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Copa90 partners with Snapchat to deliver first-person fan footage from World Cup 2018


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

April 12, 2018 | 3 min read

Youth football brand Copa90 is set to work with Snapchat to deliver exclusive World Cup 2018 content in Russia this summer.


Copa90 plans to hit the World Cup with Snapchat

From the 2 June, Copa90 will deliver 45 daily editions in English, French, Arabic, German and Spanish. The on-the-ground content will be delivered globally, except for the United States.

Copa90 will make best use of Snapchat’s first-person storytelling capabilities to show the World Cup from the perspective of young, passionate fans putting those not in Russia right into the middle of the action.

“Updated throughout the day, every day, this is a living, breathing, only-for-mobile adrenaline shot for the Snapchat generation that epitomises the style and approach of football content younger fans especially want to engage with, share and create," James Kirkham, head of Copa 90, said.

“This new generation is accelerating a shift in power in football – away from traditional media formats and voices of authority that encourage passive content consumption. Increasingly, Modern Football Fans are consuming football content and having their football conversations away from traditional platforms where that conversation feels more genuine and authentic – and an antidote to the shift towards algorithmic control in other aspects of their daily life.”

Ben Schwerin, vice president of partnerships for Snap, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Copa90 to offer Snapchatters their unique take on the beautiful game and the World Cup this summer. With Copaa90 we want to make being a football fan more fun, no matter where you are.”

Snapchat is planning to entice brands onto its platform during the World Cup with its Snap Ads format, fully vertical ad format that will appear on the Copa 90 Stories during the competition.

Snapchat boasts more than 187 million daily users globally.

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Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc. 

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Copa90 is a football media business. Past credits of the company include the UK web drama Kate Modern, which is a spin off of the American web series called lonelygirl15.

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