Fearless, savvy and ambitious, Chinese brands are shrugging off the critics and taking on the European market in a bid to become household names.
City Football Group (CFG), the parent company of Manchester City FC and three other clubs globally, last month announced a major technology deal with cloud software firm SAP. Marketing Week’s Jonathan Bacon attended the announcement at the City Football Academy in Manchester to hear how technology will underpin CFG’s ‘family of clubs’ business model and its future fan engagement activities.
Since its 2008 takeover by Abu Dhabi investors, Manchester City has established itself not only as one of English football’s most successful clubs but also its most exciting brand, forming a unique ‘family of clubs’ to reach new fans around the world.
Despite the government announcing a delay to new HFSS multibuy and advertising rules, changes to in-store display rules are set to go ahead. These will have a major impact on affected brands, say analysts.
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New research shows a strong correlation between the personal reputation of CEOs and that of their brands, particularly in founder-led businesses.
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