Sponsorship effect tracking

The most important goal of our research into sponsorship effect is to chart the impact of sponsorship on brand development. We do not measure media value or exposure, but instead provide insights into the attitude and behaviour of consumers as a result of the sponsorship. Our insights show what impact sponsorship has on key performance indicators such as favourability, consideration, preference, and purchase.

We then make sure the message of the sponsorship is put out in the most effective way possible. In combination with providing insights into sponsorship effect, we help brands choose the right target audience, content, and channels for their activation strategy. We identify where opportunities lie to effectively increase sponsorship impact of successful campaigns.

Prove sponsorship effect

All people are different and so are fans. To prove the impact of sponsorship, we have developed the FanShipLevel model. This segmentation model allows us to break down in which ways people are engaged with a sponsorship domain (such as football, tennis or F1). When we research sponsorship effect, we analyse the results by measuring key performance indicators with different groups of people with different levels of engagement. For example: football fans versus a general audience. That is how we can isolate sponsorship effect on brand growth.

Trends: what impacts sponsorship efforts?

Blauw Sponsoring Insights always factors in trends within its research. To analyse the effects of the way the brand utilises the sponsorship - for example: through campaigns or events - we measure at different points in time, in a consistent fashion. Our analysis are geared towards tracking and comparing trends for different target audiences. That is how we can determine the effectiveness of sponsorship efforts of the brand.

Therefore, it is important to measure at different points in time. The timing of these measuring moments depends on the sponsorship, the specific sports season, and the brand. We choose the timing and frequency that fits best with the sponsorship. By measuring sponsorship effect with this approach, we help many international sponsors to increase their sponsorship impact on a continual basis.

Do you have a request or would you like to know more about our approach? Contact Eva Gerritse