7 reasons why brands should focus on ABM’s gaming inventory

With great excitement, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with Activision Blizzard X Tyroo Comet and the opportunities it creates for brands. In the last couple of years, digital advertising has gained momentum, and Marketers have become more aware of the opportunity to market to the gaming industry’s user base and acquire their business. Today, certain verticals within the industry can gain an advantage if gamers are properly marketed. 

Siddharth Puri, Founder & CEO of Tyroo, talks about his investment thesis for this partnership and why he thinks now is the right time for advertising in the gaming ecosystem.

1. Activision Blizzard is one of the largest game publishers in the world with some of the highest-grossing games on the App Store and Playstore with more than 100 Million+ Users spread across emerging markets in APAC (India/ Thailand/ Vietnam/ Philippines/ Bangladesh/ Malaysia/ Indonesia ) and with a strong content IP across casual gaming and mid-core gaming portfolios providing a brand-safe environment.

2. Shift in privacy landscape is leading to an increase in competition with a strong need for brands to look outside of Google/Facebook to reach audiences, especially in the 25+ age group as internet platforms are giving more access to younger audiences.

3. As gaming ecosystems see high time spent and ARPU shifting in markets like India, suddenly there is a value of attracting 150 Million E-Commerce friendly audiences.

4. Several brands have invested in building programmatic infrastructure to do a lot more data-driven advertising, which is necessary to go after cohorts of audiences that provide relevance and incrementality, and visually engaging experiences.

5. Activision Blizzard was one of those partners who, over the last few years, has aggressively ramped up their offering to present marketers with solutions to these challenges through programmatic supply chain methods.

6. Brands can reach hard-to-reach audiences through a robust female cohort of audiences who are household decision-makers and have established consumer value exchange experiences beyond OTT usage.

7. Gaming presents a 5 Billion USD Advertising opportunity by 2025 across Emerging Markets in APAC.

8. The pandemic has accelerated the organic growth of digital games as mobile app downloads grew by 50% and user engagement went up by 20%, according to the IAMAI Report.

Tyroo Comet will continue to provide brands with access to audiences and technology infrastructure which enables us to scale ARPU as we grow Tyroo Comet into a large growth marketing platform.


Why Brands Should Advertise To Gaming Audiences

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As a Gaming business, we deliberate quite a lot as to who is our customer and why should they buy Game marketing solutions. Broadly, there are 2 brand segments: Endemic and Non-Endemic.

Endemic brands are brands that position a natural space within a market. For example, a car brand participating in a racing event. Endemic brands in Gaming offer products like computer components, gaming peripherals, and games other than the one being viewed. And while there might be a big audience for products like these, it would be a mistake to think that only endemic brands can succeed when advertising in the online gaming and esports ecosystem.

 There’s no single type of gamer. Gamers are everyone. With a massive and growing 3 Billion people who game, 3 out of 5 internet users globally are gamers. Gamers have varied user attributes depending upon the type of gaming content they play or consume. Gaming as a form of media & entertainment appeals to all gender and age, irrespective. Gaming audience should matter to any brand and if that fulfills the media objective. 

Attention metrics are increasingly moving from OTT to gaming and game streaming content. Just to put some number perspective, a massively popular mid-core FPS game title in India is played by 10s and Millions of Daily active players for an average of 120 mins/day. That’s an insane amount of gaming content. 

A brand may or may not have an overarching Gaming Strategy (or may think, they have to convert to an Endemic brand) in order to be successful. 

Moreover, there is a larger, growing culture emerging out of the game viewing audience(esports and game streaming) – one that leaves room for non-endemic brands to succeed in big ways. To break through to this growing community, here are some ways a non-endemic brand can succeed with the gaming and game-streaming audience.

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Audience strategy: Just like a brand buys media from a content publisher, put your audience at the focal point. 

