The best sports properties in the world will succeed in the long run by understanding the wants and needs of Generation Z and transforming themselves so they can attract and engage fans for years to come.
Despite their young ages, preteen (kids 7-12) gamers in the U.S. collectively spend what some might view as an unfathomable amount of money on video games. And given their desire to be social through gaming, they’re spending most of that money on in-game extras, like outfits, to differentiate...
Today’s digital video games feature many ways to lure gamers into opening up their wallets: microtransactions, downloadable content, gaming subscriptions, etc. Gamers, however, can’t purchase these digital offerings with cash. Traditionally, this is where credit cards come into play. So where...
Believe it or not, pre-teens bring quite a bit to the digital gaming table. Yes, most of the games they play are free, but game makers are steadily evolving their in-game monetization strategies to engage with this surprisingly valuable audience.
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.
Unlike elsewhere in the world, corporate sponsorships on professional sports jerseys in the U.S. are far from commonplace. With an inside baseball view of how lucrative they could be for the MLB, however, going mainstream might be just around the corner.
When it comes to video game engagement, the action is no longer limited to simply playing. This is especially true for U.S. Millennials, as 71% of Millennial gamers say they enjoy watching gaming video content as well, largely on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.
Having grown up alongside the first Nintendo Entertainment System, which debuted in North America in 1985, Millennials now have careers, advanced degrees and families. That being said, they’re still gamers at heart, as two-thirds of Americans play video games every month. So what else do we know...
Some athletes are great at repeatedly making the highlight reels, and some excel at connecting with fans when they’re not competing. But does strong athletic performance always correlate with impactful fan engagement? Perhaps surprisingly, not always.
On-demand streaming continues to super-charge the U.S. music industry, as there were more than 507 billion on-demand streams in the first half of 2019. This exciting milestone was led by singles and albums by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey Khalid, BTS, LIl Nas X and Bad Bunny.