Insights

Power of One: Athletes as Endorsers

For this special report, in collaboration with Leaders, a global sports business organization, Nielsen Sports has focused on the social media endorsement power—and potential—of a younger generation of global athletes.

Unlocking the true value of sports fan engagement

Australian sporting bodies, rights owners, venues, agencies, publishers and brands face increasing competition for fan engagement as they battle through the fragmentation of audiences and proliferation of brands available to them. To enable the sports industry and associated brands to better...

Women’s Football 2019

Fan interest and commercial investments in women’s football, or soccer, are growing leading into the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. According to Nielsen Sports, 40% of the people in countries with a team competing in this year’s tournament are interested in women’s football.

Esports Playbook for Brands

Esports fans around the world include some of the hardest to reach consumers for brands because of their cord-cutting and ad-blocking tendencies. While esports unites them as a fan base, their digital-first mindset is pervasive in their approach to broader entertainment consumption.

AFLW Hits The Mark

AFLW has enjoyed an eventful season with two new teams and the recent media furore around the treatment of players on social media. Ahead of this weekend’s 2019 AFLW Grand Final, Nielsen has used Nielsen SportLink and their women’s sport research to look at the growth in popularity and fan...

Formula 1 Fandom: Victoria Tops the F1 Podium

The 2019 Formula 1 season commences in Melbourne this weekend, and as always, there is much discussion around the value of one of Australia's major sporting events. Nielsen's SportsLink survey shows the overall popularity of Formula 1 has held strong in recent years despite recent changes to...

Increasing Alcohol Brand Exposure Through Sponsorship

With focus on minimising the link of traditional advertising and excessive drinking, alcohol brands are increasingly considering indirect and responsible ways of engaging sporting fans. Sports partnerships with governing bodies, teams, events and stadia serve as an opportunity to establish and...