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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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Branding and social media taken to a new level – What can we expect in the years to come? Case-focus: Major Sporting Events, Summer 2014 – by ‘guest blogger’ Malene Hejlskov Mortensen

Guest blog written by Malene Hejlskov Mortensen, BA in Sport Management, University College of Northern Denmark & MA in Sport Management, London Metropolitan University, passionate about sports and the business of sports – (Kenneth Cortsen, ed.). With major sporting events like The FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France, The Commonwealth Games, and US PGA, […]

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Made In Denmark: Top golf and commercial opportunities in Denmark

Photo: The 16th hole of the Made In Denmark tournament. Since Thursday, Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort has hosted the European Tour tournament Made In Denmark with DKK 11 mio. in prize money. From a sporting perspective, it is fantastic to have this tournament in Denmark in 2014, 2015, and 2016. It is a prestigious event for […]

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Fan Engagement, data management, profitability and strategic branding in sports

As part of the rapid commercialization process linked to professional sports environments, data management operations are purposively added with integrated fan engagement and branding considerations. New and comprehensive fan communications platforms are present in sports leagues and clubs worldwide. Whether focus is on the English Premier League (football/soccer), the German Bundesliga (football/soccer), universities in the […]

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