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Information takeaways from NFL season


Derick Moss right here, filling in for Ben Fischer tonight on the publication, so put together your self for a ton of helpful sports activities enterprise knowledge from the SBJ Atlas workforce.

I had a enjoyable sports activities betting nugget come throughout my desk as we speak (h/t to former colleague Thomas Leary): Tom Brady has lined extra spreads (209) than the Panthers (205), Jaguars (180) or Texans (139) have wins in franchise historical past. Sheesh.

Social media groups at NFL golf equipment created greater than 147,000 posts this season, incomes 48 billion impressions with an engagement charge of two.67%, notes SBJ Atlas’ Derick Moss, who analyzed new knowledge from Zoomph.

Which means the whole worth of all official NFL workforce social media was an all-time greatest $1.4 billion for the 2022 common season. Week 18, the season’s closing slate of video games, earned practically $100 million by itself.

The Eagles drew $52 million in complete social media worth en path to the No. 1 seed within the NFC, a spike of 131% over final season. Each figures led the league. The Payments had been third in complete worth ($46 million) and second in social worth development (+122%) however led the league in new followers on Twitter (+25%), Instagram (+42%) and Fb (+11%).

The Bengals had been second to the Payments in follower development on all three platforms.

High NFL groups in social media worth development
(2022 season vs. 2021 season)
1 Eagles 131%
2 Payments 122%
3 Lions 111%
4 Vikings 103%
5 Jets 93%
6 Giants 90%
7 Dolphins 86%
8 Jaguars 59%
9 Bengals 54%
10 Seahawks 37%


No model takes benefit of its relationship with the NFL on social media higher than Nike, which generated greater than $32 million in social media worth from its NFL-related posts, per knowledge from Zoomph. That’s nearly 17x greater than what Oakley generated ($1.85 million) from its NFL content material.

When it comes to bang for the buck, Castrol led the best way by incomes $2,665 per publicity for its NFL content material, which ranked simply forward of M&T Financial institution, the venue naming-rights sponsor for the Ravens and in addition a sponsor of the Payments.

A rating of the manufacturers is beneath. Search for extra of this knowledge in a brand new SBJ Atlas whitepaper being launched subsequent week, and take a look at a wrap-up of the NFL common season in a particular webinar subsequent Wednesday.

High manufacturers in worth from NFL-related posts throughout 2022 season
1 Nike^ $31,208,908
2 Oakley* $1,854,913
3 Gatorade* $1,503,952
4 Adidas $1,331,291
5 Invisalign (Align Know-how)* $869,322
6 New Period Cap^ $855,214
7 Pepsi* $814,119
8 Verizon* $741,390
9 Bud Gentle* $611,876
10 Wilson Sporting Items^ $532,786
High manufacturers in worth per NFL-related put up throughout 2022 season
1 Castrol $2,665
2 M&T Financial institution $2,115
3 Panini America^ $2,092
4 Lowe’s* $1,884
5 Bose $1,784
6 T-Cellular $1,716
7 Visa* $1,708
8 Sherwin-Williams $1,641
9 SAP $1,615
10 Verizon* $1,571

NOTES: ^ = NFL accomplice or licensee. * = Official NFL league sponsor.

Now that the workforce’s on-field product has began to show round, it’s potential the Giants will start to completely understand their sponsorship worth, which new IEG Market Meter knowledge says has essentially the most potential within the league. Of the ten most probably helpful sponsorship classes, IEG ranks the Giants as the highest workforce in 5 of these: auto, beer/breweries, on line casino/playing, property insurance coverage and monetary providers.

Essentially the most helpful groups are predominantly pushed by market and fan base measurement in IEG’s evaluation. Nonetheless, pushed by current on-field successes, the Eagles, Vikings and Buccaneers obtained a lift in reputation and perceived high quality to outkick their market measurement.

