The evolution of professional sports demonstrates a growing tendency of stakeholder demands dominating the application of sound governance principles, enhanced transparency, and good corporate citizenship. The Peng Shuai case in international tennis – and how the WTA has tackled it – illustrates an interesting development when it comes to the commercialization and politicization of sports. […]
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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.
Picture: Liverpool fans had the opportunity to swap their Balotelli shirts outside Anfield (source: Paddy Power). Betting company Paddy Power notoriously split people’s opinions about ‘business practices’ for what reason the brand is attached with a love-hate-relationship. The competition in the betting industry is harsh but Paddy Power has found a proficient path to shape […]
When analyzing the focus on women’s sport in society, it is hard to understand that there aren’t more corporations seeking to exploit the commercial potential tied to this profitable and relevant segment. For sports entities, women constitute a significant customer group that can add considerably to future revenue streams. It may be understandable from the […]
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, […]