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.

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...

Case Study: The Power Of Outdoor Advertising

In 2018, Australian advertisers spent approximately $1 billion on outdoor advertising, according to Nielsen Ad Intel estimates. When trying to work out the return on investment (ROI) on these dollars, historically it's been difficult to determine whether the right audience saw the ad; and it’s...

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...

Girl Power: Measuring the Rise of Women's Sport in Australia

Today, the 'value' of a sport is primarily based on TV viewership and attendance. For women’s sport, it is widely assumed that ‘the attendance and viewing is just not there.’ While these traditional yardsticks are an important trading currency, our research shows that women's sport has...