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Category: Lesson 5.1 – The Marketing Plan

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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Does ‘Impossible is Nothing’ still work for Adidas in 2021?

Adidas has lately been strafing us all with a fresh barrage of celebrity-focused biographical videos/ads featuring its long-running “Impossible is Nothing” tagline, along with an #ImpossibleIsNothing Instagram campaign. Click here to read the story at adage.com. Discussion Questions: What is branding? What is a tagline? Why might taglines be used

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JPMorgan admits it misjudged backing European Super League

JPMorgan (JPM.N) said on Friday it regretted supporting soccer clubs in launching a breakaway European Super League after the plan collapsed earlier this week due to a storm of protest from fans and politicians. “We clearly misjudged how this deajkf;l would be viewed by the wider football community and how it might

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