Football

In July and August 2020, Everton and technical partner hummel rolled out ‘More Then Eleven’: a multiple kit launch campaign focused on equality, inclusivity and the strong bond between the club and its global fanbase.

With mascots excluded from stadia after the Premier League's restart in June 2020, Spurs mascot sponsor Kumho Tire pivoted to develop a virtual junior mascots program.

To celebrate Liverpool winning the Premier League in 2019-20, beer partner Carlsberg launched a limited-edition commemorative ‘Champions Beer’ promoted through global and local campaigns in more than 30 markets.

In December 2020, primary partner Honda leveraged its Vietnam Football Federation rights through a TV, digital and social campaign pushing the idea that every goal the side scored was a result of the shared dreams of the entire country.

Running from September 2020 to April 2021, ‘A World United’ was a fan engagement and data capture activation based around a virtual stadium and a monthly prize draw for participating supporters and employees.

UnionPay International used a three-phase campaign around the 2019 ICC competition to boost sales among Singaporean football fans

With fans stuck at home during Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020, Midea ran a three-month social media engagement campaign that saw Man City players and legends encourage fans to take part in a series of at-home skills challenges.

Ahead of the January 2021 #SkrillDay game against Juventus, AC Milan payment partner Skrill promoted its services via a week-long, incentivised TikTok hashtag challenge.

The centrepiece of DHL’s Hero Indian Super League activation during the pandemic-affected 2020-21 season saw the international logistics brand deliver the match ball to every game via drone to minimise unnecessary contact.

In July 2020, as the pandemic curtailed live events, new Chelsea shirt sponsor Three worked with the club and its kit supplier Nike on an augmented reality kit launch campaign.

Through India’s 2019-20 I-League season, Real Kashmir FC and kit partner Adidas rolled out an influencer-led campaign to boost second team support for the club (which had to play all its matches away from home due to security issues in Kashmir).

To celebrate what would have been Bob Paisley’s 100th birthday year, Standard Chartered updated its Stand Red campaign for 2019-20 by using modern tech to connect fans with the legendary manager.

As Covid-19 struck the UK, West Ham and its Official Destination Partner created a branded virtual activation that brought contest winners and club legends together to watch home Premier League matches.

Through the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, Deliveroo teamed up with Leeds United to increase the volume of restaurant partnerships within the greater Leeds area and drive mass market awareness amongst English football fans.

After Covid-19 brought global travel to a standstill in 2020, Thai travel retailer King Power showed its support for Thai tourism by leveraging its Leicester City jersey sponsorship.

Ahead of the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup, adidas launched its new Sweden shirt with an initiative that saw back-of-shirt numbers replaced by images of female role models.

In 2020-21, eToro leveraged its multiple European club soccer sponsorships to build brand awareness and promote its CopyTrader function.