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Bidstack News  |  July 14, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 14th July 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...

In the Press  |  July 10, 2020
Video Ad News: Convergence 2.0: Gaming and Video are more entwined than ever before
Bidstack CEO, James Draper, spoke to Video Ad News’ Tim Cross about the progression of cloud gaming and how it could add a different dimension to gaming all together with interactivity in live stream. User-generated live streaming has had an exceptionally close relationship with gaming communities for as long as live streaming has existed. Justin.TV,...
Bidstack News  |  July 8, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 7th July 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...

Blog  |  June 30, 2020 |  4 min read
Establishing the framework for in-game advertising
Lockdown hasn’t just seen gaming and esports boost their mainstream status; it’s swiftly accelerated the advertising industry’s in-game evolution too. In just a few months, Steam has set and smashed multiple user records; reporting 22 million concurrent gamers at last count. Call of Duty’s Warzone racked up 60 million new users weeks after its launch....
Francesco Petruzzelli

Francesco Petruzzelli

Bidstack News  |  June 30, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 30th June 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
Bidstack News  |  June 23, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 23rd June 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
Bidstack News  |  June 16, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 16th June 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
Bidstack News  |  June 9, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 9th June 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
Bidstack News  |  June 2, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 2nd June 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
Bidstack News  |  May 26, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 26th May 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
Bidstack News  |  May 19, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin : 19th May 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
In the Press  |  May 18, 2020
MediaTel: Level up your ads: Why brands are getting into gaming
Bidstack’s Marketing Director, Vanessa Goff-Yu and CRO, Lewis Sherlock, takes a closer look with Mediatel as to why more and more brands are getting into gaming. What is it about the gaming industry that’s got advertiser’s attention? Is it the $3bn spend on in-game advertising in the US, or is it more people are watching...
In the Press  |  May 15, 2020
MCV: Issue 957 – May 2020
Bidstack’s VP Gaming, Charlotte Cook talks to MCV’s editor Seth Barton about the DCMS’ ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ campaign done in partnership with Codemasters, the good that in-game advertising has done during the COVID-19 lockdown and the potential this new revenue stream can offer for game developers. ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ has been the message...
In the Press  |  May 12, 2020
BusinessCloud: How Bidstack is placing Coronavirus messaging into video games
Bidstack CEO, James Draper spoke to BusinessCloud’s Alistair Hardaker to talk about the uptake of in-game advertising, the impact gaming has had on society and how advertisers’ perception of gaming is starting to change. Bidstack’s proposition is ingeniously simple – if today’s games are realistic enough to simulate the billboards and pitch-side ads we see...
Bidstack News  |  May 12, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin : 12th May 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
Bidstack News  |  May 5, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 5th May 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
Bidstack News  |  April 28, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin: 28th April 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. Discover the most interesting news and views from the past week below. Want to keep up to date with Bidstack Bulletin? Click here...
In the Press  |  April 23, 2020
ExchangeWire: Marketing Spend Has Fallen, But There’s Room for Optimism: Q1 2020 IPA Bellwether Report
Exchangewire asked industry leaders from the advertising community, including IAA’s VP Marketing Fran Cowan, Group M Digital UK’s MD Paul Rowlinson and Bidstack CEO, James Draper, on their opinions and thoughts on the latest IPA Bellweather Report released in April 2020. Gaming offers a bright spot in bleak times The report provides an unsurprising outlook for...
In the Press  |  April 23, 2020
Mobile Marketing: IPA Q1 2020 Bellwether Report – Industry Reaction
James Draper, CEO of Bidstack, shared his thoughts with Mobile Marketing on the latest IPA Q1 2020 Bellweather Report. “The report provides an unsurprising outlook for the media industry, as marketing budgets shrink and brands shy away from the limelight. However, we can be optimistic for the economic recovery predicted for 2021 and, in the...
In the Press  |  April 22, 2020
netimperative: IPA Bellweather Report – Marketing budgets drop at fastest rate since last recession amid Covid-19 crisis
Bidstack CEO, James Draper commented on the latest results published in the April 2020 version of the IPA Bellweather Report. The coronavirus pandemic has led to cuts to all forms of marketing activity in the UK, dropping 6.1% overall, but marketers are being urged to think twice before pulling spend, according to the latest IPA...
Bidstack News  |  April 21, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin – 21st April 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. To check out this weeks highlights click on the links below. This weeks highlights: 1. Here’s how our digital lives might look in...
Blog  |  April 16, 2020 |  3 min read
What choice does an advertiser have during a global pandemic?
These are unprecedented times for the world. The world as we know it has changed overnight. The media world has inevitably shifted and evolved as quickly as the virus has spread. So what have advertisers done during this dramatic period of change? From my observation, there have been three approaches. Hide Stagnate Adapt Some brands...
Alan Ngai

