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NOTTINGHAM FOREST SIGN FRONT-OF-SHIRT DEAL WITH BETBRIGHT

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NOTTINGHAM FOREST SIGN FRONT-OF-SHIRT DEAL WITH BETBRIGHT
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– Partnership represents most significant front-of-shirt agreement in Club’s history –
– BetBright logo will feature on front of all first-team kits –
– In first move as Club partner, BetBright has agreed to change its colourful logo to all white to honour the importance to supporters of the famous Garibaldi Red home kit –

 

Wednesday 13 June – Nottingham Forest Football Club have today announced a landmark partnership with the digital entertainment and sports betting company, BetBright.

The new deal represents the most significant front-of-shirt agreement in the Club’s history and will see the BetBright logo placed on the front of playing kits for the first team. The partnership with Nottingham Forest is BetBright’s first front-of-shirt contract with an English football club as the company takes its most significant step as part of a major wider investment into marketing its brand.

A key element of the partnership will be a fan-focused approach. As a first step of showcasing the importance of Nottingham Forest fans to BetBright, the company has agreed to change its colourful logo to an all-white version in the knowledge that the Garibaldi Red shirt is of the upmost importance to supporters.

David Cook, Chief Commercial Officer at Nottingham Forest, said:
“The Club are delighted to have secured another key partner for the 2018-19 season. Yet again we have not only been able to secure one of the most significant financial deals in the Club’s history, but also a partner that has shown a unique desire to be part of the project at Nottingham Forest.

“The supporters of Nottingham Forest are of huge importance to us and we look for our partners to have a similar fan-first approach. We look forward to working with BetBright and are excited by the plans they have for the partnership.”

Sarne Lightman, Managing Director at BetBright, is delighted to be partnering with Nottingham Forest, saying:
“BetBright is thrilled that our first shirt agreement is with a Club as iconic as Nottingham Forest and whose aspirations are so closely aligned to our own.

“As Forest are committed to continually improving for their fans, BetBright is committed to continually improving for its users. We have built our own proprietary technology, driven by innovation, allowing us to provide a unique and ever-improving sports betting experience for our customers.

“Like Forest, our goal is to be a Premier League brand in the next 12 months and we are very excited that our brands can take this journey together. Forest fans can expect plenty of exciting Nottingham Forest activations and promotions on BetBright throughout this partnership – starting with Double Odds* on Forest to make the Premier League next season. We want the fans to be at the heart of this partnership and join us on our journey.”

BetBright aims to be a disrupter in the betting industry and challenge more established competitors by embracing new technology. The business is a 100 per cent mobile and online platform and it does not operate any high street outlets – nor does it have plans to do so. Most of the visits to its website and digital platforms are generated by customers in the UK.

The sponsorship deal is the latest step in BetBright’s multi-million-pound investment in marketing for the brand, following the launch of their first TV campaign, sponsorship of the BetBright Cup and launch of the world’s first RoboJockey at Cheltenham.

* Double Odds offer on Forest to be promoted was 5/1, now 10/1. New customers only. Sign up at betbright.com. £10 max bet. Additional winnings added as cash at end of season. Place bet at betbright.com/special. Must be customer’s first bet placed.

About: BetBright is the fast-growing sports digital entertainment and sports betting company that operates in the UK and Ireland. www.betbright.com

George Miller (Gyorgy Molnar) started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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MultiLotto, partners with ConversionBet to create a new digital acquisition channel

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Leading online European gaming site strategically partners with iGaming remarketing leader to uncover and accelerate new revenue opportunities.

 

ConversionBet, the leader in iGaming behavioural marketing software and analytics, today announced its partnership with MultiLotto, a leading European Lotto & Casino site part of Multi Group PLC.

“Marketing is around growing the business – and in the last 5 years, acquisition channels have barely evolved within iGaming. The only way that marketers in this industry will succeed is to create non-disruptive digital experiences and the key to that is truly identifying a brand’s consumers and providing the most relevant digital experience based on their behaviours,” said Dan Morrison, Founder and CEO at ConversionBet “Alex and his team at MultiLotto represent a highly prescient vision that serves as a model for other digital marketers globally to follow.”

ConversionBet’s full suite of behavioural remarketing solutions will help accelerate Multilotto’s monetization capabilities. By leveraging ConversionBet’s cross-device identification platform, MutiLotto expects to see significant impact to its acquisition KPIs and to drive new players into its business at reduced CPAs.

Putting a heavier focus on the importance of pre-registration relationships is key when attempting to increase conversion rates and frequency of FTDs. The team at ConversionBet believe that the key to success is treating each session as an individual person, rather than collective traffic as a whole, gently disrupting negative processes to increase engagement and effectively encourage users towards conversion. Since their inception, ConversionBet have adopted a customer-centric approach, constantly developing and improving the platform to supersede anything else on the market where client needs and system capabilities are concerned.

