Matthew Glendinning

RaboDirect, the savings bank based in Dublin, Ireland, which is part of the Dutch co-operative, Rabobank, is looking for more locally-driven sponsorships in Ireland to replace its title sponsorship of the RaboDirect PRO12, the major rugby union club competition for top teams from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy.

This month’s Sports Sponsorship Insider looks at the work of the biggest agency in winter sports, Infront Sports and Media, as they create a new combined commercial programme for the Vierschanzentournee (Four Hills Tournament) and the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) annual Ski Jumping World Cup.

Asian online bookmaker Dafabet is using sponsorship of football clubs and snooker events in the United Kingdom to drive revenue in its core Asian markets

Sports Sponsorship Insider spoke to Chantelle Johnson, global head of marketing for the foreign exchange trading brand Alpari UK about Alpari's global sponsorship strategy.

Sports Sponsorship Insider spoke to Lars Christensen, co-CEO of Saxo Bank, after the announcement that Riis Cycling, the major cycling team which competed this year under the Saxo-Tinkoff name, had been acquired by Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov.

Global prosthetics company Ottobock is close to signing sponsorship deals with at least two more global or regional Paralympic events as it continues to support Paralympic sport at the elite level.

This month’s issue of Sport Sponsorship Insider contains interviews with two of the key commercial figures in world football: Uefa marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein and Fifa marketing director Thierry W…

New York Road Runners, the body which organises the New York City Marathon, is overhauling its sponsorship structure by reducing the number of partners in its top two sponsorship tiers, signing longer-term deals, and bringing more sponsorship to its other events.

German football’s Bundesliga will earn around €35.55m ($47.6m) from its central sponsorship partners in the 2013-14 season, a 28.3-per-cent increase on the 2012-13 season.

Euroleague Basketball is searching for two brands to take its roster of second-tier Premium Partners to six, and aims to scrap sponsorships previously sold around its season-ending Final Four tournament and Game of the Week broadcast.

The Rugby League World Cup 2013, currently being hosted by England and Wales, will make £2m (€2.4m/$3.2m) to £3m in sponsorship revenue, according to Sports Sponsorship Insider research.

The French football league, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, is planning to create several new sponsorship packages - a title sponsorship, a technology partner, and some regional partners.