Buy on media inventory quality, premium audience targeting and brand metrics your preferred publisher can deliver, as per your media objective. Or consider buying gaming audiences that are consuming highly engaging gaming content for minutes and hours during the day in a live streaming environment.

a.  Choose your publisher partner righteously – Premium in-gaming solutions come at a premium, however, such solutions deliver high brand ROI. Premium gaming solutions are 100% brand-safe and deliver performance at the highest industry measurement standards.

b.  AAA game publisher partners do have scale today and can offer Direct integrations, as well as Programmatic buying. Isn’t that what a brand would want – flexibility to buy audience/media at scale, through the trusted channel they prefer.

Build Community: Millions of people around the world consider gaming a lifestyle, and from this, a tight-knit and thriving community has emerged. As with most communities, all sorts of cultures and subcultures have grown organically from gaming, so it’s important to view the gaming lifestyle as less about entertainment and more with a human-centric lens. And the beauty is that the scale of these communities has gotten to a point where they are not niched and represent every slice of society!

For example, you might not know that the younger gamer demographics are far less interested in junk food and are instead embracing better for you brands.

or there’s a large proportion of Mom gamers that you could find on some of the premium AAA game publishers like Candy Crush etc.

Integrate with the gaming sphere: Tech-savvy gamers now regularly use tools like ad-blockers and VPNs to shut down ads that historically delivered great exposure. Although a cause for concern for many brands out there, it represents a valuable opportunity to change things up. In the case of the game viewing audience, studying the unique way advertising applies in gaming culture can offer unique advertising solutions for non-endemic brands.

Take the time to consider what this new audience thinks, feels, and enjoys while gaming, and reconsider how your own brand could relate to them in an esports or casual streaming context. And remember that competition and casual are very different mediums for gamers – approach as its own unique beast to get a sense of what appeals to different audience segments.

Explore parallels to draw from: There’s so much more to the gaming world than the games themselves. Cryptocurrency, fashion, and healthy living are fantastic examples of interests that strike a chord in gaming culture, so finding parallels between gaming and your brand is likely easier than you realize.

The first step to finding connections is listening to the audience you want to connect with. Take a personal approach when learning about gaming culture. 

Gamers love brands and ads that add value to their overall gaming experience. 

Remember to get your brand placed in the right publisher property; follow your trusted audience buying channel, and most importantly work with a trusted knowledge partner.




Technology has evolved at a breakneck pace. We’re witnessing breakthroughs that were previously unthinkable. The metaverse, a unique, immersive virtual environment that is swiftly taking over the internet, is one of these advancements for many people. Metaverses are permeating the internet as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) become more popular. We, at Tyroo, are trying to explain to all the marketers what it means to advertise in the metaverse.

What is advertising in Metaverse?

The metaverse may be characterized as a permanent, 3D, and virtual area where consumers can spend their time and be targeted with brand-related content and sales enablement strategies in the context of advertising and marketing. There are two perspectives to the advertising in metaverse opportunity.

  • It’s a new channel for marketing mix for advertisers which has its own distinct ad types, which has full potential for marketing allowing marketers to measure visitors and invest wisely.
  • The metaverse may be thought of as a new storytelling medium. You may have immersive ad experiences that communicate the brand narrative in addition to typical advertising that appears on traditional sites.

If metaverse is seen from a practical standpoint it incorporates the following elements:-

  • Social networking
  • Online gaming
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality and
  • Cryptocurrencies

Users will be able to engage — and spend — in a virtual environment as a result of this. It’s simply a mix of real-world aspects that have been augmented by digital capabilities. It also offers a plethora of opportunities to push the boundaries of creative advertising for marketers.

How can you advertise in Metaverse?

Brands can advertise in the metaverse in the following ways:-

AR Technology: If you haven’t tried augmented reality yet, now is the time to do so. Businesses can utilize augmented reality as a stepping stone for developing metaverse content. AR has been used in retail to show customers how things fit into their lives, but it can also be used to teach people skills or provide important information as per your business identity.

NFT: Brands are experimenting with digital products in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which can be acquired on crypto exchanges or in the metaverse. This personalization and creation of NFT can result in brand awareness or promotion of a product.

