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Old 04-12-2016, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Interesting and well written article. Grassroots sponsorships hmmm, kind of a field test for Adidas in the disc golf market. From the sales numbers mentioned in the article it sounds very favorable!
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:10 AM
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It's funny when it was announced that Paul was sponsored by Adidas and I suggested he might just get a couple pairs of shoes everyone attacked my obvious stupidity on this thread.....
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:31 AM
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It's funny when it was announced that Paul was sponsored by Adidas and I suggested he might just get a couple pairs of shoes everyone attacked my obvious stupidity on this thread.....
Nobody likes a sore winner*...

...and they were too busy coming up with his Jordan-level salary.





*You've only posted twice in this thread. Once above and the first time you said it was bad form for anyone to expect Paul to reveal the details of his sponsorship. Not sure who attacked you where, but it wasn't in this thread.

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Old 04-12-2016, 11:30 AM
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You are correct....it was a different thread....
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So... anyone else notice McBeth rockin' the swoosh these days?
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So... anyone else notice McBeth rockin' the swoosh these days?
Yeah Ive noticed that this year. I guess Adidas doesnt sponsor him anymore.
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Pure speculation on my behalf, but I’m guessing he was looking for more money than last year. The year before it was just free merch, last year he “held out” until he landed a cash deal.

The smart play would be to point out how many more trail shoes they’ve sold in the last 2 years as leverage for more money. I’m sure that is a tiny slice of their business though, and ultimately it’s about return on investment.
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I may be making this up but I could have sworn I saw something about him leaving Adidas
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I’m sure that is a tiny slice of their business though, and ultimately it’s about return on investment.

Yup.

Everyone who thinks Paul (including himself) moves the ROI needle (outside of the disc golf industry) needs to readjust their view of his brand power.

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Old 03-30-2018, 10:51 AM
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The smart play would have been to simply keep the sponsorship, grow the sport's presence and allow Adidas to see the rewards themselves. They have people employed for this purpose, Paul (or any athlete for that matter) won't be able to convince them otherwise.

With Adidas out of the DG picture, the sport lost one of its main avenues for reaching audiences outside of DG.

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