Jackie Fast on better rights-holder commercial frameworks

Jackie Fast, Founder and Managing Director of strategic sales agency Slingshot Sponsorship, is the feature interview on this week's SB Weekly.

Slingshot cuts across all entertainment industries and creates - in its own words - “a strategic commercial framework that helps the world’s leading brands take their investment beyond eyeballs and awareness”. 

Since its foundation in 2010 Slingshot has worked with high-profile clients including Red Bull, Nationwide and the Mayor of London and Jackie herself has won a number of accolades recognising her entrepreneurial and industry work.

In this week's episode, hear Jackie discuss:

  • Why she set up Slingshot in 2010, following the global recession

  • What it's like to be a woman in a male-dominated sports industry

  • How sports rights-holders need to be more open to creating partnerships - rather than dressing up sponsorships as partnerships

  • The secret to being a good salesperson

  • Why she struggled to find a vocation in life before working in sponsorship

  • The opportunities presented by better understanding purchase behaviour.