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Clarity, the business travel company that has taken on almost the entire staff of the defunct Thomas Cook Sport, is keen to restore the latter’s sponsorships with leading sports properties in the UK.

The 2019 tie-up between newly promoted Norwich and carmarker Lotus was unveiled with ‘Driving Performance’, a campaign spearheaded by a car chase video starring Darren Huckerby and Delia Smith.

Paddy Power leveraged its 2019-20 Huddersfield Town FC shirt sponsorship through a hoax kit launch campaign called “Unsponsor #SaveOurShirts”.

Southampton launched its 2019-20 kit with 'Saynts Festival: The Greatest Kit Launch That Never Happened', a parody of Netflix’s documentary about Fyre Festival, the infamously failed music festival.

Isobar and Aston Villa developed an immersive digital platform specifically to launch the club's 2018-19 kits.

The Bitcoin logo (₿) will appear on the shirt sleeve of Premier League football club Watford for the rest of this season, as part of a promotional drive by the club’s main shirt sponsor, betting brand Spo…

Premier League clubs Liverpool and Chelsea have suspended all advertising with Russian-owned betting operator 1XBet – a week after Tottenham Hotspur terminated its sponsorship with the brand.

Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has signed a partnership agreement with energy drink brand Monster Energy, SportBusiness Sponsorship can reveal

The English Football Association has agreed a three-year partnership with the international arm of Japanese children’s entertainment property the Pokémon Company.

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Chelsea official automotive sponsor and sleeve sponsor Hyundai expanded its ‘supporters first’ #ForTheFans concept through the ‘Hyundai FC’ grassroots football programme.

Liverpool and shirt sponsor Standard Chartered teamed up on an initiative to help eliminate avoidable blindness, activated at Anfield through an audio ‘Kop Roar’ experience.

EA Sports’ sponsorship of the Premier League Primary Stars schools programme put the Fifa video game at the centre of the teaching resources provided by EA Sports and drove engagement with teachers and pupils alike.

DHL activated its official logistics partnership with Leicester City via ‘Win Global Exposure’: a B2B campaign targeting small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Everton and game maker Rovio activated their sleeve sponsorship by turning three Everton players into limited-edition characters in its latest version of the Angry Birds franchise.

The launch campaign for adidas’ 2019-20 Arsenal home kit focused on connecting the club’s global fan base to its North London home through themes of community, customs, language and inclusivity.

With sports statistics more readily available than ever, SAP’s ‘Who’s the Blue?’ campaign tested the knowledge of Manchester City fans through a global social media campaign.

Audi leveraged its Tottenham Hotspur partnership through a 2018-19 season social video series aimed at bringing to life the car company and club’s shared ‘dare to be different’ philosophy.

England’s Football Association has rolled the assets from three separate deals into its new deal with UK telco BT, which was agreed in June. 

Brighton and Hove Albion’s main shirt and stadium naming rights deal with payment services brand American Express is a club record.

1XBet spent big to oust BetVictor as Liverpool's exclusive betting partner, and MG Motor upgraded its China deal to global

Manchester United’s multi-year licensing and global partnership deal with Hawaiian sunglass brand Maui Jim reflects a new pricing and acquisition strategy for the club’s global partnerships. 

Several Premier League clubs have seen uplifts of 40 per cent or more in the value of their front-of-shirt rights going into the 2019-20 season, SportBusiness Sponsorship has learned.

Wolverhampton Wanderers has secured a significant increase in the value of its front-of-shirt rights, after striking a new deal with Asian-facing gambling platform ManBetX.

SportBusiness Sponsorship presents extensive research into partnerships at the four tennis Grand Slams – Wimbledon, Roland-Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open.

British sportswear brand Umbro has renewed its kit-supply agreements with Premier League clubs Everton and West Ham.

The partnership is understood to be a three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22, and builds on AXA’s existing Global Partner agreement with Liverpool.

The deal is the largest ever sponsorship investment in UK women’s sport and comes less than a year after the league went fully professional in September 2018.

Under the five-year global deal, Oppo will become the first Official Smartphone Partner of The Championships, Wimbledon, as the event is officially known.