Marketing

Sky Bet bolsters fan engagement by backing Sky Media YouTube shows

Sky Bet is the latest industry incumbent to back fan-focused, social media led content, after confirming that it has become the lead sponsor of ‘The Football Social’ and ‘Football Daily’ YouTube channels. Both YouTube channels are produced by Sky Media and serve as social media ‘companion shows’ supporting wider Sky Sports Premier League content and broadcasts. UK marketing news source The …

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William Hill continues ‘Segunda gamble’ by sponsoring Real Oviedo

William Hill has added Real Oviedo to its La Liga 2 (Segunda) sponsorship portfolio, as the FTSE bookmaker continues to advance its Spanish market profile. A week before the start of the 2019/2020 Spanish football season, Real Oviedo leadership has announced the British bookmaker as a ‘principal partner’, with its brand set to be displayed across the Asturian football club’s matchday shorts. …

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Busy Blueclaw bags series of betting account wins

Leeds-based search marketing and content strategy agency Blueclaw has announced a series of major betting-related account wins, advancing its profile and services for sector incumbents. Detailing a ‘bumper 12-months’ of industry wins, Blueclaw management confirms that it has been retained by Betway, to act as lead content marketing agency, supporting the online betting group’s digital marketing and PR campaigns across …

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Paddy Power launches ‘Liquid Football’ with Joe Media

Entering a new football season, Paddy Power marketing continues to develop deeper content-led propositions seeking to drive deeper engagement with football audiences UK Marketing news source The Drum has revealed that Paddy Power has developed new social media show ‘Liquid Football’, in partnership with leading digital publisher Joe Media.  The ‘long-form’ video and audio show is hosted by Sky Sports …

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Veikkaus ‘poor taste’ triggers debate on ‘Phase 2’ of Finnish gambling reforms

Debate on reforming wholesale Finnish gambling laws has arisen, as state-owned monopoly Veikkaus suspends its advertising activity until the end of September, implementing a full scale review of its marketing strategy. Veikkaus’ latest marketing campaign, which depicts a ‘therapist character’, advising patients that ‘cravings for thrills and winnings are normal behaviour’, has been chastised for mocking Finnish mental health services, …

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Football kick-off sees Paddy Power debut ‘Pitch Invader’ magazine

Seeking to engage football matchday audiences, Paddy Power marketing has revealed that it plans to launch ‘Pitch Invader’, the bookmaker’s free football magazine, ahead of this weekend’s start of English Premier League season ( Friday 9 August). Working in collaboration with UK publishing group Reach Plc, Paddy Power is set to circulate 1.2 million free copies of Pitch Invader, across …

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Girondins sponsorship sees Betclic complete ‘Bordelais mission’

Announcing a two-year ‘principal partnership’ agreement with Ligue 1 football club Girondins de Bordeaux, French online betting group Betclic confirms that it has achieved it it’s marketing mandate of sponsoring all professional sports teams within its home city. Ahead of this weekend’s Ligue 1 football season (9 August), FC Bordeaux management confirms that the Betclic brand will be displayed across …

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GVC donates football sponsorships to Gamble Aware

Ahead of the upcoming football season, GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will be donating a number its current sponsorship deals to GambleAware’s ‘Bet Regret’ campaign. GVC has confirmed that a total of 42 clubs will be donating their sponsorship assets to GambleAware, including: Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion, Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United. The move comes a bid to …

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Betfair signs Clive Owen to lead exchange marketing campaign

Betfair has teamed up with actor Clive Owen (star of Children of Men, Closer, Sin City) to launch ‘What are the odds‘, a new integrated campaign to mark the brand’s return to marketing the Betfair Exchange. The new campaign has been developed by Leo Burnett London as creative lead and will further roll-out a series of educational films across the exchange’s multiple social and …

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Voluntary whistle-to-whistle ban comes into force

The industry-wide voluntary ‘whistle-to-whistle’ advertising ban is due to come into force today (1 August 2019), which will see bookmakers ban all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport broadcasts. The self-enforced ban, will not be applicable to horseracing and greyhound racing coverage, was suggested by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) after it received public and political criticism …

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