Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 2.8 – Reaching Consumers

Inside the NFL’s youth-focused social strategy

The National Football League wants to be the most youth-focused, community-driven league in the world. To reach that goal, it’s counting on its social media marketing strategy. Click here to read the story at digiday.com. Discussion Questions: What is market segmentation? What are demographics? What is a target market? Based

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With new NHL sponsorship, brands find their shirt

Hockey sponsorship has become a bit of a theme in Canadian marketing this year. A few months ago, a number of top brands wanted nothing to do with Hockey Canada after ugly allegations of sexual assault against Team Canada players surfaced.  Click here to read the story at the-message.ca. Discussion

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MLB Has Awarded Teams International Marketing Rights, Similar to NFL

Major League Baseball is dividing up international markets among its franchises, giving teams new commercial rights in specific areas around the globe, according to multiple people familiar with the plan. Click here to read the story at sports.yahoo.com. Discussion Questions: Why are international markets important to Major League Baseball? How might targeting

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Pickleball Is Booming. Not Everyone Is Happy About That

According to its evangelists, pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport (it depends on how you measure). Click here to read the story at gq.com. Discussion Questions: What is pickleball? Have you ever heard of the sport? Have you ever played the sport? What are demographics? How would you describe the

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MLB moving ahead with uniform ads next season

Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans for advertising on uniforms next season. Click here to read the story at ESPN.com. Discussion Questions: What is the paradox of commercialism (as described in your textbook, The Business of Sports and Entertainment)? How might this story represent an example of that

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Wonderful® Pistachios Teams Up with Marvel Studios’ “I Am Groot” for Plant Protein-Powered Campaign

In celebration of Marvel Studios’ “I Am Groot,” a Collection of Original Shorts coming soon to Disney+, Wonderful® Pistachios launched their “Groot Gets Crackin’” campaign to showcase the plant-protein power of Wonderful Pistachios.  Click here to read the story at prnewswire.com. Discussion Questions: What is the difference between marketing through entertainment and the

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Chipotle bends reality in new ad during NHL game

Chipotle this week unveiled a new mixed-reality ad with the Colorado Avalanche NHL team, according to details shared with Marketing Dive. Click here to read the story at marketingdive.com. Discussion Questions: What is advertising? What is a virtual advertisement? According to your textbook (The Business of Sports & Entertainment), what

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