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The RFL & InCrowd welcome over 100,000 members to Our League

Our League, the RFL’s website & mobile app for rugby league spectators, viewers & participants has officially surpassed the 100,000 members mark.

Launched in Autumn 2017 in partnership with InCrowd, the membership platform offers exclusive content, participation, ticketing integration, member benefits and prizes, enhancing the fan experience for lovers of Rugby League at all levels of the game.

Surpassing the 100k mark is the latest achievement for the Our League platform, having celebrated a number of landmarks since it’s fruition. Over 76,000 members interact with Our League through the official app with single day usage peaking at over 47,000.

The stats

53 rugby league matches have been streamed live, including Betfred Championship and League 1, Coral Challenge Cup (Men’s & Women’s) and Women’s Super League. 51,000 unique members have watched the live streamed matches, amounting to over 160,000 cumulative live streams views to date, with the current record at 25,000 viewers during England vs France in October 2018.

The popular round-by-round predictor game, which has engaged nearly 40,000 regular players, has awarded supporters with numerous prizes including hospitality tickets at all major Rugby League events, signed shirts/match balls and the opportunity to win the grand prize of £20,000.

Supporters have also been able to have their say by voting for the Man of the Match for every televised Betfred Super League and Betfred Championship fixture. Participation in the poll has generated an average of 3,000 votes per game. The app’s match centre, which covers community leagues right up to the Betfred Super League, was viewed over 1 million times in February alone.

Our League 100K members
Nichola Spencer, Membership Manager at the RFL said, “It’s fantastic that we’ve achieved the 100k members mark and the success of Our League continues to surpass our expectations. Our active membership numbers are constantly increasing and we are smashing record after record in terms of users and participation.”
“We’d like to thank InCrowd for the exceptional service they have provided since the launch of the platforms and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them to further improve the app and website. We are excited about what we will achieve together over the course of 2019, delivering an even better experience for our unique and passionate fans.”

Darren Parsons, Marketing Account Manager at InCrowd said “Our League continues to be a great project to work on, with the platform evolving and usage increasing regularly. It has been great to see members from all corners of the rugby league community come together and find something to engage with on the platform and in collaboration with The Rugby Football League, we will continue to develop Our League into an absolute must-have, for every fan.”

Download the Our League app on Apple iOS and Android or visit rugby-league.com to sign up for FREE!

Maymask choose InCrowd Cast to power in-stadia digital display

InCrowd are proud to announce that our ground-breaking digital LED display software, InCrowd Cast, is now operational at 11 rugby stadiums around the UK thanks to an exciting new relationship with Maymask, suppliers, installers and operators of LED Screens.

Cast allows Maymask to place live content directly in front of rugby fans, providing new methods of communication and unique sponsor activation opportunities. Cast also runs with zero downtime and zero lag time on hot key enabled, in-game interruptions – those moments when the usual display graphics are interrupted in real time to announce a particularly exciting point of play or moment in the game. This function gives the opportunity to build atmosphere and elevate the excitement for every fan. These interruptions also allow users to offer new and attractive opportunities for flexible brand activations as operators can now easily change or update graphics “in the moment” before or during a match.

When implementing Cast software, operators can now confidently trust a solution that offers:

  • Robust & stable functionality; Cast was created through operational testing. Each stage of development was trialled in-stadia to ensure stability and steadiness of every feature and function.
  • A dynamic mix of content; Maymask are able to engage fans with real-time interactions in the moments that really matter including final scores, live match statistics, live social media updates, betting odds and interactive gamification content.
  • Fast programming; Cast allows Maymask to create faster, easier multi-tier playlists for sponsor content, giving them the valuable time needed to deliver unique and unforgettable stadium experiences.
  • An easy-to-use system; Operational simplicity has been the leading requirement throughout the development of Cast. The software can be controlled by a single user without compromising on quality or complexity of output.
  • Seamless integration; Once installed, Cast will easily adapt to the individual parameters of each of the 11 stadiums. Cast allows Maymask to automatically assign, tile, scale and position video content to the user-defined regions of every LED perimeter board in every stadium.

Oliver Peters CEO of Maymask says “We believe InCrowd have a standout product in Cast when it comes to perimeter control and a distinct edge in developing fan interaction in stadiums. With many more ideas coming in the new season, it’s going to be great to see new technology and software combine to achieve new levels of fan engagement and brand activations”.

InCrowd Cast is the front runner when it comes to fast, reliable, single user display management solutions. For more information in InCrowd Cast, or to request a demo free of charge, please contact enquiries@incrowdsports.com.

InCrowd appoint Dan Lipman as Business Director of FanScore

Fan engagement specialists, InCrowd, have appointed fan marketing expert, Dan Lipman, as Business Director of FanScore. Dan is joining from leading mass participation event organisers, Human Race Ltd.

Dan joins InCrowd with over 10 years of fan marketing experience and having specialised in driving and monetising customer acquisition and engagement for major rights holders including British Athletics, the Lawn Tennis Association and Tough Mudder.

Most recently Dan has been Commercial Director of Human Race where he was responsible for managing the marketing, digital and sponsor activation teams, as well as strategically advising the development of a new market-leading ticketing and CRM platform for parent company and organisers of Le Tour de France, Amaury Sport Organisation.

Dan will head-up the FanScore business division, which uses technology and data solutions to help some of the world’s leading sports audience owners, to better know, understand and monetise their audiences.

FanScore sits at the intersection where Brands, Media and Rights Holders meet, creating digital fan engagement tools and platforms that harness the 360 degree spend and attention of the sports fan and provide ROI focused digital sponsorship solutions.

Aidan Cooney, InCrowd’s co-founder and CEO stated “InCrowd have built a fantastic and profitable fan marketing platform and with Dan now coming aboard, we are going to progress our development for our clients in order to produce the most rewarding fan experience no matter where they are.”

Dan Lipman stated “I’ve witnessed first-hand how digital and social media has influenced the way in which brands look to activate to sports audiences, and the subsequent challenges this has created for Rights Holders in their ambitions to commercialise their assets.

I believe with our FanScore proposition we provide a genuine solution that will transform the ability for our partners to compete in a modern digital world. InCrowd have an unrivalled proposition and team to lead the way in revolutionising this space and I am delighted to have come on board to build on the great success the team have already achieved.”

InCrowd work with some of the biggest names in the sports industry including Premiership Rugby, 16 individual clubs, Toyota, Rugby Football League, Heineken and the ICC. To find out more information on InCrowd, please visit their website www.incrowdsports.com or contact us now via enquiries@incrowdsports.com

About InCrowd:

InCrowd provide a fan engagement & sponsorship activation platform. Our understanding of the avid and emotional mindset of a fan is combined with in-depth data analysis and ground-breaking digital technology to offer rights holders and brands a unique opportunity to reach out to sports fans in the moments that really matter. Many of the world‘s top rights holders & brands use InCrowd’s fan marketing platform to collect more fan data, sell more tickets and increase sponsorship revenue. We also help sponsors connect with new customers and convert fan interaction into revenue & advocacy. Find out more – www.incrowdsports.com