Community Engagement: PT SportSuite launches Fan Challenge Platform

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In response to continued Covid-19 restrictions on fan participation, PT SportSuite has announced the launch of a brand new Fan Challenge Platform, aimed at providing new opportunities for clubs to increase fan and brand engagement during the lockdown period and beyond.

The web-based platform adds to PT SportSuite’s growing community engagement offering, which includes in-app fan challenge and augmented reality modules.

The web-based platform adds to PT SportSuite’s growing community engagement offering

Designed to integrate into existing web properties, the Fan Challenge Platform allows clubs to set branded content challenges for their fan communities, enabling the collection of UGC content while providing a new digital platform that offers more exposure for sponsors and brand partners.

“We’ve seen a trend within the industry to focus on fan engagement,” says Rich Cheary, PT SportSuite’s CEO and founder. “Through our research we’ve found that fans are more willing to engage with sponsors or the club on a club’s own web or mobile app than on social media, where they stand to receive more reward for their engagement.”

Fans can take on branded media challenges by submitting their behind-the-scenes media

“While I still believe in the value of social media as a platform to attract followers and promote engagement, clubs and leagues are realising the need to redirect social followers to their own web, app or video platforms. This provides the opportunity to provide a better, more innovative user experience than what is available on 3rd-party social platforms, better audience profiling, analytical data and revenue generation via direct sponsorship campaigns.

“Clubs and leagues are realising the need to redirect social followers to their own web, app or video platforms” – Rich Cheary, PT SportSuite CEO

“Our Fan Challenge Platform concept is a simple one. We wanted to give leagues and clubs an opportunity to appeal to current and attract new community members on their own platforms, by allowing fans to submit their fan and brand stories, which usually go unseen or unnoticed. This engagement can be incentivised via sponsored rewards, forging better, more authentic connections between leagues, clubs, fans and sponsors, and giving loyal fans more reason to engage and participate outside of the stadium arena that is closed for the near future.”

These media submissions can then be published to a dedicated Fan Wall, giving community members an opportunity to connect and engage via shared experiences.

Interested in learning more about how PT SportSuite Fan Challenge Platform can help grow your brand’s digital community of fans? We’d love to chat. Contact us and one of our account managers will be in touch.

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