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Teamwork Is a Contact Sport

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet, time and again, we read about or see examples to the contrary in our workplace or even ( gasp! ) in team sports. Social media interaction isn’t exactly a team sport. have yet to come across a “group tweeting” assignment! Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Teamwork Is a Contact Sport. There are good lessons to be learned from both of these statements. You can have a good idea.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

For example, Nestlé Purina PetCare  did an ad campaign in Germany with ZenithOptimedia , and they defined five distinct cat-owner personality types and created different creatives for each group. Fox Sports  and Sports Illustrated  are co-producing some original content for Facebook Live. So that seems like, in some ways, it’s an entree into sports perhaps for Facebook.

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A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. The Sox’ social media team asked the focus group of their Twitter community what we liked, what we didn’t and what they could do better. would also gladly come back in for another focus group to chat with the team on social media.

Sharing and Collaboration

Geoff Livingston

Last week, my friend Jeremiah Owyang and the Altimeter Group team released a major study called The Collaborative Economy that drove this point home. Whether the business is B2B or consumer expensive investments can be made accessible to larger groups of customers though community-based economics. Businesses think they own their products and experiences. Go #Natitude!

Fore! Twitter to Livestream Early Round PGA Tour Tournament Play

SocialTimes Twitter

Content will include pre-tournament analysis, interviews, range coverage and live competitions from marquee groups’ first two holes. Streaming PGA Tour Live programming to Twitter’s global audience, as well as the millions of users who follow @PGATOUR and hundreds of PGA Tour player accounts, will provide new and innovative ways for sports fans to engage with our premium OTT offering. Early round action from  PGA Tour  tournaments will be livestreamed exclusively on Twitter as part of a partnership between the golf organization and the social network. Enjoying @PGATOURLIVE ?

Copa América Centenario 2016 on Instagram, Twitter

SocialTimes Twitter

Argentina vs. Panama (group stage). Instagram Twitter #colombia #copa100 #CopaAmerica #copaamericacentenario #fifa #futbol #messi #soccer 2015 Copa América Chile @Argentina @copaamerica2016 Alexis Sánchez Angel di Maria Argentina Arturo Vidal Brazil Chile Colombia Copa América Copa América Centenario 2016 Dani Alves David Ospina Emoji emojis Ezequiel Lavezzi football Gary Medel Gonzalo Higuaín Hashtags James Rodríguez Javier Mascherano Juan Cuadrado Leo Messi Luis Suárez Panama Photos Sergio Leonel Agüero soccer Sports u.s. Dani Alves. Leo Messi. Arturo Vidal. Angel Di Maria.

Sports Organizations Slow to Trust Bloggers

Proactive Report

Sports, have upward of two million pages views daily and represent some of the Internet’s heaviest traffic, they rank far behind traditional media on trust and are the most likely group to be rejected (29 percent) for a press pass vs. traditional media (8 percent). Holton has worked as a sports journalist and as a communication director for a Triple A baseball team.

Is the NFL Digging Its Own Grave?

Geoff Livingston

Howard Bloom , a reporter for Sporting News, advises the brand to do more than change its disciplinary practices. His unswerving support of the Redskins name has been termed “defiant” by some sports reporters. James Brown , CBS newscaster, says: If […] the name is offensive to a group of people, then do the right thing and change the name. A guest post by Erin Feldman.

Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

Adam Sherk

” For example: What stands out is not just that Pinterest is becoming a top source of links for a number of content sites but that the links tend to be spread out over a lot of different pages: This got me curious so I took a look at the Pinterest link figures in Google Webmaster Tools for a group of 60 popular sites in a variety of topical categories. Sports 6,687 1,500.

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List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

Webbiquity SMM

Consumer Product Goods. •  Matt Ceniceros – Director, Global Media Relations at Applied Materials. •  Philippe Borremans – Chief Social Media Officer at Van Marcke Group. •  Jordan Williams – Manager of Digital Engagement at REI. •  Bonin Bough – Global Director of Digital and Social Media at PepsiCo. •  Michael Donnelly – Group Director, Worldwide Interactive Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company. •  Jennifer Cisney – Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Eastman Kodak. •  Jim Deitzel Sr. Here you go. Serious disconnect there.). Anyway, on to the list! link]. Share this on Bebo.

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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.

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

Adam Sherk

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. Related posts: My Top Posts of 2010 on SEO, PR and Social Media for News and Sports. Original idea! Thank You. Publishing

How Average Players Use Twitter and a Human Voice to Become Social Media Superstars

Social Media Strategery

They don't speak in sanitized sports jargon ("we just took it one game at a time out there and gave it all we had"), they don't attempt to drive traffic to the team's website or sell merchandise, and they don't try to cultivate their "personal brands." They are, for better or worse, acting like themselves and talking to their fans on Twitter like they might talk with a group of their friends. Social Media bissonette mccarthy mlb nfl nhl social media sports TwitterIf you're like most people, you probably haven't. They're honest.

