Fifa’s global sponsorship programme is one of the most lucrative in the world. But its creation, amid the febrile atmosphere of the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, owes more to one man’s persistence than business logic.
Capturing the World Cup
Getty Images’ relationship with the Fifa World Cup has survived and even thrived under the transition from print to digital media. Ken Mainardis, the agency’s senior vice president for global editorial, speaks to Ben Cronin about the company’s long association with the event.
Fifa’s sponsors, 2018
Tim Crow analyses the strategy and revenues behind Fifa’s faltering sponsorship programme, and where it might be headed next.
The sponsorship programme for the 2018 World Cup in Russia saw Fifa go to the well of multinational brands, but Fifa soon found the well had dried up.
World Cup ball sales
National Team Kit Suppliers: 2018 – how Nike and adidas took back tournament share
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