Sam Cooke

Pele gives Paddy Power the red card

Brazilian footballing legend Pele is the latest to be upset by one of the Irish bookmaker, Paddy Power’s, stunts. At twenty of their betting shops, ten in Ireland and ten in the UK, they’d given their signs a temporary makeover with them rebranded as Pelepower. It took just hours for New York agency, Legends 10, who are responsible for Pele’s …

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Joey Barton signs for Paddy Power Social

The often outspoken and opinionated footballer Joey Barton is the latest English midfielder to be signed up by Team Paddy Power. This move by the Irish bookmaker follows their announcement that Paul Scholes would be contributing a new column for their blog section. Barton joins the newly rebranded Facebook app Paddy Power Social (formerly Paddy Power In-Play) wherein customers will …

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SBC Case Study: Paddy Power – Social Inspection

Following his series exploring Facebook and gambling, SBC’s Sam Cooke gives insight into the current social strategy for Irish igaming bookmaker Paddy Power and its social media strategy. The bookmaker now dominates industry social coverage and has extended its social reach through social mediums into the public eye. Put simply Paddy Power warrented further social inspection Paddy Power social coverage …

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Gambling & Facebook – The Context

In a three part series SBC’s Sam Cooke has taken a look at how the gambling industry has approached Facebook and how Facebook has handled the gambling products. In this first of three parts, Sam Cooke breaks down the context in which gambling companies operate on Facebook.  In 2011 Facebook underwent a policy change which saw advertising rules for gambling …

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