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Strategic Marketing Planning In Sports- A Perspective Of Quality Of Life Improvement


  • Constantinescu Mihaela

    () (Academia de Studii Economice Bucuresti, Marketing)

  • Caescu Stefan Claudiu

    (Academia de Studii Economice Bucuresti, Marketing)

  • Ploesteanu Mara Gabriela

    (Academia de Studii Economice Bucuresti, Marketing)


Strategic marketing planning requires that the marketing objectives strategies for a specific product-market configuration be in full correlation with the directions and the resources allocated at the corporate level or at the strategic business unit one. Such a correlation is more than necessary under the current market conditions, when the economic crisis affects both consumer behavior and corporate decisions. This article focuses on the particularities of strategic marketing planning in sport, given the fact that the vast majority of sports organizations in Romania, although very active on the reference market, do not have a marketing activity correlated with the medium and long term market needs. One of these needs refers to quality of life improvement, knowing that sport activities have positive influence on many dimensions of quality of life, such as health, education, social inclusion, relaxation and leisure. The improvement within the population participation in sport (both as an active participant and as a spectator), the increased duration of leisure and the development of private financing have led to the creation of a large market, where marketing plays a central role. Therefore the marketing management process must also be implemented within the sports organization, in order to make it easier in building and maintaining a relationship with the customer, especially if the organization wants a customer orientation strategy. Such an orientation includes identifying the current needs as well as the future ones in terms of target audience, to offer a series of sports products and services that bring their significant contribution to improving the quality of life. In this paper are highlighted the influences that consumer requirements concerning quality of life have on all components of marketing management process, starting with sports organization mission statement, up to establish strategies for the marketing mix (product, price, distribution and promotion).

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  • Constantinescu Mihaela & Caescu Stefan Claudiu & Ploesteanu Mara Gabriela, 2012. "Strategic Marketing Planning In Sports- A Perspective Of Quality Of Life Improvement," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 807-812, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2012:i:2:p:807-812

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    1. Alina Filip, 2011. "Perspective in conceptualizarea si implementarea managementului relatiilor cu clientii," Revista de Marketing Online (Journal of Online Marketing), Bucharest University of Economic Studies, School of Marketing, vol. 5(2), pages 2-10, June.
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    strategic marketing planning; quality of life; sports marketing; marketing management;

    JEL classification:

    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being


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