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No Offseason For Endorsements: How Brands and Athletes Can Win The Offseason

Sports fans have enjoyed non-stop sports action this summer with major league seasons finding their rhythm. The NWSL was the first league to start a bubble season in June, kicking off the sports restart and leading the WNBA and PLL to start their bubble seasons in July. The NBA and NHL followed suit with their

NIL Earning Power
NIL Earning Power: College Football Top 10

College football is finally back in (almost) full swing. While recent months were marred with uncertainty for programs and conferences, athletes throughout the country have proven the power of their voice by promoting their return to play and supporting social justice issues throughout the difficult offseason. As the power of the student-athlete remains on display,

State of Sponsored Social Report

The athlete and influencer marketing industry is big business on social media. Nowhere has this become more clear than Instagram in the form of Branded Content. You’ve surely seen it across your feed: “Paid partnership with brand.” Brands of all sizes now look to accounts with influence to power their message and media on Instagram

Athletes vs. Influencers: Who Really Delivers for Sponsors on Social Media?

It’s an attention economy and we’re all livin’ in it. As social media marketers, we can no longer hope to engage an audience by rolling out cookie-cutter content backed with a modest ad-spend.  This publish-and-pray approach isn’t going to cut it. We’re not only competing with other marketers anymore. Instead, we’re competing for our audience’s

Opendorse Influencer Campaign
Top-Performing Athlete Influencer Marketing Campaigns of 2020

2020 has been a year has been unlike any other across the world and the sports industry. Despite seemingly constant uncertainty, the year has proved revolutionary for professional athletes. And even while restrictions that forced numerous events to be canceled or postponed — including March Madness and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics — the collective voice

Building an Endorsement Campaign with Athlete Influencers

Influencer marketing. Athlete endorsements. You’ve heard the terms, and perhaps you’ve given one or both a shot. Maybe you’re even among the marketers set to spend up to $10 billion on influencer marketing in 2020 (Influencer Marketing Hub, 2020). If you’re here, you know this isn’t a fad (see: $10 billion), but how has the

Driving attendance and foot traffic with athlete influencer marketing

I think Twitter’s great, but how is that going to get people out to my event? There are A LOT of ways to “get butts in seats” or bring fans out to your event—traditional avenues like radio and print among them—but it’s time to run a different play to invite people to attend your next

SEC NIL Earning Power: What Preseason All-SEC Players Could Earn with NIL Endorsements

“It just means more.” The SEC claims that college football is more meaningful in Southeastern Conference-country. The proclamation might ruffle some feathers among fans of other Power 5 programs, but it’s hard to argue with the results. From representation in the College Football Playoff to annual team recruiting rankings, the SEC holds its own as

How Seeking Scholarships Might Prepare Athletes for NIL Endorsements

Earning an athletic scholarship isn’t easy. High school athletes dream of the opportunity to continue their playing career in college. For most, it’s just not reality. Even those skilled enough in their sport to earn offers are likely striving for another at the next level. There’s always a step up… The athlete with D2 offers

The NBA’s Top-10 Endorsement Earners

Through several weeks of NBA Bubble isolation, we’ve seen the players’ performance on social media at its offseason best. From powerful social activism to effective partner promotions, NBA players continue to set the standard for success on social. More and more, it’s clear that an athlete’s social media performance is a powerful indicator of endorsement

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