5 Gaming Opportunties Coming This Holiday Season

As summer turns to fall, the gaming industry braces for its biggest time of year: the holidays. More AAA titles are released by the major gaming developers than any other point in the year and the titles coming to homes this fall and winter make this year exceptionally robust.

Below are five of the most anticipated video game releases, chock full of partnership opportunity, coming out this holiday season.

CALL OF DUTY: WWII | Activision

(November 3, 2017)

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One of the most iconic and successful video game franchises of all time returns to it’s roots in the past with CALL OF DUTY: WWII. The new game, coming in November, looks to redefine World War II for a new gaming generation. The CALL OF DUTY franchise has a history of extensive partnerships with brands like Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Jeep, Uber and more. Read more here.

SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY | Nintendo

(October 27, 2017)

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After announcing a whole host of games for their new console, the Nintendo Switch at E3, this holiday season will see some of the most anticipated hit the market. SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY gives players a whole host of new abilities to use with the beloved character. The Mario brand is great for kid-friendly promotions, as proven by tie-ins with companies like Frito-Lay and Yogurtland. Read more here.

ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS | Ubisoft

(October 27, 2017)

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As the 10th installment of ASSASSIN’S CREED (which expanded into movie theaters late last year as well), some were worried that the nearly decade long franchise had run out of steam. ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS looks to breathe new life into the game and show off new mechanics and a gorgeous, violent setting that brands in the alcoholic beverage, CPG or electronics industries could fit in perfectly with. Read more here.

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR | Warner Bros. Interactive

(October 10, 2017)

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After the original, MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR, sold well over a million copies, the sequel from Warner Bros. Interactive Studios comes this fall. Expanding the Lord of the Rings universe, MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR promises more exciting combat and even more partnership potential. Read more here.

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II | EA

(November 17, 2017)

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Landing with a slight thud, the original reboot of the Star Wars BATTLEFRONT franchise in 2015 didn’t live up to the expectations of many. The sequel, however, promises more content, better game play and a more well-rounded experience. Look for partners to be clamoring for an opportunity to team up with this legendary IP. Read more here.


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5 New Partnerships That Brought Brands & Music Together

The music industry has always been a great place for brands to integrate and create effective partnerships.  In 2017, however, the possibilities for brands from all different industries to develop unique and brand-building programs are greater than they’ve ever been.

Curious how your brand could partner with an album release, event or tour?  Check out these 5 partnerships we thought knocked it out of the park.

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ALL TIME LOW | Rockstar Energy

Fueled By Ramen Records

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Fueled by Ramen Records and Rockstar Energy partnered to support pop-punk stars ALL TIME LOW and their Young Renegades Tour that took place over the summer of 2017.

Fans could enter a sweepstakes on a custom microsite on the Rockstar Energy website. Entrants had a chance to win a Grand Prize VIP Flyaway Experience to the Baltimore, MD hometown show which included airfare for two, transportation, accommodations, VIP passes, and an exclusive pizza party with the band. More details here.

LADY GAGA | Starbucks

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LADY GAGA and Starbucks partnered to support the Born This Way Foundation. From June 13 – 19, 2017, Starbucks donated 25 cents from each one of its Cups of Kindness beverages sold at participating locations, and committed to a minimum $250,000 contribution to the Born This Way Foundation. Funds raised went toward programs that supported youth wellness and empowerment by fostering kindness, improving mental health resources and creating positive environments. Even more information about this partnership on MarketingPartnerships.com.

GORILLAZ | Jaguar

Warner Bros. Records

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GORILLAZ and Jaguar Land Rover partnered to recruit more than 1,000 electronic and software engineers by using the new Gorillaz App as a recruitment tool. The automotive brand launched a code-breaking challenge in the form of a 360-environment situated in the garage of the band’s home which also featured all the iconic vehicles from Gorillaz past. Want more details? Click here.

JAY-Z | Sprint

Tidal

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TIDAL and Sprint partnered to celebrate the new album, 4:44, from JAY-Z by offering a series of exclusives to the 45 million postpaid and prepaid Sprint customers and existing TIDAL members. Existing customers and customers who switched to Sprint could experience the album exclusively, as well as a complimentary six-month trial of TIDAL HiFi. More here.

BLAKE SHELTON | Nissan

Warner Music Nashville

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To promote BLAKE SHELTON and his “Doing It To Country Songs” tour, Warner Music Nashville and Nissan teamed up for a tour sponsorship. As a presenting sponsor, the partnership gave Nissan high visibility on Shelton’s headliner and festival events, including ticketing, promotional materials, in-venue videos, social media and collateral, VIP hospitality and on-site vehicle displays for headliner tour stops. The program also featured a sweepstakes that gave fans a chance to win a trip to the tour. Find out more here.


On behalf of the team at The L.A. Office, thanks for reading and we’ll see you next time!

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nick_mitich

Nick Mitich
Digital Marketing & Membership Supervisor
The L.A Office


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4 Location-Based Entertainment Opportunities that Continue To Enhance Brand Partners’ Exposure!

With experiential activations continuing to take over the marketing world, location-based entertainment opportunities are giving brands access to a multitude of hands-on experiences to enhance their exposure and influence on their consumers.

Location-Based Entertainment allows interaction with not only the product, but also with the environment, creating a deeper connection and experience for them to walk away with. Considering the immense amount of messaging and advertising that is produced today, it’s important to offer more than just a product.

NEGRONI WEEK

(CAMPARI)

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#NEGRONIWEEK 2017 IS HAPPENING NOW!

Campari launched Negroni Week in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. From 2013 to 2016, Negroni Week grew from just 100 bars in the US to thousands of participants from over 40 countries internationally and exploded on social media.

This year, Campari is excited to announce several new upgrades to the initiative aimed at ensuring bigger and better charitable successes.

To find out more information about this year’s Negroni Week, visit http://marketingpartnerships.com/properties/view/2089/negroni-week


CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

(COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION)

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The 2017 CMA Music Festival is featuring 11 stages with more than 300 acts and 100 hours of music, and it all benefits music education. CMA Music Festival is also being filmed for a national television special that airs on the ABC Television Network. This is the 14th consecutive year the event will be featured, a feat no other music festival has achieved.

For more information on the festival or to view some of CMA Music Festival’s current partnerships, visit http://marketingpartnerships.com/properties/view/226/cma-music-festival


MADAME TUSSAUDS

(MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS)

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Owned by Merlin Entertainments, take a visit to Madame Tussauds where you can see, touch and take photos with all of your favorite celebrities! They’ve taken down the museum-style ropes and poles so that YOU can get up-close and personal with Hollywood’s biggest A-listers. With over 125 figures, there is something for everyone!

Explore more of Merlin Entertainment’s properties by visiting http://marketingpartnerships.com/companies/view/4634/merlin-entertainments


REVOLUTION GALACTIC ATTACK VIRTUAL REALITY COASTER

(SIX FLAGS)

SFVRThis cosmic experience on The New Revolution introduces the first time augmented reality has ever been offered on a virtual reality coaster. The complex gameplay puts you in control of your ride to shoot targets and make key decisions that affect your score.

Powered by Oculus, you’ll be wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets, making you able to see your surroundings and your friends sitting next to you. An army of flying alien drones will be attacking your spaceship with lasers and light missiles before you make it to the mothership. Turn your head during the ride to position your bulls-eye over the enemies to fight back and score points!

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