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Sports fans and their focus on CSR rewrite the book of sports sponsorship

As the business of sports enhances its relationship with fans to drive revenues, the importance of CSR has established itself as a key focus area. Strategic utilization of CSR for commercial purposes revolves around fan-generated revenue streams, e.g. ticket and merchandise sales. Sports sponsorship also presents a commercial platform through which strategic CSR may drive […]

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Social media is an engagement platform that brings sports brands closer to their audiences – case of sports stars’ social media use

In my recent post about social media applications as a way to more profitable stakeholder relationships in the business of sports, check here, I commented on some of the many commercial opportunities tied to sports stars’ social media presence. Basketball star Jeremy Lin is one example of how proper online appearances have changed the nature […]

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When brands seek to find economic impact in sports sponsorship activation linked to WINNING

We have seen many changes in the relationship between sports and business over the years but one factor that have continued to be stable is the factor that it is still crucial to take advantage of the association with WINNING. When analyzing how premium sports properties operate and engage with stakeholders, there are many good […]

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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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“Just Do It” – how Nike’s prominent slogan has survived for 25 years?

Nike’s famous slogan has worked well and has become even more noticeable over the years as a result of the enhanced meaning of and the penetrating ability of sports branding and its role in our contemporary consumer society. The company’s slogan has been at the heart of many iconic commercials and ads and its role […]

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