In a business or sport business landscape where consumers and fans are constantly bombarded with messages, rights holders and sports-related brands MUST strive to stand out. Early studies in sport sponsorship emphasized how the intensive progression of sport sponsorship is a result of the huge amount of clutter that originated in traditional media (Meenaghan, 1991; […]
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The emotional equity of sports is associated with the power to direct people’s attention and attract the focus of eyeballs on and off the playing field. March Madness is around the corner and college basketball is followed by millions of people across different platforms. For instance, ESPN reports that last Wednesday’s (20th of Feb. 2019) […]
In the past ten years, the average cost of a 30-second commercial spot during Super Bowl has grown by 88%. This depicts a remarkable inflation in Super Bowl advertising prices since 2006 while the average viewers have only grown by 25% during the same time period.
There is nothing new in seeing an organization or product being endorsed by a professional athlete. Sports stars have done that for years and the association with athletes is usually a good ‘add on’ for the organization or product. The business of sports is a celebrity-driven culture so this association enhances recognition and a positive […]
The preaching vision of Real Madrid’s commercial partnership with the ‘Microsoft Cloud’ brand is to open the stadium to 450 million fans. The vision tells the story of technology being a great facilitator of fan engagement and sponsorship activation. One of the biggest challenges for sports properties in the postmodern era is to establish […]