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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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Football economy – ‘living’ the brand of Real Madrid

The preaching vision of Real Madrid’s commercial partnership with the ‘Microsoft Cloud’ brand is to open the stadium to 450 million fans. The vision tells the story of technology being a great facilitator of fan engagement and sponsorship activation.   One of the biggest challenges for sports properties in the postmodern era is to establish […]

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‘More than a club’ – production of comprehensive football experiences based on a strong narrative

FC Barcelona is ’more than a club’. This rhetorical expression is a strong fundamental narrative refined through CSR (cf. the club’s ties to UNICEF) and the club’s winning performances on the pitch and its climb to one of the global market leaders in the business of sports. Photo: FC Barcelona is ‘more than a club’ […]

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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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