LiveScore, the real-time sports updates service, has appointed MatchFit to lead on proactive communications and sponsorship PR activations for the firm.

As part of the deal MatchFit will also create PR campaigns in support of LiveScore’s sponsorship portfolio, including the company’s role as official global scoring partner of La Liga in Spain.

Ric Leask, Marketing Director for LiveScore stated: “We are delighted to have appointed MatchFit as our PR agency, kicking off an exciting new partnership together. Throughout the process we were impressed with MatchFit’s creativity, understanding of our brief and cultural fit with our business. 

“Complementing their core Founding Partners with further leading specialists, MatchFit has assembled a best-in-class team which has already got off to a fantastic start.”

MatchFit has been involved with in the PR of various sporting events including The FA’s  UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 ‘500 Days to Go’ media campaign along with various lockdown FIFA20 events including COPA90’s #StayHomePlayTogether campaign with EA SPORTS.

Before being officially announced as a partner, LiveScore and MatchFit have already worked on media releases, with the agency collaborating on the news of the firm’s new free-to-air OTT live streaming service. The new service features initial rights to all matches in Italy’s Serie A football season through to the climax of the current 2019/20 campaign.

Donald Parish, Co-Founder of MatchFit, said: “We are incredibly proud to announce our new relationship with LiveScore, at an extremely exciting time for both companies. Now, more than ever, world events show our appetite for live sport is insatiable, with 2 million active UK users demonstrating that LiveScore is already an essential part of the experience. LiveScore is one of the world’s most exciting global digital sports brands, and we can’t wait to demonstrate how PR and sponsorship can further amplify that growth.” 

Will Mitchell, Co-Founder of MatchFit, added: “This is an extremely exciting win for MatchFit, and further validation of our unique model which offers big-agency thinking allied to a personal and nimble virtual agency approach. Using our trusted network of best-in class sector specialists, we’ve created a bespoke team for LiveScore, who we are hugely looking forward to working with.”