Oh, the bane of the marketing department’s existence: sports tickets. Let’s give a collective eye roll here. They suck time from the department. Too many lawyers use them to “entertain” quote “clients,” who are really personal friends. We know it. And yet, they can be an incredible business development tool, but it is so hard to measure their impact, and the financial investment.

Lucky for me, our client base is not based in Los Angeles, so I just buy tickets as we travel, and I use a broker.

My ticket guy, Matt Anis (who is FABULOUS and always takes care of me when I need tickets in a strange city) from Spotlight Ticket Management, Inc. just sent me their new Business Impact Calculator for sports tickets, and it looks like this: ROI Calculator

From Matt’s email to me:

The Company Ticket ROI Calculator brings together the expertise of the world’s top law firms, auditors, accountants, sports teams, and over 4,000 Spotlight customers into one simple step-by-step analysis of how much you can demand from your company tickets.

Highlighting the tax benefits, legal liabilities, and business impact of your current tickets, the no-cost ROI calculator is a necessary tool for any business with sports, concert, or theater tickets.

Click on the image to go to the live calculator.

I’m not sure how accurate it is, and there is an advanced calculator that you can use as well, but it’s the first time I have every seen anything like this come around, so play around, have fun, and let me know what you think.