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July 13, 2020

How Nine Brands Engaged Consumer Audiences During Social Distancing

When the pandemic shut events down, brands and properties scrambled to find creative ways to keep consumer audiences engaged without a live setting. And while there was a period of trial and error, most emerged with fresh tactics that fueled clever campaigns—all experienced from the safety of consumers’ homes. Among the early innovators was payment...

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July 6, 2020

Content and Gameplay Collide with OMEN’s Virtual Esports Event

Combining esports, music, fashion and skating, HP’s Omen partnered with contemporary fashion and streetwear platform Hypebeast to host the first Omen Underground on June 24, a virtual livestream event that explored how gaming has “transcended its historic boundaries into the wider world of contemporary culture.” The event featured a live dj set, a Hypetalks panel...

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July 6, 2020

‘Fresh and Different’: Mastercard Ambassadors Host Digital Priceless Experiences

Mastercard’s Priceless Cities platform was built to engage cardholders through exclusive in-person events and experiences. But along with the global pandemic came the need to reimagine those experiences for a quarantined audience, and like many businesses before it, the financial services brand made the pivot to digital. As a result, a vast array of online...

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May 11, 2020

Eight Tips for Esports Marketing First-Timers

Key insights on entering the widespread world of esports The number of non-endemic brands partnering with esports teams, players, leagues, venues and events has skyrocketed. In fact, The Esports Observer counted 76 sponsorship deals from non-endemic brands made just in the first quarter of 2019, a 145-percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2018 and...

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May 5, 2020

Activision Blizzard Media Treats Ad Agencies to a Virtual Esports Tournament

In the wake of canceled events and social distancing orders, media brands are developing pivot programs that offer hospitality-minded engagement to connect with potential clients. For Activision Blizzard Media, the b-to-b arm of the gaming company, esports was a natural platform to leverage for the “Agency Showdown,” its first-ever virtual esports tournament exclusively for the...

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