At opendorse, we keep tabs on the news and resources impacting the athlete endorsement industry. Whether you’re a brand looking to learn from your peers, or an agent wanting to track trends, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s what we’re reading this week:
The Richest Athlete Endorsement Deals of All Time
Can you guess which athlete has earned the richest athlete endorsement of all time?: http://bit.ly/1avTbMN
opendorse perspective: As endorsements among athletes continue to grow, we are only going to keep seeing these dollar amounts continue to rise. Athletes that build the best relationships with their sponsors are the athletes that are going to see the most benefits.
The Harsh Financial Reality of Being a Paralympic Athlete
Many Paralympic athletes count solely on sponsorships and fundraising to afford to compete in the sport they love: http://read.bi/1kGEwFe
opendorse perspective: Not only do Paralympic athletes have some of the most incredible stories we hear, they love the sports they are involved in. Only with landing sponsorship and endorsement deals with companies, are they able to fund their dreams. We are here to help with just that.
The Flying Tomato Would Rather You Not Call Him That Anymore
No longer the “Flying Tomato”, Shaun White looks to capture gold once again in Sochi: http://nyti.ms/1j8B5D4
opendorse perspective: The world has witness practically every life stage, up to this point, of Shaun White. From when he started out, to being the best teen snowboard, to still dominating the snowboarding world, he has grown up personally and professionally. He understands that he is a business and he capitalizes on every opportunity presented to him.
The Five Best Sports Influencer Endorsements On The Web (2 of 2)
Check out these campaigns that made endorsement waves without million dollar budgets: http://huff.to/1eQKJcC
opendorse perspective: Our team was honored to be featured in the Huffington Post. These two cases (Fannect and iXL DoU?) are great examples that any company, big or small, can work with athlete influencers to help reach a target market and enhance a marketing campaign.
Fresh Off the Blog:
The last college “bowl” games are quickly approaching us, so we looked into the most marketable athletes coming out of college. First up, the East-West Shrine Game, taking place tomorrow, Saturday, January 18th in St. Petersburg, Florida at 4 PM EST. Here is our list of the top 25 most marketable athletes playing in the game tomorrow.
Another game tomorrow is the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, CA at 6 PM EST. We looked at the top 20 most marketable athletes playing in the game tomorrow.
If You’re Just Diving In:
If you’re new to the influencer marketing scene and are a little apprehensive about where to get started, here is our guide to help you learn about the industry.
Welp, that’s all we’ve got for this week, folks. Be sure to check back next week for more athlete endorsement industry news.