The short version, the more media buyers learn about the gaming audience and their entertainment consumption habits, the more essential gamers become to media spending ROI. The long version, it’s complicated.
Investors are funneling money into companies looking to turn videogames into a marketing platform that can compete with television commercials and online ads.
As the iconic mobile game turns ten and launches a nifty new Sonic the Hedgehog tie-in, Jennifer Sharp, vice president of mobile partnerships, Activision Blizzard King, tells Laura Swinton what Candy Crush can teach us about impactful gaming partnerships.
Turns out, gamers aren’t just dudes in their parents’ basement. While crass—and frankly just as insulting in 2022 as it would have been 2012—it’s a myth the gaming industry tried to dispel in a formal pitch to advertisers this week.
Gaming has arrived as both a pillar of popular culture and source of advertising inventory, but some brands and agencies still struggle to grasp the value of this new medium.
With the imminent release of the sequel to surprise hit movie Sonic the Hedgehog, Activision Blizzard’s mobile gaming division King has teamed with the makers of the film to deliver an in-game event through Candy Crush Saga.
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