Direct Brands: Media & Customer Acquisition

November 22, 2019

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Benchmark and understand Direct Brand media planning/buying decisions .This report would not have been possible without the collaboration and financial support of our Direct Brands Initiative Strategic Partners and supporting sponsor, listed below. Online survey executed by Ipsos among 330 direct-to-consumer brand media professionals. Responses were anonymous and aggregated.

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JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment is South Korea's leading entertainment company. For over ten years, JYP has been active in music production as well as the recruitment, training, and management of new artists. JYP expertly develops new models for its unique business system, constantly working to expand businesses into online and mobile segments in both the domestic and international markets. JYP takes great pride in its talent development program, responsible for discovering and nurturing the talent of star such as Wonder Girls, 2PM, 2AM, miss A and GOT7. JYP continues to pioneer music, develop the potential of new artists, and lead the trend of the entertainment industry.

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

The productisation of music rights

Article | June 4, 2021

News that New York-based Pershing Square Tontine Holdings is planning to acquire 10% of UMGis the latest in a wave of financial transactions in the music rights space. Alongside this, Believe’s impending IPO has the potential to be one of the biggest things to happen to the independent music sector in some time, and comes as part of a wave of IPOs (e.g.WMG,UMG), SPACs (e.g.Anghami,Reservoir) and no end of catalogue funds and acquisition vehicles. This trend, with good cause, has been referred to as the ‘financialisation of music’ but that only captures part of what is at play here. This is more than simply an influx of capital and debt; financial institutions are now becoming part of the plumbing of the music business, and in turn they are changing the definition of what constitutes success. This shift in objectives and desired outcomes has the potential to rebalance how the music industry operates.

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

The crowd still matters for live sports broadcasting

Article | June 17, 2021

At opposite sides of the globe, two top-flight international football events have kicked off over the last week. In semi-vaccinated Europe the month-long Euro 2020 tournament began on Friday June 11th, with 11 countries hosting the competition across Europe. On Sunday June 13th in Brazil (a country which had now lost nearly half a million lives to COVID-19) the 2021 Copa America kicked off, with the final taking place on July 10th2021. While Euro 2020 is taking place in front of reduced capacity crowds of fans in stadiums, the Copa America is being played behind closed doors with entire participating national delegations required to be vaccinated, and delegations limited to 65 members. Euro 2020’s official motto ‘Live it. For Real’ can be taken as a declaration of intent to host a top-flight mass sporting event as close to pre-pandemic conditions as feasibly possible. The criteria for live spectator participation for UEFA (the event organisers) was key to this. UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin confirmed the importance of live spectators at matches in an interview back in March where he stated "We have several scenarios, but the one guarantee we can make is that the option of playing any Euro 2020 match in an empty stadium is off the table. Every host must guarantee there will be fans at their games."

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VIRTUALIZATION

Marketing a game? Put enough focus on Discord and TikTok

Article | June 7, 2021

TikTok and Discord are essential channels for effective gamer targeting. MIDiA’s Q1 2021 survey states that weekly active user penetration of the two services over-indexes among mobile and console gamers the most of all tracked social media. This is similar with PC gamers, with the exception of Twitter ranking slightly higher than TikTok.

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Best Oculus Rift Fitness Games 2020

Article | April 22, 2020

No matter what VR headset you own, there are some great virtual reality fitness games at your disposal. However, the Oculus Rift’s stacked catalog and quality exclusives makes it a great option for any fitness enthusiast. From games built around working out to enjoyable titles that make you forget about how active you are actually, there are hundreds of choices. That’s exactly why it can be overwhelming for those that just picked up a headset. To help you find the right fitness title for you, we here at VR Fitness Insider have come up with a list of the best Oculus Rift fitness games 2020. These games are an excellent part of anyone’s fitness journey.

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Spotlight

JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment is South Korea's leading entertainment company. For over ten years, JYP has been active in music production as well as the recruitment, training, and management of new artists. JYP expertly develops new models for its unique business system, constantly working to expand businesses into online and mobile segments in both the domestic and international markets. JYP takes great pride in its talent development program, responsible for discovering and nurturing the talent of star such as Wonder Girls, 2PM, 2AM, miss A and GOT7. JYP continues to pioneer music, develop the potential of new artists, and lead the trend of the entertainment industry.

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