WWE and Snapchat announce multiyear partnership

April 1, 2016

Variety reports that World Wrestling Entertainment and Snapchat have signed a multiyear deal that will start this Sunday at Wrestlemania.

The image messaging app will produce and distribute Live Stories from Wrestlemania and other events.  According to Variety, “WWE fans will be able to contribute video and photos that will be curated and packaged by Snapchat along with WWE-supplied content into a brief video available to the app’s more than 100 million daily active users.”  Snapchat will cover other WWE live events throughout the year.

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This partnership is a push by the company to reach out to a younger demographic as those that use Snapchat tend to skew on the younger side.  It is also a way for the WWE to reach out to fans on other social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other digital channels.  The article also indicates that one of the other big pushes is for this partnership to help bolster the subscription base of the WWE Network.

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