Consumer behavior shifts and new experiences are broadening fan engagement
There is no substitute for live sports action, but the proliferation of content across an expanding array of platforms has sparked increased consumption of additional sports content—both related to and not related to live matches.
Fans are changing the game
This report examines the global consumer shifts over the last two years and their impact on sports sponsorship models and content distribution.
Global Sports Sponsorships are Shifting East and Growing into New Categories
An analysis of data from Nielsen Sports Sponsorglobe found that Chinese brands will be responsible for one-third of all growth in the global sponsorship market over the next decade.
The Changing Value of Sponsorship: 2021 Sports Marketing Trends
Learn how sports sponsorship value is evolving and why a clear understanding of ROI across channels and over time is a business imperative.
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.
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.
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.
Global Interest in Women’s Sports is On the Rise
While they often don’t receive the same level of attention as men’s sports, a new Nielsen Sports research project highlights untapped potential and new commercial opportunities for rights holders, brands and media.
The Rise of Women's Sports
The rate of change in women’s sports is one of the most exciting trends in the sports industry right now. For rights holders, brands and the media, this represents a chance to develop a new commercial proposition and engage fans in a different way.