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Skærmbillede 2015-09-04 kl. 20.29.14

Traditional sports sponsorship models are changed by digital options

There is nothing new in seeing an organization or product being endorsed by a professional athlete. Sports stars have done that for years and the association with athletes is usually a good ‘add on’ for the organization or product. The business of sports is a celebrity-driven culture so this association enhances recognition and a positive […]

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Skærmbillede 2015-11-13 kl. 12.40.28

Insights into the ‘hybrid’ nature of sports branding – extracts from a research process

Sports branding presents the essence of commercial meaning and passion that surround the business of sports. It is a complex and dynamic concept. However, it is an interesting phenomenon that can show sports entities a new profitable breeding ground. If these entities delve into the deeper elements of sports branding’s multifaceted texture, they will find […]

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The linkage between sports and attention economy

”Understanding and managing attention is now the single most important determinant of business success” (Davenport & Beck, 2013, p. 3) The above-mentioned words give attention the economic perspective of being a ‘new currency’. While it may be a rather intangible concept, it is something tradable. Positive attention is in high demand but it is also perishable […]

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Does the #USWNT success present a commercial breakthrough for women’s sports?

Photo: #USWNT’s Alex Morgan on the cover of FIFA 16 (source: SportsCenter’s official Twitter account) When the US Women’s National Team (#USWNT) recently won the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the team created enormous hype on social media platforms. After the final win against Japan and the #USWNT’s first world cup title since 1999, […]

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Sports fans and their focus on CSR rewrite the book of sports sponsorship

As the business of sports enhances its relationship with fans to drive revenues, the importance of CSR has established itself as a key focus area. Strategic utilization of CSR for commercial purposes revolves around fan-generated revenue streams, e.g. ticket and merchandise sales. Sports sponsorship also presents a commercial platform through which strategic CSR may drive […]

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