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Plunkett's Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2014 Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Plunkett's Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2014 Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2013

Rapid development of new technologies is leading to ever more versatile, multipurpose mobile devices, including 3G and 4G Internet-enabled cell phones. Wireless networking and wireless Internet access are developing and expanding on a global basis at a rapid rate. Meanwhile, RFID (radio frequency identification) will revolutionise wireless tracking, inventory and logistics, from manufacturing to shipping to retailing. We analyse mobile advertising, mobile banking, WiMax, LTE and other wireless standards. Mobile entertainment is covered, including TV and other programming adapted for the cell screen. In addition, we cover wireless markets in India, China and Africa, competition between handset manufacturers, as well as the iPhone and other smartphones. Our coverage includes business trends analysis and industry statistics. We also include a wireless and cellular business glossary and a listing of industry contacts, such as industry associations and government agencies. Next, we profile hundreds of leading companies. Our 330 company profiles include complete business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

The Managers The Tactics and Thinkers that Transformed Gaelic Football

The Managers The Tactics and Thinkers that Transformed Gaelic Football

Author: Daire Whelan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2013

'Brilliant. The best researched and best compiled book on the subject that's ever been printed. Fans, players and would-be managers will devour it.' Sean Kelly, former President of the GAA In The Managers, journalist Daire Whelan looks at how the most successful and innovative managers of the past fifty years have influenced the development of Gaelic football. Beginning with the modernisation of the sport by Down in the 1960s, Whelan examines the tactics and training used through the decades and, with interviews and insights from some of the game's greatest minds, including Mick O'Dwyer, Kevin Heffernan, Sean Boylan, Eugene McGee, Mickey Ned O'Sullivan, Brian McEniff, John O'Mahony and Joe Kernan, brings readers on a journey right up to the rise of 'The System' under Jim McGuinness. What is it that made some managers so successful? What was different about their philosophies and approaches? And how did they influence and change the game? Asking players and coaches about the future of the game, The Managers provides us with a valuable account of the evolution of Gaelic football, and the men who changed it forever.

The Sports Event Management and Marketing Playbook

The Sports Event Management and Marketing Playbook

Author: Frank Supovitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2013

As a sporting event planner, how do you keep up with the trends of the ticket buying public, sponsorship and merchandising while at the same time attending to the hundreds of management and operational details required to execute the event? A successful sports event requires a planner that can read signals from their market and plan strategically to maintain sponsors and a fill an arena.

Sports Sponsorship Principles and Practices

Sports Sponsorship Principles and Practices

Author: John A. Fortunato Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2013

This book focuses on how the sponsorship of sports works: the costs, the goals, evaluation and selection of the property a sponsor chooses, how to activate a sponsorship, how to create a brand association, public relations and brand image possibilities. Anything is possible in a sponsorship, it is simply what the sponsor and the property can agree to during their negotiations. There is for example the opportunity for product category exclusivity--no competing brand at a particular location. With the audience being harder to reach because of technology, sponsorship continues to be a viable way to obtain brand exposure and better connect a brand with a consumer. With global sponsorship spending totaling more than $48 billion, it is clear that many companies see this as an important promotional communication strategy.

Developing Successful Sport Marketing Plans

Developing Successful Sport Marketing Plans

Author: David K. Stotlar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2013

With an abundance of goods and services available to consumers in the sport industry, it can be difficult for products or organisations to stand out from the competition. In the revised fourth edition, internationally recognised author David K Stotlar guides readers in a step-by-step approach of how to create and implement a winning marketing strategy. The chapters offer a sequential model for creating a well-defined, industry-proven plan, with the focus being on the sport consumer rather than the product, reflecting the current dynamic in the sport industry: Developing a Marketing Plan Framework; Creating a Value Proposition; Understanding the Market Environment; Target Markets; Marketing Objectives; Marketing Strategies; Marketing Mix; Implementation, Control & Evaluation. In addition to featuring the latest data from the sport industry, each chapter in this new edition contains Best Practice sections as well as worksheets that assist the reader in creating a custom marketing plan.

Sport Development Policy, Process and Practice, third edition

Sport Development Policy, Process and Practice, third edition

Author: Kevin (Leeds Beckett University, UK) Hylton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2013

At a time of profound change in the economic, social, political and sporting landscape, sport development faces important challenges. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice is still the most detailed, authoritative and comprehensive guide to all aspects of contemporary sport development. This book examines the roles of those working in and around sport development and explores the most effective methods by which professionals and volunteers can promote interest, participation or performance in sport. Combining essential theory with practical analysis, the book covers key topics, themes and issues found on the sport development curriculum, including: Sport policy Developing `Sport for All' Community sport development Partnerships in sport PE and school sport Sport and health Resources for developing sport Voluntary sports clubs Sport development and coaching Disability and sport development Researching and evaluating sport development The Olympic and Paralympic Games International sport and development Each chapter contains a full range of pedagogical features to aid learning and understanding, including revision questions, and case studies, while a new companion website provides additional teaching and learning resources, including useful weblinks for students and PowerPoint slides and a test bank for lecturers. Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice is an invaluable resource for all students, researchers and professionals working in sport development.

