Winning Esports Sponsorships with AI

September 9, 2020

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

“Values aren’t buses…They’re not supposed to get you anywhere. They’re supposed to define who you are.”  Jennifer Crusie The world of competitive video games, while no longer a secret, still holds significant opportunity for non-endemic brands and marketers.  However, one of the biggest hurdles is selecting the right entry point to reach digital sport audiences – e.g. partnering with a game publisher, league operator, or team. And rightfully so, as esports is an out-of-market experience for those outside of gaming.  Nonetheless, all compelling sponsorships begin with partners who … Continue reading “Winning Esports Sponsorships with AI”

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”

TSM and Esports Sponsorship ROI

February 6, 2018

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Categories:Insights, Fans, Sponsorship

When it rains, it pours. As noted by The Next Level, 25 non-endemic brand deals in esports have already been announced in 2018. And every new deal seems to open the door for another. Since several partnerships are at the team level, e.g. Dr. Pepper/Team Solomid and Snickers/FlyQuest Sports, let’s take a data-driven approach to … Continue reading “TSM and Esports Sponsorship ROI”

The Brand Paradigm in eSports Sponsorship

March 22, 2016

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Categories:Analysis, Brands, Marketing, outlook, Sponsorship, sports

The words “brand” and “branding” have long since become cliché. From its roots in the world of commercial products, the term is now apart of common vernacular used to describe everything from companies, people, and even intangible concepts. A brand represents the distinguishing symbol(s), which encapsulates both factual and emotional characteristics affecting perception of an … Continue reading “The Brand Paradigm in eSports Sponsorship”

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”

The ABC’s of eSports Eduselling

March 8, 2016

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Categories:Analysis, Insight, Sponsorship

Image courtesy of Africa Studio/Shutterstock The basis of The ABC’s of eSports Eduselling is borrowed from the eduselling model originated in “Sport Promotion and Sales Management” by Richard L. Irwin, William Anthony Sutton, Larry M. McCarthy; blended with research, surveys and interviews taken during consulting engagements with companies and eSports rights holders, at eSports Group, LLC. The … Continue reading “The ABC’s of eSports Eduselling”

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