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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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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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Popularity of sports on TV and other platforms – promising numbers but sports must continue to consider data analysis

It is not undisclosed that sports act as a force of attraction on the global population. Brands of professional sports leagues, teams and athletes are constantly shaped and re-shaped (often to a higher degree than ordinary brands) for what reason decision makers in the business of sports should scan the environments around their brand(s) to […]

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Sporting success, ticket prices, merchandise sales – and looking into the case of college football

Yesterday, I read an interesting post by Jesse Lawrence (more information about Jesse Lawrence, click here) about the emotional capital tied to collegiate athletics and how that corresponds with the balance between ticket prices, merchandise sales and sporting success. Simplistic and frequent (and often honest) simplifications and considerations in reference to business models in elite […]

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