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  • Heineken on Champions League – Marking its Ground

    I believe everyone knows Heineken sponsors UEFA Champions League. It’s very clear, since the brewery is always reinforcing its position. Its ads on the opening and closing of the broadcasts, with the famous lyrics of the start of the games (“These are the Champions”) don’t allow this to pass unnoticed.

    UEFA surely agrees with its media partners a preference to sell the broadcast sponsorship to the event sponsors. However, they don’t have to exercise this preference. Therefore, congratulations to Heineken, who does it with a lot of competence, what can be seen on the videos below.

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    (David Fuller’s tip: http://www.yachtsponsorship.com/)

    This post starts with the picture above following the saying: “a picture says a thousand words”. Hugo Boss, who already uses its sailing sponsorship and its gorgeous images to spread very cool pics and videos through internet (above), this time, innovated. They joined together sailing and wakeboard and generated unique images that are surely being spread on the web.

    Photo copyright Mark Lloyd

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  • Nescau Xpression Session – Generating Excitement

    Radical sports are extremely rich in amazing images and moves. Surf, for its scenario, is almost perfect. Nescau, the Brazilian market leader in powdered chocolate, shines in its Super Surf, the Brazilian surf championship, sponsorship.

    The brand not only sponsors the event, but “owns” one of the most exciting moments: the Expression Session, a moment in which all the athletes go into the water together and the one who makes the best trick is the winner. The brand dresses the athletes up with its colours (red and yellow) and the excitement takes the public on the beach, who can’t take their eyes off of the sea.

    This action generates more exposure for the brand in the event and in the media coverage and provides several extras, like content to the brand website, promotional opportunities, relationship with the spectators on the beach and at home, images for packaging and several others. Of course, the concept of the action aligned with the brand’s concept is essential.

    This action was piloted by the brand’s agency (JWT), together with the event promoter (Abril) and, of course, Nestlé marketing and communications teams. I had the pleasure of taking part in the sponsorship activation for the public on the sand (with Aktuell), a case I’ll share with you in a later post.

    Take a look at the Nescau Xpression Session in Porto de Galinhas 2008 in the video below. It’s really exciting!

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  • Mic Label – Another simple and effective

    Back to simpler ideas that leverage return, this small label / sticker placed on the top of the microphones during collective interviews guarantees the brand exposure whichever filming angle the TV network chooses. I don’t know who the first to use it was, but it is definitely clever and is being spread. Here you can see it being used by Grêmio and Corinthians. The pics are very small, but it looks good on TV.

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  • Adidas Euro08 – Huge and effective

    In the last post I talked about a simple and effective activation. In this one I’ll remember a not that simple one, but it is one of my favorites. Alright, it’s not that up to date, it happened during Euro 2008, but it’s worth remembering. Adidas, with an image of the goalkeeper Peter Cech in a Vienna Ferris wheel, marked its territory as an event sponsor. Take a look at it in the morning and during the night.

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