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Dentsu Aegis Network Expands MKTG’s Live Marketing and Content Capabilities Through Acquisition of Branded

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  • Branded is an award winning producer of live media events, owners of ‘All That Matters’, ‘It’s a Girl Thing’ festivals, and is YouTube’s Global Partner for YouTube FanFest
  • Post-acquisition it will join MKTG to accelerate the network’s entertainment, content and experiential marketing proposition in Asia Pacific

Dentsu Aegis Network announces that it has acquired Branded Ltd (“Branded”), Asia Pacific’s leading producer of live media events. Branded will join lifestyle marketing agency MKTG to scale capabilities in live media events, through the development of new age creative, content and IP ownership in the high growth areas of sport, music, gaming and entertainment.

Established in 2002 with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, Branded connects businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events. It specialises in the conceptualisation, programming, organisation, and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, educational academies, and fan events. Notably, Branded is focused on developing owned intellectual properties, events and content to build and own audiences.

Branded’s core credentials include Co-Producers of YouTube FanFest, owners and producers of ‘It’s A Girl Thing’ and the award winning ‘All That Matters’ – Asia Pacific’s largest entertainment business and consumer festival connecting global industry pace-setters in music, digital, sports, marketing and gaming. In China, Branded produces Sports Connects and Tencent Music Connects.

Nick Waters, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific, said: “With the heavy disruption in the advertising model for brand building, the ability to reach live audiences carries increasing value. As a result, lifestyle and experiential marketing is a strong growth segment in the region. Consumers will always be motivated by great content – sport, music, entertainment. Bringing Branded into our group will provide opportunities for our clients to develop strong marketing platforms from the live arena outwards, and enhance access to great talent.”

Joining the leadership team from Branded is Jasper Donat, Co-founder and CEO of Branded, a 30-year veteran of the media and entertainment industry. Jasper will remain as CEO of Branded, reporting to Sean O’Brien, CEO of MKTG Asia Pacific.

Jasper Donat, CEO of Branded, said: “We are extremely proud and honoured to be joining Dentsu Aegis Network. This is an exciting new chapter in Branded’s amazing 16-year journey. Brands are demanding more powerful and creative live opportunities to meet their consumers face to face. Integrating with MKTG gives Branded access to an immense client network and a genuine opportunity to expand and realise our global ambition as a producer of some of the world’s best known B2B and B2C live media events. I am also thrilled that this enables the development of new skills and career opportunities for the team that matters.”

Branded has been recognised as a “Top 10 Event Marketing Agency” by Marketing Magazine and is a two-time winner of the prestigious “Singapore Experience Best Trade Event of the Year” award.

About Dentsu Aegis Network:
Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands – Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 40,000 dedicated specialists.

About MKTG:
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, hospitality and sponsorship marketing. We are committed to constantly evolving, refining and inventing innovative brand engagements through a deeper understanding of how people think, work and live their lives. Headquartered in New York City, we have 1,600 employees and 7,000 Brand Ambassadors operating in 19 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

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European Roulette powered by NSoft concurring wide audience

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NSoft has released Roulette to its customers: Sima Communication (Lesotho), CG Bet (Cameroon), Dominican Gaming Systems (DGS) and Izi Paryaj (Haiti).

European Roulette is the latest release of NSoft, award-winning betting software provider. Simplicity of the game and the fact that it is widely recognizable are excellent preconditions for the success and acceptance of the product by punters. For now, the game is available in retail and soon will be also available on other channels.

First customers to whom the NSoft´s Roulette was released are Africa-based operators Sima Communication and CG Bet as well as Dominican Gaming Systems (DGS) and Haiti´s Izi Paryaj.

NSoft has officially presented its Roulette at ICE London 2019. The usage of the latest technologies breathes new life into this well known and popular casino game. NSoft´s vision of Roulette goes along with great design, colorful visuals and eye catching graphics. Visualisation also includes statistics of the draws that are calculated on a daily basis.

It is a simple game that enables players to place bets on different markets. The possible betting options are defined as: bet on a single number, various groups of numbers, the colours red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high or low.

NSoft is attending Betting on Football event in London  – feel free to book a meeting with our representatives’ trough sales@nsoft.com.

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BCLC Awards Pollard Banknote 10-Year Contract Extension

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Pollard Banknote Limited is pleased to announce a significant ten-year extension to its instant ticket games and related services contract with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (“BCLC”). Under this agreement, which commenced on February 1, 2019, Pollard Banknote will continue to serve BCLC as a supplier of instant ticket games through December 31, 2028.

This agreement extends the successful and more than 30-year relationship between Pollard Banknote and BCLC, during which time we have provided everything from game design and instant ticket production to marketing support and strategic planning services. Over the course of this partnership, Pollard Banknote has helped the lottery achieve steady sales growth, including a 33% increase in instant sales over the past five years, which well exceeds the Canadian average of 20% over the same period.

BCLC is recognized for its innovative and progressive approach to instant ticket products, launching tickets featuring many of Pollard Banknote’s industry-leading innovations, including Scratch FX®, Jumbo Pop n’ Play™, PlayBook® Mini, pouched games, and various specialty inks. BCLC’s adoption of novel game concepts is well suited to their commitment to strengthen their core games and expand their product offerings to meet the expectations of their growing customer base. For example, the Lottery and Pollard Banknote are currently collaborating on a dynamic new Crossword ticket that will feature an integrated digital game play component to extend player excitement.

“BCLC is a long-valued customer and we are exceptionally proud of the strong partnership we have cultivated. We work hard to help BCLC delight its players with eye-catching and innovative products, and we are happy to see the results of these efforts pay off with consistent sales growth.” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “This contract extension demonstrates the productive nature of our collaborative relationship, and we are excited for the opportunity to continue to work with BCLC for many more years to come.”

 

About Pollard Banknote:

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.comhttp://www.pollardbanknote.com/.

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Gaming Associates Europe Ltd approves Betinvest Lottery

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Gaming Associates Europe Limited, a reputable laboratory and accreditation agency in the UK, has approved the Betinvest’s new Lottery platform. With this certification, Betinvest can now supply its in-house Lottery solutions to both online and retail gaming operators in EU countries where local regulators do not require companies to carry out their own compliance checks.

“All of our games are developed in accordance with the applicable regulations and requirements. We are delighted to have been approved by Gaming Associates Europe Limited because the requirements that must be met to be granted UK certification are some of the most complicated. This confirms that our product is fair, secure, and has been tested to the appropriate standards,” commented the company’s VP of Business Development, Valentyn Kyrylenko.

Since becoming certified, Betinvest’s Lottery solutions have been integrated into the Stanleybet platform in Romania. Kyrylenko affirmed that the few first weeks of their cooperation have shown very impressive results and added, “Soon, the rest our games, such as Magic KENO, Roulette Lucky Wheel and Book of Six, will be certified too”.

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