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August 12, 2019

Five Insights from General Mills on Creating Experiences for Gaming Audiences

Among CPG brands capitalizing on strategic gaming partnerships is General Mills, whose most notable gaming-centric brand Totino’s sponsors two 100 Thieves esports teams. The brand has established an internal team dedicated to gaming partnerships and identifying opportunities across its portfolio of brands, in addition to Totino’s, like Reese’s Puffs and Chex Mix. For Brad Hiranaga,...

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July 19, 2019

Q&A: Auto and Financial Categories Pose Opportunities for Brands in Esports

Brands activating for an esports crowd take note: competitive players—and the fans who adore them—are no longer relegated to the age-old stereotype. You know, the one in which a lone player holes up in his basement for hours on end, hopped up on caffeine, speaking to no one. Esports fans have diversified beyond this cliché,...

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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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July 8, 2019

Esports Gains Traction with Higher Education as Universities Hop on Board

With approximately 140 universities offering formalized esports programs today (not to mention the scholarships that have followed), the collegiate esports industry is gaining some serious traction. And with that, new event competitions and support structures for the demo are being formed. Take ESPN’s creation of the first College Esports Championship in March, and recently, Riot...

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