NFL groups with highest potential sponsorship worth
1 Giants
2 Rams
3 Eagles
4 Cowboys
5 Bears
6 Chargers
7 Patriots
8 Jets
9 49ers
10 Buccaneers


The IEG Market Meter persistently ranks autos as having essentially the most potential worth amongst all sponsor classes within the NFL, which is ironic since there isn’t any present league deal for an automaker (the NFL has been with no model within the class since Ford Vehicles left after the 2021 season). In keeping with knowledge from SBJ Atlas, there have been 89 workforce offers final season amongst a complete of 19 automakers, with Ford (14 workforce offers), Toyota (13) and Hyundai (13) main the best way.

Under are the best and lowest “potential worth” classes for the NFL. The rating for IEG Market Meter relies on a ranking system designed to gauge the relative worth of a sponsorship class for each consumers and sellers. It grades the three major areas recognized to dictate worth: Crew publicity and affiliation; sponsor enterprise potential; and class market stress. Essentially the most helpful workforce classes obtain a rating of 100, whereas the least helpful rating a 0. The scores can be utilized to match and benchmark the relative class worth throughout groups, leagues, and markets in a extra complete and correct method.

1 Auto/automobiles
2 Telecommunications
3 Property insurance coverage
5 Medical insurance
6 On line casino/betting/lottery
7 Grocery retailer
8 Banks/credit score unions
9 Beer/breweries
10 Smooth drink
1 Over-the-counter medication
2 On-line auto seller
3 Prescribed drugs
4 Jewellery/watches
5 Theme parks
6 Journey/tourism (expertise)
7 Automotive rental
8 Workplace provide
9 Clothes
10 Trip share (transportation)


  • Greater than $4 billion in building at new and renovated sports activities amenities is anticipated to wrap up within the U.S. and Canada in 2023, together with a number of initiatives at NFL venues, notes SBJ’s Bret McCormick and David Broughton. Amongst this 12 months’s greatest completions — with a price ticket of about $250 million — is Gillette Stadium’s first main overhaul (by way of Populous). One other venture is Miller Electrical Heart, the Jaguars’ 125,000-square-foot new coaching facility that can open earlier than the following NFL season (designed by Rossetti).
  • Chargers operating again Austin Ekeler is capitalizing on the success he has discovered connecting with followers via streaming video video games on Twitch with the formal launch of his new engagement platform that provides customers particular entry to athletes, influencers and content material creators, experiences SBJ’s David Rumsey.
  • The NFL introduced a collaboration with Canadian life-style model October’s Very Personal (OVO), co-founded by Drake, to create an attire assortment for choose NFL groups, experiences SBJ’s Xavier Hunter.
  • GSE Worldwide has signed Buccaneers operating again Leonard Fournette for illustration, experiences SBJ’s Liz Mullen. Brokers David Canter and Ness Mugrabi are repping him. He was previously represented by Roc Nation Sports activities.
  • SBJ’s Abe Madkour in his Discussion board this week checked out Kevin Warren’s determination to depart the Huge Ten: “Warren needed to return to the NFL, and that greatest explains his transfer to the Chicago Bears. He noticed an immense problem and the power to — probably — fulfill a lifelong dream of changing into NFL commissioner. … Warren had a whole lot of autonomy when he was COO of the Minnesota Vikings. The Wilf household wasn’t on the bottom regularly in Minneapolis and trusted Warren to run day-to-day affairs. That’s what he liked, and now, at 59, he relishes the problem of turning round some of the under-leveraged manufacturers in all of sports activities.”
  • Comcast’s streaming TV platform Xfinity X1 will livestream Tremendous Bowl LVII in 4K Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR, marking the primary Tremendous Bowl to be proven in Dolby Imaginative and prescient’s HDR video high quality format, experiences SBJ’s Andrew Cohen.
  • A plethora of Tremendous Bowl activation is deliberate for Fox Movies’ “Excellent 10,” which is debuting on Fox the night time earlier than the printed community carries Tremendous Bowl LVII, experiences SBJ’s Terry Lefton.
  • The NFL is launching a brand new expertise in Roblox and can help a league-first metaverse live performance carried out by hip-hop star Saweetie and offered by league sponsor Intuit, experiences SBJ’s Joe Lemire. Her efficiency will debut on Feb. 10 at 7pm ET within the lately opened Warner Music Group’s Rhythm Metropolis portion of Roblox, and it’ll repeat hourly till Tremendous Bowl Sunday.

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