The opening is a 5:0, is it a surprise? Is the sting exciting? Russia, the host of the opening match last night, defeated Saudi Arabia, which once again confirmed the saying that "Europe has no weak teams" in the football world.
It’s time for the four-year World Cup carnival. Xiaobian refers to a calculation. Last night, did you put a classic three-piece supper set for yourself under the guise of watching the ball-beer, kebabs and crayfish?
However, after enjoying the feast of food and football, have you noticed China football entering this World Cup? Note that this may be a small word game. Bai Yansong, the host of CCTV, has repeatedly emphasized the details: it is "China Football", not the "China Football Team" that has repeatedly disappointed you.
Match ball: German design and China manufacture.
In the opening match of this World Cup between Russia and Saudi Arabia last night, the game ball "TV Star" made a perfect appearance in large-scale events. This competition ball is "designed in Germany and made in China" in the standard sense, and it is produced by an enterprise authorized by Adidas in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.
According to Chong Wang, the general manager of this enterprise, they introduced the first automatic production line in China, so that the original 80-person production line now only needs 10 people, and it can produce 1,000 footballs a day. "We use an automated cutting machine to replace the traditional knife die cutting, an automated printer to replace the traditional screen printing, and a manipulator to replace the traditional handling. There will be a QR code on each ball, and the information on the code will tell us the time and address of the ball production." Chong Wang said.
However, it is a pity that although "China Football" has entered the World Cup, the intellectual property rights of the core technology of this "TV Star" full of "black technology" are completely in the hands of the designer Adidas. The related patent APPlication documents of Adidas in China revealed by the net show that in the field of chip technology, "TV Star" has built-in NFC near-field interactive chip. You only need to open any app with NFC identification function, and then bring your mobile phone close to this position to read the latest information about this competition ball; In the field of autumn skin materials, "TV Star" uses the thermal bonding technology of the ball skin, which is durable, waterproof and grit-proof. Coupled with the grooves spliced at right angles, the ball will produce nonlinear motion and drift in the flight process. In the field of design, "TV Star" uses classic black and white colors, dark trapezoidal decoration consists of mosaic patterns, and the text uses gold.
Of course, Xiao Bian wants to say, the most important thing is that all of the above are patent applications submitted by Adidas in China, which has nothing to do with our OEM enterprises in China. It seems that there is still a long way to go for China enterprises to truly realize the change from "Made in China" to "Design in China".
Derivative goods: Zhejiang enterprises are officially authorized to take orders.
As a standard "fighting nation", the mascot of 2018 fifa world cup is also a Siberian plain wolf named "Zabivaka" with high fighting value. However, to trace the "birthplace" of this little wolf, we have to go to an obscure office building in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
Since July 2013, this enterprise named Hangzhou Fude Brand Management Co., Ltd. has become the first enterprise in China to obtain the official authorization of the World Cup mascot directly from FIFA. This year, Fude Company is exclusively responsible for the pricing, production and sales of Russian World Cup mascots on a global scale (except the host country Russia). At the same time, Fude also won the authorization of nearly 100 kinds of related goods around the event, such as plush toys, mugs, key chains, jerseys and so on.
Of course, compared with the ball used in the competition, it is "familiar" for China enterprises to obtain the production and sales rights of derivative goods related to the World Cup through official authorization. In 2010, the name of the plastic trumpet "Vuvuzela", which was made by Yiwu manufacturers and full of South African ethnic customs, has been resounded all over the world, and it has been continuously sent to South Africa, the venue of the competition, together with national flags, wigs, sunglasses and binoculars. While in 2014 fifa world cup, the derivatives of the new generation refueling artifact "Casilora", the official ball "Samba Glory" and the mascot "Flegu" were mostly produced by authorized manufacturers in China.
For the value of sports IP, the person in charge of Fude Company is deeply touched. "Compared with the traditional foreign trade that made meager profits before, with the help of the World Cup, the stage of Fude Company is now bigger and wider." The person in charge said. In fact, in this World Cup, there are many China enterprises like Fude Company. They bid farewell to the traditional OEM, not only profited from the World Cup, but also successfully opened a window to the world.
Brand sponsorship: marketing on and off the field.
Who is the trump card? If you ask questions before yesterday, Xiaobian, who is only used to wearing sportswear to work, doesn’t know this "Gaodashang" men’s wear brand that can be associated with the World Cup. However, if you pay attention to the live broadcast of last night’s match, you may notice that some staff and spectators’ national flag color matching ties are particularly eye-catching inside and outside the World Cup. This is the 32 ties with World Cup style customized by Dipai (China) Co., Ltd. after getting on the "last bus" and becoming the official regional support partner of 2018 fifa world cup, taking the color matching of flags of 32 countries selected for the final stage of this World Cup as the idea.
In fact, when it comes to the level of sponsorship, Dipai Company is only a "junior" in China enterprises. At present, FIFA divides sponsors into three levels, namely "global partners", "World Cup sponsors" and "World Cup regional support partners". At present, Wanda Group with "One Hundred Million Small Goals" and seven companies including Coca-Cola, Visa, Adidas and Hyundai Motor are FIFA’s "Global Partner" level sponsors. Sponsors at this level can use the FIFA logo for 8 years, and the sponsorship fee is at least $120,000,000-needless to say, it’s seven zeros, and $120 million-which scares Xiaobian into taking a sip of beer.
In addition, Mengniu, VIVO and Hisense from China have joined McDonald’s and Budweiser Beer as "World Cup sponsors", while Yadea Group, which produces electric vehicles, is a "World Cup regional support partner" like Dipai Company. According to FIFA, no matter what level of sponsors, they all benefit from the exclusive and highly recognizable official logo of FIFA. Through various marketing methods, these sponsors successfully associate their products, services and brands with the World Cup. Whether targeting specific consumer groups, taking the opportunity to expand their product lines or implementing each specific market strategy, sponsors will get good transcripts.
This has been reflected in the practice of Hisense Group. According to a person in charge of Hisense Group, the world’s top events are naturally related to the world’s leading consumer electronics brands. If Hisense wants to become a global brand, it must be bound with a cross-cultural and cross-border super brand, which is the world’s top event. Therefore, choosing sports marketing is the strategic path for Hisense’s global brand building. According to statistics, in 2017, Hisense Group’s international marketing achieved sales revenue of 3.9 billion US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 22.3%.
Seeing this, you must agree with the famous sentence of the Bai Yansong male god: "Let’s just say that China didn’t go to the Russian World Cup except the football team." Of course, as a small editor in fake fans, like everyone else, what we most want to see is that one day the national football team can join our "Made in China" and the China football team will rush into the World Cup with China football and become a frequent visitor on the World Cup stage. (Text: Cui Jingsi Image Source Network)