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Blending ‘football economy’ & ‘football marketing’

On a global scale, professional football clubs are struggling to find a ‘sound’ balance between revenues and expenses. Aiming to find a better sense of ‘economic responsibility’, an important working tool for football clubs is ‘strategic segmentation’. Beech & Chadwick (2007, p. 35) states that “the range of interest and motivation of people for sport […]

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The importance of a name and logo in sport branding

Emotional equity also plays a role when sport entities strive to brand or re-brand themselves. Take a look at the citation below: “In February 1927, Toronto’s struggling NHL franchise, the St Patrick’s, was sold to an investor group doing business as the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club, Limited. Managing partner Conn Smythe made two quick […]

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Why are mega-events in sport so interesting for brands?

My latest post about the UEFA Champions League final reflects how and why brands are looking to ‘score commercially‘ by taking advantage of the ‘emotional equity’ associated with mega-events in sport. These events fuse considerable amounts of fnas and hence create a sense of unity among these fans and the brands tied to the specific […]

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