Following The Maverick Group’s appointment by Pendragon as their agency of note, the Group have launched CarStore’s first purpose-led partnership. The used car retailer is teaming up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and aims to become the nation’s most dog-friendly car brand. This partnership comes hot on the heels of CarStore’s title sponsorship of Power Maxed Racing in the BTCC.
The Maverick Group have appointed sports industry veteran, Nick Addecott, to lead their Sports & Entertainment division. Nick joins the Group, bringing with him a wealth of experience with over 20 years’ in the industry, from setting up his own player agency Sanctuary Marketing, leading WSM Communications, with stints brand side at Wilson Sporting Goods, BetVictor and Sportingbet, before most recently leading sales and partnerships for SaaS fintech, Tappit.
Something’s changed in the world of sponsorship: sustainability has gone from being an afterthought to the main event. Consumers are demanding that brands do good and make a difference through meaningful, tangible action – and those that ignore the public do so at their peril.
2020 changed everything. Sports and entertainment marketing was turned on its head, and brands, teams, leagues, and fans had to find new ways of doing things, fast. As the dust settles on a year like no other, we’ve taken a look at how the sports and entertainment industry has adapted, and what the biggest trends of 2021 are likely to be.