Category: Business & Sport

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Review: Sunderland ‘Til I Die

The new documentary follows Sunderland’s disastrous 2017-18 season where the club is relegated to the third division, League Two, of English football for the first time in 30 years.

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Sponsored Post: How Technology Has Reinvented The Sports Fan Experience

It would seem that British fans, regardless of their wider circumstances, have a deep love of attending live sporting events. What has also helped boost attendance is the plethora of newer sports that have taken off or sports which are suddenly back in fashion.

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The History Of The World Cup Trophy

The World Cup Trophy, standing at 14.5 inches tall and weighs 13.5 pounds, is estimated to be worth a staggering $20 million. To put this in perspective, the Lombardi Trophy, given to the winners of the annual Super Bowl is worth a just over a paltry $4,000 in comparison. Even the venerated Stanley Cup, given to the NHL’s winners, is worth only just over $23,000.

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Interview: How Anthony Joshua Helped Lucozade Sport Make Their Knockout TV Ad (Part 1)

One brand which is partnered with Joshua stood out from all the others in the run up to the fight. Using an impactful TV advert detailing Joshua’s background Lucozade Sport was able to generate widespread interest not only in their brand ambassador ahead of his big fight but also about Lucozade Sport’s own “Made To Move” campaign. The campaign has the ambitious target of get one million people moving more by 2020 in the UK, as part of a campaign to highlight and also champion active lifestyles. This is a campaign which I’ll speak more about in a second post coming soon.

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Interview: How Macron Plans To Keep Challenging The Biggest Sports Brands (Part 2)

Firstly, to understand Macron, you need to know that as a business is split into two specific divisions. This is much like most sports clothing brands, whereby one side of the business is purely commercial, an individual can buy a piece of apparel or a amateur team pays Macron to produce clothing. On the other side is sponsorship, whereby the brand seeks out new opportunities with teams across the world.

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Interview: How Macron Has Grown To Challenge The Biggest Sports Brands (Part 1)

Being a smaller sporting brand can be tough. The odds seemed stacked against you when comparing yourself to the Adidas’ and Nike’s of this world. Macron (not named after the new French President, more on that in part two) is an Italian brand founded in 1971. Back then it was a distributor of American sportswear brands in Italy. By 1994, it began to expand rapidly and by 2001 had just won the sponsorship of its first professional sports team, Bologna FC, which it still sponsors now.

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How The Rio Olympics Inspired Avon To Sign Landmark Deal With Liverpool Women’s Team

You might remember my recent post of the rise of the women’s game across the world. It focused heavily on beauty brand Avon signing a historic deal to sponsor Liverpool women’s football team. It was a first of its kind type of deal, in which Avon became the first female brand to sponsor a women’s professional football team and also becomes Liverpool’s first independent shirt sponsor to that of its male counterpart.