Sportradar, a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data, is pleased to announce today a strategic partnership with the WWP Group (Weirather – Wenzel & Partner), a leading power house in the sports marketing business with over 30 years of experience in boosting brands with the positive emotion of sports and in providing access to decision makers in the sporting and business world. Under the terms of this agreement, Sportradar has invested into WWP’s subsidiary D/UNIT, a digital communication and marketing agency in the sports sector, which is based in Munich (Germany).
Founded in 2013, D/UNIT has developed into one of Europe’s most highly respected digital marketing agencies. From concept to execution, the company creates powerful digital campaigns that help clients enhance their digital content and platforms which in turn have increased brand awareness and built stronger relationships with audiences and partners. In just a few years, D/UNIT has rolled out projects for some of the most respected brands in the sports industry, including Audi and Emirates as well as the German Football League (DFL) and Euroleague Basketball. Their growth and innovation have been recognised by FASPO (the trade association for sponsoring agencies and suppliers), which awarded D/UNIT with 2015’s Newcomer Agency of the Year Award. Based on the partnership with Sportradar, D/UNIT will be able to leverage proprietary sports content to create unique sponsorship solutions.
“As a well-established player in the international sport business, WWP recognises digital activation will become ever more important for brands and fans. Therefore, we have developed D/UNIT into a potent strategic and operational extension of our business, which has already showcased and delivered a range of innovative campaigns in a highly competitive market” says Philipp Radel, CEO of WWP Group. He continues “Therefore, we are very excited to welcome Sportradar as our new partner. Their portfolio of powerful sports content solutions paired with our intimate knowledge of the digital sponsorship business will ensure fully-tailored and innovative solutions which our customers will benefit greatly from.”
Robert Schmidle, Managing Director of D/UNIT remarks: “We are thrilled about our new partner Sportradar and the opportunities this will generate for our clients. This partnership not only adds value to our existing business model but also creates new synergies – allowing us to create even more meaningful digital activations related to sport for sponsors around the globe.”
Sportradar’s Managing Director for Digital Sports Ulrich Harmuth adds: ”This cooperation is a logical next step for Sportradar and follows strategically in the wake of our successful acquisition of BTD in 2015 and our range of high calibre league partnerships with the likes of the NFL, NHL and ITF. The partnership with D/UNIT and WWP will enable us to combine Sportradar’s sports knowledge with WWP’s marketing expertise and long-standing partnerships with sponsors and rights holders. The digital arm of WWP’s business, via D/UNIT, establishes a compelling synergy to Sportradar’s data driven products and services and underlines perfectly the strategy to extend our content offering to a broader range of customers, including sponsors, digital platforms, social media, federations and clubs.
WWP is an independent sports marketing company with more than 30 years of market experience. A team of more than 90 sports and communication experts looks after the interests of clients and international brands working out of offices around Europe and the Middle East. WWP empowers brands through the positive emotion of sports. It accompanies corporate clients and sport platforms through their development and evaluation of sponsorship strategies and provides access to decision-makers in the sporting and business worlds. WWP, with its roots in sports, highly believes in the spirit of sport and partnership.
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D/UNIT is an award-winning digital sports marketing agency based in Munich (Germany). D/UNIT is focused on developing innovative communication campaigns to activate brands around/with sports. From concept to website, from campaign to app, from user to fan: all benefit from plenty of experience in sports marketing and digital communication. We were awarded the Newcomer Agency of the Year by FASPO in 2015 and have spent years working for brands, clubs and federations worldwide.
More information can be found on: www.d-unit.de
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Sportradar is a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. We provide cutting-edge solutions and services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities. We are a truly international organisation, employing over 1,300 people in more than 30 locations around the world. Our rapid growth is driven by technological innovation and a deep understanding of our clients’ business needs.
It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 800 companies in over 80 countries. We occupy a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries:
• Under the Betradar brand name, we are the leading provider of live data services to the betting industry, offering products to suit every business: from data collection through to fully managed trading services.
• With our Live Channel, backed by our extensive portfolio of audio-visual rights, we offer round-the-clock coverage of live sports content streamed to betting websites and betting shops around the world.
• We are leaders in the provision of Virtual Sports content and sports betting games, with customisable solutions offering the ideal mix of realism, profitability and punter appeal.
• Our focus on technology and innovation has made us a premium partner for the media industry, offering sports content solutions for online and mobile customers, from live scores and statistics, to match visualisations and apps.
• Uniquely in our industry, we also leverage our data to provide betting monitoring services to sports federations and law enforcement agencies to help in the fight against match-fixing. In the field of sports integrity, we are now firmly established as the world’s leading supplier.
More information can be found on www.sportradar.com.
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