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The Economics of Fan Engagement: why fan engagement is important

Fan engagement has evolved in recent years to a new innovative approach, which perceives sports fans in relation to a wholesale growth strategy used by elite organizations for profit maximization. These developments call for a more economic and deliberate approach in order to capitalize on the commoditization of sports fans. This article will review the […]

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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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Branding and social media taken to a new level – What can we expect in the years to come? Case-focus: Major Sporting Events, Summer 2014 – by ‘guest blogger’ Malene Hejlskov Mortensen

Guest blog written by Malene Hejlskov Mortensen, BA in Sport Management, University College of Northern Denmark & MA in Sport Management, London Metropolitan University, passionate about sports and the business of sports – (Kenneth Cortsen, ed.). With major sporting events like The FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France, The Commonwealth Games, and US PGA, […]

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Football & Sports Economy: The commercial stakes are high when sports properties fail to deliver

Economic indicators point to the fact that there are much money at stake for sports properties and their commercial stakeholders when betting on the ‘certainty’ that a specific sports property will succeed on the playing field. Overall, football is the most popular and commercially developed sport in Denmark and in many other countries worldwide. Thus, […]

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