Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 2.8 – Reaching Consumers

Teens Tune Out of Pro Sports

On top of COVID-19, the national reckoning over racial and social justice, and a rapidly evolving media landscape, pro sports leagues are wrestling with yet another existential crisis: teens and young adults giving up on the game. According to ESPN data cited in a recent Washington Post article, while 96% of teens

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LA Clippers announce Honey as new jersey sponsor

The LA Clippers’ partnership with Honey has reached new levels; the LA-based tech company is now the official jersey sponsor of the Clippers. For those who need a refresher, the Clippers previously engaged in a multi-year sponsorship in 2018 with the app Bumble as their jersey sponsor. Throughout that two

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What happens to Masters merchandise when there are no fans?

The 2020 rendition of the Masters will mark many firsts, but the most stark reminder that we are truly witnessing a tournament unlike any other (besides the November date and fall foliage) is the absence of patrons, to use the club’s parlance for the estimated 40,000 spectators who roam the

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Collegiate Content in a World of COVID

Even though the world of college sports is currently deprived of fan-filled stadiums and reliable schedules, there is still an aspect of college athletics that should remain unchanged: content creation. Universities across the board, whether it be Toledo in the MAC or Duke in the ACC, should never take their

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Patching it Together: The Business of Jersey Advertising

Wayyy back in the spring, when fans went to games and we were readying for March Madness and Opening Day for MLB, the social space was all a-twitter over baseball’s latest break with tradition…MLB was going to allow the Nike Swoosh to appear on the front of uniforms as part

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