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Super Bowl Sunday is Here, Are You Ready?

Super Fan

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year when it comes to sports and luckily, it’s right around the corner!  This year will be the 51st Super Bowl, where the Atlanta Falcons will be battling it out with the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas at 6:30 pm ET.

If you’re like many people, you probably don’t pay for cable and stick to a strict “Netflix and Chill” schedule.  Thankfully, Fox will be live streaming the game on http://FoxSportsGo.com, and their mobile platforms for free.  For those of  you who watch the game simply for the commercials, you’re in luck as well.  Fox will be including most commercials in the live stream.  

The sports platform will also be implementing an interesting aspect to help increase fan engagement.  The feature is called “Be the Player” and utilizes Intel’s 360-degree replay technology, which will show recaps of the best plays throughout the game.  

Here’s an example of how the 360-degree technology is supposed to work, plus it doubles as a new ad for this year’s event! 

Intel | “Brady Everyday” | Super Bowl LI

 

Here’s a couple more of our favorites for this year….

 

Wonderful Pistachios | “Ernie Gets Physical” | Super Bowl LI

 

Skittles | “Romance” | Super Bowl LI

 

Whether you’re a sports fan or not, Super Bowl Sunday is an iconic part of American culture, and one of the best days for TV Ads.  

While fan engagement has always been a priority, it’s becoming evermore important for brands to increase and better their relationships with consumers, especially through social media and mobile platforms.  

One way the NFL has tried to do this, is through implementing a Super Bowl app, designed to be the “ultimate companion app for Super Bowl LI events and gameday in Houston.” Download the Super Bowl 2017 App Now.

The NFL has another form of fan engagement, that is definitely something to check out!  The event is called the “NFL Experience,” opened and hosted at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

 

This event is considered an interactive theme park, allowing fans to kick a field goal, test their throwing arm, tour the locker rooms of their favorite athletes, and even the opportunity to meet some of the players.  

Fans can purchase a ticket to the experience for $35, or $25 for children.  This is a great way for fans to get an up close and personal look as to what it’s like to be a professional athlete, and a great way for the NFL to interact with their fans.

If you’re on Twitter, here are a few hashtags that will enhance your gameday tweeting experience…

#SuperBowlSunday

#SB51

#PepsiHalftimeShow

#Patriots

#riseup (Falcons)

#InBrotherhood (Falcons)

#onemore (Patriots)

#SuperBowlLI

In addition to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook can be great tools to utilize as well.  Brands and teams will be posting actively as the Super Bowl approaches, and they may even be live streaming important events or activities.  

Here are some important accounts for Super Bowl Fans:

FoxSportsGO.com (To stream the Super Bowl)

facebook.com/newenglandpatriots

facebook.com/TheNewEnglandPatriotsNation

facebook.com/atlantafalcons

instagram.com/patriots

instagram.com/atlantafalcons

Looking for a way for fans to get more engaged, and earn rewards?  Fan engagement and competition platforms like Fantelope are a great way to get fans involved.  Fantelope allows fans of college and professional sports teams to compete to be the number one fan of their favorite teams!  

Fans check in at events, share photos on social media sites, and engage with brands and advertisers too, all while earning rewards to their favorite brands.  Download the app today to see its exciting potential, and benefit for your team!

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