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Why Coca-Cola is becoming the first worldwide founding partner of Wild Rift Esports

This isn’t Coca-Cola’s first partnership with Riot Games. The beverage brand sponsored various competitive League of Legends events, including the annual League of Legends World Championship, from 2013 to 2016.

Click here to read the story at digiday.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is sponsorship?
  2. Why do brands sponsor sports and entertainment properties and events?
  3. How do you think brands determine which sports and entertainment properties and events to sponsor?
  4. Why do you think Coca-Cola would invest in a partnership with Wild Rift Esports?
  5. What is a target market?
  6. Who might represent Coca-Cola’s target consumer with this sponsorship?
  7. What is a “founding partner” and why might that designation be important to Coca-Cola?
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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