In 2011, Wimbledon began to rethink its approach to China and in particular how it engaged with Chinese fans. Historically, promotion was pretty much limited to what its Chinese broadcast partners did to promote their coverage.
China’s social media platforms and online behaviours vary in important ways from what may be considered their international equivalents. Differences that need understanding include language, culture, user behaviours, and SEO techniques. Companies entering the market must adapt their strategies to be successful.
Manchester City and SAP, FC Barcelona and Beko and Liverpool FC and Standard Chartered are the innovative sponsorships shortlisted for the inaugural Globe Soccer Best Partnership by SportBusiness Award.
The success of UK sports rights owners to get more people watching live sport than ever should be an inspiration to the world, says Gareth Balch, chief executive of data-driven sports marketing agency Two Circles.
In the third of a trilogy of interviews with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, SportBusiness speaks to Hideyo Hirata, head of the innovation promotion office and deputy executive director of technology services.