Selecting the most effective leveraging methods is crucial for national Olympic sponsors, who have limited time to achieve their sponsorship objectives. This paper presents the Optimal Leveraging Activity (OLA) model, which suggests that leveraging activities for high involvement products/services should primarily focus on enhancing brand image, knowledge and involvement, while for low involvement products/services a more sales-oriented approach is favourable. The leveraging activities of four Grand National Sponsors of the Athens Olympic Games illustrate the differences.
Davies, F. and Tsiantas, G. (2008), "Olympic sponsorship: evolution, challenges and impact on the Olympic Movement", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 29-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-09-04-2008-B006
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