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Can you pick NFL games better than Social Buzz can?

Jeff Esposito

Each Thursday, I will post my picks to this blog and to my ESPN group. If so, I invite you to join my ESPN group. social media sports NFL NFL PicksIn exactly one week from today, the most exciting season on TV starts up. No I am not talking Real Housewives or Big Bootied Weddings, but the hard hits of the National Football League. Hope to see you there. Image -  LostBob Photos.

Mobile Visits Account for 40% of All Traffic for Publishers

Adam Sherk

On average, for the past six months (May-October 2014) mobile visits accounted for 40% of total site traffic for this group. Sports 38%. Mobile is an important and growing traffic source for all publishers, but just how much traffic does it represent? I was curious where things currently stand so I pulled mobile traffic figures from SimilarWeb for a variety of well-known brands.

Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven

Waxing UnLyrical

Add sports into the mix, and I’m seriously embarrassed. A big part of why I enjoy TV so much is the camaraderie I get from tweeting along with the shows as they air. My bottom line: people are posting on social media while they’re watching TV, be it sports or scripted shows (or “unscripted” shows like “Survivor”). I have a confession to make.

The Group Hug Effect


Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Nathan Hangen @nhangen The Group Hug Effect 7 Warning: This post might sound negative, but it’s not meant to be. Like a Group Hug So what does that leave you besides an awesome support group? However, the job got done because of the group dynamic. Group hugs are great, but you’ve got to take that energy and run with it. It has to do with Twitter, blogging, and social media. Dominate it.

Four Secrets of Successful Hashtag Marketing

Spin Sucks

This might be a TV show (such as the #Bachelor ), a sports game (such as the #SuperBowl ), a political event (such as the #SOTU ), or even a tragedy, as we currently see after the earthquake in Nepal. You also see it specific to a group or theme such as #tbt, #flashbackfriday, and #ootd, or team- or brand-specific hashtags. Just like selfies,  hashtags are so often used obtrusively.

How IndyCar Uses Social Media to Engage with Fans Worldwide

Simply Measured

And now more than ever, the Digital Media team at IndyCar is using social media to bring fans closer to the action , and to help evangelize drivers, teams, and sponsors to ensure the long-term success of the sport. Our team is small compared to many professional sports leagues. We really pride ourselves on being a very accessible sport.  . Photo: IMS Photo / Mike Harding.

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. By Gini Dietrich In 2001, I trained for and ran my very first marathon. I had just moved to Chicago from Kansas City and didn’t know a soul.

Find out how ANZ is Minting Engagement on Social Media


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. Sporting events, especially those which happen on a national scale are big crowd-pullers. ANZ comes across as a brand that is committed to arts , sports, sustainability and the society. Takeaways.

Anticipation Builds for 2016 Summer Olympic Games (Infographic)

SocialTimes Facebook

By age group, the figures are 74 percent for 18 through 25, 75 percent for 26 through 35 and 69 percent for 36 through 55. Woo high-achieving sports fans: Sports fans are driven to succeed. When developing your creative campaign, deliver a message that is about more than sports and reflects the diversity of fans. Facebook users are 1.4 44 percent of U.S.

3 Ways to Use Context From Twitter Profiles

SocialTimes Twitter

The use of sports and religious terms were highest among the Spanish, while Germans cared most about travel. Target groups within groups: With the amount of context users are willing to share about themselves, don’t target too broadly. Demographic data is an essential element in social media strategy. After identifying a core audience, marketers can select a platform and start tailoring their campaigns. The problem is that demographic targeting is often too broad and not the most effective way to connect with audiences on social media.

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). That said, if a group of employees complains about a policy or procedure on their personal Facebook pages, the NLRB allows that. You have an employee handbook. But you haven’t told them how to behave online.

The Most Popular Summer Blockbuster Movies in Social Media

Adam Sherk

According to their data Fast Five and Thor are far and away the most popular summer movies with each getting 38%+ of social media activity among the selected group of films: (click to enlarge). My Top Posts of 2010 on SEO, PR and Social Media for News and Sports. Share of social media activity: Fast Five 38.46%. Thor 38.05%. Green Lantern 9%. X:Men: First Class 4%. Super 8 2.25%.

Facebook’s little secret…

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s one I wrote in January 2011 that continues to attract readers.  It’s based on how I helped one company start its journey into social media by creating a Facebook secret group.  The idea was to restrict this skittish company’s FB presence to the secret group as proof of concept so the  management team could get used to the idea of social media. 