Alan Ngai

In the Press  |  April 16, 2020
TheGamingEconomy: The Video Games Industry on Coronavirus
TheGamingEconomy spoke to several industry leaders from gaming and advertising, including Bidstack’s CEO, James Draper, on the impact gaming has experience since the outbreak. Like the vast majority of industries across the globe, the ongoing outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus has had a monumental impact upon the video games sector. TheGamingEconomy has invited thought leaders from...
In the Press  |  April 14, 2020
CNBC: Here’s how our digital lives might look in a post-pandemic world
Bidstack CEO, James Draper, was asked by CNBC’s Lucy Handley on how our post COVID-19 lives will change and what our digital lives might look like. As millions get used to the new normal of lockdown life, our digital lives may never be the same again. From video conference calls with family, watching as kids...
Bidstack News  |  April 14, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin – 14th April 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. To check out this weeks highlights click on the links below. This weeks highlights: 1. Playstation unveils DualSense, the new wireless controller for...
Bidstack News  |  April 7, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin – 7th April 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. To check out this weeks highlights click on the links below. This weeks highlights: 1. Coronavirus: Video games add ‘stay at home’ COVID-19...
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
Forbes: How British Developers Are Sending The ‘Stay At Home’ Coronavirus Message To Gamers
Codemasters worked with their partners, Bidstack to deliver ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ message in DiRT Rally 2.0 title. A trio of U.K. developers has committed to combating COVID-19 by adding in-game adverts that provide coronavirus safety advice, in line with wider government messaging. The move is being made by Rebellion, Codemasters and Activision-Blizzard’s freemium mobile...
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
BBC: Coronavirus: Video games add ‘stay at home’ Covid-19 adverts
Bidstack partners, Codemasters worked with the in-game advertising platform to deliver government health message in in-game environment. Three of the UK’s leading video games developers are to display coronavirus safety advice within their titles. Candy Crush Saga, Dirt Rally 2.0 and Sniper Elite 4 are among the games that will feature the messaging. The initial...
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
Gov.uk: Government and video games industry join forces in fight against coronavirus
Codemasters BAFTA nominated title, DiRT Rally 2.0 are one of three titles to display coronavirus safety advice within their games. Through their partnership with Bidstack, Codemasters are able to leverage Bidstack’s in-game advertising technology to geographically target gamers with the ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ message – in real time. The message is being displayed in...
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
Gamasutra:UK Government enlists game developers to push ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ messaging
Codemasters worked with Bidstack to deliver ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ message to DiRT Rally 2.0 gamers. The UK Government has partnered with a handful of game developers to encourage people in the country to stay indoors and slow the spread of COVID-19. Companies like King, Codemasters, and Rebellion have all agreed to add essential health messaging to...
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
Autosport: Codemasters adds “Stay Home Save Lives” messaging into rally game
Codemasters joined teamed up with in-game advertising platform, Bidstack to deliver ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ message in their BAFTA nominated title, DiRT Rally 2.0. Codemasters has added “Stay Home Save Lives” messages to its DiRT Rally 2.0 game in an effort to increase public safety amid the coronavirus crisis. With almost 48,000 COVID-19 cases in...
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
MCV:Government and video games industry join forces to stop coronavirus spread
Together with Bidstack, Codemasters utilised their BAFTA nominated title, DiRT Rally 2.0 to geotarget gamers with UK government health message ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has partnered with some the UK’s leading video game companies to reinforce the government’s ‘Stay At Home, Save Lives’ instruction in some of their...
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
inews: Coronavirus: ‘Stay at Home’ warnings added to some of the UK’s biggest video games
Leveraging Bidstack’s in-game advertising technology, BAFTA nominated Codemasters’ title, DiRT Rally 2.0 are one a handful of titles to display coronavirus safety advice to gamers around the world. Government messaging urging the public to stay at home will start appearing in some of the UK’s most popular video games as people are urged to stay...
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
Playstation Lifestyle: DiRT Rally 2.0 and Other Games from UK-Based Devs to Display Coronavirus Safety Ads
Award winning game publisher, Codemasters, worked with in-game advertising platform, Bidstack, to deliver ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ message in DiRT 2.0. A few UK-based game studios are displaying coronavirus safety ads in their titles. One theme centers on “Stay home. Save lives.” Three studios are taking part in the initiative, including Codemasters, Rebellion, and King....
In the Press  |  April 6, 2020
Motorsport.com: Codemasters adds coronavirus message into DiRT Rally 2.0
Codemasters has added “Stay Home Save Lives” messages to its DiRT Rally 2.0 game, with the help from in-game advertising partners, Bidstack, in an effort to increase public safety amid the coronavirus crisis. With almost 48,000 COVID-19 cases in the UK, the government has reinforced its instruction for all citizens to stay at home aside...
Bidstack News  |  March 31, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin – 31st March 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. To check out this weeks highlights click on the links below. This weeks highlights: 1. Bidstack, Gfinity and Venatus join forces Utilising Gfinity’s...
In the Press  |  March 26, 2020
ExchangeWire: Advertising Vs Coronavirus: Part One – Ad Tech
Lewis Hadley, Head of Insights and Digital Marketing, spoke to ExchangeWire about the gaming trends that have arisen since COVID-19 broke out globally. Surges in gaming offers a new avenue for brands The general public are being encouraged to self-isolate and work from home in a number of areas at the moment and many of...
Bidstack News  |  March 23, 2020
The Bidstack Bulletin – 23rd March 2020
Each week the Bidstack team curate the most interesting stories from the world of gaming, advertising and esports to help you keep ahead of the pack when it comes to in-game advertising. To check out this weeks highlights click on the links below. This weeks highlights: Athletes, sports team and organisations turn to esports –...
In the Press  |  March 18, 2020
The Drum: In-game advertising: The dawn of a new ad category
Bidstack CEO, James Draper, wrote a piece for The Drum around why in-game advertising signifies the dawn of a new advertising category. In this article he talks about the opportunity this emerging channel has for the advertising industry and why now is the time for brands to get in the game. Hardly a week goes...
Blog  |  March 17, 2020 |  4 min read
Pro Sports Disrupted: Can Gaming and Esports Be The Solution?
It has been a turbulent couple of weeks in the world of professional sport, where a number of major sporting events such as the NBA, NHL, MLB, Premier League, ATP Tour and almost all other international and national sporting competitions have been postponed indefinitely.  While this was the right thing to do, as human safety...
Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher

