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Clio Entertainment Announces 2019 Jury

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Amazon Studios’s Mike Benson, WarnerMedia’s Chris Spadaccini, Twitch’s John Koller, Cirque du Solei’s Kristina Heney, Warner Bros Pictures’s Massey Rafani and Dozens More to Determine the Year’s Best Entertainment Marketing

 

Clio Entertainment, the original and definitive international awards program celebrating creativity in marketing the entertainment business, today announced the preeminent leaders in film, home entertainment, television, gaming and live entertainment that will comprise its 2019 jury.

“There are few things that have as big of an impact on popular culture as the entertainment industry,” said Nicole Purcell, President, Clio. “The members of this year’s Clio Entertainment jury have influenced the way audiences learn about and experience the most visceral forms of entertainment and by determining this year’s trophy winners, they’ll be sending a message about what the future of the industry should look like.”

The Clio Entertainment jury will convene from October 14 to 18, 2019 in Los Angeles to review and evaluate the international submissions that pushed the envelope, established new precedent and introduced audiences to entertainment in new and innovative ways this cycle.

“It’s an exciting time for creative marketers in the entertainment industry,” said Mike Benson, Head of Marketing, Amazon Studios. “We’re in an era that rewards taking risks and pushing boundaries, and as the Television Executive Jury chair, I’m thrilled to be leading the discussion around the most creative and original work of the year.”

The Clio Entertainment Award winners will be revealed on stage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on November 21, 2019. For more detailed information, deadlines and to enter work, visit www.clios.com/entertainment.

To view the members of each Clio Entertainment jury, visit:

 

About The Clio Awards:

Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, the Clio Awards today honors the work and talent at the forefront of the advertising, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, and health care industries. Clio recognizes the world’s most innovative work annually at the Clio Awards in September, which includes Clio Fashion & Beauty and Clio Music; at Clio Sports in June; at the Clio Entertainment Awards in November; and online with Clio Health.

 

About Clio Entertainment:

Clio Entertainment, formerly The Clio Key Art Awards, is the original and definitive awards program celebrating creativity in the entertainment business. It honors an evolving industry that regularly pushes boundaries, permeates pop culture and establishes a new precedent for entertainment marketing around the globe. Established in 1971 by The Hollywood Reporter, the awards program became a Clio property in 2015 and continually evolves alongside the industry to recognize excellence in marketing, communications and emerging media across film, TV, live entertainment and gaming.

George Miller 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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Parimatch Partners With Team Spirit

Niji Narayan

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Bookmaker Parimatch has announced a six-month partnership with the esports organisation Team Spirit.

As per the deal, Parimatch will support teams from across the organisation, including Dota 2 and CS:GO. Parimatch logo will appear on the players’ uniform, and the bookmaker will also be featured across the social networks of Team Spirit.

“Our company operates in the key markets in the CIS, so partnering with Team Spirit is a natural fit. The teams include well-known players, and we do not doubt the success of the dragon squads in the regional and international arenas. We value a systematic approach, competence during negotiations and dedication to eSports. We have already received exceptional support from the organisation’s management, and look forward to a close and productive partnership,” Stepan Shulga, Head of Esports at Parimatch said.

“Parimatch is undoubtedly the best bookmaker in the CIS market for eSports, and we are proud to work with them. When choosing a partner, we always pay special attention to the status of the company and its relationship with our audience. We are excited to partner with Parimatch, and I am sure that we will have a long and fruitful co-operation. Cheer on Team Spirit with Parimatch!” Nikita Chukalin, GM of Team Spirit said.

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German State of Lower Saxony Issues First Federal Payment Blocking Order

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As a part of the efforts to drive illegal igaming business from the country’s market, the German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) has issued an international payment service provider with a blocking order. The companies have been banned from doing business with operators offering online casino, poker and lottery betting in Germany.

“[The] pressure is now on other payment providers to reorganise their businesses processes related to illegal gambling, if they have not already done so. Online casino is no trivial matter. [It is] banned by the State Treaty on Gambling and [offering such products is] a criminal offence. In the meantime, however, it remains a billion-Euro market,” Boris Pistorius, Minister for Home Affairs and Sports said.

The Niedersachsen Ministry of Interior handed the responsibility for implementing payment blocking controls. Its blocking orders are effective across all German states. The Ministry also sent warnings to a number of other payment service providers over links to illegal gambling. Some of these companies have already responded by ceasing to power transactions for offshore sites.

“The successful interactions with some payment service providers shows that our approach is quite effective,” Pistorius added.

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Greentube revolutionising iGaming integrations in 2019

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With nJoin, Greentube has reduced the integration of its games into partner platforms from months to a few days, while providing a simple, interactive and transparent integration process. The tool enables B2B partners to quickly build up a knowledge base about Greentube’s games and platform features, launch and play its games as well as integrate, debug and fix issues on the fly. The tool is designed in a way that best fits the needs of Greentube’s B2B partners integrating its games into their platform.

Amir Gharani, Head of Games Integration at Greentube: “nJoin was a vision on paper last year, now it is a reality. Game integrations have never been easier and it’s amazing to see feedback from the operators on how easy, effective and transparent the integrations have become for them with nJoin. In addition, this project would never be completed without having such a team of highly talented and inspiring specialists. Greentube is on a mission to establish itself as the world’s leading B2B game provider and nJoin is an essential part of that journey.”

Michael Bauer Greentube CFO/CGO: “Our strategy is to continuously expand throughout Europe and the Americas. nJoin will be a catalyst in reaching our goals as future integrations will be more efficient and faster for both us and our B2B partners. I want to congratulate the team who did an amazing job from creating the concept until implementation. It is the first step in a series of innovations and improvements which we are planning to implement moving forward. Watch this space for more to come.”

The core features of nJoin are its test suites, which guide users through the implementation of any and all B2B interaction between Greentube and its partners. Easy bug fixing is facilitated though immediate feedback from the built-in diagnostic tools. At the end of the integration, the operator is able to run all automated test cases from start to end and will be provided with an overview on which tests have passed and which not.

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