Tag Archives: FC Barcelona

ESL attacks UEFA’s ‘alarming attitude’ as disciplinary proceedings begin

UEFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against European Super League (ESL) founders Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona, prompting the trio to criticise the governing body’s ‘alarming attitude’ and ‘insistent coercion’. Making the announcement yesterday, UEFA confirmed that disciplinary proceedings had commenced against the three teams following a two-week investigation. The trio are the only remaining clubs out of the original 12 …

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Southampton FC enters cryptocurrency sports betting market

Premier League club Southampton FC has formed an agreement with cryptocurrency sportsbook Sportsbet.io to create a new VIP experience for Saints supporters. Sportsbet.io aims to redefine the fan experience via the use of technology and its cryptocurrency enterprise, delivering exclusive experiences to football supporters, as well as the sportsbook customers. The partnership will utilise Sportsbet.io’s matchday rights with the Saints …

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Gerard Piqué takes on Strategic Advisor position at Sorare

Fantasy football operator Sorare has gained a new Strategic Advisor in FC Barcelona and Spanish national team defender Gerard Piqué. Sorare is hopeful that Piqué’s contribution, in addition to the “significant investment” he has made in the company, will help expand its global presence and reach new fan bases across the world. Furthermore Piqué and his new colleagues at Sorare …

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Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value

The impact of COVID-19 has seen the top 50 most valued football clubs lose around €751m in brand value, according to the latest ‘Brand Finance Football Annual’ report. As a result of the global pandemic, this is the first time in six years brand value by the top 50 clubs has declined. The report suggests that the reasoning for this …

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FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper”

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Oleg Smityuk from FavBet reflects on his experience of building beneficial partnerships with brand ambassadors, citing Champions League winner Alex Hleb as a case study for the Belarus market. More than a year ago now, I joined FavBet in a Head of International Markets role. I have since executed one of the top priorities for the company, which was relaunching …

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FavBet signs Ivan Rakitic as official brand ambassador

FC Barcelona and Croatian international midfielder Ivan Rakitic has been unveiled as the official brand ambassador of the Ukrainian-based FavBet. The World Cup runner-up has signed a two-year deal with the sportsbook which is expected to cover both online and offline marketing campaigns.  FavBet’s Chief Marketing Officer Nik Rudenko said: “Ivan Rakitic is one of the most sought-after footballers in …

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1xBet teams up with Champions League holders Liverpool FC

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International gaming and technology company 1xBet has teamed up with Champions League holders Liverpool FC. The new partnership will see 1xBet become an Official Global Betting Partner for the club, enabling its supporters to take advantage of exclusive offers and sporting entertainment. Meanwhile,1xBet will increase its own brand awareness within key global markets through stadium branding at Anfield and branding …

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1xBet secures five-year sponsorship deal with FC Barcelona

Barcelona

1xBet has signed a five-year sponsorship deal with FC Barcelona, which will see the online betting company work as a Global Partner of the club through to 30 June 2024. The agreement, which came into effect on 1 July, forms part of the club’s global expansion strategy. It also relates to the five-time European Cup winner’s mission to “source the …

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New integrated campaign sees Betfair ‘Play Smart’ with Euro giants

As the European football season enters its knockout stages, Betfair has announced the launch of its latest integrated marketing campaign ‘Play Smart’, developed by London creative advertising agency Leo Burnett. ‘Play Smart’, sees Betfair utilise its existing football partnerships with Arsenal, FC Barcelona and Juventus branding the online betting exchange as the ‘go-to-place for smart players’. The campaign, which will …

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Sportium demonstrates commitment to women’s football by recognising Spain’s U17 team

Spanish betting operator, Sportium, has demonstrated its commitment to promoting Women’s football by presenting the Spanish U-17 Women’s National Team with the “Sportium Prize”. The prize was presented to the team during the awards ceremony for the Association of Sports Journalists of Madrid (APDM) on Monday. The operator wished to both recognise and celebrate the success of the club after …

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