ReKTGlobal, the global esports business authority and parent company of professional esports organizations Rogue and the London Royal Ravens, announces its acquisition of New York-based Fearless Media, a full service data driven media agency specializing in entertainment, gaming, consumer electronics and technology verticals with a dynamic approach to modern marketing. Fearless Media is known for creating integrated global advertising campaigns in collaboration with some of the world’s biggest consumer companies such as PSYONIX, Valve, Turtle Beach, Bethesda, Epic Games, THQ Nordic, Redbox, GuitarWorld and LessonFace.
Founded in 2009 by Cara Scharf, Fearless Media is focused on elevating brands through its unique approach to marketing analytics and insights to develop marketing strategies and execute campaigns that drive revenue and help clients understand holistically how their media dollars are performing. In recent years, Scharf was awarded Acquisitions International’s Most Innovative Marketing Business Leader in 2019, Creative Women in Marketing by Aspioneer in 2019 and Top NY Women in Business by Oprah Magazine & Entrepreneur in 2018. Fearless Media was also named as one of Clutch’s Top New York Marketing & Advertising Agencies in the U.S. in 2018.
To further solidify relationships across all verticals, the deal will bring together Fearless Media’s extensive media network, brand partners and marketing experts, to add another layer to ReKTGlobal’s growing marketing division, making it a complete solution for brands.
“ReKTGlobal’s acquisition of Fearless Media is unlike any other in the esports industry,” said Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal. “It allows us to fully support the growing demand for advertising and marketing solutions to the gaming and esports community, as we continue to build our industry leading esports marketing portfolio.”
Cara Scharf, Founder of Fearless Media added, “We pride ourselves on bringing next level digital marketing solutions to our clients across a multitude of industries,” said Cara Scharf, Founder of Fearless Media. “Now through ReKTGlobal, we have the opportunity for cross-pollination across all of our amazing brand partners.”
“We’re excited to welcome Fearless Media to the ReKTGlobal network,” commented John Benyamine, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenlit Content. “With the backing of ReKTGlobal, we have continued to grow our esports audience, and with Fearless Media coming aboard, we’ll have the ability to connect with an even wider audience to drive integrated marketing solutions across social and traditional media on a global level.”
The acquisition of Fearless Media comes on the heels of ReKTGlobal’s partnership with creator management phenom, TalentX Entertainment, to launch a new joint venture TalentX Gaming (TXG) this past May. Coupled with ReKTGlobal’s position as a global esports leader that bridges the gap between the multi-billion-dollar esports industry and the worlds of music, entertainment and traditional sports, TXG leverages the “creator first” talent development and social media monetization prowess of TalentX. TalentX took the influencer management industry by storm by growing a roster of the top one percent of TikTokkers in just six months, including members of the company’s recently created Sway House — Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson, Anthony Reeves, Bryce Hall, Kio Cyr and Jaden Hossler — which racked up one million followers on their group TikTok account in the first month.
Last year, ReKTGlobal acquired New Jersey-based Greenlit Content, a hybrid company that is behind some of gaming’s most popular sites including TwinGalaxies.com, Shacknews.com, GameDaily.Biz and PrimaGames.com. Greenlit creates viral branded gaming content, events and activations in collaboration with some of the world’s most popular consumer companies such as Xbox, HyperX, Chips Ahoy!, Warner Bros., NBC Sports, State Farm, Turtle Beach and Redbox. The company reaches up to 100 million gamers monthly through specially curated video, social and editorial content. Combined, the monumental merger’s assets include 8 esports teams, 36 influencers, celebrity talent including music legends Tainy, Steve Aoki and Imagine Dragons, and 30+ client brand partners.