Why Data is Essential in eSports Marketing

Why Data is Essential in eSports Marketing

Team Streams

May 12th, 2022

Why Data is Essential in eSports Marketing

Esports has become one of the most popular forms of entertainment across the globe in the past few years. It has taken on traditional sports and seen a growing viewership. A third of Gen Z viewers would now rather watch eSports events than traditional sporting events. 

At the centre of the growing eSports scene is the need for data. Newzoo estimates the industry will generate nearly $1.38 billion in revenues globally by the end of 2022. 

eSports has seen exceptional growth due to an increase in investments, advertisements, and media. All of these things have been done well and relied heavily on data. 

In this post, we will look at how data is used as an essential part of marketing eSports. 


Using Data To Create Personalised Ads And Marketing Campaigns


Personalised marketing is used across industries. By personalising your eSports marketing, you can avoid sending out useless, annoying, and ineffective advertising. 

As a marketer for an eSports brand, one of your key focuses is creating customer-focused interactions and delivering meaningful marketing messages to the right audiences. By collecting data about your eSports brands’ audience you can deliver them more personlised messages and attract new audiences who will be interested in your brand. 

By using perosnlised marketing in gaming and eSports, you can increase user activity and attract high-quality audiences who will genuinely want to interact with your games. 

You can deliver personalised marketing by adjusting your campaign to match a specific audience. You can use your data to see what audiences are responding to the ad and which are not and continue to market to those who show the most interest.


Use Customer Data to Continue Success


Using customer data is the way to create sustainable business growth for any eSports brand. 

Gaming has evolved rapidly over the past few years and growing popularity across demographics means that analysing customer data is essential to continued success for any eSports brand. 

When it comes to growing your audiences, it is often not a matter of working harder, but working more efficiently. By tracking customer data you can create more effective marketing campaigns by putting your resources into those campaigns that are working most effectively and targeting the audiences that are growing fastest and showing the greatest interest. 

It is also important to use your data to review where your customer base is not growing. You should be able to use your data to gain insights into why marketing campaigns are not working effectively to attract the audiences you are targeting. You can then make adjustments to campaigns to create more effective messaging that leads to higher conversions and business monetization.


Using Social Media Data To Identify New Opportunities


Another type of data that is essential for eSports brands to monitor is social media. Social data empowers you to build a greater understanding of your players. You can then leverage your insights to strengthen the gaming community around your eSports brand and grow your fanbase internationally. 

Social media monitoring can also help you to identify new market opportunities. For example, you will be able to find unexpected collaborations with gaming influencers to help you grow your international fanbase, and discover inspiration for content that can help you stand out from your competitors. 


To Sum Up 


Data is essential in eSports. In a fast-evolving industry, data helps your brand stay on top of ever-changing audience interests and create more efficient campaigns with those insights. By better understanding your customers, and how your audiences are growing and changing, you can create relevant marketing messages that help you stand out from competitors and attract new audiences. 


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