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.
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The Canadian Football League and Mexico’s LFA announced a partnership that will encompass player development, marketing and other connections between the leagues.
We spoke to Jérôme de Chaunac, managing director Americas for Paris Saint-Germain, about the French team opening offices in New York, and what their plans are to reaching fans in the American continent.
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.
European leagues have held “friendlies” in the U.S. for years, but La Liga North America represents the next step: bringing regular league matches here, with huge fandom and marketing possibilities.
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We talked to Jed Mettee, Executive VP of the San Jose Earthquakes, about how the MLS team took advantage of the World Cup, by broadcasting every game for free at the Avaya Stadium.
Beach soccer has grown internationally by more than 60% in the past decade, with outreach to CONCACAF and CONMEBOL to increase the number of events in the region. As it continues its push into the U.S. and Latin America, Beach Soccer Worldwide executive Joan Cusco believes the sport can tap into the Hispanic fan base’s support for all things soccer.
What: H Code Founder & CEO Parker Morse spoke with Portada-Online about the challenges and benefits of marketing to Hispanics in the U.S. and Latin America. Why it matters: H Code takes a digital approach to reaching Latinos, via media, social, creative and branded content. This is possible today on a large scale in ways […]
World Cup activations and partnerships have begun as the tournament kicked off last weekend. Companies are leveraging stars like Lionel Messi and Ronaldo while soccer interest is highest globally.
The joint bid by the U.S., Canada and Mexico won the right to host 2026 FIFA World Cup, via voting results announced on Wednesday morning in Russia as World Cup kicks off this week. Especially with the U.S. and Canada not qualifying for this year’s event, this vote was critical to the future of soccer in North America. Dignitaries worldwide had plenty to say about the result.
Perform Group, the parent company of Goal, and Bayern Munich have announced a unique partnership that focuses on Latin America. The Club, with a rich Latin American tradition in players and supporter groups, is looking to market and garner even more fans in the region.
Forbes has issued its annual Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes list, with a record 17 Latinos earning mention. The earning power of Latinos worldwide is stronger than ever, with opportunities for these athletes, whether primarily English or Spanish speaking, continues to increase.
Tech newcomer Tronsmart has signed Uruguay National Team star Luis Suárez as brand ambassador in advance of the FIFA World Cup next month. Brands that don’t have the wherewithal for official FIFA World Cup partnerships can still find under-the-radar ways of promoting their products during the time when soccer fever is highest across the world.
At a breakfast hosted by CNN en Español and Portada in New York this week, marketers discussed how sports draws the Latino audience. The impact brands can have in sports is strong and still growing, in soccer in particular, especially with World Cup just weeks away.
Liga MX squad Club América announced a broadbased partnership with Toyota, the No. 1 auto brand in the U.S. Hispanic market. Its sponsorship of Tour Águila, Club América’s annual U.S. Tour, is key to leveraging that position in the market.
Panini has a proud tradition in the Latin and Hispanic market and is taking an innovative approach to integrating physical and digital products. We talked to Panini America’s VP of Marketing about the 2018 World Cup sticker book and app.
‘Culture’ was a topic of conversation at last weekend’s SABR baseball analytics conference in Phoenix. Bridging the gap between English and Spanish speakers in the clubhouse can lead to better success on the field, which benefits teams’ marketing efforts as well.
Genius Sports Group Communications Director Chris Dougan will be one of this year’s speakers at Portada Miami. He will discuss Gaming and Gambling with Ben Spoont at the EAST hotel on April 19. This is one of the topics that are changing the future of sports marketing. There will be plenty of questions moving forward as more entities, particularly in the U.S., embrace legal gambling on sports and eSports.
Major League Soccer and Liga MX announced a long-term partnership designed to strengthen the sport in North America. This agreement sends a clear message of unity to FIFA as the 2026 World Cup bid comes into focus.
El Paso is the latest addition to the United Soccer League, giving the league additional Southwestern presence.The ownership group, MSSL, has strong ties to Mexico, including minority ownership of a Mexican League soccer team and food franchise ownership in the country by one of its partners, which can help the Division II soccer league gain a foothold in Mexico.