When you’re the only sport on the planet without an official sponsor, you’re always going to have to rely on the marketing power of a corporation to get you noticed.
But what if the NFL’s sponsors didn’t have to get their message out in the first place?
A new survey finds that most NFL players would rather watch an actual football game than a video of themselves on an ad promoting a new shoe or apparel line than see ads touting a new product.
The survey, released Wednesday by the American Sports Media Institute, found that more than 90 percent of NFL players surveyed said they would rather see a real game, while only 10 percent said they’d prefer to see an ad touting a shoe or brand of apparel.
And the survey found that only about half of the players surveyed would watch an ad featuring the players wearing Nike’s newest ad campaign.
While the survey doesn’t answer the big question of why players are so reluctant to pay for a product or brand, it does provide a fascinating look into how sports marketing has evolved since the first Super Bowl ad.
In the 1950s, the NFL wanted to attract young, hungry fans to stadiums and arenas.
That was a far cry from today, when the league is a lot more focused on promoting its sponsors, its TV rights and its sponsorships.
But in the early 1990s, it was still possible to advertise a team or its products in the locker room or the stands without any real sponsors.
So teams like the New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys made it a big deal to be the only ones wearing jerseys that were made by Nike.
The players would then wear them for a game or practice, and the NFL would take a cut of the ad’s ad revenue.
The NFL had to work hard to convince advertisers that they were worth the money.
So in the late 1990s and early 2000s, companies like Budweiser and General Motors began to do ads with players wearing their products.
In 2004, the league signed a deal with Nike that allowed it to advertise its products with a few dozen logos, including the ones worn by the Patriots and Cowboys.
And in the next two seasons, Nike became the league’s official advertising partner, running television, radio and social media ads for the first time.
The problem was that the league had to do it all again, and it was going to be much harder.
The NFL needed to make the ads more visible to people, so it had to spend more money to make them.
The more people watched the ads, the more money the league would get from sponsors and ad buyers.
The league didn’t want to take away advertising revenue from the sponsors it already had.
The new ad strategy also made the NFL look even more desperate.
The goal was to drive people away from the teams and to attract them to the NFL.
That meant making it clear to people that there was an NFL team in their backyard and giving them a way to cheer on their team.
It also meant making sure that the players were wearing their sponsors’ products and that the jerseys weren’t made by other companies.
But there were other problems too.
Nike had to pay a premium for its new endorsement deal with the league, and Nike was also worried that the brand could lose its luster if it started advertising its products outside of the NFL locker room.
Nike also wanted to be clear that it was not the brand that the NFL was promoting.
Nike’s ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather, was contracted by the league to do a video campaign that ran in the stadiums and on the teams’ uniforms for the next five seasons.
The company also wanted Nike to do its own social media and marketing for the campaign.
But Nike had a new ad campaign and wanted to run it on its own.
The company was worried that if Nike decided to run the video without Nike’s involvement, it would be branded as a sponsor.
So the league decided to work with Nike on the ad.
But this was no simple task.
As a marketing agency, Nike had done its homework and had done it before.
It knew how to craft its own ad that looked like an ad for the brand, and because the company didn’t know the brand beforehand, it could make the campaign look more authentic than an ad from the other side of the globe.
And Nike had been in the business of making ads for years.
It was a big gamble for the league and for Nike, which was trying to make a name for itself by working with brands like Adidas and Nike, both of which have more established brands.
But it was a gamble that paid off.
Nike ended up getting more than $300 million in the deal.
The deal was a huge boost for the NFL, which had been looking for ways to grow its brand.
But the brand had to start showing up in more places, and in a way that made it seem more like a brand that was more authentic to the players, rather than just a product of