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GiveMeSport Web Site

UK based GiveMeSport is the fastest growing sports site in the UK. It produces and distributes premium sport content to a global audience of over 300 million passionate and influential fans.

Serving the right ad to the right device is the key to delivering increased traffic and revenue

GiveMeSport exclusively manage the online social presence of 150+ of the biggest names in sport (including Wayne Rooney, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis Hill) and its managed talent pages have a combined reach of 100 million fans. GiveMeSport is the only dedicated sport Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) in the world.

The Challenge

GiveMeSport has been using the Lite version of the 51Degrees device detection product for a number of years. As the business grew and traffic scaled upwards, its business requirements changed and it needed to review and upscale to continue to deliver the same service.

The uptake of tablet users was one of the main driving factors in the need for change and the challenge was to deliver a better user experience to tablet users and enable GiveMeSport to target tablet adverts to these users as its share of usership increased.

GiveMeSport decided that the 51Degrees Microsoft .NET version was the right product to meet its changing needs.


"This has increased tablet revenue by 40%" - Niall Hughes | Senior Website Developer, GiveMeSport

Since using the Premium product option, GiveMeSport has seen a variety of key business target improvements - Niall Hughes, Senior Website Developer said, "We have used 51Degrees for a number of years very happily. Although the Lite product continued to perform well, it became apparent that it was time to upgrade to their Premium option."

With 51Degrees in place, both tablet traffic and revenue have increased significantly

As part of GiveMeSport’s responsive design, differential advertising by screen size was an essential requirement and with the upgrade, this has not only been possible but it has also seen significant commercial improvements. GiveMeSport is now able to deliver tablet users the right experience, including the correct targeted ads and able to optimise and increase its tablet traffic by 300% and tablet revenues by 40%.

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About 51Degrees

51Degrees was founded in 2009 by James Rosewell and is the home of THE fastest and most accurate Device Detection software commercially available. Originating from the 51Degrees Open Source Foundation project, over 1,500,000 websites now use 51Degrees to detect mobile devices and redirect initial requests to a mobile friendly home page optimized for the user.

The company serves many of the world’s leading brands including Unilever, EBay, Microsoft, IBM, Hyundai and T-Mobile, and as well as its flagship device detection software, the product portfolio spans responsive web design tools, image optimization and enhanced analytics.

Based in Reading, UK, the company name originated from its geographical latitude at 51 Degrees. Since launching the company in 2009 51Degrees has expanded rapidly and its software is deployed in over 200 countries across every continent around the world.