Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 6.1 – Branding

“ESPN College GameDay Cereal Collection” boxes to be available this weekend in Columbus

There’s a long history (going back to 1934 specifically for Wheaties) of athletes being recognized on cereal boxes, and we’ve seen that in multiple countries. It’s more unusual to see that for media figures, though. But that’s what ESPN is doing with a particular new promotion for College GameDay this week. Click here to read the story at awfulannouncing.com. Discussion

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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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Disney’s move into trading cards

Walt Disney’s convoluted flow chart of revenue streams is getting a new addition. Earlier this month, Disney released the first batch of trading cards from its upcoming game, “Lorcana,” and they’re already fetching $2k+ on the resale market, per Polygon. Click here to read the story at thehustle.co. Discussion Questions:

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Stephen Curry Nearing $1B Deal With Under Armour

Stephen Curry is a business mogul.  From cryptocurrency to television shows, the Warriors star has amassed a fortune near $160 million according to celebritynetworth.com. Click here to read the story at si.com. Discussion Questions: What is a brand? Are athletes like Steph Curry a brand? What is a business mogul? What

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