Module Title:Sports Marketing
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 5 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be exposed to theory and practice of sports marketing through exposure to and study of academic materials (texts, journals etc.) and industry practice materials (case studies, live case examples, industry reports etc.). Classes will be tutorial in nature where learners will be expected to actively engage with module materials (online & offline), problem solving exercises and participate in class discussion and debate. Learners will be encouraged to self-reflect.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an understanding of the principles and practice of Marketing in the Sports Industry. Learners should be able to identify and develop customer focused solutions to marketing problems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the concept of Marketing in the Sports Industry
LO2 Assess the Marketing Environment of a sports organisation
LO3 Select and apply marketing principles
LO4 Utilise market research to underpin marketing solutions
LO5 Describe and apply the Marketing Mix
LO6 Plan and present a customer focused Marketing Plan for a sports product/service/club
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Sports Marketing
Sports Marketing Defined; The role of marketing in a sports organisation; Marketing in a digital environment; Ethical issues in marketing
The Marketing Environment
Sports Market Analysis - An examination of global and local trends in sports marketing
Understanding Sports Consumers
Sports customers; Spectator, participant and sponsor. Understanding the customer decision making process and influences. .
Target Marketing and Positioning
Segmentation, targeting and positioning/repositioning
Market Research
Market research techniques used in sport marketing
The Marketing Mix
Marketing Mix Strategy - Managing sport brands. Pricing the sports offering. Distributions channels and sports logistics. Promotion - the integrated marketing communications mix. Sports marketing in a digital era. The fundamentals of sports sponsorship. Sponsorship and Sponsorship activation.
The Marketing Plan
The Marketing Plan
Assessment Breakdown%
Project50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group project Students will produce a customer focused marketing plan for a sports related product/service based on sound market research. 2,3,4,5,6 50.00 Week 8
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Written Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 6.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 18.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 3 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) 3 Mandatory
CW_BBGAA_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (GAA) 3 Mandatory
CW_BBRUG_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Rugby) 3 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 3 Mandatory