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Repucom Finds Wimbledon Top Grand Slam Event In Terms Of Social Media Fan Base

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 15

Wimbledon’s investment in social media is bearing fruit, according to a study by Repucom. The sports marketing research group found that Wimbledon is leading all Grand Slam tournaments when it comes to engaging and maintaining its social media fan base. Wimbledon has more Facebook, Twitter and...

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England's Secret File Alleges Vote-Buying

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