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.
Manchester City FC’s Abu Dhabi owners have invested in three other football clubs worldwide, expanding the core brand’s reach while creating a halo effect for the rest, says the commercial head of the group’s marketing operation Omar Berrada.
Manchester City FC is aiming to coordinate marketing activities and data sharing across its growing ‘family’ of sister clubs around the world by signing a major new technology deal with cloud software provider SAP.
From the digital after-life to the growth of synthetic media, futurist Tracey Follows sets out the key trends that will shape the marketing industry over the next five years.
The School of Marketing is launching Mentoring Gen Z, which aims to connect young people with marketing leaders from brands including Boots and Direct Line in a bid to avert the “ticking timebomb” of youth unemployment.
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