Chicago, IL, USA

Who We Are

Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners (CSEP) is a full-service sports and entertainment marketing, management and consulting agency. Sports marketing consultants.

We are a team of seasoned sports and entertainment marketing executives and agents with over ninety years of combined experience.  We focus on partnership strategies, activation, athlete representation and management, public relations, and philanthropy.  We leverage this experience and our strategic business relationships to provide our clients unparalleled depth of service across a broad spectrum of the sports and entertainment marketing industry.

We are experienced marketers focused on advising clients on creating corporate strategies and programs that maximize partnerships to drive client’s business goals. We are strategists who build platforms and frameworks that guide major sponsorship programs that differentiate our client’s brands. We have a deep and broad specialization in the Olympic and Paralympic space.

We have a long history of working with athletes in all facets of their lives and have done hundreds of deals on their behalf. As sports marketing consultants we work with athletes primarily in two ways.  First, as athlete agents we directly represent a collection of elite athletes and manage their marketing, sponsorships, endorsements, publicity, public speaking and charitable associations.  Second, we have an extensive and constantly growing network of champion athletes from all different sports who we source to participate in a wide variety of speaking, appearances and marketing campaigns on behalf of our clients.

We work closely with our athlete clients to bring their unique and powerful stories to life by creating presentations that surprise, delight and inspire audiences of all types and sizes.  We work diligently with our athletes on their presentation and delivery skills.  Finally, we produce compelling marketing materials and proactively pitch them to strategically targeted markets. Contact the Director of Speaker Services, Suzanne Craig, to find the right speaker for your upcoming meeting or event.

What We Do

We offer a comprehensive list of services

Consulting Services

  • Marketing & Sponsorship Strategy
  • Brand Building
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Market Analysis
  • Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Creative Concepting & Innovation
  • Audience Targeting
  • Program Development & Execution

Athlete Services

  • Sponsorship & Endorsement Acquisition
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Speaker Training & Promotion
  • Media Training
  • PR & Media Placement
  • Social Media Optimization
  • Book Development
  • TV Show Development
  • Sports Philanthropy/Charity

Speaking Services

  • Speech Ideation and Writing
  • Presentation Construction
  • Speech Delivery Coaching
  • Proactive Outreach
  • Social Media Optimization
  • Development of Marketing Materials
  • Talent Acquisition

Why We Are Different

Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners are different because we provide to our clients access to the counsel of four successful senior marketing executives without bearing the typical overhead to do so. We are there when you need us the most, not when you don’t. In today’s increasingly challenging cost-conscious business environment our competitive edge is our ability to provide high quality service and counsel that focuses on maximizing the impact of your hard-working dollars.

One or more of the CSEP senior partners is actively engaged with each of our clients’ business on a day-to-day basis. The same team of experts you will meet in the boardroom who you hire will be the same people managing your account every day.

The partners of CSEP have collectively amassed over ninety years of sports marketing experience representing all facets of world class brands, athletes and sports properties. We have held senior management roles in the areas brand marketing, PR & media relations, sports marketing and athlete representation, and we bring this collective experience, and the relationships cultivated throughout our careers, to each of our clients.

Why Choose Us?

Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners offers clients accomplished marketing leaders representing the key components of the sponsorship business; Corporate, Agency and Property. We specialize in creating marketing programs that deliver results for our clients that positively impact their business. We strive to be the easiest and most responsive agency bar none. Give us the opportunity to solve your business problems and to help make you the best of the best.