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Brand valuation in sports – the effect of the lockout on the NHL

The other day, SportBusiness International had an interesting story depicting the brand value of teams in the National Hockey League (NHL) and a comparison between the brand value of the NHL and other major sports leagues in the US, cf. NBA, MLB and NFL. This story is especially interesting because it touches upon the recent […]

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Football business in China – seen from the perspective of Mads Davidsen from Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy in Shanghai

China is an attractive market when it comes to football (soccer). In recent years, we have witnessed that the biggest global football brands chase unexploited territories in Asia and so have corporations (sponsors) striving to be associated with and to monetize on the game. Reflections on the development, structure and economics of Chinese football will […]

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The importance of ‘experiential marketing’ and ‘cultural branding’ in the business of sports

The recognized sports brand Oakley recently introduced a new branding campaign, which integrates and ‘plays on’ key ingredients of what makes the sports world unique. Among others, motorsport stars like Valentino Rossi, Sebastian Loeb and Fernando Alonso take part in the campaign. The campaign was launched under the name ‘Change Perspective’ and features various ‘integrated […]

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Beckham – the power of a super brand – and a ‘living’ brand

The ‘Beckham brand’ is still going strong. Recently, we have learned about his move to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and thus back to European top football and a re-entrance to football’s finest stage, i.e. the UEFA Champions League. Although, Beckham finds himself in the autumn/winter of his playing career at the age of 37, his […]

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