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The business of professional cycling – from a Tour de France perspective

The pinnacle of professional cycling is Tour de France. The race is a sporting mega-event and a large commercial show, which is enjoyed by millions of fans and hence acts as a market place for a dynamic flow of money. Teams, riders, sponsors, media, fans, cities and regions are among the actors in this entertaining […]

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The significance of a ‘multimedia’ approach to build a sports brand – NFL case….

“The effective and seamless blending of image, music, and voice may also account for the National Football League’s rise to prominence in the television era. By the 1960s, most Americans understood football as a sport.” (Hardy et al., 2012, p. 497). This citation marks that media and especially the evolution of new media (moving from photographs […]

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Manchester United Soccer Schools – Scandinavia

This video (see below) contains a deeper picture of how ‘Manchester United Soccer Schools’ (MUSS) – Scandinavia – works to enhance Manchester United’s brand in Scandinavia. Rasmus Sørensen, manager of MUSS in Scandinavia, tells us about the ‘MUSS experience’. MUSS aims at realizing the following visionary thoughts: * To strengthen Manchester United’s image and to help […]

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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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