Sport Sponsorship. Let them Play


Are you interested in sport sponsorship?

Would you like to understand which actors participate in sport sponsorship?
Would you like to know the latest and innovative proposals that are arising in the sport sponsorship world?
Are you interested in learning and connecting with sports enthusiasts/students from all around the world?
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Johan Cruyff Institute jointly offer this introductory course in sports sponsorship for all those interested in knowing how to create a sponsorship plan for a sports event.
There are no special requirements to take the course.
Thanks to this course you will be capable of facing a real challenge: the activation of a sponsorship plan for the Johan Cruyff Foundation.

What you will learn

Module 0. Prior to Beginning

In this module you will find information on how the MOOC works. Within the information provided, you will find the rules for participating in a competition run by the Johan Cruyff Institute, the prize for which is a scholarship grant toward enrolment in the Postgraduate in Sport Sponsorship course. The competition is voluntary; you can by all means take the MOOC without having to enter the competition.

Module 1. Basic principles of Sponsorship

If you’re here, then that means that you have carefully reviewed the basic information contained in Module 0. Perfect! so let’s begin!. As you will see, in this module you will find both basic information regarding the sponsorship, as well as information regarding the Cruyff Foundation, in which is included the cross-sectional case study that we will be focusing on over the weeks. With the Cruyff Foundation, you can become better acquainted with sponsorship and how it is essential to a foundation, in order for it to carry out your business activity. Likewise, you can find out what a sporting event consists of, what a Cruyff Court is, and how this can fall in line with those being sponsored. However.. on a step-by-step basis, we have time… not knowing where to start? Take a look at “Module 1 Presentation”.

Module 2. The stakeholders of the sport sponsorship

Are you prepared for the second module? Let’s take a further step into the world of sport sponsorship, throughout this module will be taking into consideration the relationship between a brand and an event, i.e., between the sponsor and the party being sponsored. For this reason, in this week’s case study section, you will find information concerning the Cruyff Courts of the Cruyff Foundation, given that this will be the event that we will later be challenging you to sponsor. In addition, you will also find interesting information concerning supplementary material.

Module 3. Activation for Sport sponsorship (I)

We are already half way through the course. How are you getting on? In the following modules, we will work on four types of activation: brand, business, internal and fan/external. Now we will start with the brand and business. So that you can deepen your knowledge of these, we propose some key contents, as well as a forum space, for you to share examples and reflect on the same. In the forum space you will also find examples of last years’ activations. Before posting your message, check that your example contains all of the information requested (your will find the guidelines inside each of forum spaces). Don’t forget to also take a look at the supplementary materials that we suggested for you.

Module 4. Activation for Sport sponsorship (II)

After working on the types of brand and business activation, we will focus on the internal and external activation. In the module you will also find a space to share examples that you may find throughout the forums. In reference to the case study, you will find some of the best proposals for Sponsorship activation that your peers from last year’s edition, have carried out. With their permission, we will share these with you so that the values can kick-start your engine to begin creating your very own proposal. Lot’s of creative energy and let’s hope that you enjoy this module.

What’s included