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Sports and Entertainment

  • The impact of grassroots sports closures on communities

    June 14, 2021

    Following the second postponement of sport at all ages, local communities were struggling to keep grassroots sports alive. Participants across the country were left with a sporting void, denying them the chance to exercise, socialise and meet. The impact on local communities was massive, but what can external stakeholders such as brands and organisations do? Community impact Over 5,000 grassroots sports clubs could cease to exist post-lockdown. Feasibly, over 100,000 children and hundreds of local...

  • Stats vs. Stories: The secret sauce that makes content marketing click

    April 21, 2021

    Do you watch the news regularly? Have you noticed anything different about the way the latest on the pandemic is being broadcast? Let me take you back over the past 12 months. First came increasing caution, fear and grief. The first few domestic cases, hundreds being admitted to hospital, thousands mourning loved ones and many more suffering long Covid. Hot on its heels, the counter-story. The thousands made redundant, the millions on furlough, the billions...

  • Five ways to ensure the success of live events on social

    February 4, 2021

    Chloe Platts, Senior Account Manager If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that there has never been more of a need to adapt. The impact of COVID-19 may have halted most large, in-person events, but with 44% of people worldwide now spending more time on social media than before, a live event could expand your online reach more than ever. In early 2020, 6.3 million members attended virtual events on LinkedIn following the launch of...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn announces newly appointed Sports and Entertainment Lead

    November 9, 2020

    Our Consumer and Brand Marketing team has strengthened its sports sponsorship capabilities with the appointment of Sports and Entertainment Lead, Nick Palmer-Brown. Nick’s experience prior to joining FHF includes leading campaigns for brands such as 02, Adidas and Powerade. He will report into Lauren Winter, Head of Brand & Culture EMEA, who says: “I’m delighted to announce hiring Nick in this senior position within the team here at FleishmanHillard.  He’s perfectly aligned with the culture...

  • Maintaining relevance is essential for postponed and cancelled tournaments – here’s how to do it.

    July 13, 2020

    By Alastair Lyon, Senior Account Executive. Since the COVID-19 pandemic locked its talons into the sports industry, those involved in showcasing tournaments have been confronted by an array of sobering questions. One of the most under-discussed of these is how the many competitions that face their first ever ‘fallow year’, can remain relevant without any live action to satisfy fans with? Many of the organisers, brands and broadcasters to whom this article applies are struggling...

  • FHF’s Golden Boot Winners: Which Brands Came Out on Top at the 2019 WWC

    July 19, 2019

    That there were enough campaigns of a sufficient quality and profile to evaluate in the wake of this, the most attended, most viewed and most invested in Women’s World Cup to date, speaks volumes of the progress that has been made by those involved the women’s game over the last four years. Despite this analysis generally adopting a similar format to those we have become familiar with in the wake of all major men’s tournaments...

  • PRedicting 2019: What’s next for…Sports Marketing?

    December 7, 2018

    Brands have long recognized that sport allows them to tell stories to a captive audience in an authentic, impassioned and credible way, albeit an audience increasingly stretched by the flood of messaging in this area. However, this is no longer enough. The next evolution of this, which the brave have already ventured into, is the requirement to take a stand and represent ‘something’. Philanthropy, cause and purpose through sport will become more and more prevalent...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn wins at Digital Impact Awards

    October 19, 2016

    FleishmanHillard Fishburn has won Bronze at the Digital Impact Awards for our Sports Relief campaign with Fitbit in Best digital communication as part of an integrated campaign. The Digital Impact Awards champion and reward the campaigns truly making a difference to the communications world. Now in its seventh year, the record number of entries and high standard of submissions given over to the judging panel highlights the extent to which the digital communications industry continues to innovate. Our Fitbit campaign, created together...

  • Friday TechMunch: Art or Science? Big Data in Football

    April 2, 2015

    Last year, IDC predicted that 44 zettabytes of data will be created by 2020 – to put that figure into context, it’s roughly the equivalent of 40 billion years of video. No wonder people talk about ‘Big Data’. Thankfully, organisations around the globe are putting it all to good use and doing plenty of smart things with the stuff, even in spaces that you might not traditionally associate with technological innovation. A case in point...