In the Press  |  March 12, 2020
ExchangeWire: MG Motor UK Makes In-Game Advertising Play in DiRT Rally 2.0, with Bidstack & TMWI
ExchangeWire wrote a piece on an advertising first: MG Motors UK becoming the first automative brand to activate in Codemasters DiRT Rally 2.0, in real time through native in-game advertising, thanks for the collaboration between Bidstack, TMWI and Codemasters. MG Motor UK has become the first automotive manufacturer to champion in-game advertising in real-time. Working...
In the Press  |  March 12, 2020
MarTech Series: MG Motor UK Makes Play for In-Game Advertising in DiRT Rally 2.0, in Collaboration With Bidstack, Codemasters and tmwi
MarTech Series covered Bidstack, Codemasters and TMWI’s news about an industry first campaign: MG Motors UK being the first automative brand to go live in really time in Codemasters’ DiRT Rally 2.0. MG Motor UK has become the first automotive manufacturer to champion in-game advertising in real-time. Working with leading native in-game advertising provider Bidstack and...
Bidstack News  |  March 12, 2020
MG Motors UK makes play for in-game advertising in DiRT Rally 2.0, in collaboration with Bidstack, Codemasters and TMWI
London, UK, 12 March, 2020 – MG Motor UK has become the first automotive manufacturer to champion in-game advertising in real time. Working with leading native in-game advertising provider Bidstack and digital marketing agency tmwi has allowed MG to feature in Codemaster’s iconic DiRT Rally 2.0. The move has helped the fast-growing UK automotive manufacturer...
Marketing Bidstack

Marketing Bidstack

Blog  |  February 19, 2020 |  5 min read
3 Key Takeaways from IAB ALM 2020
Last week, I was fortunate enough to represent Bidstack at the annual  IAB Leadership Summit in Palm Desert, CA. The conference brings together some of the best and brightest executives from agencies, clients, tech vendors and publishers from around the US, to discuss the prevailing topics hitting our industry.   The key theme for this year...
Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher

