The fast-growing esports audience is full of early adopters, and still growing in diversity across the globe. Therefore, it's a desirable audience for both endemic and non-endemic brands. But how should you set up your esports marketing strategy? And how does it differ from traditional digital marketing? Discover 17 strategies, examples & a free checklist inside the article!
To be a great tournament organizer, you need a tournament maker that suits your needs. So how do you find the right one? Whether you’re a brand or an (e)sports organization, picking the right tool will be detrimental to your marketing, engagement & monetization strategy. To help you get started, we ran down the pros & cons of the 7 tools.
How do you build and more importantly monetize your gaming community? Originally, Discord is a great platform to connect with gamers. However, it's not easy to monetize. From sponsor and advertising opportunities to in-game currencies and rewards, what approach should you take? Find out in this article!
Gaming and esports communities are rapidly growing among the seemingly “unreachable” target audience of digital natives. In this guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know to build, grow and monetize your own esports and gaming community.
Between 2021 and 2024 esports is expected to grow by 50%. In fact, it's the world's fastest-growing sport! To get in on the action, AB InBev and StriveCloud teamed up to launch Cooldown. A platform to boost esports fan engagement with bars. However, it's not your everyday tournament platform, rather it uses the power of community to make esports as accessible and open as ever. Find out more about the project inside!
Esports can help brands and sports clubs to solidify their revenue streams. With a gaming tournament platform, you create a digital alternative to the match days in stadiums. This allows you to reconnect with sports fans, tap into and quickly get to know new audiences like Gen Z or people abroad.
2020 has been a frustrating year for the sports industry. After the first lockdown, most teams are operating at less than half of their capacity. Instead of losing fans, sports organizations are moving their audience online with original esports campaigns. Now is the best time to make the switch and get started in esports! That's why we created a list of 10 campaign ideas you can easily launch today. Capture more fan data, offer sponsor visibility, and keep your community active with personalized experiences!
If there is anything the last year has taught us, it’s that the business model of the sports industry is outdated. With the world getting more and more digital every day, clubs have to innovate to survive. We had a conversation with KRC Genk’s Strategic Partnership Manager Davy Vanhaen on their plans to conquer the esports world with the help of the leading gamification company StriveCloud.
Are you looking for alternatives to offline advertising at live events and generate new revenue opportunities? Consider investing in a very own gaming tournament platform for your brand. Over the past months, esports were able to attract thousands of consumers by providing a fun digital alternative to the live event vacuum. The quick set-up, easy scaling and low entry barrier make it possible to have a live and active platform in next to no time. And once you’re online, smart gamification elements enable you to keep users engaged, build a community of brand ambassadors, significantly increase eyeball time and in the end, boost sales. Moreover, this new medium enables you to reach new and bigger audiences, and gain more insights on who is interested in your brand to leverage in future marketing campaigns.
As a sports club, you are competing over the attention of your target audience. So how do you stand out? In this article, we break down exactly how KAA Gent harvested fan engagement in their Samen Sterk fundraising campaign.