View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

  1. News
July 27, 2022updated 07 Oct 2022 7:11am

Footballco targets growing popularity of women’s game with social-first brand Indivisa

By Alexandra Turner

Goal and Mundial publisher Footballco’s new social-first women’s football brand aims to create a “community-empowered space” for female fans.

Footballco, which claims to be the world’s largest football publisher, launched Indivisa with an all-female team in March, creating dedicated channels for coverage of the women’s sport from grassroots level to the elite on Instagram, Tiktok, Youtube and Twitter.

Goal already covers women’s football within its wider coverage of the sport, publishing an average of four stories per day with the aim of increasing that by 50% by the end of the year.

Morgan Brennan (pictured), a former Footballco creative who has been appointed to lead Indivisa, told Press Gazette the social-first brand launched after they “saw a huge opportunity to create a community-empowered space on social media” for female football fans.

“There are amazing channels out there and we want to create a super-channel that covers anything from grassroots to the super league,” she said, adding that she wanted it to be accessible to all women’s football fans “so that nothing is too out of reach or exclusive”.

It is also about providing coverage through the “lens of female football fans,” she said.

Brennan, who manages London amateur team the Victoria Park Vixens, said fostering a community was a key goal, adding: “In women’s football communities are really important…There is a global community as all [female players] have faced adversity to do what they love, as well as local grassroots communities.”

Content from our partners
New technology from EX.CO helps publishers double on-site video revenue
Five ways to fail in media job interviews
How Germany's Ippen.Media mastered content planning across 86 newsrooms

Indivisa, which means common and indivisible in Latin, launched on Instagram first where it has just under 4,000 followers before expanding to other social platforms because “of the amazing women’s football community there [that] made it a good entryway,” Brennan said.

She added that although the brand is not limited in its goals, building a community “is at the forefront” and that any future expansion would be “community powered”.

“We are responding to what the audience wants, whether that is community events, focus on Youtube or other channels… or news and editorial… There are definitely plans to expand,” she said.

Brennan said that since the Women’s Euros began in early July, Indivisa has seen an increase in its followers but that she has also seen a boost to wider coverage of women’s football around the media too.

She said it had “been amazing to see how much more content is out there”, adding: “It’s increasing massively but there’s still a long way to go.”

Indivisa has two dedicated team members – Brennan and social media manager Nancy Baker – but employs female and non-binary content creators to increase output on the channels and benefits from wider Footballco resources as well.

Brennan said: “Working across Indivisa has allowed me to work with a number of talented female and non-binary content creators who can tell these stories in ways and through a lens rarely seen in traditional football media.”

The brand aims to serve content curated for each platform, with Twitter coverage leaning towards commentary on matches with Tiktok featuring more user-generated content. 

Indivisa’s revenue comes from brand partnerships including deals with Heineken, Pepsico and Arnold Clark which they said mirrors growing demand seen for women’s football content from brands more generally. Brennan added that “brands are really interested in interaction with an engaged audience”.

Indivisa HQ, a series of events celebrating the end of the Euros in partnership with Adidas, opened on Tuesday night with a screening of the first Euros semi-final and will be followed by another semi-final screening and yoga and HIIT sessions.

Picture: Footballco

Topics in this article : ,

Email to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network