Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 2.8 – Reaching Consumers

Patches Stand Out In Value

Clutter or good business? It’s a question being bandied around the (virtual) sports business water cooler these days, with recent and upcoming changes to the sports sponsorship landscape. We are about to find out the answer. Click here to read the story at teammarketing.com. Discussion Questions: What is clutter as

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Nissan Uses College Football Fan Tweets As Creative Inspiration

Back for its 11th season of “Heisman House” college football spots, Nissan found a new source of inspiration for creative: fan-generated tweets. The automaker is launching a campaign with 10 spots, up from the usual six, says Allyson Witherspoon, vice president and U.S. chief marketing officer, Nissan. Click here to

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NHL Enlists Young Fans To Join ‘Power Players’

For a third year, the National Hockey League is soliciting applications from fans ages 13-17 for a youth advisory board. The NHL Power Players help advise the NHL on hockey-related topics important to their generation. Click here to read the story at mediapost.com. Discussion Questions: What is market segmentation? Based

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Stan Smith Returns for Adidas in Green Spot With Kermit the Frog

“Being green isn’t about what’s easy,” says Kermit the Frog, an acknowledged expert on the subject, in Johannes Leonardo’s charming new sustainability campaign for Adidas. “Being green can be something big that’s just too hard to miss,” he explains in the anthem spot below. “Or even, doing the little things

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No Duke? No Problem: CBS, Turner Sports Sell Out March Madness

A year after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out what is arguably the greatest three weeks on the sports calendar, advertisers have scrambled back to assume their positions with March Madness. Speaking to reporters on a Zoom call late Wednesday afternoon, the senior-most ad sales execs at CBS Sports and Turner Sports said that anyone who’s

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