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Marketing Research Articles Related to the Sports Industry

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Agency uses qualitative and quantitative techniques to tackle an advertising campaign for the Cleveland Browns Foundation

Published
May 2003
Author
Jennifer Hirt-Marchand
Abstract
The Cleveland Browns Foundation used one-on-one in-depth interviews with multiple staff and board members and 213 online surveys with foundation donors and prospects to develop a brand identity and supporting advertising campaign.

Americans fickle about football teams but the top spot proves tough to crack

Published
November 2010
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
This article includes findings from Harris Interactive's annual American football league rankings from pre-season 2010.

Applying facial coding to ad testing

Published
March 2013
Authors
Dan Hill and Aron Levin
Abstract
A look at the results of a study that used facial coding to test the sales effectiveness of automobile ads shown during Super Bowls.

Are car and beer ads lost amidst network promotion during the Super Bowl?

Published
January 2010
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
Super Bowl advertisers are spending more money only to compete with more ads - an increasing number of which are for the network, by the network.

Beyond awareness and recall: rethinking sponsorship measurement

Published
August 2011
Author
Nicholas Cameron
Abstract
Sponsorship works differently from advertising and researchers need to rethink the basic premise of what they should be measuring. Insight specialists need to stop trying to rely solely on sponsorship awareness to explain brand shift. Instead they need to include additional sponsorship-based metrics such as passion, appreciation and liking.

But how do you really feel? An approach to measuring consumer emotions

Published
October 2011
Authors
Ed Chao and Julie Wittes Schlack
Abstract
The authors explain a new methodology for eliciting and applying emotional responses to stimuli to optimize new products and messaging.

Cracking the code of social media data analysis

Published
August 2010
Author
Thomas Malkin
Abstract
While analyzing data from social media is something new to researchers, one way of extracting meaning from the data isn’t. Old-fashioned coding - with an assist from technology, of course - is an approach that can generate useful insights and bring clarity to a seemingly murky process.

Data Use: Understanding conjoint analysis in 15 minutes

Published
June 1989
Author
Joseph Curry
Abstract
Marketers use conjoint analysis determine what features a new product should have and how it should be priced. This article details the basics of conjoint analysis using a simple example.

Do NCAA brackets and green thumbs mix?

Published
March 2009
Author
Quirk's Staff

Florida golf school uses neural networks to analyze advertising brochure

Published
March 1995
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
The Ben Sutton Golf School used neural networks to critique new advertising copy. The analysis generated quantitative information in three phases used to evaluate existing and new advertising. The artificial neural network analysis can be a valuable safety-check of copy and design efforts.

For Super Bowl ad faves, location isn't everything

Published
February 2011
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
Results from The Nielsen Company shed light on what helps a Super Bowl commercial leave a lasting - and favorable - impression.

Hashtags dominate national Super Bowl ad spots #sorryfacebook

Published
February 2013
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
According to one columnist's count, Twitter was mentioned in half of the ad spots during Super Bowl XLVII, with no other social media networks coming close.

How do respondent behaviors and online sample quality affect measures of ad performance?

Published
April 2009
Author
Don Bruzzone
Abstract
As part of an annual tracking survey on Super Bowl advertising, Bruzzone Research conducted a research-on-research study to gauge the effects of specific survey-taking behaviors on data quality. Three behaviors were found to have a noticeable impact: speeding, straightlining answers and failing to follow instructions.

How Ping used video and onsite research to understand the driver-purchasing process

Published
December 2012
Authors
Donald Hein and Jon Last
Abstract
Strong collaboration among Ping and its research vendor fueled the creation of presentations that garnered substantial internal attention.

Marketing research strikes American Bowling Congress

Published
December 1988
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
Researchers conducted focus groups and mail questionnaires to understand the needs of the American Bowling Congress’ current members in order to gain insight and direction for both retaining members and attracting new ones.

Maxfli puts a new spin on its golf ball line

Published
May 1997
Author
Joseph Rydholm, Quirk's Editor
Abstract
Maxfli used a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches to guide logo, packaging and advertising redesign in an effort to create a niche in the multimillion-dollar golf industry.

Minor league, major loyalty - Michigan baseball team surveys its fans

Published
October 2000
Author
Tom Logue
Abstract
Minor league baseball team West Michigan Whitecaps used a questionnaire to help determine how to effectively maintain fan loyalty on a limited budget.

Recession markdowns miss the NFL

Published
August 2009
Author
Quirk's Staff

Research defines market for CheckFree

Published
February 1989
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
CheckFree Systems used tracking studies to determine market demand and develop marketing strategies in its efforts to expand beyond its initial success in the health club market.

Research uncovers keys to creating good advertising for soccer’s World Cup

Published
March 1994
Author
Joseph Rydholm, Quirk's Editor
Abstract
Dentsu Corporation of America used Brand Keys, a projective research technique, in the development of ads promoting the 1994 World Cup in America. This challenging campaign had to satisfy 11 company clients and their respective ad agencies.