Esports Sponsorship ROI

May 15, 2019

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Categories:analytics, Fans, eSports iQ, Marketing, Sponsorship

“We are at a tipping point where more than ever before, brands are seriously looking at esports as a massive marketing opportunity.”  Adrian Staiti, Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships at Lagardère Sports via Esports Insider The secret is out: Competitive video games are a bona-fide marketing platform for reaching younger audiences across the globe. So, it’s no surprise that … Continue reading “Esports Sponsorship ROI”

The State of Esports Brand Marketing

April 5, 2017

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Categories:Marketing

The power of passion is massive. So it’s no surprise that esports – a passion point for millions of millennials across the globe – is already being hailed as the next big thing for marketers. Still, for non-endemics, it remains mostly frontier land. To shed light on the topic, Esports Group collaborated with Blicx Research … Continue reading “The State of Esports Brand Marketing”

Presenting the Esports Playbook: For Brands and Marketers

September 13, 2016

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Categories:Advertising, Brands, Marketing

Note: The SlideShare version of the playbook can be found here. In June 2016 Blicx, Ltd. – a market research firm based in the UK – released snippets from a comprehensive survey of 1,125 console and PC gamers. The results captured key data points about eSports participation and fandom. Shortly after, I began collaborating with Blicx – to combine their data with insights … Continue reading “Presenting the Esports Playbook: For Brands and Marketers”

Envisioning Success with eSports Advertising

April 26, 2016

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Categories:Advertising, Analysis, Marketing, outlook

According to Newzoo’s Global Esports Market Report,” brands will spend $325M on direct eSports advertising and sponsoring this year, 49% more than in 2015.” This figure accounts for over 70% of projected worldwide revenue in 2016, see figure below. With mainstream media outlets increasing coverage, and a growing number of brand names like Pepsi and … Continue reading “Envisioning Success with eSports Advertising”

Winning with Storytelling in eSports

April 5, 2016

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Categories:Analysis, Brands, Insight, Marketing

“Whether brands can play a legitimate role in e-sports is a question I’d love to see answered,” — Paul Smith, founder and CEO of Repucom (SportsBusiness Journal March 28 – April 3, 2016 edition) As electronic sports (eSports) continue to mature as a commercial platform, companies outside the immediate video game industry are beginning to … Continue reading “Winning with Storytelling in eSports”

eSports Sponsorship: Winning Consumer Attention and Engagement

March 15, 2016

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Categories:Brands, Insight, Marketing, marketplace, Sponsorship

Image courtesy of Ryan McGuire via Gratisography.com Marketers are beginning to pay attention to electronic sports (eSports). As video games continue to evolve from hobby to leading form of entertainment, consumer attention has also become a rare commodity. Into this picture, enters the eSports experience; built atop wildly popular video game ecosystems, it draws massive … Continue reading “eSports Sponsorship: Winning Consumer Attention and Engagement”

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