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

Interscope

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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!

Best,

nick_mitich

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


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5 Titles That Changed The Game At E3

E3 has quickly become the world’s premiere video game conference where the top developers in the industry hock their wares and prime the public for releases on the horizon. It’s also no surprise that the event has become such a phenomenon. The gaming industry was worth a staggering $99 billion in 2016 and a study reported that there are now nearly 2 billion people who play video games around the world.

So, what does E3 mean for the partnership marketing industry? It means tons of chances for incredible brand exposure and unique opportunities to integrate with properties that target a specific and brand-focused market.

Let’s take a look at 5 gaming titles that were either announced or updated at the conference. Each one of these games offers an abundance of partnership potential that your brand could be the beneficiary of.

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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 fall 2017, 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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Nintendo had one of the most exciting E3’s out of all of the major developers by announcing a whole host of new games for their new console, the Nintendo Switch. One of the most intriguing of those announcements is SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY, which 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. The gameplay of ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS shown at E3, however, did much to assuage those fears. Boasting new mechanics and a gorgeous, violent setting, brands in the alcoholic beverage, CPG or electronics industries could fit in perfectly. Read more here.

ANTHEM | Electronic Arts (EA)

(Q4 2018)

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One of the announcements that drew the most buzz was Bioware’s (EA) ANTHEM. Gameplay video showed a game with beautiful graphics and a seemingly incredible open world. Drawing comparisons to Activision’s DESTINY, ANTHEM will feature multiple large updates of downloadable content so the partnership window will extend well past its initial release date. For more on ANTHEM, click here.

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN | PlayStation

(Q1/Q2 2018)

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Lastly, we have Sony Interactive Entertainment’s SPIDER-MAN. Another game that revealed gameplay footage during the conference, this game will feature a Spider-Man more dynamically playable than in any game he’s been in before. Click here for more.


Look for more blog posts in the future that will cover the partnership marketing industry across even more brand and entertainment categories. Additionally, for access to more partnerships and marketing opportunities, create a profile on MarketingPartnerships.com.

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

Best,

nick_mitich

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


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