Marketing

XLMedia to be led by Rakuten’s Stuart Simms

Rakuten‘s Stuart Simms has been confirmed as the new chief executive officer for digital performance marketing services provider XLMedia, replacing Ory Weihs from October 2. Weihs is due to continue his position as CEO until Simms’ arrival, and thereafter will remain on the board as a Non-executive Director of the Company. From the date of Simms’ appointment, Weihs will continue to …

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GiG ramps up emerging markets profile with Mediacle

Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed industry full-service marketing agency Mediacle Group to expand its localisation capacities for emerging markets. The agreement will see Mediacle work on optimising emerging market campaigns for GiG’s flagship online casino property Rizk (Rizk.com). Operating as a specialist industry marketing agency, Mediacle offers in-depth customisation and localisation provisions, helping its clients develop effective campaigns …

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Rightlander appoints Brand Architects to deliver first Marcom strategy

Fast growth industry marketing compliance software Rightlander has hired gambling brand development agency Brand Architects to enhance its profile within the global gambling sector. Founded in 2017 by player acquisition expert Ian Sims, Rightlander has become the ‘go-to’ compliance tool for gaming’s diverse marketing stakeholders (operators, affiliate, agencies etc). In its mission statement, Rightlander seeks to deliver igaming/betting marketing incumbents …

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Paddy Power unveils Newport County as third SoS supporter

After recently unveiling both the Huddersfield Town and Motherwell kits, Paddy Power has added a third football club to it’s books, in the form of League Two side Newport County. The club, which go by the name ‘The Exiles’, announced the deal last night on TalkSPORT before taking on Weston-super-Mare in a pre-season friendly. Similarly to the statement released for …

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Huddersfield’s new Paddy Power kit causes Twitter stir

After announcing their partnership with Paddy Power earlier this week, Huddersfield Town has now released it’s apparent ‘home kit’ for the 2019/20 Championship season which has seemingly united the footballing world.  Unfortunately for the Terriers, the reaction to the kit has resulted with more laughs than admiration, with the club now finding themselves as a trending topic on Twitter.  The …

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Sportsbet.io continues Brazilian drive with CR Flamengo digital partnership

Sportsbet.io, the flagship online sportsbook property of Coingaming Group, has become the latest industry incumbent to secure a Brazilian football club partnership with CR Flamengo. Updating the market, Sportsbet.io marketing confirms that it has secured a ‘one-year agreement’ to become a ‘digital partner’ of the ‘Big 4’ Rio de Janeiro football club. The digital partnership with Flamengo follows Sportsbet.io’s signing …

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FRESH8 to elevate bwin’s German advertising channels

GVC Holdings European sports betting property bwin has commissioned industry programmatic and content marketing optimisation specialist FRESH8 to support its advertising channels across Germany and Austria. The partnership will focus on elevating bwin’s current programmatic advertising strategies and planning across digital and social media channels, utilising FRESH8 marketing automation and personalisation software. bwin marketing confirms that it will utilise FRESH8’s …

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Paddy Power breaks with marketing norms to sponsor Huddersfield Town

Paddy Power marketing has broken with tradition after announcing that it has become the official shirt sponsor of Huddersfield Town FC for the upcoming 2019/20 Championship football season.  The partnership marks the first time that the Irish legacy bookmaker will appear on an English football shirt, with Paddy Power marketing announcing that it has secured ‘the most lucrative sponsorship deal …

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‘Grid that Gives’… SportPesa backs Racing Point F1’s cancer care commitment

Kenyan betting group SportPesa has moved to strengthen its title sponsorship of Formula 1 racing team Racing Point, announcing the launch of new charity initiative ‘Grid that Gives’. The F1 charity initiative will be launched this weekend at the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, raising funds for breast cancer sufferers in partnership with Racing Point charity partner ‘Breast …

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EFL survey: 71% of fans comfortable with gambling sponsorship

More than two thirds of EFL supporters believe that gambling companies’ involvement in the football league is acceptable, according to a survey of more than 27,000 fans.  Furthermore, 62 per cent of fans stated their belief that the gambling industry’s involvement in football was acceptable with suitable safeguards to protect the young and problem gamblers.  Over half of supporters surveyed …

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