If you’ve worked with me or taken one of my workshops, you know that one of my mantras is that selling sponsorship is all about selling the future. If that’s the case, it follows that an important activity for you is to keep an eye on the future, at least the near-term future. You’ll want to pay attention to changes and shifts in the marketplace that present opportunities for your organization and sponsors. These shifts provide you with important information about brands, culture, your audiences, and about the business landscape in general. These patterns can influence new ideas for your sponsorship efforts and value you create. Read on to get started with three trends I see.