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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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The Economics of Fan Engagement: why fan engagement is important

Fan engagement has evolved in recent years to a new innovative approach, which perceives sports fans in relation to a wholesale growth strategy used by elite organizations for profit maximization. These developments call for a more economic and deliberate approach in order to capitalize on the commoditization of sports fans. This article will review the […]

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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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