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 Olympics 2012 beats Cricket: India moves on

Olympics 2012 beats Cricket: India moves on

Bangalore 30th August, 2012: Simplify360, the leading Social Media Management application for Social Business Analytics and Multichannel Engagement launches an Info-graphic report on Social Media Buzz for Olympics 2012 in India.

The objective of this study was to capture the buzz in India about Olympics in social media. Most of the conversations happening are on Facebook and Twitter. London Olympics 2012 has shown that there are many other sports apart from cricket which can bring people together.

“Being a complete cricket driven country, it was a real surprise to see that other sports having such a huge buzz in India. Cricket might still have strong presence in the media and maintains leadership in the brand endorsement, Indians have moved on and they now have diversified their sports interest” says Deep Sherchan, CMO, Simplify360.

Sherchan adds, “This is going to have huge impact in celebrity and brand endorsements. Other sports will benefit with the move, and it is a good sign for the nation”.

Some key findings:
• Highest number of conversations happened on Twitter 17,614 Unique people
• MC Mary Kom event was on the peak of Olympic buzz
• Boxing reigns as the most talked sport followed by Badminton
• Saina Nehwal was the most popular Indian Sportsperson
• Most of the conversations came from Mumbai
• Olympics generated more buzz in India than India Sri Lanka Series during the same time.

Infographics of Olympics 2012, Social Media Olympics

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