Brands are too “lazy” when it comes to marketing to women through sport but marketers that have worked for Coca-Cola, Under Armour and Heineken say there are plentiful opportunities for better storytelling and grassroots community work if marketers can ignite a conversation.
As Under Armour grows its wearables and sports hardware business it expects to turn the heads of the likes of Apple, with North America’s second biggest sports brand predicting a $10bn valuation by 2020.
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