What’s driving Hotels.com’s move into football?

2020-02-26T10:48:18+00:00

BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Travel brand Hotels.com extended its interests in football this week by signing a new deal with Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille. The sponsorship follows on from recent deals with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and UEFA. We thought we’d take a quick look at our data to see if we could see what’s fueling this most recent move.

What’s driving Hotels.com’s move into football?2020-02-26T10:48:18+00:00

As trade winds hit HSBC’s sponsorship portfolio, where next for British Cycling?

2020-02-26T09:47:00+00:00

BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... HSBC announced this week that it plans to prematurely end its eight-year sponsorship deal with British Cycling. The bank, which has also said that it will axe 35,000 jobs, has seen its profits fall by a third this year, leading to a number of changes – including to its sponsorship strategy. So where does that leave British Cycling as it prepares to head to Tokyo for this year’s Olympic Games?

As trade winds hit HSBC’s sponsorship portfolio, where next for British Cycling?2020-02-26T09:47:00+00:00

Are we raising a generation of helpless gamblers?

2020-01-23T16:23:53+00:00

BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... With plenty of conversation in 2019 focused on young people and betting, we thought it would be interesting to look at the demographics of the UK’s gamblers. Our data shows that the gambling activity most likely to be undertaken by younger people (18-24-year-olds) is the purchase of scratchcards. Nearly one in five (19.1%) of this group has bought one in the past 12 months.

Are we raising a generation of helpless gamblers?2020-01-23T16:23:53+00:00

Annual health check for the betting industry

2020-01-06T12:06:17+00:00

BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Given that this is our end-of-year column, we thought it would be interesting to review some of the 16 metrics we track against betting brands every day by looking at the performance of the sector as whole over the past 12 months.

Annual health check for the betting industry2020-01-06T12:06:17+00:00

Despite closures, the data suggests that the bricks and mortar betting experience is going nowhere

2019-12-02T12:03:02+00:00

BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... When William Hill announced that it was to change its CEO in September, it was no accident that Philip Bowcock’s successor was the company’s former digital chief, Ulrik Bengtsson. The appointment is consistent with William Hill’s strategy to become a digitally-led company, but given the sector’s journey from high street to online what does the future hold for the UK’s betting shops?

Despite closures, the data suggests that the bricks and mortar betting experience is going nowhere2019-12-02T12:03:02+00:00

What makes people in major football markets attend games?

2019-10-09T11:52:07+01:00

BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... With all football seasons across Europe now well-underway, we have been thinking about what draws people to attend matches – and whether those factors differ across leagues. So we polled football fans in five countries which are home to major soccer leagues and asked these supporters what made them turn up each week – as well as what keeps them away. As you might expect, we found some interesting differences between markets.

What makes people in major football markets attend games?2019-10-09T11:52:07+01:00