Tag Archives: world cup

Oh dear, now it’s VAR with ads on

We now have video assistant referees in big football games and, inevitably perhaps, now the ever-rapacious football authorities are planning to run ads – or maybe just branding – on them as we wait for the VAR to decide. Apparently ...

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World Cup: Adidas edges Nike (and Spotify) in brand battle

The recent World Cup was, by most people’s estimates, a success and that was certainly the case for the brands scoring highly in digital agency DMS’ round-up here. Adidas will be pleased that it saw off Nike – just – ...

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Nike fast forwards to 2033 – with China for the World Cup

Nike and Adidas are duelling to ‘own’ soccer (Adidas is an official World Cup sponsor, not that it bothers Nike) and now Nike is taking us to the 2033 draw for the 2034 World Cup with China as the team ...

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Nike comes back for second helping in World Cup wake

There seem to be two main narratives in the UK at the moment: football almost “coming home” (the World Cup went to France of course and, anyway, it’s the Jules Rimet trophy and England didn’t even enter until 1950 – ...

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Proof that data works – for savvy goalies anyway

At MAA we’ve always been a touch sceptical about data, not least because it’s attached to everything like a mantra. Now that every mobile ad and promotion features the wretched stuff – it means memory – it’s become a word ...

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Has M&S missed an open goal with Gareth’s waistcoat?

The England World Cup squad are wearing M&S suits and manager Gareth Southgate – or St Gareth as we should now call him – has been cutting a dash on the sidelines with his M&S waistcoat and, presumably, tie and ...

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