What Globally Ambitious Brands Can Learn From Manchester United’s Marketing Playbook

Lessons from soccer's savvy ambassadors

Team captain Wayne Rooney leads Manchester United onto the field in four U.S. cities later this month for a series of exhibition matches against American and international competition. Over the past 60 years, the Red Devils have undertaken countless excursions like this, which rank among the iconic English Premier League team's most successful and frequently copied promotional strategies.

@DaveGian davegia@hotmail.com David Gianatasio is a longtime contributor to Adweek, where he has been a writer and editor for two decades. Previously serving as Adweek's New England bureau chief and web editor, he remains based in Boston.