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The Coca-Cola Premier League Trophy Tour of UK & Ireland, which ran through March and April 2019, visited major football centres to give fans unique, shareable experiences.

Through the 2018-19 season, Dutch optician Hans Anders played on the Eredivisie’s introduction of VAR with a pitchside billboard activation at PSV Eindhoven.

PSG teamed up with its sponsors and suppliers to raise funds for Parisian medical workers during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In autumn 2019, Beko rolled out an online video series that continued its strategy of using the Barcelona sponsorship to promote healthy lifestyles.

Running from March 2018 to May 2019, Drive for More leveraged Yokohama’s Chelsea shirt sponsorship to convert consumers at the point of sale.

Manchester United has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Government of Malta and the Malta Tourism Authority that will promote the island nation to the English Premier League club’s global f…

Food delivery company Deliveroo has entered into a partnership with French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint-Germain

La Liga’s Real Sociedad will open its newly renovated, 40,000-capacity stadium – under the new Reale Arena moniker – on Saturday, while the club is close to striking a new shirt sponsorship deal. T

Mainz 05 has extended partnerships with financial services firm Sparkasse Mainz and textile management company Mewa, while fellow German Bundesliga football club FC Augsburg has renewed agreements with…

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In February and August 2019, the multi-channel, multi-phase activation sought to launch Coca-Cola’s re-entry to the UK football space.

A tongue-in-cheek activation from FC Köln’s official insurance partner, the selfie scarf allowed fans to support the promotion-chasing team in person and online simultaneously.

March 2020 saw Standard Chartered celebrate a decade of Liverpool FC sponsorship with a blockbuster film called ‘A Liverpool Story’, which emphasised the values of determination and long-term commitment.

In October 2019, Budweiser leveraged its NWSL sponsorship through a Megan Rapinoe- fronted campaign that aimed to solicit new sponsors for the US women’s professional league.

Captain Morgan joined MLS as official rum and spirits partner in 2019, activating through a season-long campaign that spanned stadium signage, around-the-ground street teams and sampling, ticket giveaways, national television ads, OOH work and digital and social content.

The stand-out activation in Malaysia Airlines' three-season partnership with Liverpool was a spring 2018 contest that incentivised fans to create and share their unique Liverpool cheers.

In July 2019, Audi’s American arm launched a new multi-year youth initiative within its MLS activation programme called ‘Goals Drive Progress’.

In 2016-17, Delta leveraged its Chelsea partnership to refresh its in-flight safety video with an animated film featuring stars Willian, Gary Cahill and César Azpilicueta.

Bookmaker M88 activated its 2018-19 Bournemouth shirt sponsorship with initiatives spanning fan promotions, live events and a comic video series aimed at fans and customers in Asia.

Through late 2018 and early 2019, Manchester United’s global betting partner brought in several players to attempt two football skills world records.

At the start of December 2019, Qatar Airlines leveraged its sponsorships with AS Roma, FC Bayern Munich and Fifa with an in-flight safety video based around a fictional pre-match team-talk.

Long-time club sponsor Carlsberg celebrated the May 2019 anniversary of Liverpool going ‘all-red’ with a limited edition red-label red barley beer.

In 2016, Emirates leveraged its Hamburg shirt sponsorship with an on-pitch ‘safety demonstration’ that became a social media video phenomenon.

A digital campaign run by Manchester City, sponsor SAP and the Cityzens Giving programme, the activation ran from February to July 2019 and highlighted the fans who helped their communities thrive.

In 2018-19, the Rwanda Development Board activated its deal with Arsenal via a suite of efforts aimed at making tourism a key contributor to the country’s economy.

Fiorentina and Le Coq Sportif launched their 2017-18 kit via a digital-first campaign promoting the familiar purple home jersey alongside four away kits – each representing one of the city’s ancient neighbourhoods.

Expedia-owned Hotels.com activated its rights at Spurs during the 2018-19 season with a programme that spanned digital signage, perimeter LEDs, big screens and interior television both at the club’s temporary Wembley home and then its new stadium.

Marriott signed as Manchester United’s first official hotel partner primarily to promote awareness of its new Marriott Bonvoy Rewards brand.

Emirates unveiled its ‘Fly Better’ brand promise in October-November 2018, with a launch phase led by the airline’s sports sponsorship portfolio and culminating with AC Milan’s home game against Juventus.