The Olympic Games Effect: How Sports Marketing Builds Strong Brands

The Olympic Games Effect: How Sports Marketing Builds Strong Brands

by John A. Davis
     
 

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The Olympic Games attract fans from all over the world with a diverse range of interests, from a passionate love of sports, to fervent nationalism, to the thrill of athletic competition. This book explains and examines why companies vie to be Olympic sponsors and the tangible and intangible returns they reap for their investment.

Starting with a brief history of the

Overview

The Olympic Games attract fans from all over the world with a diverse range of interests, from a passionate love of sports, to fervent nationalism, to the thrill of athletic competition. This book explains and examines why companies vie to be Olympic sponsors and the tangible and intangible returns they reap for their investment.

Starting with a brief history of the Olympics, from the Ancient Greeks to now (including interesting parallels between the ancient and modern games), the author then shows why and how the Olympic Games have become one of the world’s most powerful brands, and the resulting impact for companies that are Olympic sponsors. The book also examines why cities, including Beijing in 2008, invest billions in hosting the Games. From tragedy to astounding success, the Olympics have been the source of some of the most important stories of our times. Readers are provided with a clear understanding of the traditions that have shaped this unique event, as well as the risks involved for stakeholders. Throughout, this compelling book offers invaluable lessons for companies considering almost any type of sports sponsorship investment.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"John Davis' book, The Olympic Games Effect, made a key contribution to understanding the economics of the Olympics, marketing of the Olympics, and the Olympic Games as a brand. The second edition of this important and readable volume offers new case studies and insights on social media. It should be required reading for corporate marketers tied to sport."
Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

"Olympic marketing is fundamentally different from what is taught in traditional marketing texts, which is why this book is such a welcome addition to marketing knowledge. This edition contains updates with new observations from the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics. It explores the significance of the latest shifts in marketing derived from such trends as the rise in social media."
Lynn Kahle, Giustina Professor and Head, Dept. of Marketing, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon

"The sponsorship of the Olympics has been a critical part of the marketing success of many global companies including Samsung. As South Korea prepares for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Samsung and scores of potential sponsors will be debating the right strategy on how to leverage those Games to help communicate their brands. Worry no more as John Davis' The Olympic Games Effect will become the key 'go to' resource for these companies."
Dae Ryun Chang, Professor of Marketing, Yonsei University

"As a fellow International Olympic Academy faculty member and professor of sport management, I can write that John Davis' book should stand as a required companion piece to Dick Pound's Inside the Olympics in helping a very wide population grasp the Olympic Games' magnitude and global importance. The Olympic Games Effect is well written, thoroughly researched, and greatly adds to the canon of Olympic literature. It is heroic, like a true Olympian, in its commitment and achievement."
Rick Burton, David B. Falk Professor of Sport Management at Syracuse University and author of the historical thriller The Darkest Mission

"Just follow John Davis into the fascinating world of the Olympic Games and the enormous potentials they offer as a powerful global brand. Learn more about the opportunities and risks of Olympic sponsorship and how the pure idea and image of the Olympic Games create value for everyone involved."
Professor Dr. Anton Meyer, Head of Marketing Department, Munich School of Management, LMU

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470823668
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/03/2008
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

John A. Davis is the author of several acclaimed marketing books: The Olympic Games Effect; Competitive Success; Measuring Marketing; Magic Numbers for Sales Management; and Magic Numbers for Consumer Marketing. He is a member of the marketing faculty at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon. Previously, he was Dean, Global MBA Program, and Professor of Marketing at SP Jain, with campuses in Singapore, Dubai, and Sydney. In 2010, he was the recipient of the "Best Professor in Marketing" honor, awarded by CMO Asia and Asia's Best Business School Awards. Before SP Jain, he was Department Chair and Professor of Marketing at Emerson College, and Professor of Marketing Practice at Singapore Management University, where he received the "Most Inspiring Teacher" award and Dean's Teaching Honors. John regularly consults with leading global companies and is a sought-after conference speaker, including: TEDx, YPOs, Global Brand Forum, World Knowledge Forum, American Marketing Association, the Lausanne Sports Management Conference, and Entrepreneur's Organization. He has founded two award-winning companies and has led marketing teams at Nike, Informix, and Transamerica. He received his MBA from Columbia University and his BA from Stanford University.

John and his wife, Barb, have three terrific children, Katie, Chris, and Bridget. They also have two dogs, Milo and Grinner, and two cats, Spike and Zola. Grinner thinks she rules the world, and the other family pets support this delusion.

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