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Week 5 Assignment

Please see the resource below, as well as at least one source you locate on your own. The article below provides background on the fundamentals of sports marketing strategy. For this week’s forum, please use what you learn from your research to list and explain a minimum of three (3) strategies for marketing sports with social media.

Please review the specific forum directions, including minimum word requirements, as well as information on the forum grading rubric, at the top of the page under the “Forums” link on the course navigation panel.

· “Nike: No Fundamental Change in Sports Marketing Strategy.” PR Newswire 1 Oct. 1998: 1. Web.

· Nixon, A. (2013, Oct 13). Hospital systems find marketing through sports is winning strategy. McClatchy – Tribune Business News Retrieved from


In order to minimize duplicate content, students are required to submit their initial post prior to reviewing the initial posts of classmates. Initial posts should include the following elements at a minimum in order to receive full credit:

1. For Week 5, submission, with no minimum word requirement, no later than Wednesday at 11:55 pm Eastern Time (ET).

2. Comprehension of concepts from course resources and weekly lessons demonstrated.

3. Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

4. Incorporation of weekly course resources and weekly lessons including the proper in-text citation of two (2) credible sources. A general example of an appropriate in-text citation would be (Smith, 2020). In-text citations are extremely important since they allow the reader (instructor or classmates), to know what was written by the student and what was provided from an external source. Also, students must provide the respective URL for sources utilized at the bottom of each forum post.

Nike: No Fundamental Change in Sports
Marketing Strategy
Publication info: PR Newswire ; New York [New York]01 Oct 1998: 1.

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BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) today again reiterated that, unlike some of its

competitors, it is not shifting its sports marketing strategy in any fundamental way.

It also released a transcript of vice president of global brand management Andy Mooney’s comments to Wall

Street analysts in New York City on September 24:

“We are totally committed to continue to invest 10 percent of global revenues in demand creation. So that gives us

about a $900 million global demand creation budget, which is roughly split between $500 million for sports

marketing and $400 million for communication. Our sports marketing money is less flexible than communications

money but not that much less flexible. Aside from Michael’s {Jordan} contract most of these contracts with

athletes or teams don’t go much longer than three years. So we have a chance to completely re-look at every

athlete, every team and every event we’re involved with over the next three years. We believe that it is possible to

move as much as $100 million from sports marketing to communication over the next three-year period to

continue to excite the market.

“I want to make a couple of things, having said that, perfectly clear. We are totally committed to sports marketing

athletes and teams endorsements as a fundamental pillar of success for this business and this industry. We

believe we can make this transition without necessarily giving up much, if any, athletes or teams because, as Tom

{Thomas E. Clarke, Nike president and chief operating officer} alluded to, it’s really a two-horse race. There are only

two companies that have any money to bet on any of these properties. And some of the competition will be fierce

for some of the jewel properties. But I think as was evidenced by the passage from the NCAA to NBA drafts this

year, just as a fundamental of supply and demand, the renewal costs of these deals we believe will be significantly

lower than they currently are.”

Nike began working with athletes since its founding in 1972, starting with the great American middle distance

runner, Steve Prefontaine. SOURCE Nike, Inc.


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Publication year: 1998

Publication date: Oct 1, 1998

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  • Nike: No Fundamental Change in Sports Marketing Strategy

Hospital systems find marketing through sports
is winning strategy
Nixon, Alex . McClatchy – Tribune Business News ; Washington [Washington]13 Oct 2013.

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[…]that was more important than ever this year as Highmark sought to grow recognition of the hospital system it

formed from the purchase West Penn Allegheny Health System and begin the long process of cutting into UPMC’s

dominance of the health care industry here.


Oct. 13–UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff stood beside Pittsburgh hockey legend Mario Lemieux on a dusty construction

site in Cranberry this month, both men smiling and posing as they flung dirt from silver-spaded shovels for a

gaggle of news photographers and onlookers with smartphone cameras.

The two, who rarely make public appearances that draw the media, might have appeared an odd pairing to the

casual observer. But a subtle yet powerful message was embedded in the picture that sports fans across Western

Pennsylvania may have seen replayed on television or captured in a newspaper.

Whether those fans realize it or not, when they love a sports team, they’re much more likely to love and buy from its

corporate sponsors.

UPMC — the official sports medicine provider for the Penguins and Steelers — has had a particularly strong grip on

this type of marketing for the past decade as it has grown into the region’s largest hospital system and those two

teams won championships in their respective sports.

