AFA bolsters digital presence in India with Interactive Avenues

Following the deal, Interactive Avenues will be seen handling the AFA's official social networks in India.

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) signed an agreement with the Indian digital marketing agency, Interactive Avenues.

Following the deal, Interactive Avenues will be seen handling the AFA’s official social networks in India. Currently, AFA has over five regional agreements with major Indian companies.

AFA partnered with Interactive Avenues to create digital channels to grow its fan base after Argentina’s 2022 FIFA World Cup victory. The Indian agency has extensive experience in dealing with sports media. Adhering to the successful strategy that has been adopted in China, AFA is concurrently building its e-commerce channel for the Indian market.

Claudio Tapia, President of AFA, stated, “For more than 6 years we have been working steadily on AFA’s expansion plan in the world, developing important markets and regions where we previously had no presence or sponsorship agreements. Today we can highlight that AFA is one of the sports brands with the greatest presence in strategic markets such as India, China, the Middle East and the US. In this case, we are happy to renew our agreement with Interactive Avenues, who is helping us generate a closer link with the Indian audiences and at the same time generate new channels of communication and visibility for our sponsors in the region. We appreciate the trust and will continue working to be a bigger brand every day in India and the rest of the world.”

Shantanu Sirohi, COO, Interactive Avenues, commented, “We are delighted to offer differentiated and relatable content that resonates well with Indian audiences and creates a thriving fan community for AFA. We are privileged to be the preferred digital partner for several Indian and international sports teams, and this collaboration will further strengthen our position as a one-stop digital agency for sports marketing.”

Leandro Petersen, Commercial and Marketing Manager, AFA, expressed his remarks, “The Argentine Football Association together with Interactive Avenues has grown rapidly in India and this has allowed us to build deep connections with our broad audience base in this market. We are delighted with the results on this transcendental partnership and we will remain committed involving Indian fans with our Argentinean National Team. We are convinced that the path outlined in global commercial expansion has the Indian market as a fundamental axis of growth and that the most important brands in the country today accompany us It is a demonstration of what has been built in the region for the last two years now. 

He further expressed, “AFA has a presence in all the important markets where we had set our goals to enter: India, China, the Middle East and the United States. Today more than 50 join us commercial partners in different regions and territories, which demonstrates the global strength of our brand and the strong bond that unites us with the most important companies in the world, who finds in AFA, a strategic partner to carry out their marketing plans.”

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