In the Press  |  February 13, 2020
City AM: Who’s switching jobs at Saatchi & Saatchi, Bidstack and Vortexa?
City AM covered Bidstack announcement of former Playstation chief, Andrew House, joining Bidstack’s Advisory Board. Bidstack In-game advertising group Bidstack has announced the appointment of Andrew House to its advisory committee. Andrew has extensive experience in the field and began working with Sony when he joined its international PR team in Tokyo in 1990. Five...
In the Press  |  February 12, 2020
PocketGamer: Former PlayStation boss Andrew House joins in-game ads firm Bidstack’s advisory board
Kayleigh Partleton, staff writer at PocketGamer published a piece on Bidstack’s recent news about former Playstation boss, Andrew House, joining Bidstack as an advisory board member. Former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House has joined Bidstack as member of its advisory board. In 1990, House began his career with Sony as part of the PR team in...
In the Press  |  February 12, 2020
MCV: Andrew House joins advisory board of in-game advertising firm Bidstack
MCV covered Bidstack’s news of their latest addition to the advisory board, driving force behind Playstation 4, Andrew House. Former PlayStation chief Andrew House has joined in-game advertising platform Bidstack’s advisory board. House – who started his career with Sony in its Tokyo PR team in 1990 before going on to serve as CMO, co-CEO...
In the Press  |  February 12, 2020
ExchangeWire: Former PlayStation Chief Andrew House Joins Bidstack Advisory Board
ExchangeWire published Bidstack’s recent news of Former Playstation Chief, Andrew House, addition to the Bidstack Advisory Board. Bidstack, the in-game advertising platform, is excited to announce a new appointment to its influential Advisory Board – Andrew House, former President, CEO and Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). House started his career with Sony in its...
Bidstack News  |  February 12, 2020
Former PlayStation chief Andrew House joins Advisory Board of in-game advertising platform Bidstack
London, UK, 11th February, 2020 – Bidstack, the in-game advertising platform, is excited to announce a new appointment to its influential Advisory Board – Andrew House, former President, CEO and Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).   House started his career with Sony in its Tokyo PR team in 1990. He served as CMO between...
Marketing Bidstack

Marketing Bidstack

In the Press  |  February 4, 2020
Creativepool: 11 digital marketing trends to watch in 2020
James Draper, Bidstack CEO spoke to Caroline Burgess-Pike of Creativepool to talk about what marketing trends to look out for in 2020. Esports means serious business “If there were any doubts remaining about the status of esports in mainstream culture, 2019 has quelled them. This year we witnessed the largest esports events to date, including...
Blog  |  January 23, 2020 |  3 min read
Better Quality Ads: How Bidstack Protect The Gaming Experience
In recent years the digital advertising industry has come to realise that a consumer’s online experience of brands and adverts is integral to the success of their campaigns. This is both in terms of the ongoing acceptance of online ads and in terms of how well campaigns achieve their marketing aims. With ad blocking on...
James Draper

James Draper

In the Press  |  January 15, 2020
ExchangeWire: IPA Bellwether Report Q4 2019: Return to Marketing Budget Growth
Francesco Petruzzelli, Bidstack’s CTO spoke to ExchangeWire about IPA’s recently release of the Q4 2019 Bellwether Report. Experiment in flourishing sectors “With political uncertainty fading, at least temporarily, after the recent General Election, it is heartening to find that businesses are once again looking to invest and spend in advertising. But if companies wish to...
In the Press  |  December 19, 2019
AIThority: Bidstack’s £10 Million Trade Deal Signals the Dawn of a New AD Category
AIThority reported that Bidstack has entered into a £10m trade deal that represents the first-ever major investment from an agency group into in-game advertising.  Bidstack has been trailblazing the in-game ad category since it was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2018 becoming the first crowdfunded gaming company to go public. Since its arrival on...
In the Press  |  December 18, 2019
ExchangeWire Predictions 2020: In-Game Advertising
Just before Christmas, ExchangeWire asked James Draper, Bidstack CEO, what his 2020 prediction for media would be. As the decade draws to a close, ExchangeWire has invited thought leaders from across the industry to share their predictions and insight into what 2020 will hold for the ad tech and martech industries. Under the spotlight today...
In the Press  |  December 18, 2019
The Gaming Economy: Predictions 2020: In-Game Advertising
As the decade draws to a close, ExchangeWire and TheGamingEconomy invited thought leaders from across the industry to share their predictions and insight into what 2020 will hold for the ad tech and martech industries. Under the spotlight today is in-game advertising, where marketers are increasingly realising the value in the medium as a result...
In the Press  |  December 12, 2019
The Drum: More advertisers will ‘get’ gaming in 2020
Francesco Petruzzelli, Bidstack CTO, wrote an article for The Drum on his predictions for 2020. At this year’s Xaxis Deviate EMEA event, the audience (mainly made up of brands and advertisers) participated in a quick poll to find out how regularly they played games. An astounding one third of the audience said that they didn’t play games...
Blog  |  December 10, 2019 |  < 1 min read
The Gaming Economy: Embracing the Female Gaming Revolution
Vanessa Goff-Yu, Bidstack’s Marketing Director shares her positive thoughts and view on the rise of strong female game characters and female gamer demographics across the industry. The news that Natalie Portman will take on the lead role in the fourth Thor film in 2021 wasn’t just the start of Marvel’s next phase; it was part of a...
Vanessa Goff-Yu

