BLOG | by Chris Todd ... The absence of live sporting events threatens the old ways of counting and understanding fans. This doesn’t have to be the case. Simply put, times have changed … how people are spending their time, what they’re consuming and how they’re consuming are vastly different compared to 3 months ago.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... In the absence of much live sport recently, we wanted to look at how perceptions of sports sponsors may have changed. With reduced exposure for brands, are the benefits deals normally rely on standing up?
DATA INSIGHTS | by Stephan Shakespeare, CEO and Co-Founder, YouGov ... Businesses that rely on sports for a large percentage of their revenue have suffered particularly during two months of nationwide lockdown. Gambling firms have consequently seen customer bases diminish. As the betting giant William Hill prepares to reopen stores with the easing of lockdown in Europe, new YouGov data shows that certain groups will be more open to returning to stores than others.
DATA INSIGHTS | by Stephan Shakespeare, CEO and Co-Founder, YouGov ... Under lockdown most Brits have made use of their daily outdoor exercise allowance, but what effect has this had on the market for home gym gear and clothing, and will Britons return to their gyms after lockdown ends?
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Last week we took a look at which US teams were creating the most Buzz during lockdown. And while the Bucs ran out winners overall, there were also some big climbers – with the Chicago Bulls being the biggest in the top ten.
BLOG | by Vinith Moorthy ... As you may have seen, we’ve been asking markets around the world their views on re-starting sporting activities. While some sports leagues around the world have ended their seasons as a result of COVID-19, in other countries fans are still waiting to find out how competitions will end. We’ve also asked this question in the UAE ... here's what they had to say.
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Given the lack of live action at the moment, it feels like all sports rightsholders are on a level playing field as far as promoting their events or leagues goes. So for the next couple of months (at least), we will be producing a Buzz ranking, giving you an idea of which properties are cutting through with the public.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Our colleagues over the pond have just created a monthly review of the Buzz UK properties created in April. That got it us to thinking about which US teams still have people talking about them – despite the big hole in the sports calendar.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Everyone continues to tip esports to come out of this current period strongly. And there’s already some evidence to support that point of view – like rising audiences for the Counter-Strike – Global Offensive and League of Legends pro-leagues. But what does our daily data tell us?
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... If there’s one thing which might lift our spirits while lockdown endures, it’s the NFL Draft. So in the absence of much else sport, we thought we’d take a quick look at how this annual fixture was performing this year. Is it balm in troubled times or an unwanted distraction from more important matters?