Content marketing: how the RFU is using England match data to drive web traffic

Rugby’s Six Nation tournament kicked off last weekend, bringing good results for the Welsh and Irish but heartbreak for English fans.

But England’s failures on the pitch weren’t mirrored at the Rugby football Union’s headquarters, which achieved the successful launch of its new TryTracker game analytics tool.

TryTracker gives fans real time insight into the England team and individual performances on-pitch using IBM’s big data analytics technology. It is an excellent piece of content marketing which has already improved site traffic to RFU.com.

To find out more about how the RFU is using big data and the tool’s success among rugby fans, I spoke to head of digital Nick Shaw.

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