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FACEBOOK PRESENTS: SHOWCASE
It’s the only way to buy premium inventory upfront, at a fixed cost, through a managed service. Showcase campaigns align to how you do business: they’re bought on an insertion order and guaranteed against Nielsen demographics.
Take a minute to hear from Facebook’s Director of North America Agency, Erik Geisler, about how (and why) they rolled out Facebook Showcase:
Twitch added esports-focused social platform Bebo to its plate in a deal reported to be worth $25 million, besting rival bids from Discord and Facebook. According to reports, the Bebo team will now work on Twitch’s own esports endeavors with a spotlight on Twitch Rivals, which currently hosts events for titles such as Apex Legends, Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, and more.
Meanwhile, Epic Games announced the acquisition of Houseparty, a social video app for desktop and mobile devices. The video app allows users to chat online and leave video messages. “Houseparty brings people together, creating positive social interactions in real time,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games in a statement. “By teaming up, we can build even more fun, shared experiences than what could be achieved alone.”
Following their recent acquisition of social video network Framerate, Super League Gaming launched an updated version of Superleague.com that will now feature an Esports Experiences Directory with opportunities across game titles, geographies and competitive formats, listing hundreds of opportunities for gamers to develop their skills and showcase their gameplay each month, including events, camps, and digital and local in-person esports competitions. Superleague.com also now includes a section dedicated to SuperLeagueTV, which includes real-time broadcasts from SuperLeagueTV’s Twitch channel, select videos on-demand and a schedule of upcoming broadcasts, as well as a brand new editorial section featuring content about Super League’s proprietary competitions.
More sweet sounds for ReKTGlobal, as the company – parent company of Rogue – announced that DJ Nicky Romero would be joining its growing list of celebrity investors. In addition to sitting on the board with Steve Aoki, he joins Imagine Dragons, Latin music producer Tainy, and music executive Lex Borrero as co-owners of the company. “As esports is rapidly growing and dominating the culture right now, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to intersect music and ultimately reach the fans,” said Amish Shah, co-founder of ReKTGlobal. “With Rogue’s recent global expansion and entry into the new League of Legends Europe Championship (LEC), DJ Nicky Romero is the perfect fit. We are thrilled to welcome him and his visionary mindset to the team and look forward to forging a global connection together.”
Luminosity Gaming is launching the official LG Fortnight House, a content hub and venue in Florida that will showcase four innovative creators under the Formula, Nicks, Randumb and Kiwiz banners. “Welcoming Formula, Kiwiz, Nicks, and Randumb to Luminosity adds another new and unique creative element to our franchise,” said Luminosity President Steve Maida. “We are on a mission to collaborate with players, influencers, and creators that can engage with our fans, while we continue to build the best esports team on the planet. Content is a huge part of our mission, and these guys are a perfect fit for our team.”
Counter Logic Gaming on June 19 will open the Newegg Streaming Studio at its performance center in Los Angeles, which will be available to those in the area with need for a quality streaming venue. In addition to regular influencer streams, CLG and Newegg want to proffer special streaming events from the space.
Mexico’s TV Azteca, the top sports television network in the country, and Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. entered into a term sheet which would provide for TV Azteca to become a shareholder of Allied Esports through an equity investment in Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. totaling $5 million. Highlights from the term sheet include TV Azteca and Allied Esports creating a 24-hour digital esports channel dedicated to esports and video gaming for the Mexican market; TV Azteca and Allied Esports developing a network of esports talent across Mexico and Latin America; TV Azteca and Allied Esports building a flagship esports venue and additional esports and content facilities in the Mexican market; TV Azteca and Allied Esports producing and distributing co-branded esports programming in the market; and Allied Esports developing a localized online esports tournament platform for the market.
Twitter broke down the gaming conversation from last week’s E3 with a slate of lists. The most Tweeted about Game Publishers during E3: 1) Nintendo 2) Xbox Studios 3) Sony Interactive Entertainment 4) Square Enix and 5) Bethesda. The most Tweeted about newly-announced games: 1) Final Fantasy VII Remake 2) CyberPunk2077 3) Legend of Zelda.
Loaded, which handles sponsorship sales, creative, and merchandising services for gaming influencers, locked in a deal with Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press to publish multiple books and products for Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. Ninja now boasts over 45 million followers across platforms and will offer gaming expertise to fans offline with a how-to-book, notebook and a series of graphic novels. “With every brand deal we make, we want to ensure that our clients are effectively communicating to their fanbases, both online and off. Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press allowed us to work hand-in-hand with Ninja to leverage both his skills and creativity in an authentic way,” said Brandon Freytag, Founder and CEO of Loaded. “We are excited to bring these books to Ninja fans and gaming enthusiasts, offering them the opportunity to learn from one of the best gaming how-to books written, as well as transform into a fantastical gaming universe.”
Estars, a new engagement platform for esports events worldwide, is joining the World Series of Poker to bring the Estars Lounge to the 50th annual tournament series for the first time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, where Estars members can play a variety of gaming titles, socialize with friends, and interact with top video game streamers. As part of the partnership, the Estars Lounge also features Guayakí Yerba Mate beverages, RESPAWN Products gaming chairs, and multiple games playable on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X.
