Toronto, ON – Sponsorships are a tactic in the arsenal of many savvy marketers. When the chemistry between a sponsor and property is right, it can truly boost a brand’s image and resonate with consumers. Ipsos Reid, Canada’s market intelligence leader and part of global market research firm Ipsos, and TrojanOne, an entrepreneurial marketing agency, partnered to determine the properties that bring the most value to their sponsors – from the consumers’ perspective.
The results were from the latest wave of the Canada’s Most Valuable Property (MVP) Study. It establishes a “Value Metric” to measure the degree of emotional connection each property can create between consumers and its sponsors and directly link that to positive business outcomes. The study also identifies the seven drivers of this connection.
Drawing on qualitative input from industry experts and a nationwide survey of over 1000 Canadians, the performance of 100 Canadian properties was measured across a number of sectors, including sports, arts, causes, festivals/events and entertainment. Based on these results, nine MVP’s were announced at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum in Ottawa on July 11, 2014.
“We began this study in 2012, after both properties and sponsors repeatedly expressed their desire to add a validated emotional element to the measurement and evaluation of their programs,” says Jordan Levitin, Senior Vice President with Ipsos Reid. “Specifically, they wanted to focus on the shared equity halo or ‘the love’ that a sponsorship can create with consumers, and develop an understanding of what drives this. After all, this is the connection that ultimately influences, and activates, consumer behaviour.”
The Most Valuable Properties in Each Category are:
- Health Causes and Overall MVP: Heart and Stroke Foundation
- Social Causes: Salvation Army
- Environmental Causes: World Wildlife Fund
- Youth Causes: UNICEF Canada
- Professional Sports: NHL
- Amateur Sports: Canadian Paralympic Teams
- Arts: Major Museums and Art Galleries
- Entertainment: Hockey Night in Canada
- Events: Summer Cultural Festivals
The study also identified Canada’s most respected Sponsor: Tim Horton’s.
“Sponsorships are an integral component of a marketing strategy because they tap directly into consumers’ passions and can make a lasting impression,” says Norm O’ Reilly, Senior Advisor with TrojanOne. “This study is invaluable in helping businesses plan, activate and evaluate these sponsorship activities, thereby increasing effectiveness, and ultimately, providing positive business and marketing outcomes.”
For more information about the study, please visit our product page.
For more information on this news release please contact:
Director, Marketing Services
Ipsos in North America
(416) 920-7044 ext. 344
About TrojanOne Ltd.
TrojanOne is an entrepreneurial marketing agency, working with blue chip corporations to create and deliver brand experiences, and with sport, cause and entertainment properties to identify their value proposition and maximize their business potential. TrojanOne also owns and executes proprietary events.
For more information, visit www.trojanone.com
About Ipsos Reid
Ipsos Reid is Canada’s market intelligence leader, the country’s leading provider of public opinion research, and research partner for loyalty and forecasting and modelling insights. Staffed with seasoned research consultants with extensive industry-specific backgrounds, Ipsos Reid offers syndicated information or custom solutions across key sectors of the Canadian economy, including consumer packaged goods, financial services, automotive, retail, health and technology & telecommunications.
For more information, visit visit www.ipsos.ca