FC Augsburg and SPORTFIVE are continuing their long-standing partnership and are renewing their cooperation, which has existed since 2005, ahead of time by two years until June 30, 2026. The global sports marketing agency will thus continue to be responsible for the overall marketing of the Bundesliga soccer club in the future. The cooperation in the area of international orientation is also extended by a period of two years.
In order to consistently develop FC Augsburg's sales potential, SPORTFIVE will focus on sales and partner acquisition from January 2023. A dedicated brand consulting team will be responsible for developing individual partner concepts. With the takeover of the After Sales and Partnership Management areas, FC Augsburg will take care of partner support and customer retention in the future.
With the extension of the agency contract with SPORTFIVE and the simultaneous takeover of the partner management, we are taking the next step in our strategic development.
Michael Ströll, Managing Director of FC Augsburg
"With the extension of the agency contract with SPORTFIVE and the simultaneous takeover of the partner management, we are taking the next step in our strategic development. With this focus on mutual core competencies, we would like to serve existing and future partners even better, taking on board their concerns and individual needs in order to advise and support them in the best possible way in the joint implementation of contractual services," said Michael Ströll, Managing Director of FC Augsburg.
"The early contract extension underlines the success of our previous cooperation with FC Augsburg. We are very pleased to continue this close partnership. We will continue to work intensively in the coming years to advance FCA with our know-how and comprehensive network in regional, national and international marketing," added Hendrik Schiphorst, Managing Director at SPORTFIVE Germany.
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