Consumer Behavior Knowledge for Effective Sports and Event Marketing

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Lynn R. Kahle, Angeline G. Close
Taylor & Francis, Sep 24, 2010 - Business & Economics - 348 pages
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The growing complexity and importance of sports and event marketing has pushed scholars and practitioners to apply sophisticated marketing thinking and applications to these topics. This book deals with the professional development in the sense that sports marketing can be viewed as an application of consumer behavior research. Readers will learn about new opportunities in using consumer behavior knowledge effectively in the areas of a) influencing behaviors in society and sports, b) building relationships with consumers through sports and events, and c) providing services to consumers through sport and event sponsorships. This book, by a superb group of authors, includes comprehensive reviews, innovative conceptual pieces, empirical research and rigorous attention to data.

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Angeline G. Close (PhD, University of Georgia) researches, teaches, and serves the marketing community. Her expertise is in event marketing—namely how consumers' experiences at sponsored events influence attitudes and consumer behavior. Current studies explore engaging consumers with events, uncovering drivers of effective event sponsorships, how entertainment impacts affect towards events/purchase intention towards sponsors, and why consumers may resist events. Synergistically, she studies consumers' experiences with electronic marketplaces—consumers' online experiences, and how they interplay with onground events. Her research ties theory with implications for consumers, society, or consumer-focused business practice. She has contributed peer-reviewed studies in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Advances in Consumer Research, Journal of Advertising Research, and Journal of Business Research, among other articles and book chapters.

Lynn R. Kahle (Ph.D. Nebraska, post-doc Michigan) holds the Ehrman Giustina Professorship (endowed, tenured chair) in Marketing and has been the Department Chair in the Department of Marketing at the University of Oregon, USA. He has been on the faculty in the Lundquist College of Business since 1983. As Department Chair he was instrumental in founding the highly regarded James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. He served as the founding Director of the Center, which Sports Illustrated described as the "best sports management school." (Oct. 7, 2002). He has chaired his University's Intercollegiate Athletic Committee and has been active in civic affairs as well, serving among other things as the head of the City of Eugene Human Rights Program.

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