Blake Lawrence Opendorse Deals and Monitor
Announcing The Next Generation of Athlete Endorsements

Last week, we made one of the landmark announcements in Opendorse history. I shared a vision — one that we’ve had from the beginning — to bring the athlete endorsement industry together with the technology it needs to succeed. We shared our vision to prepare this ecosystem for the new era of athlete endorsements… the

Ready For More: How the Past Decade has Prepared Opendorse for the Future of Name, Image, and Likeness Rights

On March 10, 2020, we announced our partnership with Nebraska Athletics, debuting the Opendorse Ready™ program to the college sports world. The goal — to help student-athletes, coaches, and administrators at all levels prepare for the coming changes to name, image and likeness rights policies that have long limited the earning potential for NCAA athletes.

B2B Prospecting Made Possible with Social Media

Generating new, valuable leads is no easy task for B2B sales teams. You can send dozen of cold emails and dial hundreds of unsuspecting prospects… but the reality is, traditional cold sales techniques have gone stale. Those calls and emails that sales teams have relied on? They’re often unwanted. Even if you do get a

how to write a personal brand statement
How to Write a Personal Brand Statement

You may have heard the term “branding” or “brand statement” tossed around in business books or articles before. You may have glossed over it, because why would you as an employee of another company need one. Or, you might think that branding just means a logo and the colors a company uses on their website.

Conversions that matter in digital marketing
9 Conversion Metrics You Should be Measuring

You can’t prove that your marketing efforts are successful without measuring the right metrics. Although there are thousands of metrics you can track, conversions are arguably the most important. The ability to measure conversions is a fundamental part of digital marketing that determines if a business is achieving its goals. Every organization has goals specific

Opendorse for Business
Introducing Opendorse For Business™: The solution that unlocks people-powered social media

Today I’m excited to share the launch of Opendorse for Business, a new solution for businesses to streamline content publishing with their people on social media. Opendorse is rooted in sports and helping athletes — that’s who we are and always will be. But from day-one at Opendorse, I have been passionate about the opportunity

The Opportunity with Social Media

What’s possible with social media is largely underestimated and even misunderstood. What businesses and organizations began to look to in the mid-2000s as a group of nice-to-have channels to broadcast company news and converse with fans has become so much more. It’s more than a fun opportunity for an intern. Social is an opportunity to

Name Image, and Likeness Rights for Marketing part 3
Navigating Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Part 3

Measurement Before you complete your first promotion or get your products prepared to market, it’s important to identify measurable metrics and data points to help determine if your use of athlete name, image and likeness created value for your organization. While there are endless ways to determine the success of any business decision, we have

Top MLB Content During Quarantine from Opendorse
How MLB Players Can Connect With Fans and Build Personal Brands

The sports world is in uncharted waters. While we should be looking forward to Opening Day, we’re instead left to wonder when baseball will return to the diamond. But while the first pitch remains undetermined, many players are turning to social media to stay connected to their peers and fans, while growing their personal brands.

How to Build A Network

Establishing a network of social media advocates – from ambassadors and employees to athletes and celebrity influencers – is at the core of a successful social media strategy in 2020. While platform algorithms and best-practices change, one truth remains the same: people have the power on social media. The influence of individuals is measurably more