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AB InBev subsidiary Ambev promoted its Guaraná Antarctica drink in Brazil via an April 2019 campaign leveraging its sponsorship of the Brazilian women’s football team.

Uefa partner Santander brought the excitement of the 2020 Champions League Final in Lisbon to the world through an enhanced edition of its ‘Santander Media House’

To leverage its sponsorship of the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in China, Aeroflot activated its status as presenting partner of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Trophy Tour via a multi-strand campaign that included a collective video, app, social, pop-ups and a ticket contest.

At the start of the 2020-21 Bundesliga, FC Union Berlin and technical partner adidas rolled out a family-focused digital campaign to promote the club’s new shirt.

In January 2020, Real Madrid sponsor Audi celebrated the team’s Spanish Super Cup victory with a digital campaign presenting the players as superheroes and promoting the new Audi R8 Decennium.

Kraft’s Hockeyville is an annual search for the most passionate hockey community, with the winners hosting an NHL pre-season game and getting $150,000 in local rink upgrades.

For the delayed 2020 US Open, long-time sponsor Rolex activated through a testimony-led campaign centred on its 40-year relationship with the tournament.

At 2020’s Super Bowl LIV in Miami, NFL telecoms partner Verizon showcased the capability of 5G with an immersive experience.

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New Balance and Athletic Bilbao sought to drive pre-orders of the 2020-21 home kit with a campaign solidifying the connection between the team, the kit and the fans.

In June 2020, Levante and Timpers launched a range of sneakers to raised disability awareness and generate funds for the club’s foundation.

To celebrate the start of the Vancouver Canucks’ 50th season in 2019-20, the team linked up with coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons as presenting partner of a pre-season scavenger hunt.

Technology partner IBM helped the AELTC deliver a digital experience to help Wimbledon fans bereft at the Covid-enforced cancellation of the 2020 tournament.

As the Toronto Maple Leafs took on the Bruins in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, Tim Horton’s launched a local OOH, in-store and social campaign that reversed the name of the brand’s famous Boston Cream donut.

October/November 2019 saw adidas and Juventus launch the club’s fourth kit via a fashion-meets-football campaign in partnership with Palace Skateboard.

With Covid-19 still raging in July 2020, Puma & AC Milan used an Instagram-led campaign – celebrating Milan’s contemporary design culture and architecture – to launch the 2020-21 home kit.

In January 2020, Dunkin’ Donuts launched a player-fronted campaign around the NHL Winter Classic to promote its Cold Brew Coffee.

In Colombia, Budweiser used its official partnerships with the Premier League and LaLiga to create a 2019 campaign based on famous goals from the two leagues.

In April 2019, as Mallorca pushed for promotion back to Spain’s top tier, long-time official beer partner Estrella Damm launched a PR, OOH and social campaign to support the side through the season climax.