Blizzard Global Esports Director Kim Phan has departed the company, posting the news on TeamLiquid.net. The post stated that she would be pursuing a new endeavor within the gaming industry, writing “As I hang up my sword and shield, I look forward to a bright future and wish all my Blizzard friends and family the very best.”
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Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards Gala
September 9 | 5:45PM – 8PM | Tribeca Rooftop, NYC
Join us Monday night, September 9th to honor the outstanding contributions by women in every facet of the media industry — TV, digital/tech, esports, sports, marketing and more. These are the women making bold decisions at every level – from corporate visionaries to rising stars — driving their businesses forward.
This will be the biggest gala event celebrating women in the industry. Don’t miss it!
ON THIS DAY in 2006: EA announced plans to acquire Mythic Entertainment.
Trivia: What is the name of the MMORPG pictured above? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Who portrayed Guile is the 1994 movie of Capcom’s Street Fighter? Answer: Jean-Claude Van Damme. Kudos: Luke Watson-Essential TV/NY; Danny Araque/NY; Joey Olson-Lowe’s/DC; Jason Morrow-Toyota/Houston; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Later — Chris
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NETWORK SALES, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/ION TV/NYC: Dvlp/grow new and growing business among major agencies via strong relationships and superior client service. 5+ yrs sales exp w/national cable, brdcst ad sales or media buying background req’d. Full info HERE (6/28)
ACCOUNTANT/A+E/NY: Perform acctg functions (i.e. monthly accruals, prod royalty statements, compile audit info, ensure financial reporting is accurate) within the Licensing Revenue & Digital Media divisions. BS/BA in Acctg, advanced Excel skills, familiarity w/Acctg software, detailed oriented, strong comm skills. Full info HERE (6/27)
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SALES DIRECTOR/VideoAmp/Chicago: Unlock insights and value for Fortune 500 marketers and their agencies about their entire mktg investment portfolio to improve campaign efficiency & increase sales. Previous exp in one or more of the following: digital video, OTT, or TV advertising is a must. Full info HERE (6/27)
DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE CLIENT SUCCESS/VideoAmp/NY: Client Success leader w/technical expertise in ad tech & TV to support the success of our clients on the platform to lead a team of Enterprise Client Success Mgrs. 6+ years of client services exp (3 yrs mng team of relevant tech acct support). Full info HERE (6/27)
CAMPAIGN OPTIMIZATION MGR/VideoAmp/NY: Mng portfolio of campaigns to ensure a timely launch, successful performance & full delivery. Strong knwldg programmatic industry & 2+ yrs working in Ad Tech. Video specific background pref’d. Expertise mngng campaigns of different sizes & goals in major DSPs, or working w/SSPs on publisher’s side. Full info HERE (6/27)
MARKETING DATA ANALYST/VideoAmp/Chicago/NY/LA: Analyze critical data from both linear & digital sources to help our customers plan, execute, and measure highly effective campaigns. 3+ yrs of analyst/scientist looking at Linear or Digital Ad Data. Full info HERE (6/27)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/VideoAmp/NY/Boston/Dallas/Chicago: Dedication to value-based solution selling and delivering value for clients. 3+ yrs exp. fundamental to have industry exposure within Video, Digital, and/or TV exp is ideal OR AdTech exposure. Full info HERE (6/27)
SR DIRECTOR, GLOBAL CONSUMER INSIGHTS/Viacom International/NYC: Resp for dvlpng a deep understanding of Viacom audiences around the world, then disseminating those findings within the company & beyond. 10+ yrs primary rsrch exp, pref in the media field. Exp w/working in an international envir. BA deg. Full info HERE (6/27)
TALENT COORDINATOR (FREELANCE)/Paramount Network, TV Land, Comedy Central/NYC: Resp for booking, mngng, updating & maintaining travel & itineraries for on-air network talent across the three channels. 2 yrs+ providing team support for prod, talent, events, publicity or mktg. Full info HERE (6/27)
SR ANALYST, SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS/Viacom/NYC: Monitor/report/analyze performance of content across VIMN properties on digital media platforms, primarily social. Provide regular reporting & analysis of short-form/social media content. 3-5 yrs of exp providing digital/social rsrch analytics & data to Sr partners. Full info HERE (6/27)
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MGR, PRODUCTION RESEARCH & STRATEGY/Sony Pictures Entertainment TV/Culver City: Provide support to the research team, primarily in its efforts to conduct test screenings, in addition to commissioning/distributing brand positioning and creative testing studies. 4+ yrs exp ent mkt research and/or prod. Full info HERE (6/26)
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TRAFFIC OPERATIONS COORDINATOR/Tennis Channel/Culver City CA: Freelance position. Serve as liaison between Prod, Master Control, Traffic and Ad Sales to ensure Airtime and Separation compliance. 5-7 yrs operations or traffic exp. Exp w/broadway or sintec exp pref’d. Full info HERE (6/22)
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