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Sports and Social Media-What have We Learned?

Direct Marketing Observations

This means that 1) we have realized the power and potential of the digitally written word/visual world and we realize its impact; and 2) all of us have become comfortable with the notion that we’re all publishers, editors and commentators of our lives, your lives and even the lives of people we know nothing about. athletics SEO/SEM amateur athletics social media sports

Hey Sports Teams Quit Telling Me to LIKE your Facebook Posts

Adam Sherk

Sports teams are among the biggest offenders: Now don’t get me wrong. Brands of all shapes and sizes do it, but as I mainly follow news organizations and sports teams on Facebook it is the teams that negatively caught my attention. The counterpoint is that most of these posts are getting a lot of likes, comments and shares. Here are some more recent examples.

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Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Almost exactly a year ago, I observed Kathryn Peck represent EA SPORTS on Twitter. What’s a typical day like for you as the EA SPORTS Active Community Manager? also have calls and emails with external partners or people that work with outside of EA SPORTS as we discuss upcoming conferences, events, how we can partner, etc. Here’s what I’ve learned from her. 1.

Augmented Reality in Sports

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Augmented Reality in Sports by cinta5 on January 28, 2010 [tweetmeme]Just wanted to share a couple of videos with you.  Below the IBM Seer app used at this years Australian Open and the other is EyePly’s preview of an augmented reality app that will be released in 2010. Enjoy! Media.

Rio 2016: 1.5 Billion Facebook Interactions; 916 Million on Instagram

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that the five posts that tallied the most likes, comments and shares during Rio 2016 were: Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates Usain Bolt (below). The athletes who received the most mentions, likes and comments within Olympics-related content during the Games were: Phelps. Sindhu Pakistan Philippines Photos Portugal Reactions Rio 2016 Rio de Janeiro Ryan Lochte Ryan Murphy Shares Simone Biles Simone Manuel soccer Sports Summer Olympics Swimming Temporary Profile Picture Frames Townley Haas Track and Field U.K. through 21. Sindhu. Mexico.

Death of Muhammad Ali Shakes Up Facebook, Twitter World

SocialTimes Facebook

The death of former heavyweight boxing champion and cultural icon Muhammad Ali  last Friday jolted the sports world, along with Facebook and Twitter. Facebook said in a blog post by Evan Shugerman , who works on sports partnerships for the social network and Instagram, and data scientist Dustin Cable  that in the first 24 hours after Ali’s death, 48 million users were responsible for more than 110 interactions (posts, comments, likes, shares) on Facebook. According to Shugerman and Cable, the countries with the most Ali-related conversations during that period were: U.S.

My Top Posts of 2010 on SEO, PR and Social Media for News and Sports

Adam Sherk

thought it was interesting that three of my top 10 were related to sports and social media because I write about that only occasionally as a side interest. If my original had been submitted that would certainly have cracked into my top 10 overall. I’d like to thank everyone who has engaged with my blog in some way this year be it a comment, link, tweet, Facebook like, LinkedIn or Google Reader share or just stopping by to read a post. Another year has passed and that means it is time for marketing blogs to do their obligatory top posts of the year roundups. Publishing

A Complete Guide to Twitter’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Twitter

And also social commentary–anyone can comment about what’s happening now and share their thoughts, and sometimes those go into conversations. And then, Adam and Anthony, can you talk about the economics of all these deals that you’ve been signing with the sports leagues of late? That is an all-sports highlights, news and analysis show that is exclusive to Twitter.

Euro 2016: The Players, Brands and Fans Winning the Euros on Social

Talkwalker SM

We’ve seen people from around the world post close to 100 million tweets supporting their teams and brands trying to muscle in on the incredible global exposure major sports events can provide. If there are any social media moments that caught you eye at Euro 2016, let us know in the comments below! After almost a month of non-stop football (or soccer if you prefer!)

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Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

Further, professionalism means engaging your commenters , on and off your blog with respect. Too many times I debated commenters rather than simply thank them for investing the time to comment. Word of mouth through commenting and links did the trick. Keeping readers is partly about a professional attitude about content and respectful commenting. No matter what.

Euro 2016 on Twitter: 10 Great Accounts Every Fan Should Follow

Talkwalker SM

Why you should follow : Surprisingly unguarded (often funny) comments about matches and players and the occasional foray into politics. Who:  Parody account for sports news. Euro 2016 is now well underway with every goal, incident and meme sending social media into a frenzy. To answer this, we decided to look at the impact of top tweeters by the numbers. Gareth Bale ( @GarethBale11 ).

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4 Eastern Conference MLS (Major League Soccer) Apps for the iPhone


Welcome to the sport that gives new meaning to the term ‘rough and tumble’. Sporting Kansas City FanZone. Sporting Kansas City FanZone boasts its own sports societal network for the exclusive use of the elite members of FanZone, which is you, should you invest in this app. Kansas City has a charmed sports life this 2012. DC United. New York Red Bulls.

Sports Teams: Times Have Changed, Adapt!

