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Sports Marketing

Sports Marketing

Sports marketing is an opportunity to use sports – and indeed entertainment – to explore some important marketing concepts that are used in many areas such as inconsistent product; loyalty; celebrity management; event execution; crisis interventions; sponsorships and partnerships; ticket pricing; social media and digital innovation; tie-ins between retail and teams.  

 Much of the course concentrates on marketing and business. Some will take the course because they are passionate about sports and will use that sports interest to become deeper practitioners in the world of marketing and business, including theory, ethics, legal and financial considerations. Some won’t be avid sports fans but will be interested in a well-rounded knowledge of marketing.  

 Sports marketing is nuanced. It may mean how a team is marketed, but it may also mean how a soft drink uses a fan base to reach an audience. The course considers areas such as pricing and these issues translate to other fields so while sports may be how we study the subject, sports becomes the means to ensure that marketing and business understanding is accessible. 

 Sports is a lens to learn because it delivers passion and excitement on a global basis and brings people together even during competitive moments. There are many job opportunities in sports marketing, from consumer product companies looking to attract fans to teams looking for storytellers.