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The Business of Wimbledon: Sponsorship

James Ralley, marketing manager. AELTC Day 11 Friday 04/07/2014 Credit: Jon Buckle / AELTC

Wimbledon’s long-term commercial strategy is driven by an increased focus on projecting itself as a global brand and protecting its standing as a premium sports property. In part two of a series on the tournament, Ben Cronin asks Mick Desmond, head of commercial and media for the All England Club and James Ralley, head of commercial and marketing, why the grand slam deliberately limits the number of its sponsors.

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