$150B+ is spent on sports sponsorship & activation,
which is not measured like any other form of marketing.
Hookit built the first and most powerful Sponsorship Analytics and Valuation Platform™
to quantify and track the value and performance of sports sponsorships in social and digital media.
Why We Exist
We help brands maximize sponsorship investments, identify new partnership opportunities, and empower influencers and sports properties to prove and increase their value to sponsors.
As content consumption migrates from TV to digital, a vast amount of sponsorship value goes unmeasured. Our mission is to improve global sponsorship effectiveness by providing the most comprehensive, trusted source of intelligent data.
How We Do It
As social & digital media have the most in-depth data ever available, we use these media platforms as a proxy for overall sponsorship value. We analyze overall engagement on brands, influencers, and sports properties, including mentions, hashtags, and brand logos using image recognition tools within videos and images. Hookit’s Valuation Model (HVM) was awarded the 2016 Digital Marketing Association’s Innovation Award for Valuation and Attribution.
Hookit was born as a sponsorship technology platform. In 2001, the goal was to connect brands with the best amateur athletes. As the internet and social media developed and evolved over the past two decades, so has Hookit. Now, we are the leading AI powered spontech platform. Hookit exists to help brands measure and optimize their sponsorship portfolio.
Sponsorship is the final frontier of marketing spend that isn’t measured using technology and we are here to change that and help brands evolve the way they think about that part of their marketing budget. Our focus is on social and digital media because it provides the deepest data available which can be turned into insights and used as a proxy for all sponsorship activation. As new platforms, influencers, events, and athletes rise, Hookit remains at the forefront of smart sponsorship.
“We are using the Hookit data to make smarter decisions about who to sponsor, what content to push, and when to push it in order to maximize the ROI of our sponsorship investments.”
Ryan Lauder, Director of Consumer Engagement, TaylorMade Golf Company
“Hookit has more than paid for itself, providing several key insights that have helped inform our Global Sports Marketing strategy.”
Ray Hilvert, VP Sports Marketing, New Balance
“Even if I had $1 million to spend, I would still have to make choices about where to put it. Having this type of data at this level really helps to make those decisions.”
Carrie Woodward, Global Partnerships Dir., Michelin
“Vans uses Hookit to capture the true value of how social works for each of our athletes and events. For the first time, Vans can measure and prove ROI on our events and athletes on social media.”
Bobby Gascon, Dir. Global Marketing / Action Sports, Vans
THE STATE OF SPORTS MARKETING ON SOCIAL MEDIA The goal of Hookit’s 2021 Sponsorship Year In Review is to provide a benchmark for brands and properties in sports to understand how they measure up on social media, where sponsorship value comes from, and how it is being...
Key Takeaways from 2021 & Lessons for 2022 Watch Roger Breum, Hookit’s Head of Marketing & Sponsorship Insights, walk you through the social media reach & growth of the series over the past season, the sponsorship impact for brands and which brands saw the...
Sponsorship is a unique form of marketing. Unlike advertisements, sponsorships leverage an individual or organization and all of the attention they garner. Athletes, teams, and leagues drive exposure and value for a brand via their owned social channels, but they also...
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