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PR & the most controversial World Cup in history

October 23rd, 2022  •  48 mins 52 secs  •  Download (44.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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At the time of publish, we are 3 weeks away from the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar. At this stage for past tournaments we’re at the height of World Cup hype, fans are excited about team selections, journalists are reporting from training camps and tabloids are on WAG watch.

This year is very different. Nearly all lead-up stories have been negative; covering the human rights issues, corruption, timing and infrastructure problems.

So what does this mean to the normal huge World Cup audience? How does this affect the associated brand sponsors? Are there the same news-jacking opportunities for non-official partners?

I interview one the world’s leading experts in sports marketing and brand partnerships; Andy Sutherden to find out.