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The World Cup (publicity) Winner is…The Vuvuzela

Some have called the vuvuzela’s sound bothersome, others want them banned, and South Africa calls it a symbol of its brand of football. Last Friday, World Cup soccer began with the biggest buzz I’ve every heard when soccer was the lead topic. Game chat didn’t last long, however. It was drowned out by another kind of buzz, the vuvuzela.

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How to Follow the World Cup

June 11th 2010. I’ve been counting down to this day for what seems like an ice age! For those of you who may not be aware, (if that’s possible) today is start of the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa. This is the first tournament held in the continent of Africa and promises to…

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World Cup by Word of Mouth

Following on from my last article, The World Cup Brings Big Opportunities Brands, I’d like to keep the focus on the World Cup and highlight another great marketing campaign revolving around the tournament.

Last week I had the opportunity to catch up with a few members of the team from 1000heads, a word of mouth agency here in London, and one of the (many) things we spoke about was their 32 Dishes campaign.

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Freestyle Soccer: Leveraging a New Platform

(This is a guest article by Ryan Knapp) On Tuesday January 26th, Dan Magness set the world record for juggling a soccer ball for just about 36 miles, visiting five different English Premier League club stadia in the process. Yes, 36 miles, that is not a typo. This is not Magness’s first time in the spotlight for…

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