The English Premier League broke with a summer transfer spending of £870 mio. the previous transfer window shopping record. This is an increase of approximately 4% from last year’s record of £835 mio. Another record was broken on the transfer market as the accumulative spending for the January and summer transfer windows surpassed the £1 […]
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Is football a ‘public service’ product – a discussion of the professionalization of the football economy?
By Kenneth Cortsen on August 27, 2015 in Sport Economy, Sport Management, Sport Marketing
Recently, Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke stated in the German newspaper Zeit that “Der Deutsche meint eben, dass der Staat neben der Renten- und Krankenversorgung am besten auch noch für die Fußballversorgung zuständig ist.” Of course, this is generalizing opinion that German fans think that the state must support its citizens in terms of retirement […]
Football players are social media stars with an ability to generate eyeballs and money
By Kenneth Cortsen on October 27, 2014 in Sport & Media Relations, Sport Economy, Sport Management, Sport Marketing
In the contemporary commercial football industry, the identities of football fans tend to have a tribal nature in which certain behavioral fan patterns highlight the celebrated stardom of professional football players. Last week, I wrote a post (see here) about whether or not sports sponsors have a responsibility for the creation of enhanced fan experiences. […]