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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 15:38

Sportscene early adopter of branded digital radio

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Bricks-&-mortar and online sportswear specialist in The Foschini Group, Sportscene, has launched its own custom digital radio station in collaboration with digital media innovators, inBroadcasting.

In line with its brand ethos and prime target market’s preference, Sportscene Radio’s playlist will feature the most current and newest tracks from the Trap and Hip-Hop genres. It is working with a strong stable of young hip-hop artists like Champagne69, The Big Hash and IndigoStella to ensure its overall ‘sound’ is authentic and relevant.

Another drawcard for listeners is that, given the agility and innovative use of technology, Sportscene Radio could potentially beat mainstream commercial radio stations to the punch when it comes to first-to-play for local artists. And, while Sportscene Radio will be utilised as the in-store track list in all its stores nationwide, there are plans to extend its reach in to the digital space to reach a bigger audience.

“Launching a bespoke branded digital radio station may seem a bold move for any business, yet Sportscene has seen the potential for this combination of entertainment-technology-brand and was determined to be an early adopter because it creates new business opportunities for the brand,” said inBroadcasting Co-Founder, Jon Savage, and Content Director of the agency that owns the agency, HaveYouHeard.

“Sportscene Radio is a prime example of how we use technology and innovative thinking to create new opportunities for brands. While Sportscene Radio – as a digital radio station – can be regarded as a new media channel, the content created for it is in fact an ongoing and evolvingiInfluencer and awareness campaign that puts the brand at the center of street culture.

“In this way, Sportscene Radio is the ideal vehicle to integrate into the digital marketing strategies of the brands it carries and play a major role in future-proofing both its and these brands’ business,” he said.

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