American performance bedding company Bedgear’s one-year deal as the Official Performance Sleep System Partner of the NBA’s Boston Celtics was instigated by the team’s sporting department.
For 2017, we have researched over 800 deals, 41 sports and 11 selected markets to map out the sponsorship landscape of international federations and national governing bodies.
After month's of talks, Japanese athletics shoe and apparel manufacturer Asics agreed to sign off a three-year Official Partner deal, from 2017 to 2019, as the federation’s sole kit supplier.
Battery manufacturer Duracell is expanding its return to sports marketing with a three-year partnership with the Great Run Series which will build brand awareness for a mass audience, Alex Haslam, Duracell UK marketing manager, told Sports Sponsorship Insider.
Netherlands-based insurance company NN Group has added a second-tier National Sponsor deal with the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam to its growing, running-focused portfolio, while the Championships’ organisers admit national sales have proved “challenging”.
The World Marathon Majors (WMM) dominate rights fees among the top-tier IAAF Gold Label Road Races from race title sponsorships but untapped potential remains in a number races in important markets.