SportBusiness International

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SportBusiness International magazine

  • Magazine Issue
    30 Nov 2017

    SPORTBUSINESS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR – the 20 executives who have made the weather in 2017 • PRO KABADDI LEAGUE – India’s under-the-radar success • WOMEN’S SPORT – how to build on a successful summer for female events • FOOTBALL DATA – Finnish football’s data-driven approach to growth • ZHAO JUN – China’s ‘$8bn Sister’ on renegotiating the CSL deal • TIM CROW – four reasons why the UK sponsorship market is soft • RAKUTEN – global marketing director spells out company strategy • WINTER OLYMPICS – candidature process rebooted for Winter Games. • FRICTIONLESS STADIA – the technological innovations changing the fan experience • BEING BRILLIANT – our new columnist, behavioural scientist Kevin Brilliant on the psychology of queuing

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  • Magazine Issue
    29 Sep 2017

    SEAN BRATCHES – Formula 1’s new commercial chief speaks exclusively to SportBusines International • NEW MEDIA – Legacy media companies move to consolidate as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google target content • MAYWEATHER v McGREGOR – What can sport learn from crossover event? •  SECRET FAN – The fan experience at the Gfinity Elite Series in London • WINNERS & LOSERS Who stands to benefit from the dual award of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics? • NEW POWER – How the electric vehicle revolution is transforming motorsport • PICTURE PERFECT – Fancam links spectators and sponsors through the ultimate crowd-selfie.

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  • Magazine Issue
    27 Jul 2017

    QATAR CRISIS - BeIN hits out at 'scaremongering' • VIRTUAL REALITY - Is the much hyped technology finally ready to make a difference? • SPORTS BETTING IN THE USA - Coalition comes together to legalise betting • PLAYER SIGNINGS - How the Pogba Stormzy video created a social media space race • 'STORY DOING' - The B2B activations that are changing sports sponsorship • SIR CRAIG REEDIE - Wada president on reforms at the ant-doping organisation • SIBLING RIVALRY - Europa League emerges as a major brand in its own right • SECRET FAN - The Championships, Wimbledon • TEETHING TROUBLES - Four challenges facing esports. ARMCHAIR FANS - Taking a ride on the Samsung 'Slider'. 

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  • Magazine Issue
    30 Jun 2017

    MASS APPEAL - marketing sports events the Ironman way. • POST GRADUATE RANKINGS 2017 - The most reliable and respected ranking system for postgraduate sport management courses • GAME THEORY - Does gamification still have a place in the rights holder tool box? • FAMILY AFFAIR - What Vivendi's purchase of Havas means for sport. • ATHLETE PLATFORMS - Anodyne PR puff, or serious media players. • LAD CULTURE - Sport Bible teams up with Force India as F1 social media restrictions clear. • MAX SIEGEL - USATF chief on how he trebled revenues at the organisation. • EUROLEAGUE - Business case study on IMG and EuroLeague's joint venture. • IOC DUAL AWARD - Bach sets in motion attempts to lock Paris and LA in. • SECRET FAN - ONE Championship 'Dynasty of Heroes' Singapore.

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  • Magazine Issue
    31 May 2017

    • ALT. BRANDS - The making of sport's most non-conformist team brands. • ON THE DOUBLE - LA and Paris welcome the inspectors as IOC mulls dual award. AMAZON - Retail giant tests the water with NFL Thursday Night Football deal. • BREAKING2 - Nike's branded content 'moonshot' shakes up the sponsorship space. • SEBASTIAN COE - IAAF chief on the business and governance reforms he has implemented. • MARATHON MEN - Infront makes a bet on China's marathon boom. • LIVING WITH LIONS - The business of the British & Irish Lions. • FAN CHANNELS - Building a business model on passion.

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  • Magazine Issue
    31 Mar 2017

    • SPORTACCORD - Baumann puts his stamp on the umbrella organisation • LAGARDÈRE - 'Crazy' African gamble looks set pay off • CHANNELLING ENGAGEMENT - The evolving landscape of football club channels • MEET THE BRIDGE BUILDER - Interview with George Mitchell • THE ART OF SNARK - Is it okay for a team to mock its rivals on Twitter? • THE BIG SHORT - How sports can evolve but keep their stakeholders on board • FIVE EASY PIECES - Five unexpected applications for data in sport • STATUTES OF LIBERTY - Which races are under threat in F1 shake-up?

