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Top 10 Athlete Influencers For Father's Day

Jun 20, 2020 2:08:38 PM / by Jesse Prottas posted in Influencer, MLB, NBA, NFL, olympics, father's day

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With Father's Day approaching sooner than we may have expected, we've decided to take some time and look at some of the best father figure athletes on the OpenSponsorship platform.  With over 6,000 athletes on our platform it is hard single out a 'top 10' that are great fathers, especially when we know there are countless other athletes on our platform that are superstar dads.  This list is comprised of those all-star dad's that have no hesitation in showing off their beloved children  on their social media pages for their fanbase and the entire world to see.

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CBD Sponsorships in Sports

Jun 19, 2020 4:51:33 PM / by Zack Smith posted in NBA, NFL, NHL, Golf, cbd, pga

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The legalization of CBD in all 50 US states in recent years brought a flood of brands selling different CBD products, and sports sponsorship has been the most popular area for their brands to build awareness and spread information about their product. The 4 major US sports leagues have not yet warmed up to the idea of embracing these brands as partners, but other sports leagues have started to work with them. This includes the BIG3 basketball league, IndyCar racing teams, and active players in the PGA. In addition, retired players in the NBA and NFL have teamed up for great sponsorship deals with CBD brands and these players have started to lobby for CBD products to be allowed for active players to use.

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Athletes on TikTok

Mar 30, 2020 4:08:57 PM / by Zack Smith posted in ad, ads opportunities, how to find sponsorship, influencer marketing, influencers, LeBron James, marketing, marketing ideas, marketing opportunities, marketing strategy, marketing tools, NBA, open sponsorship, OpenSponsorship, shaquille o'neal, social media, social media athletes, Sponsor, sponsored athletes, sponsoring athletes, sponsors, sponsorship, sponsorships, sports, sports marketing, sports marketing campaigns, sports sponsorship, sports sponsorships, sports technology for athletes, athlete endorsement, Athlete Endorsements, athlete marketing, athletes on social media, Basketball, brand deals, Brand Endorsements, brands, Endorsement, endorsements, fan engagement, National Basketball Association, trends, Tik Tok

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The Coronavirus pandemic has taken the sports world by storm, and athletes now have an unprecedented amount of time on their hands leading to an increase in the number of athletes on TikTok. Some are taking on new hobbies -see Giannis Antetokounmpo learning the guitar and Cody Zeller learning to cook and play the guitar (well, trying to). Some are doing their best to stay in shape at home- nice setup, Serge Ibaka! But most of all, athletes are more active and engaging on social media than ever before. The most interesting takeaway from this uptick in social media activity has been the increase in athletes on TikTok.

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Sports innovation for athletes

Jun 23, 2017 3:59:58 PM / by Arsène Rasoamanana posted in american football, humon, influencer marketing, innovation, innovation for athletes, innovations for athletes, marketing, marketing opportunities, NBA, NFL, Sponsor, sponsoring athletes, sponsorship, sport technology, sports, sports innovation for athletes, sports marketing, sports sponsorship, sports techie, sports technology, statsports, UFC, vicis, athlete health, athletes on social media, Brand Endorsements, breakthroughs, Endorsement, football, guardlab

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What's cooler than sports innovation for athletes? It enables athletes to play harder for their team, be safer while competing and fans can know more about their favorite athletes.

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Overview of the Upcoming NBA Jersey Advertising Opportunities

Mar 31, 2017 5:01:12 PM / by Arsène Rasoamanana posted in ad, ads opportunities, jersey, jerseys, marketing, marketing opportunities, marketing strategy, marketing tools, NBA, OpenSponsorship, patch, sports, sports brands, sports league, sports marketing, sports sponsorship, Uncategorized, Brand Endorsements

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It was the news that broke the internet in May of last year. No, not Kim Kardashian's bubbly balancing booty; we're referring to NBA commissioner Adam Silver announcing the opening up of NBA jersey advertising opportunities.

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Shirt Sleeve Sponsorship Opens Up

Mar 20, 2017 4:34:14 PM / by Jason Lampkin posted in Influencer, influencer marketing, influencers, Local athletes, Local Businesses, NBA, shirt sleeve sponsorship, shirt sponsorship, sleeve sponsorship, social media, social media athletes, Sponsor, sponsored athletes, sponsoring athletes, sponsors, sports, sports brands, Sports Sponsor, sports sponsorship, sports sponsorships, athlete, athlete endorsement, Athlete Endorsements, athlete influencer, athlete marketing, Brand, brand ambassador, brand building, branding, business

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Manchester City's 2007/08 season started with new owner Thaksin Shinawatra splurging £30 million by adding eight relatively high-profile players to the first team squad. The main source of the funds? The Thai billionaire businessman's bulging wallet. Sure, the teams sponsorship agreements helped, but secondary shirt sleeve sponsorship, which would have added another stream of income, hadn't even been considered. In fact, the idea hadn't even been considered in the entire soccersphere.

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I got my ideal Brand Ambassador. Now what?

Nov 8, 2016 12:54:33 PM / by Ishveen Anand posted in AIG, MLB, NBA, New Zealand Rugby Union, sports sponsorship, Uncategorized, athlete endorsement, athlete influencer, brand ambassador, Brand Endorsements, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Conor McGregor, Hankook Tires

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One element that we often see missing from brands' influencer efforts is how they leverage the events afterwards.

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NFL Athlete vs. Fashion Blogger - The ROI Game

Oct 11, 2016 12:12:16 PM / by Ishveen Anand posted in 1800 flowers, influencer marketing, mike and mike, NBA, NFL, orbit gum, photoshoots, pr, social media, tryrann manthieu, Uncategorized, athlete marketing, brands, Demarcus Ware, five four club

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Don’t just reach your target audience, encourage them to engage with your brand. Athlete marketing campaigns are extremely successful. Here’s why:

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