16 09, 2016

Curious Which Brands Placed Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Brand Olympics? We Have You Covered!

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Cross-Channel Measurement, Marketing Analytics, Social Media Marketing|Tags: , , , , |

                    Now that the Games are over, here are some of the brands that scored big in the social engagement event for their Olympics marketing campaign. First, the medal winners. No surprise that they are all athletic apparel brands that had a lot at stake during the Olympics. [...]

30 08, 2016

Key Findings: Brand Olympics 2016

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Campaign Report, Cross-Channel Measurement, Social Media Marketing|Tags: , , , , |

The Olympics is one of marketing’s biggest stages as brands vie for the attention of consumers around the world. Since March of this year, we have been tracking the Olympics-related social activity of 40 brands - 38 worldwide and Team USA sponsors and two non-sponsors (adidas and Under Armour). Now that the Olympics torch has been [...]

18 08, 2016

The Social Engagement Value Of An Olympic Star

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: Campaign Report, Cross-Channel Measurement, Social Media Marketing|Tags: , , , , , |

Many brands - both sponsors and non-sponsors - are featuring/sponsoring athletes in their Olympic marketing campaigns. One of the benefits of sponsoring athletes is the ability to leverage their star power and their social followings, some of which are very large. We were curious about the value of a star Olympian’s social presence so we took [...]

16 08, 2016

How Olympics Non-Sponsors Are Taking Advantage Of Rule 40

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Campaign Report, Cross-Channel Measurement, Social Media Marketing|Tags: , , , , , |

Much has been written about the new Rule 40 that enables non-sponsors to market during the Olympics, unlike before. Now that the Olympics are underway, we took a look at the different approaches some non-sponsor brands are taking to engage with social audiences during the Games. Here are three different examples… Under Armour - The “Superstar” [...]

1 08, 2016

Visa: How Athletes Are Being Leveraged For Their Olympics Campaigns

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Campaign Report, Guest Perspective, Social Media Marketing|Tags: , , , |

Visa is an old pro when it comes to sponsoring major sporting events, like the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics. However, for the Rio Olympics, they are taking a different approach in terms of the role athletes (“Team Visa”) are playing in their marketing Olympics campaigns. We recently had a chance to speak with Jessica [...]

27 07, 2016

How Autotrader Is Creatively Marketing To The Olympics Without Marketing To The Olympics

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: Campaign Report|Tags: , , , |

If you are not an official Olympics sponsor, running an Olympics-related marketing campaign is not easy. As we discussed in a previous post, while the International Olympic Committee modified a rule (Rule 40) last summer that makes it possible for non-sponsors to run Olympics ad campaigns, there are a lot of restrictions. They can’t mention words [...]

29 06, 2016

Let the Brand Olympics Games Begin!

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Campaign Report, Digital Marketing, Marketing Analytics|Tags: , |

Today, we are kicking off our coverage of how brands are engaging and amplifying their presence around the Rio 2016 Olympics. We will be tracking the activities of Olympic sponsors and non-sponsors to come up with our own analysis of what is happening. In addition, we will be curating interesting content we find and will publish it [...]