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Hvor er sportsverdenen på vej hen i en tid med stigende kommercialisering samt fokus på positiv bæredygtighed og transparens? Har sporten behov for forandringer?

Billede: #OscarGate var en negativ dansk fodboldnyhed, som tiltrak stor int. bevågenhed (kilde: Politiken) For et par uger siden var der stress på i den danske sportspresse, da det kom frem, at bestyrelsesformanden og storaktionæren i Brøndby IF Jan Bech Andersen, anvendte et pseudonym til at kritisere bl.a. cheftræner Thomas Frank i et online fanforum. […]

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Traditional sports sponsorship models are changed by digital options

There is nothing new in seeing an organization or product being endorsed by a professional athlete. Sports stars have done that for years and the association with athletes is usually a good ‘add on’ for the organization or product. The business of sports is a celebrity-driven culture so this association enhances recognition and a positive […]

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The emotional and creative nature of sports economy = activation opportunities and ROIs

Entities in the business of sports possess extraordinary assets that make them somewhat recession proof if competition and market-orientation is tackled in the right manner. From 2008 and through the following four to five years, society faced financial turmoil that also influenced the business of sports in terms of an enhanced fight for sponsorship money […]

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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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UEFA Champions League reflecting the appealing spectacle of professional football

Different scholars have brought much in-depth knowledge about why sports fans engage with professional sports properties (Funk & James, 2001; Funk, 2001; Kahle & Close). The UEFA Champions League tournament and this year’s quarter finals exemplify some of these patterns. The general motivational factors tied to sports event participation and/or viewership, i.e. socialization, performance, excitement, […]

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