Category: Insights

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,...

Sports Fans are Looking to Sports Leagues and Athletes to Support Social Causes

Jun 28, 2021

As consumers continue seeking more from brands than just products and services, the premise of brand promise has grown increasingly central to many core business strategies. And as brands look to showcase their individual promises, U.S. sports fans should be a key audience. In addition to being extremely engaged with sports content, sports fans are passionate about social causes, with animal welfare and equal opportunity slotting in as the...

Sponsoring nach Covid-19: Nächste Phase für Marken im E-Sport

Jun 28, 2021

Nur wenige Branchen waren im vergangenen Jahr in der Lage, schnell auf die Beeinträchtigungen zu reagieren, die die Covid-19-Pandemie mit sich brachte. Noch weniger Industriezweige waren in der Lage, zu wachsen. Die Videospielindustrie hat jedoch genau das getan: 82 Prozent der Verbraucher*innen weltweit gaben an, dass sie während des Höhepunkts der Corona-Pandemie Videospiele gespielt und Spielinhalte angesehen haben. Dieses gesteigerte Engagement hatte einen Halo-Effekt auf die wachsende E-Sport-Landschaft, die...

Die Stärke von Partnerschaften in Sport und Entertainment

Jun 21, 2021

Seit über einem Jahr hat die Covid-19-Pandemie das öffentliche Leben fest im Griff. Massiv betroffen von diesen Entwicklungen ist auch die Sport- und die Entertainment-Branche. Eine Branche, die in großen Teilen von Vor-Ort-Zuschauern lebt – sowohl atmosphärisch als auch wirtschaftlich – und pandemiebedingt wenn überhaupt nur noch medial konsumierbar ist, ringt gegenwärtig nach alternativen Handlungsoptionen, um unter Einhaltung der gesetzlichen Vorgaben zu überleben. Damit fungiert die Pandemie in Teilen...

Sports Betting: Who’s in and how much of an opportunity do they represent?

Jun 16, 2021

Turn on any live sporting event these days and you’ll likely see an abundance of ads during the commercial breaks enticing engaged fans to get in on the action by betting on various aspects of the games and matches they’re watching. Already a $154 million game in U.S. local TV spot advertising, online sports betting is the latest way that a handful of prolific gambling brands are tapping into...

How the World’s Biggest Sports Properties Engaged Fans in 2020

May 19, 2021

The connection between fans and sports is a continually evolving relationship, with new trends and dynamics developing every year. Many of the largest global sports entities have been at the forefront of building their fan bases and actively engaging them to develop a natural and mutually beneficial conversation. Fans around the world expect more content and new ways to access their favorite events. Sports entities have responded by creating...

Start der Initiative „Sportverein der Zukunft – mit BASF fit für die Digitalisierung“

Apr 26, 2021

Ludwigshafen / Köln, 26. April 2021 – Zahlreiche Sportvereine benötigen dringend Unterstützung im Bereich der Digitalisierung. Mit dem Start der Initiative „Sportverein der Zukunft“ bietet das Chemieunternehmen BASF in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Forschungs- und Beratungsunternehmen Nielsen Sports den Sportvereinen vielfältige Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten, um sich erfolgreich für die Zukunft aufzustellen und einem drohenden Mitgliederschwund entgegenzuwirken. Die Förderung der Entwicklung der Breitensportvereine in der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar ist seit jeher ein besonderes...

So kann Mick Schumacher sein Vermarktungspotenzial nutzen

Mar 22, 2021

Die Formel 1 startet am Wochenende in Bahrain in die Saison 2021. Erstmals ist auch Mick Schumacher mit dabei. Der Sohn der deutschen Formel-1-Ikone Michael Schumacher besetzt ein Cockpit im Team Haas. Zuallererst geht es für Schumacher junior um Punkte im Wettbewerb um die Weltmeister-Krone. Doch auch aus Sportmarketing-Sicht kann er in der Königsklasse in den nächsten Gang schalten. Sebastian Kurczynski, Head of Consulting beim Forschungs- und Beratungsunternehmen Nielsen...

Rugby Union ‘Yet to Fully Capitilise’ on Commercial Potential

Nov 13, 2020

Analysis by Nielsen Sport shows that rugby’s broadcast and commercial income lags behind other mainstream sports in the UK despite commercially attractive fanbase and widespread interest in flagship competitions According to Nielsen’s Sports Fan Insights, rugby is the sixth largest sport in the UK with a fanbase of 12 million, favorable age and gender splits and widespread interest in flagship competitions such as the Six Nations Nielsen analysis indicates...

IBAI Fall Guys All-Stars Tournament

Oct 6, 2020

During August Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, the innovative take on battle royale, published by Developer Digital and developed by Mediatonic, had the highest-earning launch of any PC title ($185M) since Overwatch in May 2016*, which was especially impressive since it came from a relatively small development team. This successful debut came along with an overwhelming response on Twitch reaching a peak of 133M hours watched, placing it as the...

Covid-19’s Impact on Sport Media Rights and the Commercial Sport Landscape

Aug 3, 2020

Digital Sport’s Rupert Pratt and Thomas Smith recently sat down with Nielsen Sports Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, Spencer Nolan, to discuss Covid-19’s impact on sport media rights and the commercial sport landscape. With the news that fans won’t be present at live events until October at the earliest, and even then, with a reduced capacity, Nolan believes that understanding the remote fan is key to surviving...

F1 draws 13.63m UK viewers for first three 2020 races

Jul 31, 2020

Formula One’s UK viewership for live racing and highlights surpassed 13.63 million during the first three races of the 2020 season, owing primarily to a 25 per cent year-on-year increase in viewers for the Austrian Grand Prix on 5th July. The figures, compiled by Nielsen, show that the race drew just over 4.8 million viewers compared to the 3.84 million accrued during the 2019 edition, marking the highest UK...

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