Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 11.3 – Functions of Communications

Fashion show: NBA site teases each game’s unis

As part of the league’s 75th-anniversary celebration, the NBA has unveiled a season-long calendar, showing a detailed uniform schedule for all 30 teams on its Locker Vision website. Click here to read the story at espn.com. Discussion Questions: What is promotion? How might celebrating the league’s 75th anniversary be considered

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How the Seattle Kraken Built a Brand Before Their First Game

The owners of Seattle’s new National Hockey League franchise wanted to release the Kraken. But the pandemic demanded that the Kraken stay home, stream some shows and order delivery. Click here to read the story at adweek.com. Discussion Questions: What is branding? Why is branding important to an expansion pro sports

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Japanese sponsors fear brand damage from Tokyo Olympics

Corporate sponsors of the Tokyo Olympics have brought in marketing consultants to determine whether a direct association with the Games would damage their brands.  According to people working directly with some of the 47 big sponsors of the Games, Japanese companies have asked advisers whether they should embrace the Olympic

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JPMorgan admits it misjudged backing European Super League

JPMorgan (JPM.N) said on Friday it regretted supporting soccer clubs in launching a breakaway European Super League after the plan collapsed earlier this week due to a storm of protest from fans and politicians. “We clearly misjudged how this deajkf;l would be viewed by the wider football community and how it might

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Washington Football Team Seeks Fan Feedback for Rebrand

The Washington Football team has introduced its new Fan Ambassador Network (FAN) to help guide the team’s rebrand. The team is seeking fan ambassadors to provide perspective for seven different committees centering on topics such as entertainment, merchandise, food and culture. Click here to read the story at SportTechie.com. Discussion

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