Sport Development Policy, Process and Practice, third edition

Sport Development Policy, Process and Practice, third edition

Author: Kevin (Leeds Beckett University, UK) Hylton Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2013

At a time of profound change in the economic, social, political and sporting landscape, sport development faces important challenges. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice is still the most detailed, authoritative and comprehensive guide to all aspects of contemporary sport development. This book examines the roles of those working in and around sport development and explores the most effective methods by which professionals and volunteers can promote interest, participation or performance in sport. Combining essential theory with practical analysis, the book covers key topics, themes and issues found on the sport development curriculum, including: Sport policy Developing `Sport for All' Community sport development Partnerships in sport PE and school sport Sport and health Resources for developing sport Voluntary sports clubs Sport development and coaching Disability and sport development Researching and evaluating sport development The Olympic and Paralympic Games International sport and development Each chapter contains a full range of pedagogical features to aid learning and understanding, including revision questions, and case studies, while a new companion website provides additional teaching and learning resources, including useful weblinks for students and PowerPoint slides and a test bank for lecturers. Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice is an invaluable resource for all students, researchers and professionals working in sport development.

Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

Author: Paul M. (Indiana University, US) Pedersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2013

The Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication is the only book to offer a fully comprehensive and in-depth survey of the contemporary discipline of sport communication. It explores communication within, through, and for sport in all its theoretical, conceptual, cultural, behavioral, practical and managerial aspects, tracing the contours of this expansive, transdisciplinary and international discipline and demonstrating that there are few aspects of contemporary sport that don't rely on effective communications. Including contributions from leading sport media and communications scholars and professionals from around the world, the book examines emerging (new and social) media, traditional (print, broadcast and screen) media, sociological themes in communication in sport, and management issues, at every level, from the interpersonal to communication within and between sport organisations and global institutions. Taking stock of current research, new ideas and key issues, this book is an essential reference for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner with an interest in sport communication, sport business, sport management, sport marketing, communication theory, journalism, or media studies.

Global Sports Policy

Global Sports Policy

Author: Catherine Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2012

Lifts the analysis out of the nuts and bolts of sports policy and into some really thought-provoking areas which will equip the policy maker for the challenges of the 21st century - Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University This is an excellent analysis of the significance of globalisation for national sport policy and especially of the impact of global processes at the local socio-cultural level - Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University Drawing upon a range of empirical case studies, Catherine Palmer situates sports policy within a broader consideration of global processes, practices and consequences, exploring the relationship between: the local and the global globalization and governance new technologies human rights the environment corporate responsibility. In doing so she sets out the ground for an understanding of policy making in sport and how this affects society. Covering both theory and practice, it is a detailed and thought provoking resource for students of sports policy, sports development, sports management and sports studies.

Global Sports Policy

Global Sports Policy

Author: Catherine Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2012

Lifts the analysis out of the nuts and bolts of sports policy and into some really thought-provoking areas which will equip the policy maker for the challenges of the 21st century - Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University This is an excellent analysis of the significance of globalisation for national sport policy and especially of the impact of global processes at the local socio-cultural level - Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University Drawing upon a range of empirical case studies, Catherine Palmer situates sports policy within a broader consideration of global processes, practices and consequences, exploring the relationship between: the local and the global globalization and governance new technologies human rights the environment corporate responsibility. In doing so she sets out the ground for an understanding of policy making in sport and how this affects society. Covering both theory and practice, it is a detailed and thought provoking resource for students of sports policy, sports development, sports management and sports studies.

Sporting Times

Sporting Times

Author: K. Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2012

Written against the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics, this book examines the idea of 'time' in sport, using time as a conceptual lens to explore movement, bodies, sports reporting, memory, disability, technology and the role of the past and the future in sport.

Cape Summer and the Australians in England

Cape Summer and the Australians in England

Author: Alan Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2012

Alan Ross (1922-2001) - distinguished poet, travel writer, and editor of London Magazine - also managed to excel in the role of cricket correspondent for the Observer, in which capacity he followed England/MCC on tours of Australia, South Africa and the West Indies. In the book-length accounts he published of these tours, his lifelong love of the game found glorious expression. Cape Summer and the Australians in England (1957) treats the 1956 Ashes series, memorable above all for the bowling performance of Jim Laker; and the following winter's MCC tour to apartheid South Africa, where one of England's strongest ever sides had an unexpectedly tough contest and where, as ever, Ross's discerning eye and finessing pen were alive to dimensions of the game beyond the boundary rope.