Digital advertising on gaming and sports platforms

With millions of users engaged in gaming and sports every minute of the day, advertising on gaming and sports platforms has become an important medium to advertise for advertisers. Such users are twice as likely to pay attention to advertisements placed on mobile games and sports platforms compared to ads placed on non-gaming websites and platforms. This allows advertisers to connect with highly engaged consumers, given the right context. Also, it offers advertisers the perfect opportunity to connect with the millennial who are mostly the target audience for gaming and sports websites and apps, through digital advertising on gaming and sports platforms. Due to its strong connection with the youth, especially in tier 2 and tier 3 cities, advertising on sports and gaming platforms would be the best choice for brands in the field of education, restaurants/cafes, apps, food and beverages, lifestyle brands, etc. Not just the youth, advertisers can also target a wider audience by advertising on gaming and sports platforms as they are popular among all demographics.


Why should brands advertise on gaming and sports platforms?

- Massive reach and unparalleled engagement: There are currently more than 120 million monthly active users engaged in gaming and sports. This level of engagement can be attributed to the enticing games in this category and the high entertainment quotient. All these factors combined make digital advertising on gaming and sports platforms enticing for brands.
- Focus on performance: Video advertising to date has been limited to brand awareness campaigns.  gaming and sports advertising is performance-focused and works on the CPC model as well. The biggest advantage of advertising on gaming and sports platforms is that the video ads play in between videos which are short as compared to in-video advertising in case of other OTTs.
- Young audience: More than 80% of users on gaming and sports platforms are below 35 years of age.
- Relatively uncluttered platform: Advertising on gaming and sports platforms is a newly-launched platform and is yet to achieve its full potential. This would give brands an uncluttered environment for advertising.


Digital advertising on Sports News Website

Sports is something that is watched and followed by a huge number of people, irrespective of where they belong and what language they speak. Advertising on sports news websites is a great way to reach a large fraction of your audience, especially if they are sports fanatics. It allows you to speak to a younger and more involved target group and present your brand in a unique environment. Digital advertising on sports news websites with prominent placements on top sites allows better ad performance, increases brand exposure, and gives higher ROI. Hence, one must consider advertising on sports news websites if their advertising objective is to create more awareness as well as generate leads for their brand. At the Media Ant, we offer a variety of sports news websites for you to advertise in – Cricbuzz, Sportskeeda, ESPN Cricinfo, Ten Sports, NBA, and IGN to name a few.


In-game advertising

In-game advertising, or IGA, refers to advertising in computer and video games. It involves placing ads in the virtual environment of the game. The advertisements are integrated within computer/console games and mobile games and are generally seen in the form of pop-up messages, video ads, cut-scenes, and background displays. Virtual spaces are sold for advertising purposes to advertisers for in-game advertising, almost the same way as space is sold in the real world. Customers accept in-game advertising as they mostly prefer to play for free. In addition, gamers are willing to watch video ads for rewards. 


In-game advertising helps brands reach their target audiences and helps in building recall about the brands. Ads in games are usually placed in a seamless manner where distractions from the game are minimized, however, most ads are placed in such a way that the recall is very high. Mostly, in-game advertising focuses on the category of games where the ads should be shown. These categories include Arcade Games, Board Games, Action Games, Sports Games, Puzzle Games, Word Games, Role Playing Games, Strategy Games, and many more. In-game advertising seems to be evolving a huge deal. Marketers are continuously looking for new ways to engage their audience and each new medium brings new opportunities for advertisers.


Popular gaming and sports platforms ad types

Digital advertising on gaming and sports platforms involves advertising using various ad formats. Following are some of the most popular ad types used by advertisers for advertising on gaming and sports platforms:
- Playable ads – These are ads used specifically on gaming platforms. It allows users to play within the ad, resulting in them having fun along with the advertiser generating revenue.
- Video ads – The content of the ad is enhanced by presenting it in the form of a video. These ads are more efficient in generating and retaining user’s interest.
- Banner ads – These are image ads in the shape of a rectangle that is visible on every page of the gaming and sports platforms. In a gaming app, it is in the form of a pop-up banner that appears when the app is initially opened.
- Native ads – These are content embedded video/image ads that are embedded within the content of the app or website.
- Audio ads – These ads are played in between live radio commentary in apps for advertising on gaming and sports platforms.


