Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 5.1 – The Marketing Plan

Cinema Stocks Surge Amid Report Amazon Plans $1B Theatrical Push

Cinemas stocks got a boost Wednesday after a report that online retailer Amazon plans to spend $1 billion a year on theatrical film releases. Click here to read the story at hollywoodreporter.com. Discussion Questions: What is distribution? Why is distribution an important function of marketing? How might this story demonstrate the concept

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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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Into the Chaotic World of the American F1 Boom

Formula One is an American sport. I do not mean it belongs to Americans: The heartbeat of the schedule will always be races at the crown jewel European tracks. The drivers will always be majority European. Click here to read the story at theringer.com. Discussion Questions: What is a product? What is

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Sneaker supremacy: Nike and Adidas battle for brand love

Nike and Adidas have been ensnared in a relentless rivalry that has commanded the athletic wear industry for nearly 60 years, attempting to out design, out recruit and out cool one another in order to dominate the now $310 billion global sporting goods market. Click here to read the story at

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NFL awards international marketing rights to 18 teams in eight countries

The NFL continues to grow globally. The league announced Wednesday that 18 teams have been awarded marketing rights across eight different countries. This initiative, known as the International Home Marketing Areas program, grants clubs access to international territories for marketing, fan engagement and commercialization as they build their global brands and drive

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