The Vertical Series: Sports Tech

The Vertical Series: Sports Tech


The Vertical Series: Sports Tech

It was a lively conversation on March 6th at the 13th installment of the Club’s popular Verticals Series in partnership with Oath when top brands shared insights on how they connect with passionate fans in the new realm of sports.

We focused on the burning question: "From eSports to Live Streaming- how are brands achieving real, scalable success at the intersection of sports and entertainment?" and discussed the technologies and forms of engagement that are providing more opportunities for marketers than ever before.

The program featured:

Industry Overview:

Panel Discussion Moderated By:

  • Geoff Reiss, GM, Oath Sports

Featured Speakers:

  • David Beck, Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer, Turner (TBS &TNT)
  • Josh Cella, Head of Global Partnerships, MLG- A Division of Activision Blizzard
  • Heidi Browning, EVP Chief Marketing Officer, The National Hockey League

We took a deeper look into:

  • Changes in consumer consumption and audience engagement and the impact on viewing in traditional, linear TV.
  • The rise and implications of eSports and brand safety in this new realm.
  • The role of mobile as a viewing platform.
  • Bridging the gap between developer and advertiser - provide insight on what placements works, what audience engagement looks like etc.
  • Revenue growth from direct payments from live streaming (i.e. world cup/Olympics/eSports) and “in-game” purchasing.

For more great content about Sport Tech, see Blog Posts from some of our members here!

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Oath Inc. is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications that serves as the umbrella company of its digital content subdivisions, including AOL and Yahoo!.

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