Skip to comments.Which Golfer Deserves More Endorsements?
Posted on 04/15/2010 4:42:03 AM PDT by Desperado67
As is true for most professional athletes, PGA golfers are often showered with endorsement money from golf suppliers and other companies to advertise and be spokesmen for their products and services. Some golfers have obviously done better than others in the endorsement market, which is often determined by the exposure that certain golfers receive during television broadcasts of golf tournaments and elsewhere. Certainly other criteria come into play as well in terms of which golfers companies want out there hawking their products and services for them.
A quick analysis of two golfers shows some of the criteria that companies must evaluate in determining which athletes they will use for endorsements.
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The one that will earn the most money for said sponsors. Period.
Ha. Saved me the trouble of writing the same thing. If Tiger is in the hunt on Sunday, I’ll watch. If he’s not, I won’t. Simple as that.
I like your answer. It reminds me of an interview Rush gave on 60 Minutes MANY years ago. They asked him, “What is your goal?”. Rush answered, “My goal is to get as big an audience as I can and hold that audience for as long as I can so I can charge confiscatory advertising rates.”
It did my capitalist heart good. :)
Ditto, was going to say the exact same thing.
Absolutely. Morality has no place in public life.
In the name of economic justice, they should all receive the same amount from endorsements and that income should be taxed at a 98% rate, because they don’t really need it.
I’ll bite... so it’s moral to say that someone should receive higher endorsement money based on the feeling that they are a “good guy” and that the other guy is a “bad guy” and not based on his potential to actually earn more money for the sponsors?
“The one that will earn the most money for said sponsors. Period.”
Time to crawl back into your leftist hole.
BTW, my first reply was based on my assumption that you were being sarcastic. If you were serious then disregard my reply... :-)
I took their reply to be a tongue-in-cheek poke at the “social/economic justice” whackjobs...
I’m assuming that this is all “Tiger related”, and my point is if that the sponsors can make money with Tiger, then they shouldn’t consider his morals, anymore than a record company should worry about what a rap star spews on the air or how he lives his personal life. Morals have no place in the economic equation. If there’s money to be made, then make it.
I’m going to report you to the Commission on Human Rights, you right wing meanie.
Got it. We agree.
“confiscatory advertising rates.”
By definition, any rates reached by mutual voluntary agreement cannot be confiscatory. Rush’s surely are higher than those commanded by Air America’s, but only because advertisers can pay these rates and still make enough extra money from such ads that it is worth the higher price.
“Morals have no place in the economic equation.”
Well, it’s not just about short-term dollars and cents. I think many companies are concerned about “reputation” or “brand” and take great pains not to sully it. A company like Disney won’t sign a contract with a rapper sleazeball simply because any short-term profits from such a “business” arrangement simply aren’t worth the tarnishing of their reputation. They want to remain “squeaky clean.”
Now you can argue that this simply means that such companies are maximizing their long run profitability. That may be true, but consider the case of OJ. He was acquitted of murder, yet advertisers would have nothing to do with him, even for ads targeting the black community (a majority of whom believe his verdict was just). It just seemed like someone other than a profit-and-loss calculus was at work.
The nice thing about woods not playing as much is that we finally get to see that there are other players playing some pretty good golf
Har!! Good one. Thanks.
I quit watching because of Tiger. I love to see some of the new talent coming in golf. You don’t see anyone else if Tiger is playing.
who? The first ‘big three’that is who....Slammin’ Sammy Snead, Bantam Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson. Then the next ‘big three’..Jack, Arnie and Gary. Look it up younger FReepers if you do not know these MEN. Tiger??........
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