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Guest blog: Miami Heat and the role of brand positioning

Guest blog, written by Jeanne De Calbiac, Simona Gardoviča, Guillermo Barcos, Kristaps Efeja, Balázs Perkó (international sport management students, Kenneth Cortsen (ed.)). Fans all around the world attend events of their favorite sports teams for a reason. A specific reason may be to see the team WIN. To dig deeper, every supporter places his/her club in […]

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The role of female sports fans in the business of sports

“Scarborough Sports Marketing Research noted the number of female sports fans has increased tremendously over the years (“The women are sports fans,” 2002; Vogt, 2002). In fact, the percentage of women who claimed to be very, or somewhat, avid sports fans doubled between 1998 (29%) and 2002 (58%; Gaffney, 2002). In 2008, women comprised 45% […]

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The ‘Jordan Impact’

“There are many examples of personal sports brands on a global scale, e.g. US basketball star Michael Jordan, who ‘made clear how closely athletic success is associated with the sales of sports products, especially the brand of Nike. So saying, Michael Jordan became a brand himself ‘ (Adjouri and Stastny, 2006, p. 48).” The citation […]

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