YouGov Sport put out some nice research the other day, looking at sports fans across various European markets. One of the most startling pieces of data is that only 26% of sports fans in the UK are female - a much lower figure than any other country in Europe, where it's at least 40%. Can this … Continue reading Can it be true that only 26% of UK sports fans are female?
From its earliest days – going back to the ancient Greeks, Romans and probably beyond – sport at the highest level has been at least partly about providing entertainment for the masses, via the medium of elite athletes competing to see who is the best at running, jumping, throwing or not getting eaten by a … Continue reading Repurposing sport in a world of entertainment.
Nike is currently celebrating the 30th year of Just Do It. And rightly so. It's one of the best and most enduring positioning statements of any brand, in any sector. Coined in 1988 by Wieden + Kennedy (still working with Nike to this day), Just Do it has been a powerful driver of Nike’s brand … Continue reading Nike Just Did It Again
Despite all the changes in media and viewing habits that we’ve seen in recent years, sport remains almost uniquely powerful as a vehicle for bringing people together for a shared, live experience. In England we’ve seen staggering TV viewing figures for World Cup games, along with huge numbers of people gathering around big screens and fan parks … Continue reading How is technology shaping the sports fan experience?
Yesterday I went along to #FutureFit - an event hosted at Plexal and part of London Tech Week, designed to bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and policy makers to explore how tech can play a role in getting more people moving. This was a collaboration between Plexal (the tech innovation centre at the Olympic park), London Sport, UK … Continue reading #FutureFit
Sport England released the latest Active Lives results the other day. This is a huge survey of almost 200,000 adults in England, designed to track levels of physical activity over time, so it's worth a bit of time digging in to the data. The main headline this time was that there isn't really a headline. … Continue reading Active Lives Insights