INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MARKETING
Sport is a crucial part of people’s lives. It helps to improve mental and physical growth; encourages confidence and socialisation; improves sleep and reduces stress.
Sport clubs, societies, and teams are all a benefit to society. They allow members to reap the benefits of sport, in a community environment. However, without efficient means of promotion or marketing, sports clubs often do not reach membership potential.
Sports Marketing is a vital part of owning or managing a sporting club. Through an in-depth understanding of the increasing popularity of sport, the field of sports marketing has grown, and sport has become the centrepiece of many marketing campaigns.
Sports Marketing aims to promote sporting events, teams, products and services to potential customers. It allows you to reach markets, determine barriers, and choose appropriate channels for marketing. Sports Marketing is beneficial to all sport clubs, societies, or teams because it encourages new memberships and increases player try-outs. Effective Sports Marketing strategies help to keep costs down, whilst generating increased revenue.
ONLINE DIGITAL PROMOTION
In order to allow sport to progress alongside consumer behaviour: Sports Marketing has changed over the years.
The internet and other online platforms are used by potential members on a daily basis; and are consequently easy promotional tools for businesses. Sports Marketing directs these potential customers to sport clubs, societies, or teams via promotion, online interaction, and intimate connections.
GOOGLE – the first place that people look for new teams/clubs to join. One Google search can generate thousands of results: effective marketing allows you to be one of the top listings in the resulting list. By optimising your Google Ads and/or PPC you can increase your outreach to more relevant customers than ever before.
WEBSITE – the appearance and style of a business’s website either drives potential customers away from a site or encourages them to find out more. By making a website easy to navigate with a modern and exciting style, one can increase customer attention and retention.
SOCIAL MEDIA – Social media allows direct contact/connection between members or players; creates conversations surrounding your club; allows you to share information with ease; increases reach of content and raises awareness of your sporting team, society, or club.
It is an easy and inexpensive way to share videos/photos of games or members; contests or giveaways; upcoming schedules of events or news.
WHY DO YOU NEED EFFECTIVE SPORTS MARKETING?
Sport is a competitive field, not only when playing but also when promoting. There is so much competition from rival companies that in order to succeed in the sporting industry, you need to stand out from the crowd. At Caffeine Marketing, we can help you to rise above and beyond other promotional efforts and create a directed Sports Marketing strategy that allows you to achieve the highest possible outreach. For more information visit www.caffeinemarketing.co.uk