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Major League Soccer: How the economics of co-branding will help the MLS grow its business. Part 1

Co-branding and co-creation are vital elements in shaping a football/soccer culture on North American soil. The MLS has come a long way since the first game was played in 1996. However, a football/soccer culture is not built overnight in a nation that still climbs to the NFL and the pervasive power of Super Bowl as […]

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How to capitalize on the technological bridge between sponsorship, media content and fan engagement in sports

In a sports landscape with an evident and widespread globalization pattern, it is as if this sports context is galvanized back to the era in which Da Vinci and Newton made their first discoveries. When analyzing the current sports business agenda, there are many opportunities that go beyond the mix of traditional fan engagement and […]

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NBA, LeBron James and global branding of basketball

The presence of super star players reflects a profitable narrative in the sports-entertainment-nexus of the American sports economy and the NBA. In historic light, the NBA is a sports product, which was boosted by the successful co-branding associated with players like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Julius Erving, Earvin ’Magic’ Johnson and […]

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Cultivating market places in the business of sports – part 2

To understand the premise of the interactive aspect of market places in the postmodern sports economy, the accumulated value from interactions with potential and current customers (e.g. fans and sponsors) is a good indicator. However, to influence a sports-related organization’s market behavior, it is essential to focus on what the sports-related organization measure and how […]

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Sponsorering – co-branding og co-creation via strategiske partnerskaber

Den moderne tilgang til sponsorering handler om en faglig disciplin, der er meget italesat. Samtidig har sponsorering gennemgået et paradigmeskifte og bevæget sig væk fra den tidligere så herskende diskurs centreret om eksponering af et navn, et logo, et brand eller andre repræsentationer af visuel identitet i retning mod mere interaktive promotionløsninger. Udviklingsretningen giver indikationer […]

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