Digital Revolution in the history of Sport Media Ecology in Women’s Football.

The Digital Revolution of Media and Ecology in the 21st century through the development of recent technology, has increased the ability to portray the transformation and relationships between Women's Football and Digital Revolution over the last 20 years. The relationship between media and sport has historically been linked to the popularisation of television as a... Continue Reading →

Future Trends and Insights within Sport Media Ecology

The final instalment of my series aiming to explore the historical, current and future symbiosis between sport and media by analysing the media and digital transformations that have developed within the sport industry and sport media ecology. So here we are... The final blog post within the series! If anything, this blog has highlighted the... Continue Reading →

VIDEO PODCAST – How Convergence Culture and Spreadable Media has influenced F1’s Marketing Strategy to attract a Gen-Z audience

The fourth instalment of a 6-part series aiming to explore the historical, current and future symbiosis between sport and media by analysing the media and digital transformations that have developed within the sport industry and sport media ecology. Now on course to reach 1bn fans in 2022, the following video podcast explores how F1 have... Continue Reading →

The unknown! A discussion about virtual reality and the world of Esports

The penultimate interaction of this 6 part series in which myself and fellow sports marketing masters student, Jack Prentice, will be discussing the growth of Esports accompanied with an evaluation of the lastest IT craze, virtual reality, or VR as it is more commonly known. As some of you may, or may not know, the... Continue Reading →

Has Instagram created the Fake Footballer?

From a very static internet showing one-way communication in web 1.0, towards web 2.0 that encourages complex networking, interaction, the main characteristics of social media include; framework for participation, content agnostic, community features (Lingren, 2021). The creation of social profiles has aided the rapid rise of Instagram in a sporting sense, football clubs can now... Continue Reading →

Has Convergence Culture Taken Over Sport?

In today's sport media world, we are witnessing a moment where traditional media such as newspaper and radio are colliding with new media platforms that put the power into consumers to interact and communicate. Arguably, is most suitable to describing the symbiotic relationship between sport and the media. Ultimately, convergence represents a cultural shift as... Continue Reading →

An Analysis of Digital Disruption in Sport

Traditionally, broadcasting scarcity within media meant that whoever controlled the distribution of media possessed all the power (Hutchins & Rowe, 2012). The digital revolution has the potential to disrupt and significantly alter the sport media industry and its discrete separate markets (Hutchins & Rowe, 2009). This is evidenced by digital media lowering entry barriers, which... Continue Reading →

Video Podcast: An Analysis of the Past Relationship of Analogue Media

Welcome to the first podcast element of the Media and Digital Transformation portfolio. Here, I analyse the topic of analogue media within sport. Identifying the origins of traditional media formats allows a comparison to be made in the portfolio with the new forms of consuming sport. Providing an all round picture of the digital media... Continue Reading →

An Analysis of New ‘Sports’ in a newer media Ecology

Fundamentally, the shifting behaviour patterns of the consumer has influenced this adaptation of new technologies, such as e-sports, AR/VR and fantasy sports to name a selection. Grasping the attention of the consumer is as competitive as ever and now requires captivation methods for increased level of engagement. For example, in 2017, consumers in the UK... Continue Reading →

How Traditional to New Media Transition Shaped the Millennial Generation Sports Media Consumption

Kevin Larroyer / November 30, 2021 My sports consumption can be viewed from the traditional and new media perspectives. Traditional media platforms include broadcast, cable, satellite television, radio, newspaper, and magazine (Gantz & Lewis, 2014). Radio, magazines, and Television played a massive role in becoming a sports fan. I couldn’t attend every game of my favourite football team, so... Continue Reading →

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