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Skærmbillede 2018-03-31 kl. 22.35.18

Major League Baseball – the Dilemma of Fan Experience vs. Fan Safety

The primary goal of large professional sports team is to be the best at their sport. However, a secondary goal is to provide an entertaining and positive experience for their fans while they are at games. Teams do this through marketing efforts, in-game entertainment (apart from the actual game), promotional items and gate giveaways, and […]

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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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Major League Soccer: How the economics of co-branding will help the MLS grow its business. Part 1

Co-branding and co-creation are vital elements in shaping a football/soccer culture on North American soil. The MLS has come a long way since the first game was played in 1996. However, a football/soccer culture is not built overnight in a nation that still climbs to the NFL and the pervasive power of Super Bowl as […]

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Skærmbillede 2016-06-30 kl. 02.45.40

Mixed Martial Arts: A breath of fresh air in the business of sports.

Football takes first place in the sports industry in terms of popularity and is also a potent platform when it comes to generating commercial revenues. However, other sports (and their properties) are also developing methods and strategies to secure commercial success. Recently, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has experienced intensive commercial growth when it comes to […]

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Obvious long-term commercial options to be exploited in major sports events and collegiate sports

With the awareness and the attention-grabbing role of collegiate athletics in the US, it is interesting to explore the commercial landscape tied to collegiate sports rights and events. As it is noted by Rein et al. (2006), “established professional teams in leagues such as MLB and NBA are fighting for an ever-fragmented market share in […]

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