Gamify your brand: Games are a major part of Metaverse. Even if you’re not a coder, NFTs make it easier to make games than ever before. Although you may not be able to produce anything on the magnitude of big brands, you can engage customers by creating your own game.

Virtual real estate: One may ponder what are the benefits of virtual land ownership? It can be used to sell items or host events. It’s also an investment in the sense that, like tangible real estate, you might be able to resell or rent it out.

The new generation of influencers: Digital people, which are essentially AI-powered humanoid bots in 3D, might be an exciting new technology in the metaverse. In the future, corporations may create their own influencers from the ground up, revolutionizing the way advertising is distributed through influencer marketing.

Case studies/Testimonials

Many Brands have utilized Metaverse in their marketing strategies which are:-

  • The Collector’s Room is available in the Gucci Garden Roblox experience. In the metaverse, it allows users to gather limited-edition Gucci products. Gucci made a total of 286,000,000 Roblux from the game’s initial sales of collector products.
  • The AB InBev’s beer brand Stella Artois worked with Zed Run in June to create a Tamagotchi-like experience crossed with the Kentucky Derby. They did this because AB InBev’s Stella Artois is big on sponsoring sporting events, in particular horse races. Hence, creating an online platform where non-fungible token (NFT) horses are traded, raced, and bred seems like a natural entry point for them.
  • Bidstack, a video game ad-tech company, has switched from real-world outdoor advertising to virtual billboard advertising.
  • Grand Theft Auto V, an open-world sandbox game, released clothing options that were similar to what the protesters in Hong Kong wore.
  • Home decor company Houzz allows consumers to create digital photo collections of their furniture and home items. Houzz earns each time someone purchases items through their service. 


So, with this, you know 

What it takes to advertise in the metaverse and how some big major brands have incorporated meta into their marketing strategy. Digital marketers must keep up with the most recent technology advancements and understand the metaverse and its full potential to dive into this new era of digital marketing.



Finding the right marketing tactic may be tough as customers’ tastes vary. There’s a lot to do when so many people are dealing with the effects of the global pandemic. Tyroo has put together a list of the top marketing trends that will emerge in 2022, as this will require business owners to take risks, invest in their branding, and listen to their customers with a higher intent or face failure as the competition grows at an exponential rate.


Conversational commerce is a relatively new concept with a lot of promise. Interaction with chatbots has increased and is a smart way for quick resolution, it’s a fascinating mix of artificial intelligence, Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology, and marketing.

  • This technology can increase sales conversion by up to four times when compared to traditional buying methods. Insider blog saleslayer 
  • Consumers today demand immediate replies, contextually relevant offers, and highly tailored messaging from the businesses and brands with whom they interact. Razor social blog 
  • Live chat is preferred by 79% of customers, with a 92% percent satisfaction rating. Customers who have had a good conversational experience are more likely to buy from the same merchant again.  CM Publisher 
  • Chatbots in customer service can help you save 30% on operating costs while also increasing your profits. Capacity Blog 


In today’s metaverse, people are represented by virtual avatars in a shared virtual world. These virtual worlds continue to expand and flourish as a result of user choices and interactions. By 2024, the Metaverse market is expected to be worth up to $800 billion. The main properties of metaverses are stated by Matthew Ball  which includes

  • Individual agency is available to players- At the same time, players can engage in various activities in the metaverse. It also allows users to connect with one another on the platform.
  • The universe that is self-contained and completely functional.-Users may construct, own, sell and invest in the metaverse, which is a fully functional world. Users can also be awarded and acknowledged for their efforts in the metaverse.
  • A variety of platforms are used & content created by users- In the realm of metaverse different platforms may collaborate, and it is more than simply a virtual hangout for consumers. Users can generate material that can be enjoyed by other users.

