MarketInokay: New Sports Marketing Unit Will Focus on Post-Chargers San Diego

Brian Brokowski
Brian Brokowski of Allison+Partners

Allison+Partners, a San Francisco-based international public relations and advertising and marketing communications agency with an workplace in San Diego, has introduced the launch of Allison+Sports, a sports activities advertising and marketing specialty.

A press release from the agency mentioned, “The specialty will work with brands’ existing and planned sports sponsorships, athlete and celebrity endorsements and other marketing relationships to deliver integrated marketing strategy and execution, using an earned-first lens.”

The sports activities specialty will likely be led by Shane Winn, managing director of technique and sports activities advertising and marketing on the 500-employee company, which operates places of work in 34 markets and serves greater than 1,700 shoppers worldwide.  

“Today’s sports landscape is more intertwined with mainstream culture than ever before, providing extensive storytelling opportunities on and off the field,” mentioned Winn. “We know that relationship-building across an ecosystem of reporters, sponsors, properties and fans is the fuel that will bring these stories to life in a massive sea of sports headlines.”

Winn instructed Times of San Diego that San Diego provides alternatives for Allison+Sports. “In San Diego, we’ve been having conversations with Sports San Diego about the post-Chargers sports marketing landscape and ways in which we can support their mission of attracting more high-profile sporting events to San Diego,” Winn mentioned.

Sports San Diego is a newly fashioned native group whose major purpose is to e book sporting occasions that may finally increase native tourism {dollars}. The entity is run by the not-for-profit San Diego Bowl Game Association, which organizes the annual Holiday Bowl.

Shane Winn of Allison Sports

Funding is offered by lodge charges collected by the San Diego Tourism Marketing District and grants from a number of massive firms, together with Founding companions embrace Qualcomm, Kaiser Permanente and General Dynamics NASSCO. Sports San Diego will even elevate its personal funds and acquire income from future occasions produced by the group.

“The post-Chargers sports landscape is very interesting here,” mentioned Brian Brokowski, common supervisor of the company’s San Diego workplace. “While the Padres are a neighborhood treasure, the place we’re actually seeing the chance right here from a sports activities advertising and marketing standpoint is in decrease entry worth level alternatives being offered to entrepreneurs.

“In many cases, they have high returns on investment for brands looking for deeper engagement levels with highly defined target audiences. Organizations like Sports San Diego have been doing a great job attracting these events, which not only sell hotel rooms, fill restaurants and delight fans, but offer brands great exposure.”

In addition, Allison+Sports has launched a proprietary, data-driven instrument referred to as the Earned Performance Scorecard, which is able to use benchmarks to methodically consider and rating manufacturers in opposition to viewers messaging influence, social media stickiness, endorsement and companion influence, dialog creation and sentiment and purpose-pop tradition relevance.

According to Brokowski, “One of the ways we’ll be using the Earned Performance Scorecard here is to help existing and new clients get a better sense of how well their investments in sports are performing, what they may be leaving on the table, and how they can use communications and earned media to fine tune them.”

Allison+Partners was based in 2001 by Scott Allison and Andi Hardie Brown. Allison and Scott Pansky opened the San Diego workplace in 2002. The company is organized round 5 practices, together with client manufacturers, company, fame risk-public affairs, well being and expertise.

In 2010, MDC Partners acquired a majority curiosity in Allison+Partners. In 2021, Stagwell Marketing Group merged with MDC Partners to kind Stagwell, a world advertising and marketing and communications community.

(W)proper On Communications Hires David Cumpston as Director

(W)right On Communications, a San Diego PR agency, has introduced it has employed David Cumpston as director of its business-to-business and expertise observe teams.

He was beforehand served as affiliate VP and division supervisor with Havas Formula. His consumer expertise there included Wholly Guacamole model of dips, Daiya plant-based meals, QDOBA Mexican Eats, Solaray well being dietary supplements and West Marine, a series of sailing provide and fishing retail shops. 

David Cumpston

Cumpston has spent most of his 20-year profession in San Francisco the place he labored with corporations Landis Communications, Allison+Partners and MLS Group. His expertise consists of such shoppers as JP Morgan Chase, Aramark, Sodexo, SEGA, Horizon Organic, Sutter Health, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Walmart, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Orbitz, Best Western Hotels & Resorts and Velodyne Lidar.

At (W)proper On, Cumpston will oversee a portfolio that features XCOM Labs, Nuvve Corp., Allied Universal Security Systems and JPI Construction as shoppers, a press release mentioned.

Cumpston graduated cum laude from Texas State University with a bachelor’s diploma in mass communications. He is a two-time winner of Bulldog Media’s “Best Response to Breaking News” award. He additionally has led a number of campaigns acknowledged  with “Agency of the Year,” “Campaign of the Year” and “Product Launch of the Year” awards from the Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators and Forbes.

