DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... Young Americans are still talking about Netflix. For the second year in a row, the streaming giant has topped YouGov’s list of brands that generated the most positive Word of Mouth among US adults aged 18-34.
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.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... As you may have read this month, sports apparel manufacturer New Balance is taking Liverpool FC to court to extend its kit deal with the club. Reports suggest that New Balance matched Nike’s offer, as they were entitled to under a clause in their current contract, only for the Reds to plough ahead with a deal with the Oregon-based manufacturer regardless. We thought we’d take a look at why New Balance is quite so keen to renew its deal with the club.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Later this autumn, YouGov will be publishing a White Paper which tackles honesty on social media platforms. It will cover attitudes towards the importance of honesty on these networks and ask whether we are more or less forgiving of unreliable content when it comes from, for example, influencers or companies. Read also … And has 32Red’s Wayne Rooney sponsorship shifted the needle yet?
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... The Rugby World Cup starts today. And while the large and lucrative American market enjoys a fair amount of clout when it comes to the scheduling of sports events taking place in other time zones, it’s slightly less mighty when it comes to rugby union.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... Bookmaker William Hill has announced that it will close roughly 700 betting shops across the UK. The company claims its hand was forced by the Government’s decision to introduce a lower maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals – pegging it at £2 instead of £100.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... In the third and final of our series of NFL blogs, as the season begins we thought we’d focus on sponsors. Stadium naming rights are now a common feature of major league sports and the NFL is no different. But, with many being tied up to long-term deals, do they retain an impact on fans?
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Ahead of the 5th Annual Diversity Summit being run alongside this week’s Solheim Cup, we took a look at whether fans of different sports have varying attitudes towards diversity issues.
BLOG | by Lance Fraenkel ... We wrote last year about the unusually long-term sponsorships which the US Open Tennis Championship enjoys. The tournament has three Official Partners, with four brands benefiting – American Express, Emirates, Chase and JP Morgan. This year, we thought we would take a look at which of these brands was making the most of its tennis partnerships.
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Every day, we ask people around the world for their views on domestic and international sports events and leagues. The Summer Olympic Games is one of the properties we track in each of the 38 countries where our YouGov SportsIndex service operates. So, a year out, we looked at Buzz – one of 16 metrics - to find out where next year’s Olympics are making the biggest noise.