BMO becomes the first financial institution in the world to launch the Twitch channel to help gamers progress in the game and their finances

  • The launch of the BMO NXT LVL channel on Twitch reinvents how and where people can connect with their bank
  • BMO hires gaming relations specialist, a world first for any financial institution

TORONTO, May 9, 2022 /CNW/ – BMO Financial Group today announced the launch of BMO NXT LVL, a one-of-a-kind communications platform, on Twitch, known for its large community of gamers; with content crossing gaming culture and personal finance. Driven by a commitment to authenticity, BMO NXT LVL will help gamers progress in game and life by connecting and engaging with them in the digital spaces they find themselves in.

To drive this innovative initiative, BMO has created the position of Gaming Relations Specialist (GRS), a world first for any financial institution. The GRS will host BMO NXT LVL, while engaging in insightful discussions about gaming and personal finance with influential guests through live stream and social content.

To recruit its GRS, BMO looked within to find a charismatic and engaging player at the bank. Of the 50 employees who competed for the position, Sean’s frame (aka @BMO_GRS), a personal banker from Windsor, Ont. demonstrated that he has what it takes to become BMO’s first GRS.

“BMO is delighted to welcome Sean to his new role as our first-ever Gambling Relations Specialist,” said Maja Neable, BMO CMO, Personal & Commercial Banking and Head of Data & Analytics, Marketing. “As a long-time employee of BMO, Sean’s passion and knowledge for banking and gaming will be the perfect combination to drive deep engagement and meaningful conversations with gamers and influencers in this exciting space. “

In partnership with ad agency FCB Toronto and media agency UM, BMO will kick off the first season with its first stream of BMO NXT LVL on May 13. The campaign will include three episodes broadcast live on BMO’s new Twitch channel (twitch.tv/BMO_NXTLVL) where Frame (@BMO_GRS) will play games and talk about financial literacy with some from Canada the most famous and influential players, including Wardell (twitch.tv/Wardell) and MTashed (twitch.tv/MTashed).

In addition to weekly episodes on topics such as gaming monetization, home ownership and investing, the first season of BMO NXT LVL will feature a dynamic augmented reality tour of the GRS office, contests on social networks and games on Twitter, ICT Tac and Twitch.

“NXT LVL opens the door for BMO to engage thousands of gamers by entertaining, educating and connecting with them like no bank has done before,” continued Neable. “The Twitch platform is immersive and personal and it’s an incredible opportunity to continue to connect authentically with customers, bring value to viewers in entertaining ways, and help customers achieve real financial progress. .”

Tune in to BMO NXL LVL live streams at twitch.tv/BMO_NXTLVL and follow @BMO_GRS.

About BMO Financial Group

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $1.02 trillion as of January 31, 2022 and a diverse and highly engaged team of employees, BMO offers a wide range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. investment to more than 12 million customers and leads through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

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