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Sports Teams: Times Have Changed, Adapt! by cinta5 on September 28, 2009 I cannot help but remember Bob Dylan’s song “The Times They Are A-Changin’&# when I think of how some sports teams are handling social media.  jlangford Pete, thanks for the comment!

Top 10 Apps for Windows Phones


BBC Sport Mobile. BBC Sport Mobile gives you the latest sport news from the BBC on the go. Get latest full article news on football, tennis, cricket, golf, rubgy, athletics and many other sports. Download BBC Sports Mobile. 9. Let me know in the comments section. Lyrics by MusixMatch. Price: Free. Download Lyrics by musiXmatch. 2. Reflections. Price: Free.

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The Advertising vs. PR Debate Won’t Exist in 30 Years

Geoff Livingston

The ability to comment across platforms, across devices, and just about anywhere in the physical world changes everything. Marketing advertising convergence In 30 Years interactive Jack Dorsey media newusatoday olympian pr sports USA TodayLast Thursday night, USA Today celebrated its 30th birthday in grand fashion at the National Portrait Gallery. Marketing. Why the Debate Will End.

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Twitter Squatting - a new cyber sport

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Its a snowy Saturday and I just picked up an email comment from one of my blog readers pointing out an incorrect twitter handle for Levi's on my list of Brands that Tweet. vowed right then to scrub the whole list, since it beat shoveling the driveway by a long shot! What follows is a list of shame for these brand hijackers. No need to follow them until the real brand takes over.

Tennis on Social: Game Over For Nadal

Talkwalker SM

Rafael Nadal defeats Sam Groth to get to the second round: the Spaniard had started the week well, breezing past his first opponent with spectacular shots that generated much comments and shares on social media. Or do you wonder how much a brand benefits from sponsoring a sports event such as Roland Garros? Have you been watching the French Open last week? What a shot ! UNcocMCnlc.

9 Never-Before-Seen Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

It goes without saying that people enjoy commenting here, and I enjoy interacting with them. But some comments never make it past my Akismet spam filter. Here are some examples of comments you should never write (with embedded links removed): 1. The vague comment. The misspelled gratifying comment. The unapplicable comment. The buy this comment. The big paragraph and unrelated link at end comment. Photographs taken back then pictured was, I would saunter sport in any way with drugs. The unrelated comment. Lovely! World?s

Sports Can Learn a Few Things From Gov 2.0

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media Sports Can Learn a Few Things From Gov 2.0 There are real opportunities for the sports industry to leverage some of these same concepts and tactics that are now driving Government 2.0. Sports Can Learn a Few Things From Gov 2.0

Improve the NFL Experience with Social

Geoff Livingston

While not my favorite, the NFL reigns as America’s most popular sports league. Yes, there will be negative comments, cursing, passion and just flat-out lewdness. Social Media Sports Chat community management GetGlue Instagram NFL photo twitter updatesIt’s Friday. Let’s have some fun and talk football! TV works well for the NFL. percent from the record in 2007.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

Instagram is a great social network for all sports-related content as it lets sports fans enjoy the opportunity to get behind-the-scenes scoops – from the outfit that their favorite tennis player will wear to the next tournament, or the making of their favorite sports goods, to an inside look at an aspect of their sporting heroes they would never see otherwise.

Manti Te’o story gets Taiwanese animation

Jeff Esposito

No comment needed aside from – sad, but awesome… sports Manti Te'o Manti Te'o girlfriend Mantio Te'o Scam

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? Looking at my 2011 posts, it is interesting that a sports topic got the top slot since that’s not a major focus for me. But several of my sports posts continue to drive traffic so maybe I’ll look for new ways to examine sports and social. Original idea! PRFilter Shows Press Release Buzzword Abuse Still Prevalent.

Find out how ANZ is Minting Engagement on Social Media


ANZ has the lead in Likes, Comments, and Shares and has the most Reach. Take a look at the Likes, Comments, and Shares that each of these brands received per Post. ANZ's engagement as a measure of Likes, Comments, and Shares seems even more impressive when you take into account the fact that they had more Posts than any other bank in this group. Takeaways. million impressions.

Many Eyes

Buzz Marketing for Technology

comments. comments. Sports. All things sports. explore. visualizations. data sets. topic hubs. participate. register. create visualization. upload data set. create topic hub. learn more. quick start. visualization types. about Many Eyes. site map. -->. Sign in. data sets. visualizations. people. topic hubs. Try Our Featured Visualizations. Smoking in the U.S. alice wont you? in wonderland. Degrees Obtained by Lobbyists. Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Stock Prices. Percent of adults who currently smoke, 2004-2006. playing with alices playful dialogue. In need of help?

You Don’t Define Engagement; They Do


But she rarely commented or posted visibly. In another example, this participant described being strongly engaged with her specific participation within a club sports league, but had no desire to be on the board or run things. There is a lot of talk about engagement in the association and nonprofit world. It’s their engagement, not yours. It’s up to them to do that.

