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Transfer market activities bring excitement and dynamism to the world of football

In the business of football (soccer), leagues, clubs, and players are objects of concentrated discussions and media attention in periods when transfer market activities are peaking. From a business perspective, clubs and leagues find themselves in a context characterized by ‘a pursuit of X-factor’ while the players are striving to find a good balance between […]

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Italy’s ‘Serie A’ & the economic competition of European football leagues

What inspired me to write this post was an article, which I read on the Danish football site, www.bold.dk, earlier today. The article refers to statements from the AS Roma star Daniele De Rossi, who highlights the current position of Italian club football, which De Rossi associates with a ‘free fall’. He points to the […]

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Why are mega-events in sport so interesting for brands?

My latest post about the UEFA Champions League final reflects how and why brands are looking to ‘score commercially‘ by taking advantage of the ‘emotional equity’ associated with mega-events in sport. These events fuse considerable amounts of fnas and hence create a sense of unity among these fans and the brands tied to the specific […]

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The magnetic appeal of the UEFA Champions League final and the benefits for German football

This past Saturday, German football powerhouses Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich clashed in what is characterized as ‘the game of the year’ in European club football (soccer), i.e. the UEFA Champions League final at the legendary Wembley Stadium in London. The game marked the first time when two German teams faced each other in the […]

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Taking a look at big spenders in ‘sports sponsorship’ – part 2 – Heineken & UEFA Champions League

The global beer brand Heineken is one of the sponsors of UEFA Champions League. According to Sport Marketing Frontiers, this sponsorship is a massive investment for the Dutch company. Reportedly, Heineken paid $365 mio. in May, 2011 to renew its sponsorship deal with UEFA Champions League for a 3-year period, cf. figure 1 below. In this post, […]

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