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Tamar Report Shows Tom Daley and Jess Ennis are TeamGB's 'Hottest' Athletes

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Tamar Report Shows Tom Daley and Jess Ennis are TeamGB's 'Hottest' Athletes PR Newswire LONDON, June 27, 2012 LONDON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tamar, the UK's award-winning social and search agency, today announced the release of the latest edition of their "Tamar Sports Index". Volume 4 takes a look at the popularity of Google searches for currently selected Team GB athletes. With just one month to go until the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, the report looks at each Team GB athlete name, by search volumes in the UK and ranks the athletes in order of 'popularity' based on a number of factors, including overall popularity, sentiment and passion. In terms of overall volumes, globally-recognised athletes like Andy Murray and David Beckham (not yet part of Team GB but heavily tipped to be selected) rank at the top of the table. However, diver Tom Daley and pentathlete Jess Ennis ranked 3rd and 4th in the overall popularity table.

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Tamar Report Shows Tom Daley and Jess Ennis are TeamGB's 'Hottest' Athletes
PR Newswire LONDON, June 27, 2012
LONDON,June 27, 2012/PRNewswire/ --Tamar, the UK's award-winning social and search agency, today announced the release of the latest edition of their "Tamar Sports Index". Volume 4 takes a look at the popularity of Google searches for currently selected Team GB athletes. With just one month to go until the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, thereport looks at each Team GB athlete name, by search volumes in the UK and ranks the athletes in order of 'popularity' based on a number of factors, including overall popularity, sentiment and passion. In terms of overall volumes, globally-recognised athletes like Andy Murray and David Beckham (not yet part of Team GB but heavily tipped to be selected) rank at the top of the table. However, diver Tom Daley and pentathlete Jess Ennis ranked 3rd and 4th in the overall popularity table.
 NameSport Local Monthly Searches  AndyMurray Tennis75,600  DavidBeckham Football74,000  JessicaEnnis Athletics43,400  TomDaley Diving40,500  MarkCavendish Cycling- Road27,100
th Source: Google Keyword tool, results correct as ofJune 262012 A look a 'suggested searches' for the most popular athletes' names gives a clue why - 'Tom Daley bulge' is the most popular suggested search with 'Jess Ennis bum' or 'Jess Ennis hot' a close second.
 TopList  TomDaley "TomDaley bulge" - 5,400  JessicaEnnis "JessicaEnnis Bum" - 5,400  DavidBeckham "DavidBeckham Tattoos" - 4,400  JessicaEnnis "JessicaEnnis Hot" - 2,400  VictoriaPendleton VictoriaPendleton FHM - 1,300
th Source: Google Keyword tool, results correct as ofJune 262012 When it comes to sentiment, Tamar utilised online social sentiment tools to rank the athletes by the ratio of positive to negative comments. The Top 5 in this metric looked verdifferent, with euestrian event rider William Fox-Pitt
scoring highest for 'positive sentiment', with Mo Farah, Geraint Thomas and Victoria Pendleton all scoring highly.
 NameSentiment  WilliamFox-Pitt 32to 1  MoFarah 24to 1  GeraintThomas 23to 1  VictoriaPendleton 22to 1  MarkCavendish 20to 1
st Source: socialmention.com,June 212012 The third major factor Tamar looked at was 'Passion' - defined as the "likelihood that a person mentioning the keyword will do so repeatedly". Once again, the top 5 looked very different, with very few of the globally-popular athletes scoring highly. The top positions for 'passion' went to Mo Farah and Tom Daley, with experienced long-distance favourite Paula Radcliffe also scoring highly.
 NamePassion  MoFarah 63%  TomDaley 60%  PaulaRadcliffe 56%  AlistairBrownlee 51%  PeterWilson 45%
st Source: socialmention.com,June 212012 From the results Tamar discovered, it is clear that the more "globally recognized" sports men and women - Andy Murray, David Beckham etc --aren't the ones who inspire the most passion and debate in British sports fans. The range and breadth of Olympic disciplines represented by the top-ranking athletes also showed a clear lack of favorites with the searching British public. Whilst the common consensus is thatBritainis a land of football fans, when it comes to the Olympics, British consumers' tastes are both broad and varied. About Tamar Tamar, the UK's award-winning social and search agency, combines extensive expertise in natural search engine optimisation combined with social media to generate more online sales for businesses. This results-focused delivery of campaigns is achieved through expertise in social media, search and mobile. Tamar specialises in working with major retail, non-profit and financial services brands. Its extensive, high-profile client base includes Peugeot, Halfords, The Arcadia Group, The Prince's Trust, Sk:n , Boohoo.com, and Citi Group. Contact: Helen Booth, T: +44(0)208-827-0751 - helen.booth@tamar.com