Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 2.9 – Event Management & Marketing

NBA Exploring Possibilities for Future ‘Field of Dreams’-Style Game

Following the success of the NHL’s Winter Classic and MLB’s Field of Dreams game, the NBA is looking to get in on hosting games at non-traditional venues. According to NBA Executive Vice President Evan Wasch on The Crossover podcast, the Association continues to explore the feasibility of outdoor games or even setting up a

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What the NFL Draft is costing Cleveland and the community

For football fans, the NFL draft is all about the pick and the players. For Cleveland’s civic leaders, it’s all about the visibility and visitors. Click here to read the story at wkyc.com. Discussion Questions: What is economic impact? How is economic impact measured? What is an economic impact study?

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First round of 2021 NFL draft had better ratings than the Oscars

More people tuned in to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars select Trevor Lawrence than watched Anthony Hopkins win the Best Actor Academy Award. The ratings for the first round of the 2021 NFL draft are in, and football remains king over everything else.  Over 12 million people watched the first round of the draft. The

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NBA, Partners Put All-Star Game Marketing In Play

As the NBA prepares to hold its reconfigured All-Star Game and events all on March 7 in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, league marketing partners and other NBA-related alliances are seeking to make the most of a one-day national (TNT) and global audience. Among the brands that have signed deals and/or activated in time for the

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A first look inside the Super Bowl Experience in Tampa

The NFL built it. Friday, they will come. Football fans by the thousands, looking for a touch of the Big Game magic that Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium is rubbing off on the rest of the city. Click here to read the story at tampabay.com. Discussion Questions: What

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O’Neal hosting SHAQ Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday

Fans looking for pregame entertainment before the Super Bowl will have another option this year. Shaquille O’Neal will be holding the virtual SHAQ Bowl on Feb. 7. It’s one of the few events taking place in Tampa, Florida, since many parties that traditionally take place during Super Bowl week have

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How on Earth Are They Going to Pull Off the Olympics?

If there’s one thing we know about sports in 2021, it’s that there will be sports in 2021. (Well, more sports than we’ve already had in the past week. Go, Bills!) 2020 made sure of that. If the NFL and college football — in which 22 competitors breathe heavily into

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Super Bowl Advertisers Gravitate to Humor in a Hard Time

Madison Avenue is expected to rely more heavily on its funny bone in the upcoming Super Bowl, despite the upswing in Covid-19 cases and other challenges that have engulfed the country this year. The laundry list of issues has forced many brands to think hard about what tone to strike

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