Deerfield Beach, Fla.—October 20, 2009— Ubisoft®(http://www.ubisoftgroup.com), a leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, has selected Intergi Entertainment (http://www.intergi.com), a leading video game and entertainment advertising representation company, as its exclusive American online advertising representation firm to oversee digital marketing campaigns for itsrecently re-launched Ubiworld website, based on the company’s acclaimed Imagine®, Style LabÔand Petz®video game series.
Per the agreement, Intergi Entertainment will manage all digital branding and advertising opportunities for the Ubiworld website (http://www.ubiworld.com) across three virtual “islands” themed around Ubisoft’s popular Imagine®, Style LabÔand Petz®games. The enhanced site offersadvertisers the unique opportunity to create highly customized, in-game advertising and sponsorship campaigns that connect with girl gamers who frequent Ubiworld to explore their creativity and interests in a variety of simulated, real life scenarios. Advertisers are now able to sponsor Ubiworld properties and integrate their brand within customized in-game experiences, allowing them to showcase their products within mini-games, scavenger hunts and sweepstakes, and customized “feel good” sponsorships. Ubiworld’s virtual gaming world is frequented by more than 2 million Tween girls who spend an average of 7 minutes per day role-playing within personalized, virtual worlds.
In addition to managing digital sales for Ubiworld, Intergi will also oversee campaign deployment while serving all of the creative that will populate Ubiworld. Financial terms of the agreement are non-disclosed.
“By combining three hugely populargames series into one virtual world, Ubisoft has created the single most effective place online for advertisers to connect with 6- to 14-year-old girls,” said Jayson Dubin, president of Intergi Entertainment. “Imagine being tasked with marketing a movie, television show, beauty product or line of apparel that targets Tween girls today and being able to create highly customized branding campaigns within an virtual gaming environment that delivers more than 1 million girl gamers who are spending an average of $400 a year on extracurricular items. We’re introducing a targeted new way to engage the girl gamer marketplace.”
“Our Ubiworld site offers girl gamers a unique online space to explore their hobbies and interests, interact with friends, as well as learn more about some of our most popular brands,” said Andy Swanson, senior director, strategic sales and partnerships, North America, Ubisoft. “As responsible game developers seeking to create today’s leading online space where education meets entertainment for girls 6-14, we are thrilled to be working with Intergi.”
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft is present in 28 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008–09 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.058 billion euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
About Intergi Entertainment
Ranked by comScore as a top digital outlet for reaching video game and entertainment enthusiasts online, Intergi Entertainment offers advertisers unparalleled access to millions of online gaming enthusiasts powering the $25 billion gaming industry. The firm represents today’s largest collection of acclaimed online properties - including World of Warcraft and Sony Online Entertainment. Intergi Entertainment helps connect advertisers and brand managers with the coveted male (18-34) and female (25-54) consumer engaged in online gaming - one of today’s only consistently growing retail leisure categories. Intergi Entertainment creates customized, site specific and channel-wide opportunities designed to help each advertiser deploy tailored, integrated advertising campaigns, including banner ads, takeovers and in-game opportunities, across entertainment and specialized gaming categories including massively multiplayer online (MMO) and first person shooter (FPS) genres. The company’s global reach allows advertisers and publishers to connect from different parts of the world to access a more robust and viable gaming enthusiast. Based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Intergi Entertainment was launched in May 2007 by a team of seasoned video and online gaming industry veterans. For more information, visit http://www.intergi.com.