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Sports & Entertainment Research Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

Develop Talent With Technology – How Teams Can Win on a Budget

Date published:

April 30, 2018

Author

  • Eric Cabral

Invest in integrating technology and data-driven insights into your player development process, and you can build a top-end team, rather than buying one. The example of Portuguese soccer club Benfica provides a roadmap to success for professional sporting teams on a budget.

RFID in Sports: Expand Your Analyst Team

Date published:

April 30, 2018

Author

  • Russell MacMillan

In this note, we discuss the potential of RFID information collection in the NFL and its widespread applicability to other sports. Don’t be late to the data interpretation arms race.

The Drone Invasion

Date published:

March 19, 2018

Author

  • John Burwash

The growing proliferation of drones in commercial applications continues to amaze, but nowhere more so than in the entertainment industry. As advancements in both flight and filming technologies move the boundary of what is possible, we can sit back and enjoy the show.

Improving the Off-Field Product

Date published:

May 12, 2017

Author

  • Marcus Gverzdys

Sports organizations drive the majority of revenue from ticket sales. However, competition for those fan dollars is increasing. Teams need to innovate to increase and protect revenue, and compete for an increasingly demanding fan base.

Sports Organizations Are Striking out With Information Security

Date published:

May 19, 2017

Author

  • Rita Zurbrigg

Today, information security attacks are par for the course. One industry has remained relatively insulated from becoming a target – professional sports. However, this won’t always be the case. Professional sports organizations will increasingly be more attractive to attacks due to their high revenue, public profile, and sensitive data, like contract negotiations.

Win the Fan Engagement Game With a Mobile Application Strategy

Date published:

May 11, 2017

Author

  • Jordan Detmers

Professional sports teams should be using mobile applications to the full extent of their capability. Provide the optimum level of service to your fans to improve satisfaction and boost revenues.