Category: Brands

The Olympics Is the Biggest Platform for Gender Equality in Global Sports

Jul 7, 2021

The world of sports is not immune to gender bias, as evidenced by the notably lopsided coverage of women’s sports by the media and the disproportionate level of brand sponsorship spend allocated to men’s sports. This situation changes, however, during a two-week period every two years when the eyes of the world focus on the Olympics, the only global sporting event characterized by true gender parity. Unlike other events,...

Cannes LIONS Live 2021: Post COVID World: Next phase with brands and esports

Jun 28, 2021

Few industries were prepared for the massive disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic caused throughout 2020, and even fewer were able to find a way to grow. The video game industry, however, did just that, with 82% of global consumers reporting that they played video games and watched game content during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. That heightened engagement has had a halo effect on the burgeoning esports...

With Fewer Fans at Stadiums, Brands are Shifting Their Sponsorship Strategies to Digital

Apr 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and limitations on fan attendance at live events has created a new sponsorship reality. Brands are adjusting how they activate their partnerships, and digital platforms have become the front runner in the market. Social media and other online platforms have become the primary vehicles to deliver a powerful virtual event experience and are unlocking new opportunities to connect with fans from afar. As the digital dimension...


Apr 16, 2021

Earlier this month, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced it would move its 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s new restrictive voting laws. And MLB wasn’t the only organization to react to the new legislation. Atlanta-based brands Coca-Cola and Delta—both heavy sports sponsors—also came out in opposition. The positions these brands are taking are reflective of a broader trend we’re seeing across the sports industry, particularly...


Jan 28, 2021

München / Köln, 1. Februar 2021 – Erstmalig hat die Sportmarketingagentur B2Sports die E-Football-Spieler*innen in Deutschland analysiert. Gemeinsam mit dem führenden Forschungs- und Beratungsunternehmen Nielsen Sports wurde eine Marktforschungsstudie durchgeführt, um einen detaillierten Einblick in die Zielgruppenpotenziale im E-Football zu erhalten. Dazu wurden repräsentativ 800 Personen im Alter zwischen 14 und 55 Jahren befragt, die zumindest wöchentlich eine der beiden Fußball-Simulationen FIFA oder PES spielen. Die Spielerinnen der Fußball-Simulationen FIFA...

Premier League club partners can expect to receive up to £2m in global value per match

Jun 22, 2020

Nielsen has analysed branding opportunities afforded to clubs and their partners on netting in the lower tiers of stadia across the main value-driving media platforms, linear TV, OTT and to a lesser degree, social media. The analysis is based on pre-COVID coverage and viewing behaviours and represents value delivered to partners should the status quo remain. Nielsen’s Whitespace Valuation service provides systematic analysis of in-stadium spaces to help determine...

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