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This article explores the current thinking and reading on the subject of sports marketing, aligning a brand or product with an event or team.

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TOKYO: In a bid to raise its global profile, Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten is splashing heavily on overseas sports teams as it capitalises on the NBA’s introduction of jersey sponsorships.

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CHICAGO: AT&T, the telecommunications and media company, is aiming to become “endemic” to the fan experience as it delivers both content and connectivity in the sports space.

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This event report addresses how AT&T, the telecoms and media company, is putting sports at the heart of its brand proposition.

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MUMBAI: The India Premier League (IPL) is now in the top three global sports properties but more such success stories are needed to boost the country’s sporting infrastructure and culture, according to an industry figure.

Opinion

Women’s sport is gaining a higher profile, but what will it take for brands to value female athletes as much as their male peers? Ahead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup final, FCB Inferno’s Vicki Holgate explores the untapped opportunity for brands.

Research Paper

This study examines how advertisement typicality influences the capacity of sponsorship to transfer an image from a sporting event to a brand overtime.

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LIVERPOOL: Liverpool FC will sport Western Union, the global money transfer company, on its players’ shirt sleeves for the first time, as the financial services company plots its move to digital via corporate customers.

Research Paper

This study aims to analyze the potential ability of sponsorship to create shareholder wealth on the basis of how the announcement of global sports sponsorships affects sponsoring companies' stock market prices.

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Suning Retail Group is betting up to $2bn on TV rights to show soccer from around the world in China, in a move that could deliver the company a near monopoly on the growing sport at home.

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This event report outlines how PNC, the financial services group, approaches sponsorship.

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MUMBAI: A range of broadcasters are expected to bid for the media rights to the India Premier League – the tender process opens today – as competition heats up in the sports viewing category.

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NEW YORK: Facebook, Twitter and Snap are reported to be trying to buy the online rights to video highlights from the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.

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NEW DELHI: At the same time as Vivo, the Chinese phone manufacturer, has spent heavily to retain its sponsorship of the Indian Premier League, global sportswear brand adidas is championing lesser known sports such as figure skating.

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GLOBAL: McDonald's has sponsored the Olympic Games for more than 40 years, but now the global restaurant chain is ending its association with the International Olympic Committee's TOP partnership with immediate effect.

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CHICAGO: Ford, the automaker, has successfully promoted its trucks through a partnership with the National Football League (NFL), which represents a good fit for the brand and can be activated in extremely diverse ways.

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MUMBAI: India's top-level cricket league may be the most lucrative in the world, but in an effort to pack as much branding as possible onto players, many advertisers are forgotten along the way.

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This event report outlines how Ford, the automaker, promoted its "Super Duty" truck through an expansive partnership with the National Football League (NFL).

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LOS ANGELES: Toyota, the automaker, has successfully demonstrated how to connect with NASCAR racing fans by using Twitter as an engagement driver.

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This event report looks at how Toyota, the automaker, used Twitter to engage consumers during the Daytona 500, the biggest event on the NASCAR racing calendar.

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GUANGZHOU: China's sports boom embraces everything from running to tennis, with entrepreneurs both large and small, local and foreign exploring ways to cash in.

Article

This article examines how brands can build awareness and increase loyalty through effective sponsorship.

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LONDON: Vauxhall, the UK car maker that until very recently was owned by General Motors, has announced that it will end its lead sponsorship of the four home nations' football teams.

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MUMBAI: Insurgent Chinese brands have taken over every major sponsorship opportunity in Indian cricket as they seek to grow brand awareness in the country.

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NEW DELHI: Not only are Chinese phone brands squeezing out Indian ones in the marketplace, they are also grabbing a major chunk of the high-profile marketing opportunities in Indian sport.