Alex Sakota, Chief Revenue Officer at MultiLotto said, “ConversionBet looks at customer acquisition and conversion in an entirely unexplored part of the customer funnel, a part that is before our CRM team. We’re always looking for creative new strategies that surface new audiences and drive revenue. We look forward to seeing Conversionbet enhance the effectiveness of our marketing efforts across all consumer touch points; and driving continuity of experiences across devices, sessions and channels through real-time website adaptivity, email & SMS.”

Alex goes on to say, “With ConversionBet, we will have the power to seamlessly reach untapped revenue that no other partner has been able to provide before, in a way that is completely complementary with our other revenue strategies.”

ConversionBet helps hundreds of iGaming operators create true people-based digital experiences for their players.

 

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LeoVegas wins “Brand of the Year” at prestigious EGR M&I Awards

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Last week, the prestigious EGR M&I Awards were held in London, and LeoVegas won the award for “Brand of the Year” in strong competition with the all of industry’s operators. The prize is awarded to LeoVegas for being the “most innovative and creative operator in the online gaming industry, recognizing that LeoVegas have pushed themselves to bring something new to the industry while keeping focus on their core value of delivering mobile entertainment”.

LeoVegas also won the awards “Affiliate Marketing Campaign of the Year” and “Innovation in Mobile & Tablet“.

Louise Nylén, CMO of LeoVegas, comments: “We are proud of and happy about all three awards, but “Brand of the Year” really stands out, as it shows our will and drive to work with innovation and development of our brand. This award is the result of dedicated work from a very strong team.”

Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas Group CEO, comments: “Winning ‘Brand of the Year’ is proof that we are constantly working towards our vision – “Leading the Way into the Mobile Future” and solidifies LeoVegas as a serious company that is here to stay. I am very proud of this award. It gives us further drive to continue to evolve and improve our brand.”

 

For further information, please contact:

Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO and co-founder: +46 (0) 8 410 367 66, gustaf.hagman@leovegas.com

Philip Doftvik, Head of Investor Relations: +46 73 512 07 20, philip.doftvik@leovegas.com

About the LeoVegas mobile gaming group

LeoVegas’ passion is “Leading the way into the mobile future”. LeoVegas is Sweden’s premier GameTech company and is at the forefront of using state-of-the-art technology for mobile gaming. In 2017 the company passed the threshold for being classified as a unicorn, i.e., a start-up valued at more than USD 1 billion. A large part of this success can be credited to an extreme product and technology focus coupled with effective and data-driven marketing. Technology development is conducted in Sweden, while operations are based in Malta. LeoVegas offers casino, live casino and sports betting, and operates two global and scalable brands – LeoVegas and Royal Panda – as well as a local, multibrand operator collectively referred to as Rocket X. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more about LeoVegas, visit www.leovegasgroup.com.

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Games developers should pay closer attention to localisation to claim a bigger slice of $116 billion global market

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Games developers looking to optimise their chances of success in a global market that is now worth almost $116 billion need to pay closer attention to localisation if they want their game or app to reach the widest possible audience.

International translation agency Asian Absolute says that as the size of the global consumer gaming market continues to increase, failure to localise effectively risks being cut off from a huge potential audience for your product. The company points out that only 27% of the consumer game market is English-speaking, with some of the largest other segments being speakers of Japanese, Korean, Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese – the Chinese online and mobile game market is valued at over £22 billion.

To achieve the greatest commercial success and get the largest possible revenues and downloads, game developers need to reach a genuinely global audience,” explains Asian Absolute Managing Director, Julie Guigere.

This means speaking their language but that’s more than just having the words on screen translated correctly. You need to also consider the cultural context in which the game was created. This means recognising that that, if you’re in the UK, your points of reference will not be the same as a gamer in China. If you’re in Japan, a user in the US will not necessarily find your user interface easy to navigate.

Miss Giguere adds that if you compare the costs of developing a game with the cost of localising it for other markets versus the potential increase in market reach, it makes sound commercial sense to localise. This is all the more apparent if you consider that 50% of the countries in the Top 10 for downloads and revenue in the Apple Store are non-English speaking, and 80% of the countries in the Top 5 for downloads and revenue in the Google Play Store are non-English speaking.

It’s not as simple as saying you now have a “Spanish” version of your game or your app,” she continues. “The Spanish spoken in Mexico, Argentina or Spain will all differ and a gamers in Hispanic America may be put off by cultural references which only make sense to an audience in Spain.

Developers who make their games completely accessible to users in multiple territories not only gain commercially but also through brand appreciation.

The increasing global connectivity of gamers as a whole adds up to considerable profit potential. But it also adds up to a large number of potential users being exposed to your product and then becoming upset if it is not possible for them to enjoy the game comfortably. You only have to look at any review site to see the number of comments demanding localisation in the user’s preferred language. These days, game localisation is viewed increasingly as a gamer’s right rather than a privilege.

Founded in 2000, Asian Absolute is an international translation agency with offices in London, Beijing, Chiayi, Melbourne, New York, Panama, Bangkok and Varna. It provides translation, localisation, interpretation and marketing services required for success in global markets by enabling businesses and other organisations to communicate confidently and effectively in any given language.

 

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