Posts Tagged ‘crisis’

Environment – Water in Crisis

December 4, 2009

American University of Paris, Professor of Political Geography and Political Science Oleg Kobtzeff was asked to interview France24, his views on the issue of water supply and scarcity of water resources and their implications for future conflicts between people and nations to share. The interview was in the context of reporting on the World Water Forum 2009 held in Istanbul. The show aired on Monday 16 March 2009. AUP professors is a frequent guest on national and international …

Soccer Versus Football: Sports and Sponsorship the American Way

November 18, 2009

There is a reason why the Americans are with what the rest of the world calls football disillusioned. In addition, sometimes a low-no-scoring game football, lacks the aggressiveness that defined so that the American culture. The methodical focus and relative politeness of soccer makes matches monotonically the American sport-breed sense.

Absent in soccer are demanding – and brass – players who know this part of the game, ending with one, a good show for theSpectators and sponsors. In football, cheerleading and marching bands sometimes help to slow the momentum of games. In football, cheering and spontaneous Sing-A-Longs which are the sole fan. Also shown is the fan-driven sea of national pride by the individual countries and the camaraderie between the teams and their players. In America, as equivalent from the same country only rarely, the unity between the states. Football is a competition not an opportunity to fraternize.

MoreMore interesting than the first hour and ten minutes of a football game are the fans and sometimes even the commercials. More interesting in the first hour and ten minutes of a football game is the game.

In many ways, the international football audience is very much like the brands that support them – self-promotion. In America, everything brand gypsum mobile and stationary, but people tend to go by word of mouth promotions. In an ad overdosed society, it takes a lot more to GarnerViewer attention and ultimately the brand loyalty of consumers as the "Because I said so" approach so prominent in American sports, especially football. Football seems to carry a contagious, "Because we said" free-for-all. It makes a difference when a whole country calls for a national holiday, reacted civil wars, and shifts the major elections in. for what they believe no American sport has that kind of influence.

It is a little moreWorld Cup 2006, when the Americans convinced that the leading football game of your choice. In addition to appease an international fan base is realized, sponsors that lead the Americans often easier to believe than to follow.