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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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FC Barcelona is on top of the football world once again – case of the UEFA Champions League Final and its impact on FC Barcelona’s reputational capital

Photos: FC Barcelona players celebrating the ‘treble’ achievement (source: official Twitter accounts of FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Andrés Iniesta and Neymar Jr.) Both FC Barcelona and Juventus fought to claim the perfect season in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final as both teams played to win the ‘treble’. Italian and Spanish teams dominate the […]

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FIFA’s current crisis is a ‘shitstorm’ for corporate sponsors

The international football association FIFA is amidst another huge media crisis after Swiss police arrested some of FIFA’s top executives on Wednesday and charging them with money-laundering and other criminal acts linked to this ongoing corruption investigation. There is no doubt that this has smeared FIFA’s overall corporate brand and its acclaimed World Cup brand […]

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Sports brands should not take things for granted

In some instances, you experience that sports brands take on an overconfident attitude in their interactions with their surroundings in the sense that they take for granted that fans and other stakeholders will love them no matter what. Just as we know it from customer relationship management within the context of general business management and […]

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Tennis and the sponsorship revenue generation of the four Grand Slams

Photos: Sponsorship revenues of the four Grand Slams in tennis, 2014 (source: Sports Sponsorship Insider). The four Grand Slams in tennis produced approximately $268 mio. in sponsorship income in 2014 (Sport Marketing Frontiers, 2014). The strong presence of tennis in the commercial sports landscape in the US and the ability to continuously innovate its sponsorship […]

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