“David is seasoned public relations agency pro and it shows,” mentioned Julie Wright, president of (W)proper On. “He hit the ground sprinting with creativity, thoughtfulness and grace. We’re excited to leverage his decades of strategic insight to move our client partners forward in their respective categories.”

Founded in 1998, (W)proper On operates places of work in San Diego, Los Angeles and North Vancouver, British Columbia.

San Diego AMA Chapter Drops Organizing Cause Conference 

The American Marketing Association San Diego chapter has relinquished its function of organizing the favored San Diego Cause Conference after greater than 21 years of presenting the tutorial and networking occasion. The Cause Conference is understood for audio system discussing greatest enterprise practices to assist firms and nonprofits turn into simpler and develop the influence of their cause-driven enterprises.

The yr, the Better Business Bureau in San Diego and the San Diego Business Journal, a weekly enterprise newspaper, has stepped ahead to current the 2022 Cause Conference from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, on the University of San Diego.

Parker Pike, a companion with San Diego Social Venture Partners, a granting and consulting group and founding father of the Cause Conference 24 years in the past, instructed Times of San Diego the native AMA chapter couldn’t muster the volunteers wanted to undertake one other Cause Conference occasion.

“Like many professional networking groups that rely on volunteers, the local AMA chapter has experienced a decline in membership and board support, although they are providing all past resources and their large database to support this year’s event,” mentioned Pike, who additionally teaches advertising and marketing on the UCSD Extension.

“The situation with AMA presented an opportunity to engage other organizations that share the same vision for helping companies, donors and nonprofit be even stronger together,” Pike mentioned. “This event is now the catalyst to bring together even more collaboration, innovative thinking and the entrepreneurial spirit that makes up so much of San Diego’s business reputation. The Cause Conference has always been a platform for sharing groundbreaking ideas to help the business community reach their purpose-driven goals.”

2022 Cause Conference co-chairs are Donna DeBerry, CEO of the San Diego County Black Chamber of Commerce, and Grant Oliphant, CEO of The Conrad Prebys Foundation. The Cause Conference management workforce embrace Larry Kesslin, BBB entrepreneurial ambassador, and Pike. For early fowl registration and a listing of occasion presenters, go to

Marketing Prof Writes New Book on Solo Travel 

Point Loma Nazarene University advertising and marketing professor Dr. Mary Beth McCabe has written a brand new e book about her different ardour of touring by herself.

5 Steps to Solo Travel, A Woman’s Guide to Travel in Her Prime, Part A,” launched final month, has been ranked as excessive as #4 on Amazon’s “solo travel” class. McCabe makes use of Dr. Mary Travelbest as her pen title.

According to McCabe, the 174-page guidebook is focused for the 47-to-74-year-old lady who has skilled a life change, reminiscent of retiring, relocating, divorcing or turning into a widow. “The key to success for a woman traveling alone is to take the book’s five steps in order. She needs to jump-in at every step so she can choose her own unique journey,” McCabe mentioned.

“Whether a woman travels by plane, bus, train, bicycle, foot or wheelchair, solo travel is essentially a confidence builder for anyone who feels stuck. Women need to travel in their prime while they still have the ability.”

The 5 steps embrace begin with an in a single day keep near dwelling, adopted by visiting a close-by state, then touring to a number of U.S. states earlier than touring abroad to an English-speaking nation and, lastly, touring to a non-native nation to find out about one other tradition.

The chapters cowl journey tips, together with lodging, packing, floor transportation, private well being and security, planning and classes realized — all based mostly on McCabe’s journeys over the previous 30 years to all 50 states, plus six continents (Antarctica not but).

McCabe’s new e book (“Part A”) is a follow-up to her first e book, “The World’s First Guide to Independent Travel,” printed in 1993, which has bought 10,000 copies and has spawned a weekly podcast that’s at the moment ranked among the many high 10 % of downloaded podcasts with about 40,000 downloads. McCabe has recorded about 175 episodes, every about five-to-eight minutes in size.

The subsequent e book, to be referred to as “5 Steps to Solo Travel, A Woman’s Guide to Travel in Her Prime, Part B,” is scheduled for launch in September.

The Part A e book, printed by Sun Marketing, prices $9.99 on Kindle or $19.98 for a paperback on Amazon. On Independence Day, Monday, July 4, as a tie-in to an “independence” theme, the e book will promote on Amazon for $10.98, a forty five % financial savings.

“Independence and solo travel have much in common,” mentioned McCabe. “Traveling brings the world closer to peaceful living through understanding other cultures.”  

Rick Griffin is a San Diego-based public relations and advertising and marketing advisor. His MarketInokay column seems weekly on Mondays in Times of San Diego.

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