NEW YORK, NY and BALTIMORE, MD – May 20, 2021 – Sportradar, a leading global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services, today announced strategic partnerships with the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens to support their efforts in maximizing sponsor performance and unlocking new opportunities for their partners in the rapidly growing legal sports betting category. These new alliances mark the first-time major U.S. professional sports teams have partnered with a sports technology company to address these types of marketing needs in such an innovative manner.
Sportradar will utilize ad:s, its full service, data-driven marketing solution, to help each team enhance and refine their sponsorship and affiliate marketing strategies for legal sports betting partners. Specifically, Sportradar is delivering technology that will inform dynamic creative assets and produce data-driven content to be featured in programmatic advertising campaigns, in the interest of personalizing the fan experience and deepening the degree of engagement. This disruptive approach will also create efficiencies in sponsorship activations and increase the effectiveness of customer acquisition initiatives.
"Sportradar is thrilled to be working with the Jets and the Ravens on this strategic initiative in the ever-evolving US market," said Mike Smith, Head of Advertising, US, Sportradar. "Legalized sports betting presents new and unique opportunities for teams, as well as betting operators, and the Jets and Ravens are taking a step in raising the value of their brands for their respective betting sponsors. Our end-to-end platform provides each team a number of levers they can pull to ensure they're delivering a personalized experience based on their distinct fanbases, while maximizing their marketing investment."
With the continued expansion of legal sports betting in the U.S., finding an innovative technology partner that knows how to navigate the fragmented marketplace and uncover potential areas for growth is paramount. Sportradar, which has deep expertise in these areas and strong relationships across the sports betting and sports entertainment ecosystem, is uniquely positioned to help businesses maximize the wide range of opportunities brought about by legalized sports betting.
"This innovative relationship with Sportradar will allow the New York Jets to optimize the overall performance of our legal sports betting partners, both inside and outside of ourecosystem," said Jeff Fernandez, New York Jets Vice President, Business Development + Ventures. "The ability to engage, acquire, convert and retain customers in this super competitive and rapidly growing space is of the highest priority for operators. Sportradar's proprietary technology and expertise in reaching sports bettors via predictive analytics will be extraordinarily valuable to Official LSB Sponsors of the Jets."
"As we continue increasing our visibility in the world of sports betting and digital gaming, the Baltimore Ravens are honored to be among the first NFL teams to partner with an industry leader in Sportradar," Ravens Chief Sales Officer Kevin Rochlitz stated. "Through its unmatched sports data intelligence, Sportradar provides an efficient and robust outlet for our partners to better engage with and cater to fans in this rapidly evolving industry."
To learn more about Sportradar's innovative marketing platform, please visit: https://sportradar.us/betting-services/marketing-services/.
Sportradar is a leading global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services. Established in 2001, the company occupies a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, providing sports federations, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help grow their business. Sportradar employs 3,000 people in more than 30 locations around the world. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries and official partner of the NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, FIFA and UEFA. We monitor, analyze and deliver insights from more than 720,000 matches annually across 75 sports. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven environment for all involved.