Now in a fully revised and updated 5th edition, Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is the most authoritative, comprehensive and engaging introduction to sports marketing currently available. It is the only introductory textbook to adopt a strategic approach, explaining clearly how every element of the marketing process should be designed and managed, from goal-setting and planning to implementation and control.
Covering all the key topics in the sports marketing curriculum, including consumer behavior, market research, promotions, products, pricing, sponsorship, business ethics, technology and e-marketing, the book introduces core theory and concepts, explains best practice, and surveys the rapidly-changing, international sports business environment. Every chapter contains extensive real-world case studies and biographies of key industry figures and challenging review exercises which encourage the reader to reflect critically on their own knowledge and professional practice. The book’s companion website offers additional resources for instructors and students, including an instructors' guide, test bank, presentation slides and useful weblinks.
Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is an essential foundation for any sports marketing or sports business course, and an invaluable reference for any sports marketing practitioner looking to improve their professional practice.
"This book equips communication professionals with a valuable yet cost-efficient resource that blends theoretical and pragmatic principles….communication professionals should consider sport marketing an important segment of their reading repertoire. This fifth edition of Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is an excellent starting point." - Mark Moore (2015) International Journal of Sports Communication, 8, 389-392.
Preface Part I: Contingency Framework for Strategic Sports Marketing Chapter 1. Emergence of Sports Marketing Chapter 2. Contingency Framework for Strategic Sports Marketing Part II: Planning for Market Selection Decisions Chapter 3. Research Tools for Understanding Sports Consumers Chapter 4. Understanding Participants as Consumers Chapter 5. Understanding Spectators as Consumers Chapter 6. Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning Part III: Planning the Sports Marketing Mix Chapter 7. Sports Product Concepts Chapter 8. Managing Sports Products Chapter 9. Promotion Concepts Chapter 10. Promotion Mix Elements Chapter 11. Sponsorship Programs Chapter 12. Pricing Concepts and Strategies Part IV: Implementing and Controlling the Strategic Sports Marketing Process Chapter 13. Implementing & Controlling the Strategic Sports Marketing Process Appendix A. Career Opportunities in Sports Marketing Appendix B.Sports Marketing Sites of Interest on the Internet