Top Sports News Websites for advertising

Following are the top websites for advertising on sports news websites:
1. Cricbuzz
2. ESPN Cricinfo
3. Sportskeeda
4. IGN
5. Ten Sports


PUBG Mobile Advertising

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly known as PUBG, is a multiplayer battle and war game in which players fight to be the last one standing and win a Chicken Dinner. With over 50 million downloads and 30 million active users per month, it is classified as one of the two unicorn mobile games in India. The rising popularity of PUBG in the gaming space makes it one of the most attractive platforms for advertisers to advertise in the area of digital advertising on gaming and sports platforms. PUBG app advertising is utilized by a variety of brands to reach out to their target audience. Ads can be placed in the form of banner or video ads.


Advertising on Ludo King

Ludo King is one of the most popular games in India. Played by all age groups, in-game advertising in Ludo King is considered by many advertisers to advertise their brands. Ludo King achieved 350 million downloads in 2020 and became one of the top mobile board games in the world. Ads run seamlessly in all smartphone devices in India and advertising in Ludo King is indeed the best place to promote your business as the app delights millions of people every day. Whether it's an in-app promotion, display marketing, or branded challenges advertising in Ludo King offers you the opportunity to reach your target audience effectively.


Who should advertise on gaming and sports websites?

Advertising on gaming and sports platforms is a highly engaging platform with a large reach. Several big brands like Pepsi, Myntra, Clean n Clear, etc have run campaigns on Sports Gaming. Due to its strong connection with youth especially those in Tier 2 and 3 cities, advertising on gaming and sports platforms would be the best choice for brands in the field of education, restaurants/cafes, food and beverages, apps, lifestyle brands, etc.


gaming and sports platforms advertising rates

gaming and sports platforms' advertising rates are determined by the pricing model selected. gaming and sports advertising rates are available in Cost per Mille (CPM), Cost per Click (CPC) as well as Cost per View (CPV) basis. Advertisers can check the Sports Gaming advertising rates under the tab “Media Options and Pricing” on The Media Ant’s website. For more information, you can reach us at Help@TheMediaAnt.com.


The Media Ant – gaming and sports Platforms Advertising Agency

The Media Ant is one of the best gaming and sports platforms advertising agency. We can help you set up your gaming and sports advertising campaigns at the best advertising rates and optimize them to be most economic. The Media Ant as a gaming and sports platform advertising agency provides advertisers with the opportunity to target gaming and sports enthusiasts efficiently and effectively. We help you get better ROI and scalability to make your campaign a complete success. Not only advertising on gaming and sports platforms, but The Media Ant can also support you as your digital advertising agency in placing your advertisement with other popular platforms like Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, Quora, Hotstar, Inshorts, Daily Hunt, Truecaller, Ola, Swiggy, etc. Apart from social media platforms and OTTs, The Media Ant has partnered with all the popular websites, M-sites, Apps, and Facebook Pages in India and can assure you to get the best gaming and sports platforms advertising rates and discounts. As your gaming and sports platform Advertising Agency, we would also support you in planning your advertising campaign and tracking your ad performance. You can contact us for obtaining the best discounts as well as to execute your gaming and sports platform advertising campaign either online or by reaching us at Help@TheMediaAnt.com.

Gaming and Sports Platforms Advertising Rates 2021

The Media Ant is committed towards getting the most accurate data for the users. Hence, we ensure the advertising rates are updated on a frequent basis. Most advertising platforms update their rates at the beginning of a new year. Hence, it is very important to check the updated Gaming and Sports advertising rates before booking your campaign. To find the updated Gaming and Sports advertising, please click on the media card on the page, visit the particular Gaming and Sports advertising option and look for the latest Gaming and Sports advertising rates 2021 under the tab “Media Options & Pricing” To know the last updated date for Gaming and Sports advertising Media Kit 2021, please check the blue tick beside the Gaming and Sports Advertising Rates under the Media Options tab.

Top 5 Digital Advertising Platforms in Gaming and Sports Category in India according to Similarweb for April-June 2021

Digital PlatformCategoryRanking
CricbuzzGaming and Sports1
ESPNCricinfoGaming and Sports2
SportskeedaGaming and Sports3
CandycrushGaming and Sports4
LudoKingGaming and Sports5


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