Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 2.8 – Fan Engagement

Facebook enters the fantasy gaming market

Facebook is getting into fantasy sports and other types of fantasy games. The company this morning announced the launch of Facebook Fantasy Games in the U.S. and Canada on the Facebook app for iOS and Android. Some games are described as “simpler” versions of the traditional fantasy sports games already

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Nissan Uses College Football Fan Tweets As Creative Inspiration

Back for its 11th season of “Heisman House” college football spots, Nissan found a new source of inspiration for creative: fan-generated tweets. The automaker is launching a campaign with 10 spots, up from the usual six, says Allyson Witherspoon, vice president and U.S. chief marketing officer, Nissan. Click here to

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Does ‘Impossible is Nothing’ still work for Adidas in 2021?

Adidas has lately been strafing us all with a fresh barrage of celebrity-focused biographical videos/ads featuring its long-running “Impossible is Nothing” tagline, along with an #ImpossibleIsNothing Instagram campaign. Click here to read the story at adage.com. Discussion Questions: What is branding? What is a tagline? Why might taglines be used

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DAZN’s Canelo NFTs Aim to Blend Gaming and Collectibles

Sports streaming service DAZN is releasing its first NFTs in connection with the May 8 title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders. The collection combines two major sports business trends—digital collectibles and gamification. Prior to the bout, DAZN will be auctioning one “gold edition” NFT for each round of the fight. The owner of

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The Fan Data Goldmine

Jessie Reyez loves to text, especially with fans. Using a phone number assigned through the celebrity text-messaging startup Community and shared on her social media accounts, the singer-songwriter makes time nearly every day to have one-on-one conversations with her most dedicated supporters where they share memes and talk about their

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TikTok deepens sport offering with multiyear UFC content deal

TikTok has jumped into the ring with the UFC in a multi-year partnership to carry live, weekly short-form programming. This is the first time that TikTok has collaborated with a sports body ‘to create a position/resource dedicated to creating TikTok content,’ suggesting that sport could play a major role in

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A first look inside the Super Bowl Experience in Tampa

The NFL built it. Friday, they will come. Football fans by the thousands, looking for a touch of the Big Game magic that Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium is rubbing off on the rest of the city. Click here to read the story at tampabay.com. Discussion Questions: What

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O’Neal hosting SHAQ Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday

Fans looking for pregame entertainment before the Super Bowl will have another option this year. Shaquille O’Neal will be holding the virtual SHAQ Bowl on Feb. 7. It’s one of the few events taking place in Tampa, Florida, since many parties that traditionally take place during Super Bowl week have

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