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Most Sponsorable Players Of The U.S. Open – Infographic

The U.S. Open is among the most high-profile events in tennis. It’s a big deal for players who are looking not only for a major championship — but also to improve endorsement potential.

While nothing can replace the marketability of competitive success, athletes’ social media profiles are more relevant than ever.

So which U.S. Open stars are most attractive? SponsorHub thinks it has the answer. The company uses a scoring metric based on athletes’ sporting performance combined with their social influence on Twitter, Facebook and Klout to rank their value to advertisers.

SponsorHub’s findings: Roger Federer doubles as the top-ranked player in men’s tennis and the sport’s most marketable star. Serena Williams is just the fourth-ranked female tennis player in the world, according to the WTA, but is actually the most sponsorable. The full top 10 list of most-sponsorable tennis players is an even split with five men and five women.

Athletes are no longer the only ones whose social influence can lead to brand partnerships. Evian water brought three popular Instagram users to the U.S. Open, paying them to shoot and post behind-the-scenes photos to the brand account for a day.

SponsorHub recently applied this same formula to rank Olympic athletes.

Source: Mashable.com, SponsorHub

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U.S. Olympians With Most Social Media Influence – Infographic

Basketball star LeBron James, swimmer Michael Phelps and soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo take the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively for social media influence among American Olympians.

Other top influencers include basketball scoring machine Kevin Durant, swimmer Ryan Lochte and gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman. This all comes from the social media analytics company PeopleBrowsr, which recently pulled data using its Kred influence measurement tool to create the infographic below. Kred’s algorithms measure Twitter reach and influence, as well as how generous users are about interacting with their followers.

On a 1,000-point influence scale, James tops out at 999, while Phelps and Solo both score 977. But Phelps beats her out with a slightly higher engagement rating. Durant, it should be noted, beats both Phelps and Solo but apparently there’s a cap of one medal per sport.

Measuring social media influence is especially relevant for this year’s Olympics, which are seen by many as the world’s “first social Games.” Social media use has exploded since the last summer games, and the International Olympic Committee has ramped up its social presence.

Some athletes feel unfairly constrained by social media sharing rules, however. National Olympic committees, meanwhile, have already booted two athletes — a Greek triple jumper and a Swiss soccer player — for tweeting racist messages from London. And, after a medal round flop, British diver Tom Daley responded to a hateful social media troll by publicly outing him on Twitter earlier this week.

Source: Mashable.com, People Browsr

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Largest Payouts In Sports – Infographic

In most sports, the big money is in the personal contracts. But there is still a lot of prize money to be had for the victors in tournaments and other official events. Even the losers can walk away with millions. We’ve broken down the payments for the ten highest paying sporting events, based on a list compiled by Forbes.

Source: Visual.ly

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What You Need To Know About Sunscreen – Infographic

Most people know they should use sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. Unfortunately, few are fully aware of how to properly use sunscreen. This is particularly true of athletes who train and compete in the sun throughout the summer.

If you’re spending long hours in the heat this summer, sunscreen could become your most important piece of training equipment. Check out the graphic below to learn how to select the right SPF, understand application and find out how different conditions impact the need to use and reapply sunscreen. Don’t find yourself sunburned on the sideline this summer because you failed to educate yourself on how to properly use sunscreen.

Source: Stack

Athletes and Social Media