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Nissan’s long-running Heisman program features college athlete for first time


Nissan is bringing back its long-running “Heisman House” campaign with the addition of a college-level athlete and a play around the metaverse, per a news release.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the difference between the marketing of sports and marketing through sports?
  2. Which do you think best describes Nissan’s “Heisman House” marketing campaign?
  3. What is advertising?
  4. Why do brands advertise?
  5. Why do you think Nissan wants to advertise during college football games?
  6. Why do you think this was the first time Nissan has featured a college athlete as part of this campaign?
  7. Who is the college athlete?
  8. How do you think Nissan chose to include this particular athlete?
  9. What is the metaverse?
  10. Why do you think Nissan is including a metaverse component as part of this campaign?
  11. Based on information from this story, describe Nissan’s plans for the metaverse.
  12. What are industry trends?
  13. Why do you think marketing in the metaverse is becoming such a popular trend in sports and entertainment marketing?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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