Goal! Win with Mobile OEM Advertising During Euro 2024

Engage Fans with Mobile OEM Targeted App Promotion Amidst the Excitement of Euro 2024 and Major Sporting Events
Goal! Win with Mobile OEM Advertising During Euro 2024

Get ready to make a winning move in mobile marketing! With Euro 2024 on everyone’s lips, the stage is set for an exhilarating showdown of football brilliance – and your app can be right in the heart of the action.

Euro 2020 drew record attention, with a massive 5.2 billion cumulative viewers and 328 million for the final. With fans increasingly glued to their smartphones for live updates and content, the action extends far beyond the stadium, and mobile advertisers are noticing. This presents a golden opportunity for brands to leverage mobile OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) advertising with mobile OEMs such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, Realme, and Transsion brands. Connecting with the passionate Euro 2024 demographic, brands can drive user acquisition through targeted app promotions or branding campaigns during the event.

Mobile Consumption: Euro 2020 and Euro 2024

In addition to the 5.2 billion cumulative viewers and 328 million for the final between Italy and England, Euro 2020 drew an average of 100 million viewers per match and a unique reach of 1.9 billion across 229 territories and 137 broadcasters, to become a truly global phenomenon.

With 1 in 5 global sports fans using mobile apps to follow sports (YouGov 2023), Euro 2024 presents a prime advertising opportunity, especially with widespread access through free streaming apps in Europe.

Fans Streaming Euro 2024: In Germany (Euro 2024 hosts), both ZDF and the ARP app broadcast live sports for free, ensuring easy access to Euro 2024 for the majority of people during transit commutes. Across Europe, viewers can access the tournament for free via various platforms:

  • Austria: ORF and ServusTV
  • Belgium: RTBF and VRT
  • France: 6play and TF1
  • Germany: ARD, RTL, and ZDF
  • Italy: RAI and TV8
  • Norway: NRK
  • Netherlands: NOS
  • Spain: RTVE
  • UK: BBC iPlayer and ITVX 

Full list of broadcast and streaming partners for UEFA EURO 2024 around the world.

This widespread mobile access creates a massive and engaged audience for advertisers. Similar to how brands leverage specialists like AVOW for targeted ad placement during Champions League matches on Prime Video, advertisers can utilize similar strategies to connect with football fans throughout Euro 2024.

Seizing the Moment: Engaging Fans During the Tournament

Gone are the days of static billboards. Brands are targeting fans directly on their devices, placing them right at the heart of the action.  Imagine just before a major football match: you notice an ad on your mobile device for a new restaurant app in the area with a special free delivery offer. Now you can enjoy your half-time burgers and fries, hassle-free.

This isn’t just a random coincidence. It’s targeted advertising in action.

A surge in mobile shopping during sports events underscores the potential of sports advertising. Let’s take a look at another sport with equally passionate fans. Adjust’s 2023 Super Bowl Sunday report reveals a massive 41% year-over-year increase in shopping app installs during the game, as retailers seize this opportunity by offering discounts and promotions – strategically placing ads to capture the engaged audience.

Euro 2024 and the Mobile OEM Opportunity

Mobile OEM advertising boasts unmatched targeting capabilities. Reach fans based on demographics, interests, and even specific sporting preferences, all while respecting their privacy and data security. 

Utilize display ads, full-screen videos, and splash ads to engage users and appographic marketing to target users with similar interests.

  • Diverse Ad Formats: Utilize display ads, full-screen videos, and splash ads, plus appographic marketing to target users with similar interests. 
  • Private Marketplace (PMP) Deals: Bid on specific ad inventories to optimize ad placement at targeted times throughout Euro 2024.
  • Customization: Mobile OEMs Xiaomi and Oppo offer real-time customization with themes for fans’ favorite football teams, including wallpapers, ringtones, and more.
  • Integration: Integrate live score tickers on lock screens and push notifications from native news apps to keep users updated on ongoing matches and events directly from their devices. Popular apps can offer widgets on Android devices delivering personalized updates for effective brand reach.

Xiaomi’s Fan-Centric Offerings

In addition to offering themes and wallpapers of fans’ favorite teams, Xiaomi will introduce a dedicated “Game Card” feature during Euro 2024 and potentially other sporting events – allowing users to view live scores. This innovative feature can be branded and deep-linked for effective branding campaigns, offering brands a unique opportunity to engage with fans.

Sports and Mobile OEMs: Forging Deeper Partnerships

Strategic sponsorships by mobile OEMs like Vivo for Euro 2024 and the FIFA World Cup, and OPPO for the Cricket World Cup, UEFA Champions League, and Wimbledon solidify the connection between sports and mobile. This benefits everyone—mobile OEMs gain exposure, marketers reach captivated audiences, and app developers utilize prominent placements.

Capitalizing on other Big Sporting Events:

Euro 2024 aside, this year presents lucrative opportunities for mobile advertisers:

  • Copa America (June-July)
  • Summer Olympics in Paris (July-August)
  • Wimbledon (July)
  • Tour de France (July)
  • US Open (August-September)

Outside of major tournaments, mobile marketing in sports provides continual engagement opportunities across diverse sports, leagues, individual events, and esports.

In terms of innovations for fans, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, AR features were introduced for stadium fans via mobile devices. Similarly, EURO 2024 embraced digital innovation with mobile-only tickets. 

Seizing the Golden Opportunity: Engage Millions of Sports Fans with Mobile OEM Advertising

Partner with AVOW to leverage their expertise in Mobile OEM advertising and achieve a targeted app promotion strategy that scores big during major sporting events like Euro 2024. With access to over 1.5 billion daily active users and exclusive partnerships with OEM inventories such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, Realme, and Transsion. AVOW offers unparalleled opportunities for targeted user acquisition.

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