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    The Evolution of Fan (Consumer) Behaviour

    Consumer behaviour has consistently changed with the evolution of technology and the digitization of our society. We've evolved from a world where items are only available for purchase at brick-and-mortar stores to purchasing products online. Purchase Cycle The moment a consumer realizes that they want something, is the second the…

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    S.E.A.T 2019 Review

    We travelled, we listened, we learned, we worked, and now we're here to share our experience from S.E.A.T 2019. July 14-17th was an amazing experience as we got to network with other industry professionals in beautiful (and balmy) Daytona Beach, Florida. What is S.E.A.T?…

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    on Sports, Fan-Based Marketing, Media, Featured, Fan Data, Ads Insights, Digital Marketing Digest, What's Kraken

    Top 6 Fan Marketing Highlights of the 2019 Playoffs

    It’s playoff time in the NBA and NHL. From the series-winning 3-point shot from Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lilliard to the Game 7 comeback from the San Jose Sharks, the playoffs have been packed with memorable #MyFanMoments. As the exhilarating seasons come to a close in both leagues, we're…

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    Show, Don't Tell: Tradable Bits Case Studies for Sports + Music

    Curious to see how our platform can elevate your business? Instead of telling, why don’t we show you instead? Below are a few real-life examples of what you can easily build using our tools: 1. Apex vs Fortnite: Battle Royale: “Tug of War” In our recent article highlighting these…

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    on Digital Marketing Digest, Fan-Based Marketing, Sports, Case Studies

    Pittsburgh Penguins Give Back with Record-Breaking Rink Upgrade Campaign

    In partnership with Pittsburgh Commercial Construction and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, the Penguins awarded a $100,000 renovation to a deserving community rink while also building and connecting with their fan base. Goal: Advance the Game of Hockey through Partnership The Penguins and Pittsburgh Commercial Construction set out in Fall…

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    on Digital Marketing Digest, Tips & Tricks, Op-Eds, Fan-Based Marketing, Music, What's Kraken

    The Ultimate Festival Checklist

    The sun is shining and the birds are singing… which means its almost festival season. In 2019, free swag bags, branded VR filters, and photo booths are at the most basic level of fan activation. Nielsen’s Music 360 Report conducted a survey where 49% of people answered that they…

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    How VR/AR is Revolutionizing the Music Industry

    If you’ve ever been to a concert or festival, then you know the fun comes for a price. From the pain of waiting in line to get a drink, withholding from breathing while hitting the porta-potty, anxiously trying to find then stay in sight of your friends, dying phone…

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    8 Fan-Based Marketing Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2019

    Although new technologies launch every year, one thing remains the same in 2019: the need to find, capture and keep your fans’ attention. As the digital landscape constantly evolves, we can expect some major shifts in fan-based marketing in 2019. Let’s take a look at the major trends that…

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    How to do “influencer marketing” without lighting your brand on FYRE

    If the FYRE fiasco taught us anything, it’s that “Instagram Influencers” are full of kombucha-powered crap. Being hot and on a yacht does not make you a good judge of a quality product. Even if it did, an “influencer” being paid to endorse something does not mean they’re…

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    on Sports, Case Studies, Engagement Campaigns, Fan-Based Marketing, Fan Data, Digital Marketing Digest

    University of Florida Raises the Stakes with New Campaign

    In the midst of an impressive season, the Florida Gators provided thousands of fans the chance to attend a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for only $10. Goal: Invite Fans to Experience Gators Football Firsthand UF Athletics wanted to provide a unique opportunity for Gators fans during the 2018…

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    on Sports, Case Studies, Engagement Campaigns, Fan-Based Marketing, Digital Marketing Digest

    University of Kentucky Delights Fans with "12 Days of Catsmas" Giveaway

    Putting a twist on the traditional “Twelve Days of Christmas”, the University of Kentucky delighted fans with 12 days of giveaways during the holidays. Goal: Celebrate the Holidays UK-style with Wildcats-inspired giveaways University of Kentucky Athletics wanted to keep fans engaged with the Wildcats during the holiday season. As a…

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    on Sports, Digital Marketing Digest, Fan-Based Marketing, What's Kraken

    Top 13 Best Sports Activations of 2018

    Year after year, brand and sponsorship activations get more creative, capture more eyes, and attract more fans. It's challenging to activate fans in a meaningful way, but we created a checklist to help you optimize your efforts. As the year comes to end, we take a look back at the…

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    on Music, Fan-Based Marketing, Infographics, Digital Marketing Digest, What's Kraken

    How Music Artists Can Delight Fans with Data (Animated Infographic)

    Music fans are fickle - with millions of artists to choose from, how do you compete? Can you guide a fan on their journey from the first time they hear you, to becoming a lifelong super fan? How do you still do this when you have millions of fan relationships…

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    on Ads Insights, Music, Fan-Based Marketing, Digital Marketing Digest, What's Kraken

    How to Test if Digital Ads Make You More Sales (Attribution Explained)

    The most common question businesses ask before investing in digital ads is: does my ad spend actually result in more sales? Broad attribution windows, complex tracking technology and the plethora of overblown “success stories” available online has led to well-deserved skepticism of digital attribution. Although we typically see 1.5-4.…

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    on Music, Expert Advice, Fan-Based Marketing, Engagement Campaigns, Digital Marketing Digest

    How to Create a Festival Lineup Your Fans will Love

    Music and arts festivals were in full swing this summer, with millions of music lovers converging in respective cities for fun weekends and lifelong memories. As the festival season comes to a close, planning has already begun for next year! One of the best ways for your festival to stand…

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    5 Ideas for a Fan Engagement Series

    Regular season is finally here! You made it through the summer, anticipation grew during the pre-season and now it's finally arrived. Although you're excited to execute the plans you developed during the off-season, it's important to refresh on the basics. Home runs are great, but it's often the singles and…

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    The Fan Activation Checklist: 5 Things to Consider

    Fan activation. At first glance, it seems like a fancier term for fan engagement. In a sense, that's true, but true activation is much more complex. What is Fan Activation? When you think about the word activate, think about the Transformers. Each one starts out as an ordinary car, and…

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    on Social Media News, Expert Advice, Fan-Based Marketing, Digital Marketing Digest, Featured

    Enhancing the Fan Experience with Augmented Reality

    An Introduction to Augmented Reality Snapchat changed the tech landscape when it first introduced augmented reality (AR) into its rapidly expanding multimedia messaging app. The ability to paste a virtual mask on a person's face, then have it adapt to different facial movements was now an accessible experience... and everyone…

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    Case Study in SEAT Magazine: Iowa State "Scratch & Win" Contest

    Iowa State Athletics cares deeply about their fan base, and thus was looking for creative ways to sell tickets without overtly promoting ticket sales. Although generic advertising campaigns may drive conversions, they fail to create an engaging fan experience - which is the Cyclone's main priority. Challenged with the task…

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    5 Ways Captive WiFi Portals Can Help You Market Smarter

    Picture yourself as a new fan of a local sports team. Your friend recently offered you two tickets to an upcoming playoff game, which you happily accepted. This is your first time inside the arena and you're amazed at the atmosphere. As the intermission begins, you take out your phone…

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