Sathish Chittibabu, Co-founder & CEO
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Tech Mahindra, a global leader of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services. Tech Mahindra, through their Sportstech vertical, is bringing their wealth of expertise to help sports teams and leagues address their digital transformation needs.
This partnership will make Fanisko and Tech Mahindra leverage each other’s strengths to enhance fan engagement and revolutionize the live viewing experience for fans and extend it beyond the live event to build a tribe of loyal fans for the sports teams and leagues. In addition, it will help create interesting use cases and present innovative business models of monetization for sports organizations across the world.
Fanisko is an emerging leader in the digital fan engagement space helping sports organizations increase and enhance their digital assets and devise strategies to add new revenue channels through sponsor activations and commerce. Engaging fans goes beyond the live sporting event. We have helped professional sports teams to create their own digital fan engagement platform and reduce dependency on rented platforms (Social Media) to create meaningful fan experiences.
Fanisko offers high end fan experiences through Gamification, Augmented Reality (AR), personalization, loyalty rewards to help sports organizations engage and retain fans on their own platform. Our platform also enables these sports organizations with Social AR capabilities to provide immersive experiences to fans on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok so fans can create their own personalized experiences and connect with them. In fact, Fanisko has engaged tens of thousands of fans for more than 7M engagements and 17,000+ hours. Fanisko’s expertise has increased engagement times by 40% and organic new follower growth by 20%.
Sports organizations and their associated sponsor brands have a big challenge in engaging fans digitally due to fan-less stadiums. This will be a challenge even when fans are allowed back into the stadiums since nobody knows what the new normal is going to be. These organizations will have to be smart and start strategizing on how to identify high value fans and convert them into consumers. Fan Engagement needs to be executed as a holistic 365 days strategy to make revenue through digital sponsor activations a viable channel.
Fans are demanding personalized interactive experiences from sports organizations and to drive engagement and loyalty, sports properties will have to think digital as one of their top priorities. Brands are also demanding measurable ROI and relying on traditional methods of sponsorships such as billboard displays and logo slapping in jerseys have become things of the past.
Together with Tech Mahindra, we will be able to go to the market faster and develop joint IP around some of the cool front end activations that the fans can experience. Tech Mahindra’s association with several leading global sports properties and brands will also help us to power these organizations with our cutting edge technology. This partnership will enable both the companies to reach the sports organizations, sponsor brands and fans faster and show a rapid increase in revenues and growth.
Manish Upadhyay, Head – Global Business Development, Sports Vertical, Tech Mahindra, said, “We are currently working with Fanisko to build a sports ecosystem through various use cases, which can help us to identify, engage and monetise from a wider fan base. This involves co-creating various digital assets based on our core strength in 5G, analytics and digital. Our vision is to provide hyper personalised and augmented experience to global sports fans and drive brand activations, that can help sports properties to transform into digital properties and monetise on new revenue streams.”