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SPORTS MARKETING ACTIVATION and Why It's Scores

Create brand affinity, engagement, and sales with sports marketing activations

Sponsorship combined with stadium activations generates unique results

Engage people at arenas, sports bars, tailgating parties, and competitions

Generate genuine social media content

Track effectiveness via brand impressions, engagements, and contests

Tap your brand into hometown sports team pride

 

Sports Activation Marketing: What You Need To Know

Sports activation marketing involves engaging individuals experientially through their love for sports. This approach is also referred to as sponsorship activation and sports marketing by companies.

Sports marketing activations can occur beyond stadiums, spanning venues like sports bars, ski slopes, skate parks, and city baseball courts.

Sports experiential marketing comes to life in many ways: tailgating events, popup shops, street teams, and even a hometown team pride initiative.

In addition to football, baseball, soccer, and basketball, sports marketing can apply to lifestyle sports such as snowboarding, running, and skiing.

Sports activation allows brands to engage people where they play, watch, and socialize around sports.

Sports activation provides brands with quality, far-reaching social media content, especially when executed around nationally watched events.

 

Sports Activation Services

 

Need help making magic happen? We've got your back! Our sports activation services cover it all:

  • Tailored recommendations: We match your brand goals and budget to the perfect sports activation opportunity.
  • Access to the action: No need to navigate red tape – we secure permission to activate where the fans are.
  • Bringing your vision to life: From tents and uniforms to swag and games, we create the activation assets that wow.
  • Seamless execution: We handle planning, staffing, training, and everything in between so you can focus on the cheers.
  • Social media firestarter: We capture real-time content that ignites your social channels and engages fans.
  • Data that delivers: We track impressions, engagements, sign-ups, and sales so that you can see your ROI as clear as day.

 

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Availability

 

Sports event marketing is available in the top 50 US cities, including: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, San Diego, Dallas, and dozens of others.

 

Sports Activation Initiative Process

 

1. Spark the Game-Winning Idea (4+ months before):

  • Let's huddle up! Share your bold brand goals and game-changing ideas. We'll brainstorm the perfect sports activation play to score big with your target audience.

2. Get the Playbook Ready (3+ months before):

  • We'll map out a winning strategy with a detailed line-up and production estimate, leaving no fumble room for surprises.

3. Kickoff! (Confirmation):

  • Ready to take the field? Confirm your commitment 3+ months before kickoff to secure prime stadium real estate and avoid the penalty box of delays.

4. Game Prep (2+ months before):

  • Every element of your activation, from tents to swag, comes to life during this phase. Get ready for high-fives as we build the ultimate fan experience.

5. Pre-Game Show (Days before):

  • We meticulously test, prep, and polish every detail. No fumbles here! Your activation will be ready to wow the crowd under the stadium lights.

6. Touchdown Time! (Activation & Social Blitz):

  • Lights, camera, action! Your activation roars to life, igniting fan engagement and generating epic social content. Let's dominate the game through influencers, paid ads, and PR partnerships.

7. Post-Game Analysis & Playbook Tweaks:

  • We keep it real with weekly recaps, analyzing impressions, engagements, and sales. Learn from every play and optimize your future activations for even bigger wins.

Remember, this is your journey. We're your quarterback, guiding you every step of the way to create sports activations that leave a lasting impact and score major league results.

 

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Takeaways


1. Unconventional Plays Win the Game:

Forget stale sponsorships – get creative with sports activation marketing. From pop-up shops to stadiums to sports bars, there's an endless playbook of tactics to make your brand the MVP.

2. Find Your Fan Zone:

Don't just be seen, be experienced! Go beyond the arena walls and meet your audience where their passion thrives – local tournaments, tailgating parties, and neighborhood skateparks. Build genuine connections that go beyond logos and jingles.

3. Score More Than Likes:

Sports activation isn't just about vanity metrics. It's about boosting brand awareness, igniting fan engagement, generating buzzworthy content, and, ultimately, driving sales. Watch your ROI soar as your brand becomes part of people's passion for the game. 

4. Passion Fuels the Fire:

In a crowded marketplace, authenticity is king. Align your brand with the shared passion for sports, the raw excitement of competition, and the love for local teams. 

5. Go Big or Go Home:

The world of sports is competitive, but your brand can be the star player with the proper sports activation strategy. Embrace the thrill of the game, take daring risks, and create experiences that leave fans cheering for more.

 

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Connect

 

Up your game with strategic sports marketing activation strategies, ideas, and activations - join the big leagues!

 

 

Sports Marketing FAQ:

Sports Activation Marketing consists of experiential initiatives at at stadiums, on city sidewalks, near city basketball courts, skate parks, and dozens of other places.

The essence is to tap into people's passion for sports.

Sports Sponsorship Activation is implementing events onsite at stadiums with the official permission from the team.

It can range from an official team sponsorship to securing permission to be onsite during tailgating events.

Sports Ambush Marketing is activating near stadiums or associating brands with national sports events (e.g. Playoffs, Super Bowl, World Cup, etc.).

The goal is to associate your brand with the excitement and passion surrounding the event while not officially sponsoring the team.