BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... The end of EA SPORTS’ decades-old partnership with FIFA has been the talk of the town in gaming circles. Expectedly so, given that the partnership yielded one of the most successful gaming franchises ever.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Ahead of Earth Day 2022, we dive into YouGov Profiles data to examine the share of fans of various sports who consider themselves environmentalists. We also try to understand whether environmentalist sports fans respond positively to brand purpose in messaging.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... The 2021/22 Ashes series is being broadcast on BT Sport, marking a departure from the Sky Sports coverage which English cricket fans have become used to. The broadcaster snapped up the Ashes rights as part of a four-year deal with Cricket Australia.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Reports this week suggest that streaming service DAZN is on the verge of buying BT Sport for what could end up being a nine-figure sum.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... With most sports back in full swing, we’re looking this week at how common betting is among different sports fan bases in the United Kingdom. So, which group is most likely to be making a bet? We found a little more than a quarterof UK adults who follow football have placed a bet in the last 12 months, but how about the other types of sports fans?
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... The Six Nations Rugby Championship – in stasis since the start of the pandemic lockdowns in March – finally returned in October, offering British fans an escape to a pre-COVID world, just as they faced a second wave of shutdowns.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Whether you treat news of a European super league with scepticism or not, the UEFA Champions League continues to capture the imaginations of football fans across Europe.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Many bookmakers will tell you that gamblers are a different breed to the rest of the general public. And as we have explored in previous columns, there is certainly some truth in that assertion. But there is a difference between looking at the demographic make-up of the gambler and examining their broader habits and attitudes.
It’s deal-time in British football – but if your club isn’t using brand health data, it could be a hard sellSH-YGS2020-07-29T12:59:08+01:00
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... These are challenging times for football clubs looking to renew or strike fresh deals – which is why it’s never been as important for commercial teams to really understand their club’s brand health.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Winning trophies is no longer the only factor in winning fan affinity. For teams who are successful on the pitch there is no guaranteed public affection. In a world of globalised sports rights, athletes as brands and social media, fans have become more discerning than ever.