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A Study of the Use of Social Media Marketing in the Football Industry.

Kuzma, Joanne and Bell, Viv and Logue, C. (2014) A Study of the Use of Social Media Marketing in the Football Industry. Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, 5 (10). pp. 728-738. ISSN Print: 2079-8407 Online: 2218-6301

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Abstract

Football clubs across the globe are realising that the use of social media is the future in terms of improving and expanding their business, whether this be for marketing purposes or as a medium for directly communicating with their fans. Although this study found that the majority of European teams researched have a social network presence, there was a difference in how effectively social media was used between the various leagues. This study demonstrates that most football clubs have some social media presence, such as the number of Facebook likes, Twitter tweets and YouTube videos. However, the findings indicate that well-known world-wide clubs don’t always use this commercial potential as effectively as they might and that teams with lesser prominence sometimes use social media in a more effective way in order to market effectively to their fan base.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: football, social media, Facebook
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
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Copyright Info: Open Access Journal
Depositing User: Joanne Kuzma
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2015 10:23
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3460

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