But UPMC’s not the only one playing the game.Highmark Inc.’s Allegheny Health Network, which debuted this

spring as the chief rival to UPMC for hospital patients, couldn’t have timed the launch of its brand any better. As

the official sports medicine provider to the Pirates, Allegheny Health Network rode a wave of excitement around

the region as Pittsburgh’s perennial loser caught fire on its way to its first winning season and playoff appearance

in more than two decades.

The marketing of sports medicine programs and team sponsorships by the two Pittsburgh health care giants

reflect their fierce competition. Dueling ads have bombarded local airwaves — focusing on specialty medical

services they provide, such as cancer care and transplantation — as they fight for patients and their health care


Allegheny Health Network, with financial backing of the state’s largest health insurer in Highmark, has ratcheted up

its marketing to try to level the playing field with the much bigger UPMC.

Health care companies, which tend to have weak brands in the minds of consumers, benefit substantially from a

connection to a winning sports franchise, said Kirk Wakefield, a Baylor University professor and expert in sports


“What they want to have happen is the fan passion transfers from the team to the brand,” he said. “Among the

team’s fans, they are more likely to use the team’s health system.”

Research shows that exclusive sponsorship deals with sports teams are much more effective than other types of

advertising, Wakefield said. Many sports fans don’t realize it, but their passion for their teams and engagement in

watching their teams play make them much more receptive to marketing messages.

Many Pittsburgh sports fans unconsciously transfer their love of the Penguins, Pirates or Steelers to the brands

that sponsor those teams, he said. “And why that matters is … the things that we’re more passionate about, we’re

more likely to buy.”

Both UPMC and Allegheny Health Network declined to discuss the terms of their sponsorship deals.

Albert Wright, a UPMC vice president who oversees the system’s sports medicine programming, said UPMC’s

sponsorship of the teams was a two-way street that was about more than simply getting its name plastered inside

Consol Energy Center and Heinz Field.

“The partnerships with the teams really highlight the fact that we have top notch physicians and caregivers who

take care of the best athletes in the world,” Wright said. “And those same doctors are treating you and I.”

Dan Laurent, Allegheny Health Network’s spokesman, was a little more frank about his system’s motives.

“The Pirates, in particular, they are an extremely family-friendly franchise,” he said. “It enhances the visibility and

reputation of the entire enterprise.”

And that was more important than ever this year as Highmark sought to grow recognition of the hospital system it

formed from the purchase West Penn Allegheny Health System and begin the long process of cutting into UPMC’s

dominance of the health care industry here.

“We have ground to make up,” Laurent said.

“The story of our hospitals has been largely muted due to a lack of marketing resources. And UPMC took full

advantage of that vacuum,” he said. The extreme imbalance in marketing between the former West Penn Allegheny

and UPMC, he said, “skewed perception in favor of UPMC as the sole provider of quality health care in Pittsburgh.”

Allegheny Health Network is running a series of TV commercials highlighting its specialty medical services —

another area of health care marketing in which UPMC has been strong.

Laurent said the system is focusing on five specialty areas — cardiac, neurology, orthopedics, cancer and


“You can’t succeed if your customers aren’t aware of what you have to offer,” he said.

It helps that those medical services can be highly profitable for hospitals. The former West Penn Allegheny

hospitals have been bleeding patients and money for years and are in desperate need of a financial boost.

Financial reports have shown that the hospitals are on track to record a net loss of $130.9 million for its last fiscal

year. That comes on top of a loss of $84.7 million the year before.

“Specialties bring in more money,” said Anthony Cirillo, president of Fast Forward Consulting in Charlotte, N.C., and

a former hospital marketing executive. “When you add on all the ancillary services that go along with that … those

are still the lucrative services.”

Alex Nixon is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7928 or [email protected]

Credit: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Subject: Hospitals; Corporate sponsorship; Acquisitions &mergers; Health care industry;

Health care networks; Marketing; Medicine; Hospital systems; Sports fans

Location: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Publication title: McClatchy – Tribune Business News; Washington

Publication year: 2013

Publication date: Oct 13, 2013

Publisher: Tribune Content Agency LLC

Place of publication: Washington

Country of publication: United States, Washington

Publication subject: Business And Economics

Source type: Wire Feeds

Language of publication: English

Document type: News

ProQuest document ID: 1441471505

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