Sports marketing is a dynamic subject area linking academic research, marketing practitioners and public policy planners. This special issue of Marketing Intelligence and Planning focusses on “The Dynamics of Sports Marketing” by including a number of articles on this topic. The purpose of this paper is to discuss these issues by highlighting the growing area of sports marketing, sport entrepreneurship and sport management.
Sports marketing contributes to the future of the global economy because of its linkage to other industries including manufacturing, tourism, education and technology. The role of marketing intelligence and planning for the sport sector is crucial for sport and related organizations as a way to drive the global economy and spur growth. In sport organizations, marketing consists of planning and forecasting for future demand.
The findings of this introduction paper to the special journal issue highlight how it is interesting to see how sports marketing will continue to be dynamic due to its importance in building marketing practice with theory.
This paper discusses the main sports marketing issues raised by the articles in this special issue and suggest directions for future research.
Ratten, V. (2016), "The dynamics of sport marketing: Suggestions for marketing intelligence and planning", Marketing Intelligence & Planning, Vol. 34 No. 2, pp. 162-168. https://doi.org/10.1108/MIP-07-2015-0131Download as .RIS
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