[Interview] Breaking into esports as a professional football club 

If there is anything the last year has taught us, it’s that the business model of the sports industry is outdated.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.

3 fanshop revenue hacks

With sports clubs losing matchday income, new revenue streams like fanshops are getting more important. With the industry losing an estimated $60 billion from stadium revenue, the focus on merchandise and online sales have become a higher priority. In this article, we’ll show you how gamification drives merchandise sales and creates long-term loyal customers.

Learn your customer lifetime value first, if you want to improve loyalty

It’s up to 5 times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one! What if you can increase revenue by supercharging fan loyalty? Discover how gamification throughout the buyer journey can help you boost fan engagement while keeping costs low.

How Bayern München bridged the content gap with clever digital engagement

In our fan engagement breakdown series, we take a look at the top football clubs in the world and how they are tackling the effects of the Corona outbreak. Today we will review how Germany’s largest football team Bayern München uses their role model function to help society and the football world. With various initiatives in esports and charity going on the club maintains a well-filled pipeline of digital content to keep their fans engaged and safe.

Engagement breakdown: Real Madrid’s strategy to reach millions of fans during League postponement

In our fan engagement breakdown series we take a look at the top football clubs in the world and how they are tackling fan engagement during the COVID outbreak. In this blog post we review how Real Madrid is navigating through this pandemic. Their intelligent digital distribution makes the Spanish club the most popular in the world. Through a variety of online fan activations such as organizing and participating in esports tournaments, and creating snappy, interactive content the club has one of the highest digital engagement rates in the industry.

Engagement breakdown: How Manchester United is doubling down on digital fan engagement during COVID-crisis

In our fan engagement breakdown series we take a look at the top football clubs in the world and how they are tackling fan engagement during lockdown. In this blog post we review how Manchester United is handling the COVID crisis. The English Premier League’s most popular team is dedicated to boosting digital engagement and has been focused on growing their online fanbase. With its focus on content the club has one of the highest commercial revenues from sponsorship deals and merchandising.

46 fan engagement lessons to learn from esports

With the Corona pandemic around we don’t really know what to expect in the world of sports. Luckily esports is here, and it’s here to stay. Increase in online consumption and the lack of content from live sports has only contributed to its popularity. The industry has matured to one with great sponsor brands and a large, hyper-engaged community. Esports will not take the place of traditional sports but there is still much traditional sports can learn from some crazy fan activations we have seen over the years.

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