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Event management company 4Sports & Entertainment is set to make a profit on the returning European Open after it secured carmaker Porsche as the event title sponsor.

The Jaguar sports car brand, part of the Jaguar Land Rover group, aims to double its sales revenue in the UK this year with the launch of new models. The sales push is backed by its  sponsorship of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships as the Official Car supplier.

With the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo around the corner, it appears that Japanese companies are far more ready to risk a bigger proportion of their marketing budgets on sports sponsorships

Sports Sponsorship Insider understands that Japanese carmaker Toyota will pay an astonishing figure for the International Olympic Committee’s TOP Partner rights in the new ‘mobility’ sector category, for eight years from 2017 to 2024.

India-based car manufacturer Tata Motors is using sports sponsorship to increase brand awareness and acceptance in Australia.

The International Cricket Council, world cricket’s governing body, has signed three major deals for rights connected with the 2015 ICC World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in February and March next year.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has secured higher prices in renewed deals with carmaker Kia Motors America and financial services company BBVA, with both brands highlighting the league’s digital platforms as a key value driver.

A rise in brand awareness, brand perception and overall sales in the US were major factors in the decision of carmaker Kia Motors America to renew its position with the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The PGA Tour has taken a one-year title sponsorship deal with American carmaker Cadillac for the World Golf Championships (WGC) Match Play to give itself more time to find a long-term title sponsor for the event.

Luxury carmaker Cadillac is aiming to create a strong lifestyle brand using golf event sponsorship and creative marketing strategies.

Global brand awareness and active customer engagement are the drivers behind Czech car manufacturer Škoda’s sponsorship programme.

German carmaker BMW will measure results from its supplier deal with Formula E before deciding whether to further its involvement in the competition.

Japanese carmaker Nissan is looking to enforce a cohesive marketing strategy across all of its sporting properties in order to push the same message across its key markets.

The Indian Super League (ISL), a three-month franchise-based football tournament, is a joint enterprise between US-based sports and media group IMG, Indian-based conglomerate Reliance Industries and Indian media and entertainment company Star India.

Carmaker Nissan has signed a five-year deal with City Football Group (CFG), the first such sponsorship signed by the joint football enterprise.