Partners

Activative

Activative is a sponsorship activation intelligence and insights company that help clients – rights owners, brands, agencies and professional services - stay at the forefront of this evolving landscape. Through consulting, monitoring and publishing, we focus on emerging strategies and tactics, original and innovative ideas, future facing media and new technologies across the sponsorship and partnership space - from sports, music, arts and culture, to education, ecology, cause and corporate social responsibility.

ESA

ESA is the professional association of the sponsorship industry with members throughout Europe. It exists to inspire, educate and raise standards within the sponsorship and wider industry. The Association believes in the power of sponsorship to inspire more engaging marketing.

ESA runs a part-time online sponsorship Diploma and an arts sponsorship Certificate, organises education events, provides access to best practice material and is working to develop the next generation of marketers.

Incorporated Society of British Advertisers

ISBA is the only body who solely represent the interests of responsible UK advertisers across the industry, government and EU.  

Our remit covers all marketing and media communications and we are a highly influential and respected organisation with over 450 brands in membership, protecting a media spend to the value of £10 Billion.  We are the gateway for advertisers to the UK self-regulatory system via CAP and BCAP - the Committees of Advertising Practice – and ensure debates are balanced and evidence-led.

 

In addition and as part of membership, we support our members with exclusive services to help enhance marketing effectiveness and get the best value from their agency spend.  ISBA is unique as we only allow advertisers into membership, hence our members receive impartial and objective guidance and advice.

iSportConnect

 

iSportconnect is the largest global private network of sports business executives where membership is exclusive and follows a strict door policy. iSportconnect.com provides great opportunities for online business networking, news, market data & analysis, columns, discussions, listings of events & jobs. There are no introductory fees and no limits on communication. The online platform is complemented by exclusive & members only events such as the Directors’ Club, which consists of director-level sports business executives who have the opportunity to network face-to-face and discuss relevant topics with a panel of experts. 

Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. We will invest over £1 billion of National Lottery and Exchequer funding between 2012 and 2017 in organisations and projects that will:

 

  • Help more people have a sporting habit for life
  • Create more opportunities for young people to play sport
  • Nurture and develop talent
  • Provide the right facilities in the right places
  • Support local authorities and unlock local funding
  • Ensure real opportunities for communities.
SportBusiness Group

SportBusiness Group has been supporting sport business professionals for 20 years, with a reputation for high quality, integrity and global insight, our information services are relied upon by the industry year after year. We connect and engage with some of the most influential figures from sporting federations, governing bodies and key rights holders to leading sponsors, broadcasters and sport marketing companies. Our services are valued and trusted worldwide and include: SportBusiness International, Sports Sponsorship Insider and TV Sports Markets

Sportcal

Sportcal is the most comprehensive provider of sports market intelligence.  Based in Wimbledon Village, we have been at the forefront of the sports industry for over 25 years with in-depth market news, data, analysis and insight.  

Our product suite consists of our Intelligence Centre, premium platforms Media; Sponsorship and Events, as well as our Insight service combining News, Calendar, Directory and quarterly magazine Sportcal Insight.  

Sportcal also produces the annual ‘Global Sports Impact Report’ which analyses the impact of major world championships and multi-sport games each year on their host cities and nations. 

The Public Relations Consultants Association

 

The PRCA is the largest PR association in Europe, representing over 18,000 people in agencies, in-house teams, and individuals. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and is committed to raising and protecting industry standards. PRCA members are bound by strict codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. 

For more information please visit www.prca.org.uk

The Sport and Recreation Alliance

The Sport and Recreation Alliance believes that the power of sport and recreation can change lives and bring communities together. Together with our members and in partnership with the wider sector, we make the most of opportunities and tackle the areas that provide a challenge.

We provide advice, support and guidance to our members and the sector, who represent traditional governing bodies of games and sport, county sports partnerships, outdoor recreation, water pursuits, and movement and dance exercise.

As the voice of the sector, we work with Government, policy makers and the media to make sure grassroots sport and recreation grows and thrives. Having an active nation is important as it delivers huge benefits to society and the millions of participants, volunteers, staff and spectators.

To find out more about our work, please visit: https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/

 

 

Think! Sponsorship

Think!Sponsorship delivers sponsorship intelligence to the UK sponsorship marketplace. Our products and services are used by sponsors, sponsorship agencies and sponsorship seekers from across the sports, arts, charity, entertainment, broadcast, local council, music, entertain­ment and media sectors. We are best known for our flagship conference - Think!Sponsorship, which has been widely acclaimed as the trade meeting ground for sponsorship in the UK and has seen over 5000 delegates attend the event. 

However, we are much more than an event! We own a number of products and services that provide opportunities for those working within sponsorship to develop best practice, promote their proposition, and create new contacts. These include our database tool Find!Sponsorship, our acclaimed training series – Sell!Your Sponsorship Workshops & our networking events  Talk!Sponsorship.