TikTok & The World’s Top Sports Leagues 2021

TikTok & The World's Top Sports Leagues 2021

NEW HORIZM REPORT – click here to download

In September, TikTok announced that it had reached the milestone of 1 billion people using the platform each month. While this is still some way off Facebook – 2.9 billion monthly active users and counting – this equates to a 45% increase since July 2020 and an astonishing 1718% growth since January 2018.

With TikTok managing to convert this rise into an increase in commercial activity, the channel’s importance is growing for brands  – especially given its high youth-market penetration – and early adopters across the sports spectrum have been quick to take advantage.

But what of world’s biggest teams and leagues? How have they performed on TikTok in 2021? Which leagues have been the best at generating value on this rapidly emerging channel?

In our new report, TikTok & The World’s Top Sporting Leagues 2021 we provide the answers, analysing the activity of teams from the Premier League, LaLiga, Ligue 1, Serie A, Bundesliga, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and Formula 1, between January and September 2021, looking at volume, value and relative performance.

You can download the full report for free via the link below

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Highlighted Takeaways:

  • TikTok was significantly under used relative to other channels but shows great potential.

  • Engagement rates achieved on TikTok were much higher than on Facebook and Twitter and were comparable with Instagram.

  • Premier League lead the way in terms of value per post and average number of posts per team.

  • Ligue 1 were the best at generating value relative to their performance across all channels.


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