Category: Brands

Why Did Facebook’s EPL Rights Deal Collapse?

Posted on 15th March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in BeIN Sports, Bidding, Brand Image, Cambridge Analytica, Daily Active Usage, Data Privacy, Dau, Declining Userbase, English Premier League, EPL, Facebook, Fox Sports, Messenger, Revenue Stream, Streaming, SVOD Services, Video Consumption, Wau, Weekly Active Usage and Whatsapp

The English Premier League (EPL) is now back on the market with its rights for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam following its deal with Facebook collapsing. Back in July 2018,…

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Can the NBA Capture the ‘Cord-Nevers’?

Posted on 8th March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Audience Engagement, Cable Providers, Clippers CourtVision, Consumer Survey, Cord Nevers, Digital Advancements, Micropayments, Mit, NBA, NBA 2K, NBA 2K League, Premium Sports, Revenue Generation, Rights Deals, Social Media Following, Sporting Rights, Sports Broadcasting, Sports Fans, Sports Landscape, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Take Two Interactive, Turner Sports, UEFA Champions League, Vr, VR Headset and WNBA

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston last week, explained his vision of the league’s games, which will look “dramatically different” in five…

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Will An EPL Streaming Service Devalue Domestic Rights?

Posted on 15th February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, BT, BT Sport, Crystal Palace, Digital Content, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, La Liga, Linear Offering, Netflix, Now TV, OTT, Pragmatism-gap, Premier League TV, Premier Sports, Premium Rights, Rights Acquisition, Rights Landscape, Serie A, Setanta Sports, Singtel, Sky, Sport Rights, Strategy, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, TalkSPORT, The Sunday Times, Traditional Broadcasters and USP

Following the English Premier League (EPL) announcing in November its plans to launch its own streaming service for the next rights cycle (2022-2025), the Sunday Times reported that the EPL…

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Hulu and The Egg: How An Egg Outfoxed A Kardashian and Went On To Win The Super Bowl, With Hulu

Posted on 14th February, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in Ads, Droga5, Eugene The Egg, Exclusive, Hulu, Instagram, Insurgent, Kardashian, Kylie Kardashian, Marketing, Mental Health America, Nfl, Nike, Purposeful Marketing, Social Ecommerce, Super Bowl, Viral, Viral Fluke and World Record Egg

The egg that beat Kylie Jenner for the highest number of likes on an Instagram photo partnered with Hulu to promo an ad following the Super Bowl. Rather than ‘sell…

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Is Spotify’s Acquisition of Gimlet (the ‘HBO for audio’) the Beginning of the Audio Influencer Boom?

Posted on 7th February, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in Acquisition, Anchor, App Spend, Audio Ad Engagement, Audio Influencer, Dpo, F1 Filing, Gimlet, Gimlet Media, HBO, Influencer Marketing, Instagram, Instagram Influencer, Licensing Deals, Major Labels, Monetisation, Monetisation Tool, Music Licensing, Niche Audiences, Podcast Listeners, Podcasts, Revenue, Revenue Mix, Serial, Serial Podcast, Sponsorship and Spotify

Following six days of speculation, Spotify announced yesterday that it is acquiring Gimlet Media (comprising Gimlet – the production house, and Anchor – the production, distribution and monetisation software tool), for…

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Super Bowl Ads 2019: The Death Wish of Playing Safe

Posted on 31st January, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in Baby Boomers, Brexit, Budweiser, Cardi B, CBS, Climate Change, Coca Cola, Colin Kaepernick, Gillette, Government Shut Down, Heineken, Just Do It, Nfl, Nike, Pepsi, Pringles, Stella Artois, Steve Carrell, Super Bowl, Super Bowl 2019, Vice, Wall Street Journal and Wind Power

Over the last few years, brands have been taking increasingly political stances. Whether Heineken’s ‘Open Your World’ 2017 ad, or Gillette’s ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ spot at…

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UFC’s Debut on ESPN+ Draws In Record Subs

Posted on 24th January, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Bellator, BT, DAZN, Digital, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, Endeavor, Espn, Free Trial, IMG, Mixed Martial Art, MMA, Return On Investment, Rights Acquisition, Sporting Rights, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, Ufc, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Walt Disney, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debuted on ESPN+ this past weekend, featuring the highly touted championship fight, which saw Henry Cejudo knockout current Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in just 32…

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