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Nike Infographic Feb 2018

How strategic sports marketing, continuous innovation and betting on the right athletes elevated Nike’s brand

Bo Jackson just as in the case of Michael Jordan helped Nike on its way to become a cultural icon that transcended the world of sports in the dynamic era of athlete branding and marketing in which Nike decided to build shoe and apparel lines around individual athletes. Nike’s strategic choice to honor great athletes […]

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Growth of e-sports

The growing business of e-sports does not seem to slow down

While everybody is commenting and elaborating on the new £5.136 billion television rights deal of the Premier League in England, there is a new trend in the sports market, which has the potential to change the ways in which we experience and consume sports. Newzoo conducted the Global Esports Report, which strives to illustrate a […]

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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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Star athletes and sports clubs can’t live without social media but must use it wisely

Photo: Winner of the 2012 #GameFace competition (source: ESPN). I recall reading an article on Forbes.com about the impact of social media in athlete branding/personal branding in sports.  I totally agree on the agenda of the article, which dealt with the raising power of social media and its influence on media-related and commercial depictions of […]

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Transformation, framing and the cultural DNA of football’s transfer market in the postmodern era

Football’s transfer window activities have evolved over the years. Now, we are in the middle of another transfer window (January, 2014) and all the meaning associated with this. It marks isolated periods of time in which a football club can buy and sell and thus transfer players to re-structure its roster. In today’s professional football […]

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