Think Like Zuck: 5 Business Success Secrets from the Great Leaders of Our Time


All of its most important innovations, such as the Wall, the News Feed, photo tagging and Groups, have come out of this sense of purpose. Partnerships might be with an individual, a company, or with the right investors: the best business leaders know that success is a team sport. Yet Zuckerberg “never wanted to run a company,” he said. Below are just some of the insights.

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Health And Fitness Apps See 62% Increase In Usage In Last Six Months

The Realtime Report

Flurry also reports that much of the growth in the health and fitness category is a result of a new group of consumers called “Fitness Fanatics:” mobile consumers who spend more than three times the average amount of time using health and fitness apps. Usage of health and fitness apps has grown exponentially since 2013.

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Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

Provide better metrics to understand which groups of people engage and in what ways. People in this group are more likely to see your post. 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.”

50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

Janet Fouts

Chief Content Strategist for Edelman (@EdelmanPR), AdAge columnist, LinkedIn Influencer and avid sports fan. Founder, Altimeter Group. 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. It’s about the love of learning–among other things–that keeps us young. Follow them on Twitter, read their blogs. Beth Kanter. kanter.

The 5 Pillars Of Your Social Data Framework For An Olympic Strategy


This August, 28 sports will be included in the Rio Olympic Games and fans from all over the world will be enjoying the second screen experience to be part of the party. Sports clubs, clothing brands, broadcasters, FMCGs and more have a bigger opportunity than ever before to use the social data around the Olympics to their advantage. Who Do You Want To Reach? Establish Your Baseline.

How to Identify Popular Hashtags

Razor Social

Hashtags are a great way of grouping a related conversation together on social media channels. sport). Hashtags are used on social media channels and are important in your business – you may be missing a trick if you’re not using them. But… …if you use the wrong ones, you need to get off that path you are driving down. What are hashtags? Summary.

Social Media’s NFL Week 1 Picks

Jeff Esposito

Before I get into the results for this week, I would like to invite you to test your picks against the formula that I listed above in my ESPN group. 2011 NFL Picks social media sports Lithium NFL Picks NFL Week 1 PicksI am not sure about you, but today feels a lot like Christmas morning to me. Like many football fans, I enter pools to pick the winners of each game. Green Bay – 16  .

How To Manage Your Online Reputation By Using Google Alerts

Almost Savvy

If you’re part of the second group, I strongly encourage you to consider using Google Alerts. 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. What is Google Alerts? Why should I bother?


Spin Sucks

There is a sport, which is known by some, but perfected by few. The sport of #fakehashtaggery dates back thousands of years to 2009. This brings me back to the most exciting sport since Bulgarian Ratapult. Hashtags, when used properly, are very handy for group discussions. The pen is mightier than the sword”. Edward Bulwer-Lytton 1839  from ‘Richelieu’. digress.

30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business


Sports memorabilia, carnival glass, stuffed animals, you name it. 15 super-users share their thoughts Communications Conversations asked this group of power-users to answer 5 simple questions about how they use Pinterest, how brands might leverage the platform, and the future of the social media site. People like to collect things. The site is beautifully designed and truly engaging.

A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr


Thanks to these functions, Tumblr has a social structure that allows you to connect with your target group on a level that can be hard to achieve on other blogging platforms. Try to find out how your target group are talking about you and re-blog content from other Tumblr bloggers who show your brand in the tone-of-voice and surroundings you want to convey. Tumblr’s functionalities.

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7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics

Simply Measured

By concentrating on these stories and integrating them across multiple channels, the brands winning on social during the Olympic Games are using it to connect with audiences on values that transcend sport and the products they sell. As a result, these groups are generating UGC and buzz, while the brand is building deeper emotional connections within important niche communities. fruit.

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RIP: Social Media Networks & Features that Died in 2016

Ignite Social Media

The future of Houseparty, a private video chat app for group hangouts, is yet to be determined. Snapchat decided to squash the feature in September and focus on Group Stories for larger events—holidays, sporting events, and red carpets. Needless to say, a lot of newsworthy events happened in 2016. The social media space saw many changes as well. Meerkat. Instagram Photo Maps.

Five Things You Need to Know About Planning a Media Event

Spin Sucks

Not only are you organizing a meet-and-greet for sports figures, CEOs, or celebrities, but you also get to partake. By Heather Thompson As a young communications professional , you learn many things about the job you just aren’t taught at a university. Especially if, like I did, you graduated with an English degree. Plus, you learn which tasks are your favorites. You know, Murphy’s Law.