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  • Magazine Issue
    28 Feb 2017

    • THE GREAT DISRUPTOR - Brands and sports take sides in the Trump debate. ALIBABA AND THE IOC - Partnership brings e-commerce and cloud computing to the TOP programme.  JOCHEN LÖSCH - MP & Silva’s new chief executive on the abundant opportunities in Latin America and China.  ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Should the impending emergence of machine learning empower or worry the world of sport? • OLYMPIC CHANNEL - 6 months after its launch we ask whether federations are benefiting from the new platform.  THE SECRET FAN - Mark Bradley travels to the Park de Princes to watch PSG versus Monaco.  NFL WINS FANS WITH MADDEN - American Football targets UK fans through EA Sports title.  GOING IT ALONE - Table tennis takes its rights in-house.

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  • Magazine Issue
    31 Jan 2017

    • FC BARCELONA - How to become football’s first billion-euro-a-year club. • DATA MINING - The sport teams trying to understand their fans better. • ASK THE EXPERTS - The opportunities and threats for the US major leagues. • PAYING THE PRICE - The legal implications of English football’s sexual abuse scandal. • MORE THAN A GAME - Designing stadia for commercial return. • BID TO WIN - Does IOC bidding process need further reform? • ESPORTS - Stability is key for Overwatch League. • CATEGORY CREATORS - The new companies boosting US major league revenues. • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - The impact of e-commerce and globalisation on sports licensing.

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  • Magazine Issue
    30 Nov 2016

    • TOP 20 – We name the sport industry’s top 20 innovators

    • ATTENTION ECONOMY – How sport can fight back in the battle for viewers’ attention

    • ON THE EDGE – MMA’s bid to be an Olympic sport

    • PITCH-SIDE ADVERTISING – Why Fifa is not ready to commit to digital replacement technology • CHINA CRISIS? – Has Chinese investment in sport entered a more cautious phase? • SOCCER'S FINAL FRONTIER – Big names show support for Americas Champions League • VIDEO – The best sports marketing videos of 2016 • SURVEY – Should Fifa stick with the same number of teams for the World Cup? • INTERVIEW – Mark Bullingham, the FA’s new commercial director

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  • Magazine Issue
    31 Oct 2016

    • HOSTING – Popular movements, public polls and why Rome voted against the Olympics • #NextGen – ATP launches tournament to promote new blood • JOIN OUR CLUB – Can horse racing finally fulfil its potential in China? • NEW SCHOOL – Tradition meets innovation in Wimbledon’s social media strategy • TAKING OFF – Why major players are taking a chance on drone racing • HEALTH HARVEY – Saracens CEO on his latest career challenge

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  • Magazine Issue
    30 Sep 2016

    • FORMULA ONE – What the future holds under new owner Liberty Media

    • UBER – Crashing the tailgate party with the Miami Dolphins

    • HILLARY MANDEL – IMG Media’s head of North America on the agency’s evolution under WME

    • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – Uefa-EPFL battle heads for compromise • CHINA – We speak to the pioneers of the nascent cycling market • SOCIAL MEDIA – How Fiba has used YouTube and Facebook to live stream its youth tournaments • BASKETBALL FOCUS – UK and US fans surveyed on attitudes to the NBA • ASIAN BEACH GAMES – Hosting burden proves heavy for Vietnam • SPORTEL BRIEFING – TV Sports Markets previews the annual sports media bash in Monaco

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  • Magazine Issue
    31 Aug 2016

    *Pokémon Go How rights holders and team owners can cash in on augmented reality and Niantic’s $3bn craze *Fans of the future 8 ways that fans will consume sports content in the future

    *Charlie Stillitano The divisive figure behind the International Champions Cup distances himself from talk of a European Super League *Big in Japan How J.League’s media deal with the Perform Group will transform Japan’s football infrastructure *All bets are off Horse racing’s fight to reinvigorate its betting markets

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  • Magazine Issue
    29 Jul 2016

