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Skærmbillede 2016-08-22 kl. 14.09.31

Usain Bolt – the entertaining business of being ’the best’

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth[*], symbolizes the meaning of the Olympic motto and adds to bringing the Olympic substance to life. In its recent Olympic Charter, which was put in play in August 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) writes that “the Olympic motto ‘Citius – Altius – Fortius’ expresses the aspirations of […]

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Skærmbillede 2016-08-06 kl. 02.53.12

Sponsorship, branding and commercialization of the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympic Games draw the attention of sport fans worldwide and now corporate brands and other commercial stakeholders tune in to monetize on Olympic-related marketing. These fans are enthusiastic in terms of following their favorite sports or sport stars. At the same time, this mega-event works as an opportunity to display the patriotic colors of […]

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Digital opportunities lead to a new future for the business of sports.

The business of sports is an industry, which offers diverse opportunities in terms of commercial involvement and business development. From sponsorship displays on game days to huge activation platforms and campaigns, there are many opportunities to bring players, coaches, fans and other stakeholders together. The huge broadcasting deal regarding the Premier League in English football […]

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Golf business and sponsorship – case: what brands control major golf tournaments?

When analyzing sponsorship representation in the finest tournaments in golf, categories like financial services, apparel, consumer technology, and transport come to mind as dominant forces, cf. figure 1 below. Digging deeper, it becomes evident that this pattern is associated with car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and Lexus, IT corporation IBM, telecommunications provider AT&T, watchmakers Rolex and Omega, […]

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Major sports events are also interesting for ambush marketers – the case of the FIFA World Cup.

Given the strength and the scope of the FIFA World Cup as a forceful marketing vehicle, it is no surprise that we witness a scenario where the global appeal of football (soccer) attracts the interest of a wide variety of corporations. Major sports events like the FIFA World Cup (and other major events like the […]

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