The Royal Belgian Football Association: A World-Class Digital Strategy
The Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA), the governing body of Belgian football, had experienced tremendous success on the pitch and wanted to capitalize on its success with business growth. However, the football industry was challenged by increasing internationalization, commercialization, and digitalization. Engaging diverse stakeholders, including a changing demographic of fans, through digital channels became pivotal. Against this backdrop, the RBFA initiated a strategy revision, rolling out a new app in March 2021 for an integrated and expanded digital experience for stakeholders. With the postponed 2020 European Championship scheduled to commence in June 2021 and Belgium among the favourites to win, the RBFA needed to prioritize its offerings to the fans and other stakeholders and determine what resources would be needed to fully operationalize the new digital strategy.