Thought Leaders

7in7 Series: Navigating Sponsorship Value with AJ Maestas

On this webisode of 7in7 Paula is joined by AJ Maestas, Founder & CEO of Navigate Research. AJ is a marketing expert, specializing in maximizing sponsorship revenue and performance through evaluating and measuring marketing investments in sports entertainment.  AJ’s expertise in research and measurement is at the forefront of the webisode as he and Paula […]

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7in7 Series: Maintaining Partnership Excellence with Andrea Thayer

On this webisode of 7in7, Paula is joined by Andrea Thayer from the Washington State Fair. Andrea has spent decades mastering the art of partnership excellence and shares her insights on how that has helped during times of crisis. Check out the video here: Key takeaways from the interview: Always deliver Strive to earn the […]

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7in7 Series: Amplifying Your Partnerships with Gail Lowney Alofsin

On this 7in7 webisode, Paula is joined by Gail Lowney Alofsin, Director of Corporate Partnerships at the Newport Harbor Corporation. Gail brings decades of experience as a speaker, author, professor, broadcaster, humanitarian, and business development executive. Paula and Gail have a timely and energetic conversation about ways to amplify your partnership efforts. Watch the webisode here: […]

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Recharging Your Revenue Efforts: 7 minutes to strengthen your partnership and revenue strategies

Join Paula Beadle, Caravel’s CEO and founder of Sponsorship Mastery, for her 7in7 discussion with LA Chargers Chief Revenue Officer, Jim Rushton. They get down to business for some real talk about partnerships, revenue strategies, and how he is leading his team into the future.   Here are our highlights from this super-charged discussion: “Proactive […]

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7in7 Series: Preparing for Success with Michael Kithcart

Paula Beadle, Caravel Marketing CEO and Founder of Sponsorship Mastery, is joined by Michael Kithcart, founder of Michael Kithcart Consulting. Michael is an executive coach and strategy expert who is harnessing her talents during this crisis to empower and strengthen business leaders. On this 7in7 webisode, Paula and Michael cut to the chase and give […]

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Q&A with 2020 Sponsorship Mastery Summit thought leader Britt Carlson

By Paula Beadle Sponsorship Mastery is excited to announce Britt Carlson’s return at the 2020 Sponsorship Mastery Summit. Britt’s 2019 session “What’s the Big Idea?” was rated as one of the top sessions by summit attendees. Britt Carlson is a master at building partnerships at the highest levels and currently serves as the CEO for […]

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Q&A with Sponsorship Thought Leader Jason Klein

By Paula Beadle Jason Klein has had a long career in sponsorship, and we have a lot in common. We have both sold and bought sponsorships, worked in media and share a passion for training and development. He is an exceptional communicator. In part, because he listens intently. This is truly a gift in his […]

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Q&A with Sponsorship Thought Leader Marques Jackson

By Michael Kithcart As an industry veteran of sports and entertainment marketing for MillerCoors, Marques Jackson has a track record of elevating brands and maximizing the right sponsorships and partnerships. As someone who is consistently prospecting and sees a volume of partnership opportunities, I was curious about the themes he sees on the brand side […]

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Q&A with Sponsorship Thought Leader Paula Beadle

By Chris Olsen Paula Beadle and I have known each other a long time, but many years had passed since we last worked together. Our first meeting was many years ago when she had an event marketing business in Minneapolis and was selling sponsorships for the Basilica Block Party. I was the marketing and promotions […]

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Q&A with Sponsorship Thought Leader Kristi Ellefson, Delta Dental Washington

By Carol Garza Kristi Ellefson is the senior manager of public relations and brands for Delta Dental of Washington and will be a guest panelist at the Sponsorship Mastery Summit. She was one of the first to hear the plans for this two-day summit and immediately agreed to join us. We had the opportunity to […]

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