The marriage of athletes and sports sponsorship is a match made in sports marketing heaven. It has made millions of dollars for everyone involved. But an important part of this matchmaking is finding the right athlete to act as an ambassador for the brand. There are certain qualities sports marketing professionals look for in an athlete before they are considered the perfect band ambassador. They must be successful. They must be highly visible. The athlete also has to be attractive, likeable and well-spoken. They must display self-control and stay away from controversy. Athletes who embody these attributes tend to be the ones who get the most lucrative endorsement deals.
For an athlete to be a good ambassador they must be successful in their sport. People love a winner...read more