I don't think they need to be competing to keep their endorsements. Endorsements are about associating with a strong brand and to Meryl and Charlie's credit they have built a pretty strong brand over the last year. They will be plenty busy with shows and other opportunities, so I'm sure P&G, Ralph Lauren, et al, will get their money's worth.
Originally Posted by Coltrocks12
Honestly Meryl and Charlie have never been a team that obsesses too much about THE FUTURE but rather is very strategic and very much about taking it day by day, year by year. When you think about it, they haven't had much time to really sit down and talk about THE FUTURE given their DWTS stint, various endorsement events and, oh yeah, vacation.
Deciding to take a year off and not making any grand declarations regarding their career is smart. That way, they have a year to decide how to proceed rather than having to decide in a few weeks/months whether they are retiring or whatever.
I doubt that Meryl and Charlie are contractually required to be actively competing in order to keep their sponsorship contracts. However, continuing to be "active competitors" keeps the public paying attention to them and keeps their brand value higher.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P