Russian football is undergoing a makeover. It has just hosted a successful World Cup and its club sides are regulars in the latter stages of European competition. The Russian League revealed a radical rebranding last year and its leading club, Zenit St Petersburg, are thinking beyond the serious stereotype into which the country’s persona sometimes falls.
They are creating high polished content, translating it into 15 languages and are not afraid to take on the world’s big teams and major media outlets on social media.
New Media Director Egor Kretsan leads the club’s content strategy. He spoke to me about their approach.