Geico is the largest media buyer in the car insurance sector, spending $1bn (€937m) on advertising in 2016.
Pizza restaurant chain Papa John’s now has central deals with two of the four major US leagues after replacing rivals Domino’s in Major League Baseball. The brand also has a multi-year deal in place with the National Football League under an agreement that was renewed in 2013.
The global sponsorship deal between watchmaker Hublot and WBSC Premier 12 focused on the association between the brand and the sport of baseball in key markets of Japan, Taiwan and Korea. While the deal focused on the brand association with the sport, it also had a key sales impetus with Hublot creating a Limited Edition watch.