Location and dates

Fira Barcelona Gran Via

20-22 JANUARY 2025

ICE VOX 2024

ICE Barca 2025

IGBA Barca 2025


Is Advertising a Barrier to Market Entry? How to Build Brand Awareness in Highly Regulated European Markets

07 Feb 2024
ICC Capital Suite
Entering New Markets Workshop

Whether advertising is a barrier to market entry remains an important topic for any business that has goals of either launching a new brand into existing markets and/or launching an existing brand into a new market. For operators in the iGaming and betting space this is especially true, as not only do traditional questions around the viability of continual ad spend exist, but they must face the challenge that more and more EU countries are tightening restrictions on ads around bonuses, sponsorship and cross-selling. This workshop session explores the creative methods of standing out in mature regulated markets like Spain, the UK and Benelux.

• How can licensed operators stand out, and protect against competition from the grey market? 
• When conventional advertising is out of the window, what marketing channels can be used to connect with new players?
• What do marketers need to know about compliance, public policy and regulation?


Aviv Sher, CEO - Codere Online
Bernardo Oliveira Neves, Secretary General - Portuguese Online Betting and Gambling Association (APAJO)
Vedran Karaman, Founder - KARAMAN Digital
Elen Barber, Former CMO - Kindred Group
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