Vanessa Goff-Yu

In the Press  |  November 7, 2019
ExchangeWire: Bidstack Sponsors NFG’s FIFA 20 KIT
Bidstack, the in-game advertising platform, has today announced its sponsorship of NFG Esports’ kits for the FIFA 2020 season. The deal will run for the lifespan of the game and the new branded kits will be worn by the team’s players in-game, when they stream gameplay online and at tournaments, as well as during official events. Players...
In the Press  |  November 6, 2019
Shots: Get creative: levelling up your in-game advertising
James Draper, Bidstack CEO, wrote a piece for Shots giving advertisers advice on how to level up their in-game advertising strategies. Advertisers aren’t oblivious to the rising importance of gaming. They’re aware that player numbers are growing (currently estimated at 2.2 billion), as is the global market, with overall value set to hit $300 billion by 2025. But this...
In the Press  |  October 23, 2019
The impact of 5G in the gaming world
Bidstack was recently included in a piece written by Troels Ringsted, Senior Research Lead at Verizon Media’s Ryot Nordics for Mobile Marketing on how 5G will change the world of gaming. With the recent (official) announcement that we will see a new PlayStation 5 from Sony that will allow significantly faster downloads, load times and...
Blog  |  October 22, 2019 |  4 min read
What Is In-Game Advertising?
Gaming has been on the radar of advertisers for some time, but it seems to have become a more intriguing prospect in the collective consciousness of the industry over the past year or so. This may be down to technological advances that enable better quality, immersive advertising in-game or a wider reflection of the gaming...
Lewis Hadley

Lewis Hadley

In the Press  |  October 22, 2019
My Digital Hero – Simon Gosling, CMO, in New Digital Age
New Digital Age asked some of the industry’s leading figures to nominate their digital hero and to explain what’s so special about them. Simon Gosling has over 25-years’ experience in the industry, joining Bidstack in 2019 as CMO. Previously he was Futurist at Unruly, and CEO of Happy Finish, where he oversaw the development of its VR/AR department. Who...
In the Press  |  October 21, 2019
BDaily News: This week’s London appointments
In-game advertising platform Bidstack has appointed Nina Mackie as Senior Director of Global Agency Partnerships and Charlotte Cook as Account Director of games. Read more of the article from BDaily here
Blog  |  October 21, 2019 |  4 min read
5 Reasons Why Advertisers Are Embracing In-Game Advertising
The gaming industry is a hub of innovation and is  worth more than the film and music industries combined. It now accounts for  more than half of the UK’s entertainment market. However, despite the obvious successes of the industry it has often been overlooked by advertisers as a marketing channel. Bidstack connects brands with game...
Lewis Hadley

Lewis Hadley

In the Press  |  October 21, 2019
Simon Gosling: Why every marketer needs to understand gaming
Any brand Marketing Director or agency Creative Director worth their salt should be able answer these simple pop-quiz culture questions, (or at least get close!): Music – Who are the year’s 3 most followed artists on Spotify. 1. Ed Sheeran, 2. Drake, 3. Ariana Grande. Film – What are the 3 biggest grossing movies so...
Blog  |  October 19, 2019 |  4 min read
5 Reasons Why Game Developers Are Embracing In-Game Advertising
The success of multimillion selling titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 and FIFA 19 has seen gaming revenues outstrip those of the film and music industries combined. Esports audiences are overshadowing the world’s biggest sporting events, with more people tuning into the League of Legends World Championship than...
Lewis Hadley

