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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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Social Media, Marketing: Brand Sponsors And The Olympics On Social Media – Infographic

The Olympics are over, and whether you were watching or not, you probably couldn’t avoid their sponsors’ ads.

Unmetric, a service that tracks brands’ online presence, collected data leading up to the Games to see how sponsors stacked up against each other.

“The Olympics represent the grandest stage in all of sports, bringing together the greatest athletes from around the world. This grandness and competition is mirrored by the brands sponsoring the event in their efforts on social media,” says Unmetric CEO, Lux Narayan. “Within this competitive landscape, brands are doing their best to become the business equivalent of Michael Phelps. This report looks deep inside their efforts to decipher who’s actually winning on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.”

Coca-Cola took the lead across all networks in numbers, though McDonald’s followed close behind. The fast food chain also responded to fans more quickly than all other sponsors. Watch company Omega lacked the numbers of its competitors, but compensated by posting more engaging content. On the other hand, Panasonic consistently fell behind in most categories.

Overall, Coca-Cola reigned supreme in both numbers and engagement; this is largely due to their Move to the Beat campaign, which allowed fans to upload homemade music videos. Other sponsors lacked similar integrated campaigns.

Source: Mashable.com, unmetric