Why is Grandma Using Facebook and Uncle Joe Using Twitter? 10 Social Media Statistics That May Surprise You

Social Media Citizens

Men and youngsters are more likely to be influenced by what they read on social media and are more likely to engage by commenting and interacting. Of the market of 18-24 year olds, 62% interact through comments and such. Of the market of 55+ users, only 32% interact through comments and such. Sports: Women 5.4% – Men 15.5%. The reason?  Even more interesting?

How to Create High-Quality Content

Spin Sucks

needed to make friends and I thought the best way to do that was to take up a sport that would require me to spend a lot of time with groups of people. The training for long races is the same, no matter which sport you compete in. Comments As per jolynndeal ''s comment, all the comments in this blog. In season, I can easily ride 300 miles in a week.

Fourteen Social Media Policy Must Haves

Spin Sucks

I am not an attorney. I don’t even play one on TV (though I did really want to go to law school so I could be a sports agent, but that’s neither here nor there). In accordance with National Labor Relations Board laws, he recommends the following: Employers cannot restrict anyone from commenting on his or her work life. Do not comment on any legal matters or litigation.

How data visualization brings numbers to life


“ More about this programme : Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. This is so cool.

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How visuals can get you that click on Google

But I do love to intersperse cool recipes, book reviews, events, product reviews, and general reviews into my blog posts, especially over at my health, sport, and fitness blog, , all built up on a very vanilla WordPress installation. Contact Chris via email , follow him on Twitter and Google Plus or leave a comment below. Google loves structured data. Chile Relleno Recipe.

UEFA Champions League Final on Social Media


Real Madrid has the edge on Instagram with more followers, posts, likes and comments. sports social media Social Media Analytics real madrid champions leagueThe finals are finally here! Before Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid battle it out on the field, I thought it would be fun to see which team would win the cup on social media. added both teams’ social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram onto my Unmetric platform and soon I had access to their posts as well as the corresponding engagement stats. The team receives greater engagement than Atletico on Instagram.

How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend

Ignite Social Media

Are all your Facebook friends talking about the next big sporting event, upcoming holiday, or election? Although everyone on Twitter may seem to be obsessed with Stranger Things or the World Series, you can’t always assume that your audience is familiar with certain shows or follows sports. We’d love to hear in the comments! Go catch em somewhere else, man.

Facebook, Instagram Head to Rio 2016 With NBC Olympics

SocialTimes Facebook

NBC Olympics and Facebook will also create a Social Command Center in Rio de Janeiro, where producers from the television broadcaster will help create Facebook Live  content featuring commentators and athletes. A “full complement” of short-form videos will also be produced by NBC Olympics and be available via Facebook and Instagram in the U.S., NBC Olympics commentators will appear on the @Instagram  account and direct users to highlights via Instagram’s search and Explore  video channels. The partnership will kick in prior to the Aug. including highlights and interviews.

The Super Bowl & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads


It’s been an exciting week for sports (and social media) enthusiasts here in Indianapolis! million social-media comments during and after Super Bowl XLVI, primarily on Twitter and Facebook. Below are 5 must-reads on Super Bowl XLVI and social media that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Who Won the Social Media #SuperBowl? Infographic). million).

Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

Sports and outdoors. However, avoid tags that are too broad like “Entertainment” or “Sports,” favoring subcategories instead. ” Note that they didn’t use the broadest “Sports.” Let me know in the comments below! Provide better metrics to understand which groups of people engage and in what ways. Audience Restrictions.

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50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

Janet Fouts

Add away in the comments and click the links below to tweet these people thanks for being an inspiration. Chief Content Strategist for Edelman (@EdelmanPR), AdAge columnist, LinkedIn Influencer and avid sports fan. You know what? I’m tired of hearing people say “I’m over 50, too old to understand this stuff” or similar balderdash. I’m over 50 and I get it, so can you! I’ve worked with and learned from some pretty amazing people who are just as old or older and way savvier than I am. Follow them on Twitter, read their blogs. Beth Kanter. kanter.

How to Use Facebook Live to Engage with Your Audience

Ignite Social Media

Live events can range from movie premieres and red carpets – such as Disney’s live video for the premiere of The Jungle Book – to sports events – like WWE’s infamous “elbow drop” live video. This not only allows brands to showcase their knowledge, but unlike YouTube, it allows brands to respond to questions and comments in real time. We’d love to hear in the comments!

How To Manage Your Online Reputation By Using Google Alerts

Almost Savvy

While you are undoubtedly interested in keeping up to date on industry-related topics, local news or your favorite sports teams, one of the most relevant topics to you should be you. keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams. Add a comment below to let me know. If you’re part of the second group, I strongly encourage you to consider using Google Alerts.

Growing a Business: The Jump Shot Strategy

Spin Sucks

Risk is scary, but whether it’s growing a business, playing sports, or just life in general, if you aren’t a bit scared you aren’t living up to your full potential. Comments “you have to take the shot right at the peak of your jump”. By Laura Petrolino The invention of the jump shot is a story anyone growing a business should use as a template for success (not to mention motivation).