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Is football a ‘public service’ product – a discussion of the professionalization of the football economy?

Recently, Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke stated in the German newspaper Zeit that “Der Deutsche meint eben, dass der Staat neben der Renten- und Krankenversorgung am besten auch noch für die Fußballversorgung zuständig ist.” Of course, this is generalizing opinion that German fans think that the state must support its citizens in terms of retirement […]

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Going beyond traditional product offerings to win the hearts of fans in the football economy – case focus on fan relationship management

As part of the professionalization process of the football economy over the past decades, clubs have enhanced their focus on nursing fan relations. Fulltime fan coordinators have been a natural step in this development. This is a way to build a bridge towards meeting the recognition that competition in the football economy is about managing […]

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HOW COULD THE RISING PREMIER LEAGUE BROADCASTING REVENUE IMPACT CLUBS’ COMPLIANCE WITH FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Guest blog written by Paul Shapiro. Paul is an Associate in the Commercial team at Charles Russell Speechlys and is a member of the firm’s Sports Group. Paul advises on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters in the sports industry, with particular experience in sponsorship, merchandising and licensing along with football […]

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Football players are social media stars with an ability to generate eyeballs and money

In the contemporary commercial football industry, the identities of football fans tend to have a tribal nature in which certain behavioral fan patterns highlight the celebrated stardom of professional football players. Last week, I wrote a post (see here) about whether or not sports sponsors have a responsibility for the creation of enhanced fan experiences. […]

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