Lewis Hadley

In the Press  |  October 16, 2019
Campaign: Movers and Shakers – Diageo, the7stars, AnalogFolk, DAN, Mindshare and more
In-game ad platform Bidstack has appointed Nina Mackie and Charlotte Cook as Senior Director of Global Agency Partnerships and Account Director of Games respectively. To read more of this article from Campaign, please click here.
In the Press  |  October 15, 2019
The Drum: People on the move including Subway, Uber and Hostelworld
Bidstack has announced two new hires to its UK operation. Nina Mackie and Charlotte Cook will be joining the London HQ as senior director of global agency partnerships and account director of games respectively. To read this article from the Drum and more, click here.
In the Press  |  October 9, 2019
PocketGamer.biz: Monetizer Mavens on what went wrong for Mario Kart Tour
Rob Dagwell of the Bidstack’s Commercial Development Team recently spoke to PocketGamer.Biz to talk about Mario Kart Tour and how the current monetization strategy sat with the industry. If you have the opportunity to bring a game to one of the most popular platforms in the world without disrupting or with little negative impact to...
In the Press  |  October 9, 2019
Mediatel: Marketers expect to see gaming become its own media channel
From next year, the ad industry may see gaming emerge as a new, independent media channel, industry experts have predicted. Kay Taylor, Global Innovation and Partnerships Manager at Mindshare, Peter Jacobs, Client Partner, global at Dentsu Aegis Network, Adam Lynch, Senior Manager Operations at F1 and Lewis Sherlock, VP Sales at Bidstack discussed this topic...
In the Press  |  October 9, 2019
SalesTech Star: Bidstack Reaches New Checkpoint With Latest Senior Hires
Bidstack, the in-game advertising platform is excited to announce two new appointments – Nina Mackie, Senior Director of Global Agency Partnerships and Charlotte Cook, Account Director of Games. To read more of the article from Sales Tech Star, click here.
Bidstack News  |  October 8, 2019
Bidstack reaches new checkpoint with latest senior hires
Nina Mackie and Charlotte Cook join London HQ as Senior Director of Global Agency Partnerships and Account Director of Games    London, UK, 08 October 2019: Bidstack, the in-game advertising platform is excited to announce two new appointments – Nina Mackie, Senior Director, Global Agency Partnerships and Charlotte Cook, Account Director, Games. In the sales...
Marketing Bidstack

Marketing Bidstack

Blog  |  September 27, 2019 |  < 1 min read
MarTech Series: In-Game Ads Needn’t Be Disruptive
James Draper, Bidstack CEO explained to MarTech Series why in-game ads don’t have to be intrusive nor disrupt the gaming experience for the player.  Gamers don’t like it when advertising gets in the way of play, as illustrated by the furore around the unskippable ads recently introduced to NBA 2K19’s loading screen. Many game developers aren’t keen...
James Draper

James Draper

Talks & Events  |  August 1, 2019
GamesCom 2019 x Bidstack
In August 2019, Gamescom was the highlight for all gamers! Numerous events and congresses brought together the gaming industry and enthusiasts from all over the world. The Bidstack team were there to #GetInTheGame!  To read our 5 takeaways from GamesCom 2019, click here.
Talks & Events  |  March 27, 2019
Guildford Games 2019 x Bidstack
Bidstack’s Rob Dagwell of the Commercial Development team and Vanessa Yu from the Marketing team attended this year’s Guildford Games to see how both the gaming and the local community in Guildford were aiming to become the #HollywoodOfGames  
Talks & Events  |  September 4, 2019
UKIE Members Day 2019
In September 2019, Ukie turned 30 years old. To celebrate this occasion, they held their first ever Members Day on Wednesday 4 September at the Barbican Centre in central London. Bidstack were there to celebrate #30YearsOfPlay.  
Bidstack News  |  August 30, 2019
Bidstack continues to up their game on programmatic trading with new The Trade Desk partnership
Bidstack continues to up their game on programmatic trading with new The Trade Desk partnership.   In-game advertising platform Bidstack Group plc (AIM: BIDS.L) continues to build strong partnerships in the digital advertising space and today proudly announces their new collaboration with globally recognised The Trade DeskTM (Nasdaq: TTD), to bolster their programmatic offering for...
Marketing Bidstack

