The Football Association’s condemnation of the racist abuse of England players after the UEFA EURO 2020 Wembley finale is consolidated in the majority of messages to Gareth Southgate and his final-qualifying squad to the official England Twitter account. At the end of the tournament, England went out on penalties but maintained a premier position in … Read More
England are the most engaged national team #euro of the UEFA EURO 2020 so far. Out of the top ten tournament tweets, nine are from the England national account. The exception is Nazionale Italiana Sicurezza sul Lavoro who engaged 112k times with a one-word riposte to Royal Belgian Football Association’s ‘VENI, VIDI …’ portentous Friday … Read More
Ahead of Tuesday’s Wembley clash between England and Germany the #ThreeLions lead the charge on Twitter engagement – but like the post-1966 power balance between these two footballing nations, it’s nuanced stuff. For both teams core engagement success is attributed to celebrating individual player performance and expression. England’s official Twitter account toasts Arsenal central midfielder … Read More
Brad talks to Sean Singleton at sports business media company Unofficial Podcast about his personal bests. Best pitch; Best sports marketing campaign; Best sporting event attended; Best sporting event on TV; Best Sports film; Best bar or pub; Best restaurant; Best holiday resort; Best influence; Best dinner companions; Best job; Best professional regret; Best skill … Read More
We have produced the most engaging influencers of the group stage of UEFA EURO 2020. Why is Instagram fan engagement less sport-focused and more human-centred? Get the deck here and remember to credit Mediacells in those presentations! Download the full report here and remember to credit Mediacells in those briefings! Could it have something to … Read More
Cristiano Ronaldo is top of the UEFA EURO 2020 player-influencers on Instagram, according to Mediacells. The Portugal star has attracted 37 million engagements since the tournament began including 9 million engagements for his ‘thoughts and prayers’ message to Denmark’s Christian Eriksen. The insights chime with KPMG Football Benchmark who attribute Cristiano as the player with … Read More
It will come as no surprise that the best wishes for Christian Dannemann Eriksen, following his collapse during his side’s opening match against Finland were the loudest voices over the weekend on Twitter. The official Denmark team account went straight to #1 over the weekend, up 16 places in the #ClubSocial engagement league, awarding https://lnkd.in/d2GKDAX the optimum 5 engagement … Read More
The 2021 summer of sport kicks off tonight with the opening game of the much-anticipated UEFA Euro 2020. By the time the tournament reaches the Round of 16 the Tissot-sponsored Tour de France clicks into gear. Then two days’ later Wimbledon’s famous lawns will spring to life. Royal Ascot is depleted from the usual 280k … Read More
Engaging fans does not always equate with a positive perception but, when clubs get it right, it can be hugely rewarding. Mediacells analysed 80,000 fan-centred tweets attracting 275 million engagements across the 20 English Premier League clubs in the 2020/21 season. We then applied an engagements-per-post* benchmark to produce a definitive Top 50 ranking Download … Read More
Chelsea’s retro 2021/22 football shirt campaign could learn from new Depop fashionistas who influence and engage
On the eve of the UK’s biggest post-lockdown crowd-pulling FA Cup final Leicester City had already leapt three places in the Mediacells engagement league Club Social. And when the Foxes went on to beat Chelsea thanks to Youri Tielemans’ 63rd-minute winner the club had passed Leeds United and Manchester City to enter the Top Five … Read More
Ahead of tomorrow’s UEFA decision on where to host the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City -we ask, who is winning over fans most on Twitter? Chelsea have more than double the engagements per social post than Champions League final rivals Manchester City – why is that? It could be argued that the … Read More
Twitter represents the nearest we have to the tribal sounds of the global stadium and the Club Social Top 20 shows the most engaged monthly tweets for every Premier League club. Seven days is a long time in football. Over the last few weeks football fans have been acknowledged as the empowered victors and spontaneous … Read More
Over the last week football fans have been acknowledged as the empowered victors and spontaneous architects behind the collapse of the short-lived European Super League. Mainstream and social media lamented and lambasted the surprise announcement of a schism in European football, the newly-created and soon to be desecrated, European Super League or ESL. Read the … Read More
Chelsea have been top of Club Social for six consecutive weeks, Mediacells asks, Why? A content comparison with the other engagement league competitors shows similar post cycles, output and tone of voice – so why is Chelsea engaging more fans than any other club on Twitter? A glance at the followers numbers doesn’t explain much … Read More
Mediacells analysed 7k twitter posts which elicited 24m engagements in March and benchmarked* the top post for each Premier League football club and ranked them accordingly. Download report now Leicester City lead an emerging trend in clubs celebrating their players’ international performance by rejoicing in Çağlar ‘ÇAĞS’ Söyüncü’s effort in the World Cup qualifiers on … Read More
This week we saw the biggest climbs from Leicester City (up 7 places to 5th), Sheffield United (up 4 places to 13th), and Crystal Palace FC (up 2 places to 17th).
Conversations around UEFA #championsleague quarter-final draws dominated the Premier League last week, echoing the emotions felt recently during the @NBA draft early entries. Liverpool Football Club move up one place to #2 after they drew Real Madrid C.F. but transglobal Merseyside social media engagement wasn’t enough to oust Chelsea, who have claimed the Twitter top … Read More
This week we saw the biggest climbs from Wolves (up 5 places to 6th), Sheffield United (up 5 places to 12th), and Brighton & Hove Albion (up 2 places to 17th). The game-changing Wolves tweet wished Rui Patrício a speedy recovery after he had collided with the kneecap of a centre-back travelling at speed. Oof.
This week we saw the biggest climbs from Southampton FC (up 4 places to 14th), Fulham Football Club (up 3 places to 12th), and Manchester United (up 2 places to 2nd).
A shuffle at the top of the engagement league elevates Chelsea top and Arsenal second. Liverpool maintain a top 3 position. The most significant movers are Sheffield United (up 6 places to 13th) and Spurs (up 4 places to 5th).