LA84, the original pop-up Olympics

la84still3_0The IOC has an exhibition to mark 30 years since the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Creative Review has a nice, well, review of the exhibition dedicated to “the look that the late Deborah Sussman and team created for the Games, alongside a show of the 15 art posters originally commissioned for the event.” Continue reading “LA84, the original pop-up Olympics”

Why Does Ambush Marketing Get So Much Coverage? And Other Questions From The ESA Summit

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Good panel at ESA Summit on Sponsorship and the media. Talking to Owen Gibson of The Guardian, Kevin Peake formerly of Npower and Alun James of Four Communications, we looked at the type of stories that were covered in the run up to London 2012, and then questioned their impact on the image of the industry. Continue reading “Why Does Ambush Marketing Get So Much Coverage? And Other Questions From The ESA Summit”

12 Questions I Might Ask At SportsPro Live

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I’ve been asked to moderate the sponsorship panel at SportsPro Live, taking place at The Emirates Stadium this Thursday. They have brought together a really interesting panel of speakers and I’m mulling question areas. Early draft below.  Continue reading “12 Questions I Might Ask At SportsPro Live”

Winter Wonderland

There’s a government white paper in this paragraph (from WSJ).

Norway itself is a Winter Olympics marvel: With only five million people, it has won 303 Winter Olympic medals, far more than any other country on the planet. To find a country smaller than world-leading Norway on the all-time Winter Olympics medal table, you have to travel down to Croatia, which ranks 24th with 11 medals.

We Should Listen To David Stern, He Knows Stuff

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I went to the Sport Industry breakfast expecting something a bit dry and worthy. American sports executives are not renowned for their comedy chops. The NBA is known as Nothing But Attorneys for good reason. So I was quite taken aback by David Stern and Adam Silver’s Abbott and Costello act. Continue reading “We Should Listen To David Stern, He Knows Stuff”

West Ham, Legacy And The Percentage Of Boys Who Masturbate. This Story Has It All

Realpolitik, I think they call it.  Continue reading “West Ham, Legacy And The Percentage Of Boys Who Masturbate. This Story Has It All”

The Flip Side Of Listing Women’s Sport

I’m there in sentiment. And I wish the campaign to get women’s sport on to the listed event status well and have waved the flag here, here and here among many other places.

But I’ve got some niggling questions. Continue reading “The Flip Side Of Listing Women’s Sport”