Marketing Bidstack

In the Press  |  August 13, 2019
WARC: Native in-game ads will future proof digital advertising
James Draper, Bidstack CEO, spoke to WARC about how in-game advertising brings the scale of mass-media exposure without ruining playing experiences. In the last 12 months, the popularity of esports has gone through the roof with viewing figures now surpassing both F1 and the 2019 Superbowl. With this continual rise, we are seeing advertisers starting to...
Blog  |  August 8, 2019 |  < 1 min read
The Drum: Why gaming will be advertising’s next key channel
James Draper, Bidstack CEO, shared his thoughts with The Drum on adland and how gaming and esports will change the industry for the better. Gaming has been on the radar of advertisers for some time, but it seems to have become a more intriguing prospect in the collective consciousness of the industry over the past...
James Draper

James Draper

In the Press  |  July 17, 2019
Mobile Marketing: Industry reacts: Q2 2019 IPA Bellwether Report
James Draper, CEO of Bidstack, recently spoke to Mobile Marketing to give his views on the Q2 2019 IPA Bellwether Report and where Bidstack stand with the current market projections. As marketing budgets stagnate and industry confidence wanes in times of uncertainty, marketers are looking for new avenues to reach audiences and boost brand awareness....
Talks & Events  |  July 19, 2019
Bidstack went to Develop:Brighton 2019
Develop:Brighton 2019 was a great success – with 2,871 attendees – their biggest event ever and a 21% increase year on year! Bidstack were there to learn and to network!
In the Press  |  July 2, 2019
Gamasutra: E3 2019: The Cloud is Gaming’s New Frontier
Rob Dagwell from Bidstack’s Commercial Development team, gave his views on cloud gaming and what E3 delivered at this year’s event.  The details of Google’s Stadia platform which were released ahead of this year’s E3,  set the scene for another instalment of gaming’s biggest gathering. Alongside cameos from Hollywood A listers such as Keanu Reeves, Jack Black...
In the Press  |  June 24, 2019
Creativepool: Talking Cannes Lions 2019: Key themes from this year’s festival
Bidstack CEO, James Draper spoke to Creativepool about his view on this year’s Cannes Lion Festival.  It was refreshing to see the growing presence of gaming and esports companies at Cannes Lions this year – best illustrated by Activision Blizzard pitching its tent at the Palais des Festivals. It is no big surprise however, as...
Talks & Events  |  August 15, 2019
E3 2019 x Bidstack
Representing all aspects of the video games space, E3 provided Bidstack the opportunity to showcase products, debut technologies, and align our brand with the future of video games. E3 had everything a gamer could wish for, from Keanu Reeves introducing Cyberpunk 2077 at the XBox Theatre, to an ice dragon status at Capcom’s stand, to...
Talks & Events  |  June 5, 2019
IAB Engage 2019 x Bidstack
Our Head of Insights, Lewis Hadley and VP Sales, Lewis Sherlock were at the event waving the Bidstack flag and soaking up all things new happening in advertising, adtech and data.   
Blog  |  April 30, 2019 |  5 min read
6 Key Trends from Insomnia64 ’19
Last week I headed to Birmingham with the Bidstack team for the biggest annual gaming event in the UK, Insomnia64. Growth in the gaming industry has continued apace since last year’s event and I was interested to see how these strides have influenced the way the event was planned and delivered. Here’s six trends that stood out for me at this year’s festival: 1. Brands are doing...
Petros Gazelidis

Petros Gazelidis

Blog  |  March 21, 2019 |  5 min read
Bidstack’s View: Stadia and the Future of Gaming
As passionate members of the gaming community, we felt extremely lucky to be in the audience for Google’s #Stadia announcement on Tuesday. The buzz around GDC and online in the aftermath of the presentation seemed to point to the significance of the move; but what exactly does Stadia mean for the video game market and the in-game advertising landscape? Here’s our...
Lewis Hadley

Lewis Hadley

Blog  |  March 8, 2019 |  4 min read
Women and Gaming – 5 Key Stats
In the minds of many, the world of gaming and esports is still very much a man’s world. But whilst we may have become familiar with well-trodden tropes about gaming being the preserve of young men and “geeks”, they don’t accurately reflect the gaming space in 2019. The demographic of gamers has changed dramatically in...
Lewis Hadley

Lewis Hadley

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