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Skærmbillede 2015-09-02 kl. 21.25.26

Collective action towards a better world through sports – case of the German national team in football

Professional sport speaks a powerful voice in terms of shaping people’s opinions. Football is the world’s most popular sport and the global super stars of the game are dominant spokespersons and opinion leaders. Assisted by some of these super stars like Mesut Özil, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Toni Kroos, the German National Team featured in a […]

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Skærmbillede 2015-08-26 kl. 15.01.45

Sports, strategic CSR and compelling storytelling

Today, the intersection between sports and business is a powerful way for corporations and other sports-related entities to place their resources while combining this investment with efforts of strategic CSR. Dick’s Sporting Goods presents a recent case example within this context in a new TV commercial, see video below. Through heartfelt storytelling, the sports brand […]

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Skærmbillede 2015-07-16 kl. 15.49.00

Sports fans and their focus on CSR rewrite the book of sports sponsorship

As the business of sports enhances its relationship with fans to drive revenues, the importance of CSR has established itself as a key focus area. Strategic utilization of CSR for commercial purposes revolves around fan-generated revenue streams, e.g. ticket and merchandise sales. Sports sponsorship also presents a commercial platform through which strategic CSR may drive […]

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Skærmbillede 2015-05-29 kl. 10.44.45

FIFA’s current crisis is a ‘shitstorm’ for corporate sponsors

The international football association FIFA is amidst another huge media crisis after Swiss police arrested some of FIFA’s top executives on Wednesday and charging them with money-laundering and other criminal acts linked to this ongoing corruption investigation. There is no doubt that this has smeared FIFA’s overall corporate brand and its acclaimed World Cup brand […]

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Governance in football when it comes to player valuations, transfer market activities and contract negotiations

Given the rapid commercialization and globalization in the football economy in the wake of the Bosman ruling, professional football clubs have had an intensified focus on investments across national borders to influence the national and international competitiveness. This development has produced some problem areas that football’s international governing bodies FIFA and UEFA (and the national […]

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