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Digital opportunities lead to a new future for the business of sports.

The business of sports is an industry, which offers diverse opportunities in terms of commercial involvement and business development. From sponsorship displays on game days to huge activation platforms and campaigns, there are many opportunities to bring players, coaches, fans and other stakeholders together. The huge broadcasting deal regarding the Premier League in English football […]

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Football economy – ‘living’ the brand of Real Madrid

The preaching vision of Real Madrid’s commercial partnership with the ‘Microsoft Cloud’ brand is to open the stadium to 450 million fans. The vision tells the story of technology being a great facilitator of fan engagement and sponsorship activation.   One of the biggest challenges for sports properties in the postmodern era is to establish […]

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The NFL – TV is still king but digital content is on the rise

Photo: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos in London (own photos) The NFL is the perfect television product. However, the NFL can still improve on other platforms and that is vital to connect with future generations as more and more sports fans drift to online platforms to enjoy their passion for American football. As of […]

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The passion of sports fan culture – case of Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers derby

The derby between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers reflects two US cities that just embrace their soccer teams and thus help to build unique fan cultures. So, although the MLS and football (soccer) in the US is new in the professionalized version that we experience today, there are still great lessons to learn about sports […]

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Fan engagement in the business of sports in 2015

About a week ago, I came home from a good visit in Boston planned due to an inspirational collaboration with Professor Stephen Greyser from Harvard Business School. In his book The Business of Sports, Stephen deals with a holistic approach in terms of analyzing the vitality and omnipresence of sports fans and how these fans […]

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