The Guadalajara, Mexico, native can use this as a springboard to even greater marketing possibilities here moving forward.
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Priming the pump for Mexican growth is not just smart for fan engagement, it could open a whole new geographic region for NBA action.
Off its MLS Cup victory, Atlanta United FC faces some tough decisions regarding the retention its young Latino stars. It is a challenge and an opportunity not lost on the powers that be in MLS, and one which will be key in the next level of development as a league.
As the brand continues to exert its marketing force more and more into sport, the Latino audience will become that much more valuable.
El Tri announced a deal to play four matches at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. It’s the latest in a series of initiatives by North American based leagues looking to further connect with Latino fans, still the largest growing population in the U.S.
Though soccer and basketball are the two most popular global sports, clubs rarely interact. If successful, the Nets-Juventus trial can be a model for U.S. and Latin American franchises.
The agreement shows the continued growth of Latino markets and fans as affluent consumers and creates a more varied playing field now for a lucrative category.
That these and other Latino stars dominate the list reflects their popularity among not only Hispanic fans but soccer supporters in the U.S. as a whole.
Puerto Rico’s Alex Cora, the Boston Red Sox’s first minority manager in their nearly 120-year history, has emerged as a brand to be recognized and embraced in The Hub.
A European club seeing the value of a U.S. women’s team may open the floodgates for investment by others and new partnership opportunities worldwide.
The program tying education, real-life experience and soccer can serve as a model for partnerships with tangible benefits to Latino students and brands, in this case, a university.
Increased accessibility to the sport in the U.S. and the work of organizations like The First Tee means more opportunities and potential business expansion.
Padilla is one of the most prominent Latinas in sports marketing who has the rare mix of Hispanic expertise across sports.
#PortadaNY Soccer Marketing Key Takeaways from Allstate, Comcast, NYCFC and Scouts Sports and Entertainment
Portada New York included two sports marketing panels, featuring Portada board member and Allstate Director of Sports Marketing Daniel Keats, Comcast’s Hispanic Marketing Director Alejandro Solorio, Portada board member and EVP, Managing Partner, Scout Sports and Entertainment Michael Neuman, and Jon Patricof, president of the New York City Football Club.
Nike debuted its Juntas Imparables campaign, step one of a long planned and multitiered play into the Mexican marketplace for Nike.
At SportBusiness Summit in Miami, La Liga President Javier Tabas spoke up for the Girona-Real Madrid matchup in January, against some opposition from other organizations, including FIFA and MLS.
Rafael Nadal, 17 years and 80 career singles titles after his 2001 debut, transcends both the Spanish and English speaking world.
The leaders of FIFA and U.S. Soccer Federation met with the President to discuss 2026 World Cup plans. Though largely ceremonial, the meeting was important in supporting the growth of the sport here.
MLB announced a slate of games as it returns to Mexico next year with regular-season and spring-training contests. Spreading the participation across multiple markets and multiple months will give MLB it’s most consistent on the ground presence in Mexico ever.
Allstate continues its support of Latino sports and culture with title sponsorship of Alianza de Futbol’s “Sueño Alianza” program.