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Football economy: Iceland’s top performances reveal that talent development is about optimizing your resources.

Stjarnan FC from Iceland’s top football division found a way to articulate Icelandic football years ago when highlighting the team’s goal celebrations on YouTube, see video below. Now, Iceland has found a more effective way to break through and position itself on the global football map.

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Data management is the new ‘winning’ approach in the business of sports

If you want to WIN in the business of sports, data management is a trend with the potential to create a positive turnaround for your business. You must learn how to turn data into optimal sporting performances and into business opportunities. Earlier this year, I completed a research report, which focused on investigating how a […]

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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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‘More than a club’ – production of comprehensive football experiences based on a strong narrative

FC Barcelona is ’more than a club’. This rhetorical expression is a strong fundamental narrative refined through CSR (cf. the club’s ties to UNICEF) and the club’s winning performances on the pitch and its climb to one of the global market leaders in the business of sports. Photo: FC Barcelona is ‘more than a club’ […]

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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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