A NOTE FROM CHAIRMAN & CEO AL GUIDO ON ELEVATE’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY


 

Two years ago four of the sports and entertainment’s most ambitious companies and a dozen industry leaders joined forces with the goal of reimagining the agency space, and Elevate Sports Ventures was created.  Our WHY was simple: To partner with the most innovative brands in sports and entertainment and use our collective breadth of knowledge, resources, relationships and ambition to create lifelong memories for fans and drive the industry forward. 

As we recognize our anniversary, we reflect on our early goals to establish a new type of agency, hire first class executives, partner with clients in the world’s preeminent sports leagues, and execute our vision. In two short years, we’ve partnered with over 30 clients, representing teams in the NFL, NHL, MLS, MLB and more. These achievements were recently distinguished in Sports Business Journal’s nomination of Elevate for the 2020 SBJ Awards in the Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services category. In only our second year of operation, Elevate was recognized before our contemporaries as leaders in the space alongside some of the industry’s most established agencies.

Unquestionably, COVID-19 has caused the most dramatic shift and crisis in the sports industry and the world economy in decades. We are here to help teams, brands, venues and properties with custom solutions and support as we navigate the industry’s most critical needs during and following this pandemic; including premium hospitality/season ticket member sales and servicing, communication and PR strategy, venue operations, digital marketing and insights driven business solutions. 

In summary, the first two years in the history of this young company have been stronger and achieved a more profound impact than we might have imagined.  As we look forward, we are conscious of the challenges that lay ahead: the increasingly competitive, uncertain marketplace, depleted front office rosters, and the omnipresent pressure for sports and entertainment entities to become smarter, more efficient companies driven by business intelligence and analytics. Elevate has the capacity to deliver the insights, resources and results to those companies and their distinct challenges. Our goals are lofty. Our standards are high. Our expectations for our performance on behalf of our clients matches the height of our ambition. I am more confident than ever that your organization will interface with Elevate in year three and we are ready to work alongside you. 

Sincerely,

Al Guido

 

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