Alfa Romeo to be I Am Playr's car of choice

Alfa Romeo has signed up to feature in social game 'I Am Playr' as a sponsor of the fictional football club River Park, in a deal brokered by Maxus.

Alfa Romeo: joins the cast of I Am Playr
Alfa Romeo: joins the cast of I Am Playr

The deal places the brand into the storyline of the game, which places players in the shoes of a footballer on the River Park team.

Once players have scored five goals against Danny Deans, River Park team captain, they will be rewarded with an Alfa Romeo MiTo car in the game.

Players can personalise their vehicle using an in-game replica of Alfa Romeo's online car configurator and be delivered first-person, rich media filmed content of the car's collection.

The brand will also feature on dynamic ad sites within the hoardings around the football stadia. Later in the year there will be an additional interactive element that allows users to edit in-game Alfa-related footage.

Claudio Annicchiarico, head of digital for Alfa Romeo UK, said the MiTo "is aimed at a particularly media savvy audience, so social media gaming is a great way for us to reach out to them".

Lee Dixon, the former Arsenal and England full back and pundit, is contributing storyline ideas for the game after investing in the company behind it, We R Interactive.

Dixon was one of more than 20 new investors who put a collective $5m (£3.1m) into the company earlier this month alongside existing investors, who include Abbott Mead Vickers founder Peter Mead and ITV's managing director of commercial and online Fru Hazlitt.

Other brands that feature in the game are Nike, Ginsters and Red Bull.

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Six Nations 2016: Why it's never been easier to target rugby fans

Six Nations 2016: Why it's never been easier to target rugby fans

The success of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the Six Nations coming to terrestrial commercial TV means it has never been a better time to target rugby fans, argues RadiumOne's Rupert Staines.

Share
UK Super Bowl fans on social media: Paddy Power and FA are most followed brands

UK Super Bowl fans on social media: Paddy Power and FA are most followed brands

Over half a million Twitter users in the UK now follow American football-related accounts. Starcount, the social media data analytics company, discovered what people, brands and other sports rank high among their interests.

Share
Campaign Viral Chart: Heinz Super Bowl ad in top spot

Campaign Viral Chart: Heinz Super Bowl ad in top spot

The Heinz ad featuring dogs dressed in hot dog costumes was the most-shared ad this week in a chart full of Super Bowl ads ahead of the big game on Sunday.

Share

Get news by email