Will you be watching the World Cup? Or do you even know what the World Cup is? It may be the biggest sporting event on Earth, and while it’s definitely gaining interest here in the U.S., it’s still not quite there yet. However, you would have never known that on Friday because right outside of our NYC headquarters in Times Square, ESPN hosted a Fan Appreciation Day for the U.S. Men’s National Team. ESPN even broadcasted a one hour special live from Times Square.
Well, we are absolutely aware of the World Cup here at BuzzBack. In fact, we even live streamed some of the matches 4 years ago in our NYC office. Our avid soccer fans here in the U.S. and our football fans in our London office couldn’t resist conducting our latest BuzzPoll around this competitive world event. We found only about 4 in 10 U.S. residents say they are familiar with the FIFA World Cup and of those who are familiar, approximately half say they will ‘probably/definitely’ watch at least some matches.
Stay tuned because in a few weeks we’ll be rolling out U.S. and U.K. infographics featuring our World Cup findings. We’ll be taking a look at how and where World Cup fans will be tuning into the matches, which matches they plan on watching, brand associations and how they would change the World Cup if they could. In the mean time, check out some of the pictures from Friday afternoon.