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July 9, 2019

Cantroller, Twitch Launch and E3: How Miller Lite is Scoring with Gamers

With the meteoric rise of business opportunities in esports, brands are jockeying for a piece of the action with sponsorships, experiences and, in the case of Miller Lite, a beer can you can play video games with. Miller Lite introduced a 10-button “Cantroller,” crafted with a flexible circuit board, Bluetooth technology and a three-hour (rechargeable)...

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May 22, 2019

State Farm Q&A: On Entering the Esports Business as a Non-endemic Brand

For brands that are non-endemic to the esports space and looking for an example to follow, State Farm should do the trick. Just this year, the insurance company announced a multi-year sponsorship of the Overwatch League as well as a sponsorship of the incredibly popular professional Fortnite streamer, DrLupo. The brand was also the first...

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May 17, 2019

Nielsen’s Esports Global Managing Director Dishes on Data, Diversity and Events

Non-endemic brands have been challenged with carving out space for themselves within esports, but based on fresh data from Nielsen, many are finding their way. Nielsen just-released its “Esports Playbook for Brands,” a guide for brands exploring sponsorship or advertising relationships with key stakeholders in the esports ecosystem, which reports a 13 percent year-over-year increase...

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May 13, 2019

Game On: Seven Insights on Formulating an Esports Marketing Strategy

Thinking about about planting a flag in the esports space? You’d be smart to. In just the last few months, non-endemic brands like Nike, State Farm and Coca-Cola have cut sponsorship deals, while new games like Apex Legend are experiencing fan growth rivaling Fortnite’s rise. New tournaments are cropping up, esports-specific arenas are being built...

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December 7, 2018

Q&A Part One: Esports Pioneer Mike Sepso on Breaking into the Esports Industry

The esports industry is experiencing explosive growth, with revenues in 2019 expected to surpass the one-billion-dollar mark. Now, more than ever, brands are seeking to enter the space and get a piece of the action. But for non-endemic brands, learning the ins and outs of a new industry—the major players, the tournaments, the franchise model...

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