Can sponsorships be harmful for events? Investigating the transfer of associations from sponsors to events

Jörg Henseler, Bradley Wilson, Dorien de Vreede

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Abstract

This paper outlines how sponsorships can be beneficial or harmful to events. Using an experimental design and focusing on association transfers surrounding a snowboarding event, we illustrate that the sponsoring brand associations have a significant effect on the associations of the event. Our results indicate that in this instance some associations are transferred; others are not significant. Event managers must track which of these association transfers are occurring in order to understand and maintain their desired positioning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-54
JournalInternational journal of sports marketing & sponsorship
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Sponsorship
  • Association transfer
  • Harm to events

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