Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 4.3 – Target Markets

Behind Netflix and Disney+’s Dash for Streaming Ad Cash

Just over three years ago, Netflix unequivocally shot down the idea that it would ever roll out an ad-supported streaming service. Click here to read the story at variety.com. Discussion Questions: What is an “ad-supported” streaming service? What is advertising? What is revenue? Why is revenue important to streaming companies? How will

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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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NBA takes a page from TikTok for app refresh

The NBA’s new app is proof that TikTok continues to exert its influence on the world of entertainment programming. The sports-focused offering is clearly designed to appeal to the younger generation, offering vertical video and user-specific, “social-style” content that could help drive Gen Z interest and keep consumers engaged on

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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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The Time Is Now for Brands to Go All In on Women’s Soccer

In all the time we have been covering the rise of the game we love—football—in the nation we love—America—by far the most thrilling storyline we have witnessed is the explosive growth of women’s football over the last decade.  Click here to read the story at sports.yahoo.com. Discussion Questions: What is

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Under Armour to Launch First Female-specific Running Shoe

Under Armour is accelerating its efforts to attract the female athlete. Click here to read the story at wwd.com. Discussion Questions: What is market segmentation? How might this story represent the concept of market segmentation? Why do you think Under Armour is launching a female-specific running shoe? Why is the company

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The NHL’s tech-heavy plan to draw in young fans

While the Buffalo Sabres were playing the New Jersey Devils, their digital avatars were mimicking each move in virtual reality. Strap on the VR goggles. Touch a button, and you’re watching the game through the eyes of a skater heading in for a shot. Click here to read the story at espn.com. Discussion

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