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The Changing Value of Sponsorship: 2021 Sports Marketing Trends

Feb 16, 2021

A disrupted world is changing the value of sponsorship. Uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated shifts in the way rights holders sell sponsorships and brands make sponsorship investments and activate their partnerships. New sponsorship entrants, new channels and new fan necessities will impact the key sponsorship value drivers in 2021 and beyond.  This new report examines how sponsorship value is evolving as the world around it changes...

Return on Sponsorship Investment

Dec 4, 2020

“A New Method of Sponsorship Measurement” Brands and advertisers spend over $35BN in sponsorship every year only in Europe as they look to leverage the unique association with sport and entertainment platforms within their marketing mix strategies. However, the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated – more so than ever before – the importance of delivering maximum efficiency with reduced investments. Not to mention the increasing importance of measuring sales impact...

50 Most Marketable Athletes

Sep 28, 2020

This year’s SportsPro 50 Most Marketable (50MM) Athletes list is fully powered by Nielsen’s proprietary methodology for assessing athlete marketability, the Influencer Selection and Measurement Framework, which draws on vast amounts of social media data to generate an Athlete Influencer Score comprising four key data points: relevance, reach, return, and resonance. Designed to accurately monitor social campaign effectiveness and help sponsors maximise impact, Nielsen’s Influencer Selection and Measurement Framework incorporates a range of performance and sponsorship-related KPIs, such...

Quarterbacking Positive Change Through Sports

Jul 29, 2020

When history is set, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the Star-Spangled Banner back in 2016 to protest reported police brutality and oppression against people of color, it will be viewed as a key moment in the long fight for racial equality in the U.S. Almost four years later, as tensions around racial injustice couldn’t be higher, the sports industry remains a key arena for activating...

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