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 with leading native in-game advertising provider Bidstack, and digital marketing and media 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 to evolve its marketing strategy to increase brand awareness among a younger demographic and reach an untapped audience.
The gaming industry has a huge audience and is currently valued at USD$150bn (£116bn) worldwide – more than the film, video-on-demand and music industries combined – which makes it hugely attractive to brands. According to Superdata, a Nielsen company, video game content is the most important, and large, new media platform since social media, with 2.6bn people – one-third of the world’s population – spending an average of seven hours per week on video games.
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