How Metaverse has affected marketing

  • Marketers must recognize the value of Millennials and GenZ as a target audience in the metaverse. Roblox games and virtual reality technologies are popular among the target audiences in the metaverse. 
  • Curating experiences that relate to real-life situations or are comparable to what your firm does in the real world helps the brand in entering the metaverse realm.
  • By providing an immersive experience that provides branded installations and events for consumers to interact with, rather than simply display advertisements, it will be essential for marketers to embrace virtual advertising as it is immersive and experiential in nature.
  • The marketers can create assets or limited-edition products that are accessible exclusively in the metaverse. There are plenty of opportunities for exploration and interaction with existing communities in the metaverse since it is still a young platform


Cryptocurrency & NFT are seeing significant market growth due to rising demand for digital assets and secure transactions. According to a recent analysis by Valuates Reports, “the Asia-Pacific region will have the highest CAGR of 14.5 percent between 2021 and 2030.” The cryptocurrency market was dominated by Asia-Pacific in 2020, and this trend is projected to continue. From 2021 to 2027, the e-commerce and retail sector is expected to develop at an exponential rate

  • NFTs may build brand value and affection in a variety of ways for companies, but as a virtual keepsake, they make the digital item more personal to the buyer. Martech Blog 
  • Marketers may use blockchain technology to limit the number of customers they can reach. It also achieves important marketing goals including fraud prevention and brand recognition. Blockchain satisfies a customer’s need for transparency and data security.
  • One of the distinguishing features of NFTs is their capacity to represent items such as art, audio, and video. NFTs can be used to represent a wide range of creative works, including virtual real estate, virtual worlds, digital artwork, fashion, and much more.
  • Marketers can use these NFTs to generate tokens that are targeted to certain audiences, allowing them to send specific messages to specific groups.
  • By offering uniquely branded digital items, NFT marketing increases brand loyalty.


  • AI in marketing is a means of collecting data, customer insights, anticipating customers’ next moves, and making automated marketing decisions using intelligence technologies. In marketing, AI is frequently employed in situations where speed is critical. In fact, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve marketing’s return on investment (ROI).
  • It improves the intelligence of marketing automation. It can be used in conjunction with marketing automation to help you turn data into decisions, meaningful interactions, and great business outcomes.
  • Marketing strategies are usually created and implemented using a lot of slash-and-burn tactics. The use of AI can reduce costs significantly by allowing you to work more quickly and efficiently, resulting in greater revenue for your company.
  • Marketers can use AI to better understand their customers and improve their experiences and use AI-powered marketing to generate a predictive customer analysis and design a more targeted and individually designed customer journey, effectively increasing ROI on each customer encounter.
  • AI can tailor your marketing in a variety of ways. Many businesses are already using AI in their websites, emails, social media postings, video, and other material to better cater to their consumers’ needs.



  • Remarketing and related audiences in Google Ads may shrink, while existing interest-based audiences that rely on 3P cookies may vanish. New audience choices, such as Google Privacy Sandbox’s FLoC and FLEDGE, will be accessible.
  • On iOS, the performance is likely to fluctuate.
  • Remarketing with MSFT Ads will continue to work as long as you can tag websites with the most recent UET tag.

Video & Display

  • As the number of audience alternatives shrinks, display programs’ sophisticated targeting will be severely impacted.
  • New data gathering methods will be required of programmatic 3P audiences.
  • The GDA and MSAN audiences will vary in the same way as the Search audience does.

Social media

  • By the end of 2022, all major social media platforms will have changed their privacy rules and altered their algorithms with an eye on privacy and content quality. 
  • Meanwhile, a new tribe of creative influencers will emerge in response to the need for powerful, engaging content, and will have a significant impact on branding and engagement.
  • Instagram is anticipated to see an increase in ad spending in 2022, thanks to the rising popularity of short-form video content, and it will continue to grow beyond its 50% ad revenue share.


Now you know,

When so many people are engaged with coping with the impacts of the worldwide epidemic on their life, that’s a lot to ask. In this environment, companies would be prudent to take advantage of rising marketing trends that promise to provide them an advantage over their competitors, and keeping up with these trends is going to help brands and businesses to reach their target goal.