Marketing

1xBet named as international presenting partner for Serie A

Serie A

1xBet has been named International Presenting Partner of Italy’s Serie A from 2018 to 2021, covering Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas. The announcement follows Interregional Sports Group’s (ISG) renewal of the International Presenting Sponsor (IPS) rights for Italy’s top football league – a category that ISG introduced to the market for the first time in …

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bwin renews legacy partnership with Euroleague Basketball

Euroleague, the most prestigious European club basketball competition has confirmed that GVC Holdings online sportsbook subsidiary bwin will continue to serve as the official betting partner for its Greek, Spanish and Italian match-day coverage. Updating the media, Euroleague confirms that bwin has extended its existing partnership for a further three seasons, with the betting brand securing heightened exposure within Greek …

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Smarkets appoints Strive to drive Social Media refresh

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has appointed London based sports marketing agency Strive Sponsorship as its social media lead, seeking to enhance its brand profile and content through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube verticals. Strive a specialist agency in engaging sports audiences, has been tasked with developing content-rich and brand enhancing campaigns for Smarkets, supporting the firm’s ongoing and future marketing initiatives. Dan …

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BetVictor expands World Snooker ‘Home Nations’ sponsorship

BetVictor continues to expand its brand profile with World Snooker, confirming that it has secured the title sponsorship to two further ‘Home Nations’ events – the Northern Ireland Open and Scottish Open.  The Gibraltar bookmaker expands its existing relationship with World Snooker following the success of its sponsorship of the English Open. The BetVictor Northern Ireland Open will run from November 12 …

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Unibet falls foul with ‘sponsored’ Henderson tweet

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a tweet from the account of horseracing trainer Nicky Henderson promoting one of his blogs on Unibet’s content site did not qualify as ‘editorial content’ and should have been marked as a sponsored marketing communication. The tweet, posted on 27 October, stated: “We’re underway with the jumps and my exclusive @unibet blog is now ready …

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Ladbrokes places the Senet Group’s core message at the heart of SPFL sponsorship

Industry-independent watchdog and standards body, The Senet Group has praised Ladbrokes (GVC Holdings) for its commitment to promoting Responsible Gambling through its marquee sponsorship of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). Promoting safer gambling, Ladbrokes marketing confirms that the Senet Group’s ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ message will appear across all SPFL players’ shirts for the 2019/20 season. David Macdonald, Sponsorship …

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Sports betting to accelerate significant growth of North American sports

Increased sponsorship opportunities and the heightened value of media rights are set to elevate the growth of North American sports in the coming years according to research by the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The research suggests that new inventory related to gambling, digital media platforms, uniform rights, and incremental in-venue signage and naming rights opportunities will play a key role in enhancing the …

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PGA Tour pens new partnership with partypoker

Online poker brand partypoker has confirmed a new sponsorship agreement with the PGAEuroPro Tour to become the official partner of the golf brand in 2019. The deal sees partypoker gain branding rights at EuroPro Tour events taking place next year and across EuroPro Tour promotional material, in addition to social media campaigns. In addition, partypoker will send four teams to participate in the EuroPro Tour 2019 …

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Our League exceeds first year expectations for InCrowd and RFL

InCrowd

Our League, the membership platform created by fan marketing company InCrowd in partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL), has reached 84,000 members, produced 32 live match streams and given out over 13,000 prizes in its inaugural year. The platform has also successfully integrated ticketing and reward schemes as well as live streaming, predictor games and polls such as the …

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ASA backs William Hill over restricted customer complaint

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has opted not to uphold a complaint made about a William Hill promotion during the Russian World Cup. The complaint referred to an advert which claimed: “William Hill customers are getting more every day of the World Cup. With two extra bet boosts available on all World Cup matches”. On-screen text then added: “Max stake …

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