any organization in any industry, looking to promote brand visibility and foster engagement. Creating a social media strategy for your company can seem overwhelming, but there’s good news ahead! While every social media plan is unique based on target audience, each will always include four fundamental components. Consider these when developing a strategy, and you’ll be well on your way to building a strong social presence. 

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Jul

12

Branding, Sports Business, Personal Branding

So what is the CHARGE 25 Under 25 Index?

Which athlete’s brand is on the rise? Who should we sign to an endorsement deal? How did that trade/controversy/event impact this athlete’s brand?

We’ve been hearing these questions from clients for years. Scroll the internet and you’ll find a variety of names and opinions on the best personal brands, most of them subjective. We wanted to put some data behind our answers and remove subjectivity.

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May

25

Esports, Sports Business

Game changer: What the NBA’s move into esports really means

The National Basketball Association’s entrance into esports next year has created a big buzz in the esports world and even generated some mainstream media attention recently. 

But the real question is, do the NBA, the esports industry and, most importantly, the fans benefit from this new league? 

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