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Athletes’ sponsorships: the curious case of Neymar

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In 2018, our article Federer and the golden nugget: the value of athletic sponsorship honed in on the art of finding a perfect fit between a brand and an athlete. We talked about Brazilian superstar and forward for the Paris Saint-Germain football team, Neymar da Silva Santos Jùnior. Already admired from a very young age, Neymar was nicknamed “O Ney”, in reference to “O Rey”, the alias given to the legendary footballer Pelé. The bar was set high for young Neymar. Nike knew he was special from the start and decided to make a long-shot bet that he would live up to his reputation.Imagine you’re a 13-year-old teenager, already playing first team for Santos FC in Brazil, and the biggest sports brand in the world knocks at your door offering you a brand ambassador deal. Would you be crazy enough to say no?
Of course not! So, the wonderkid signs with Nike in 2005, becoming one of the youngest brand ambassadors not only in Brazil but the whole of South America. Nike’s bet paid off big time whe…

Friday Press Review I September 18, 2020

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Here are some of the most interesting articles of the last weeks selected by The Consultancy Group:

Friday Press Review I August 28, 2020

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Here are some of the most interesting articles of the last weeks selected by The Consultancy Group:

Cheeky? Duchess of Cambridge says it is worth the wait – for the next Wimbledon Championships

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Anthony Schaub, founder of The Consultancy Group, discusses the long-term vision of the iconic tennis tournament, Wimbledon Championships, following the launch of the campaign #WimbledonRecreated in an article on Luxury Daily. 








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Friday Press Review I August 14, 2020

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Here are some of the most interesting articles of the last weeks selected by The Consultancy Group: