With Three Billion People Tuning In... Marketing Dollars Join The Game
As the World Cup tournament heads down the final stretch, the on-field battle for soccer supremacy isn’t the only fierce competition taking place. Off the field, brands -- both big and small -- are competing for consumers’ attentions in more ways than ever before. According to FIFA, three billion people watched the 2014 World Cup, with another estimated 280 million tuning in online or on a mobile device.
This digital trend is expected to grow exponentially for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and the tournament's even been dubbed the first truly digital World Cup. In this blog post, Hollywood Branded looks at how brands are making a digital impact at the 2018 World Cup, and taking advantage of the spike in online fan engagement.