Love Premier League joins JDG stable of sites

JDG Sport has secured investment to launch a new in-house publication, Love Premier League.

Lending branding from Love Rugby League, the leading independent rugby league website in the UK that has been established for 11 years, the move is the next step towards developing a thriving network of websites focused on providing quality content and reaching a passionate fan base.

As part of the launch of Love Premier League, a partnership has been made with Press Association Sport, meaning the highest quality breaking news, content and features will be available to fans from the outset.

JDG heading to Wembley Stadium for SMMEX

JDG Sport is heading to Wembley Stadium on Monday, 6th March, to take part in one of the sports industry’s most exciting events.

Now in it’s 19th year, SMMEX brings together leading sports brands, clubs, associations and publications, along with a range of prominent speakers from the world of sport.

Seminars will include contributions from leading rugby union outfit Saracens RFC and top retailer Sainsbury’s.

JDG Sport will be exhibiting its range of sports content and media services, as well as promoting our leading online publications Love Rugby League and British Ice Hockey.

We have been working in partnership with SMMEX as an official media partner to help promote the event, which is expected to attract visitors from across Europe.

To register to attend for FREE, please click here.

Hope to see you there!

JDG Sport announces Betfred partnership

JDG Sport has secured the new Super League title sponsor, Betfred, as a client ahead of the upcoming rugby league season.

Betfred will take up a significant partnership package on Love Rugby League, JDG’s leading in-house publication, which has been established for 11 years.

The deal will focus on the immediate activation of Betfred’s Super League sponsorship, aiming to deliver instant results for brand awareness and player conversions by utilising Love Rugby League’s large audience reach within the rugby league community.

The site registers more than 20 million page views per season, while total social media followers are close to 150,000.

Founder of Love Rugby League, and Managing Director of JDG Sport, James Gordon said: “As soon as the Betfred sponsorship deal was announced, it was clear that this was someone we wanted to work with.

“From our first meeting we recognised there were some great opportunities and, with both companies being based in Warrington, it lends itself well to a positive and developing working relationship.

“We cannot wait for the new rugby league season with such a great partner on board, whose input will allow our great team of journalists led by John Davidson in continuing to deliver exclusive news and feature content.”

Gemma Strath, Group Head of Marketing at Betfred, added: “Love Rugby League have been engaging with rugby league fans for many years and as such, it made perfect sense for us to work together in this our inaugural year as Super League sponsors.

“Doing so allows us to get closer to fans of the sport and build strong relationships moving forward.”

JDG Sport, primarily through its Love Rugby League publication, has worked with a host of rugby league clubs, brands and sponsors, including Kingstone Press, Foxy Bingo, State of Mind, Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings.

JDG reveals updated name and logo

Warrington-based JDG Media has kicked off 2017 by revealing an updated name and logo.

The company will now be known as JDG Sport, to reflect its status as a specialist sports media and content provider.

Led by managing director James Gordon, JDG now has more than 10 years experience in media and digital services.

JDG Sport owns and publishes industry-leading websites Love Rugby League and British Ice Hockey, and also offers media and content services for a range of clients across the sports and leisure industry.

“For a good while now all our work has focused on sport and, when we were planning for 2017, we felt it made sense to update our name and logo accordingly,” said Gordon.

“We hope to announce a couple of exciting new clients and partnerships in the near future and it makes sense to do this under a refreshed banner, which aims to showcase us as experts and leaders in our field in the sports industry.”

Gordon also confirmed that the company website and social media channels will be updated to reflect the name change.