    *RIO 2016 How the spending on Rio stacks up versus previous Olympics, the security challenge, and more

    *BRAZIL FOCUS Detailed information on Brazil’s sports media, sponsorship and event hosting sectors

    *CHATRI SITYODTONG  The pro fighter turned businessman tells us about positioning MMA for Asian markets

    *TECH TRANSFORMING SPORT Eleven revolutionary technologies that you need to understand

    *ESPORTS INTEGRITY Match-fixing and doping are threatening esports’ sponsorship revenues

     

     

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  • Magazine Issue
    29 Jun 2016

    *POSTGRADUATE RANKINGS See how the world’s top sports business postgraduate courses ranked in our special supplement

    *LOGOS  Some of the world’s leading design experts share their secrets for creating a memorable sports logo

    *TICKETING StubHub’s deal with the Philly 76ers proves that the primary and secondary ticket markets are converging. We ask how sports properties can benefit from the evolution of the sector

    *EUROLEAGUE Bertomeu and Francini on Euroleague’s ongoing struggle with Fiba

    *THE RIGHTS STUFF The business of broadcasting the Olympics and the TV innovations to expect in Rio.

     

     

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  • Magazine Issue
    31 May 2016

    *FIBA We talk to Patrick Baumann, secretary general of the International Basketball Federation their dispute with the Euroleague over the future of European club basketball

    *SCANDALS We analyse the results of a survey into how recent scandals have affected the way fans view sports

    *WOMEN'S SPORTS We look at the business case for investing in women’s sports

    *TOP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME the IOC’s marketing chief about the continued evolution of the TOP sponsorship programme

    *ULTIMATE SPORTS CITIES we reveal the winners of the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Cities Awards 2016

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  • Magazine Issue
    29 Apr 2016

    *CYCLING: With competing interests battling for supremacy, can a shared vision ever be achieved in professional cycling?

    *VIRTUAL INNOVATION: How virtual reality technology is being used to improve sponsorship activations and to enhance the fan experience at sporting events.

    *KOREA PLAN: Is tech-savvy South Korea ready to fulfil is untapped potential in the sports industry?

    *READY FOR RIO: Will it be a case of alright on the night when the Olympics arrive in Brazil?

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  • Magazine Issue
    31 Mar 2016

    *GOVERNING SPORT: Can federations lead sport out of the current wave of integrity crises, or are they holed below the waterline? We ask a federation board member, a PR expert, and an integrity specialist.

    *PHILIPPE BLATTER: The CEO of Infront Sports & Media tells us about the agency’s integration with new Chinese owner Wanda Group.

    *THE AUDIO STAR: How and why sports radio and podcasting are in rude health.

    *TIM LEIWEKE: The former president and CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group talks about disruption in the sports arena business.

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  • Magazine Issue
    29 Feb 2016

    *DICK POUND: The leader of the recent inquiry into doping in athletics speaks about his career as a trouble-shooter

    *CHINESE INVESTMENT: How and why money from China is gushing into sport

    *THE ART OF SHORT-FORM VIDEO: Strategies for the hottest format in sports media

    *RIO HOSPITALITY: The challenges facing the hospitality sector at the Rio Olympics

     

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  • Magazine Issue
    29 Jan 2016

    NOËL LE GRAËT: The president of the French Football Federation reflects on a dark night in Paris and looks ahead to a defining year for France

    * FIFA: Ahead of this month’s presidential election and reform vote, an ex-ISL and Infront insider tells us where it all went wrong

    * SNAPCHAT: How sports brands are reaching young audiences on the booming social platform

    * VIRTUAL REALITY: Cutting-edge use cases from US sport for 2016’s most hyped technology

    * SECURITY: How events are protecting fans and athletes in an increasingly unstable security climate

    * EXTREME WINTER SPORT: The commerce of the events outside skiing's mainstream

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Dec 2015

    * Cover Story: the men breathing new life into Italian football

    * Innovator of the Year: An expert panel selects the industry's 20 brightest minds

    * Vorsprung Durch Fussball: Interview with Christian Seifert, Bundesliga chief executive

    * Super Show: The Super Bowl is put under the commercial microscope

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