Teamwork Is a Contact Sport
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
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. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Teamwork Is a Contact Sport. There are good lessons to be learned from both of these statements. have yet to come across a “group tweeting” assignment! You can have a good idea.
How to Create Content for Sports Fans
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
The sports industry is a massive moneymaker both in the United States and around the world. Dedicated fans of football, soccer, baseball, basketball, and other games are eager and hungry for content that will satisfy their sports cravings. Revenue from sports is growing, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Sports fans love their facts and statistics.
Sports and Social Media-What have We Learned?
Direct Marketing Observations
MAY 5, 2016
Recently via ESPN, a social media drama played out nationally as a Texas A&M football recruit and one of their coaches sparred via Twitter , over the perception of each other’s veiled tweets. What do you do about the athletes who dis another player or team via Twitter? athletics SEO/SEM amateur athletics social media sports” recruiting. What should you do?
Social Media: The New Olympic Sport
AUGUST 1, 2012
With this medium moving at warp speed in popularity since the 2008 Beijing Games, and gaining considerable speed during Vancouver 2010, industry veterans knew that Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest would have their own podium finishes at London 2012. host broadcaster ; Crazed fans have used Twitter to threaten competitors ; U.S. You can follow her on Twitter at elissaPR.
Twitter Preps Brands for 2016 Summer Olympics (Infographic)
JULY 1, 2016
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janiero, and Twitter shared some tips for advertisers looking to compete. Marketing manager Jay Bavishi said in a blog post that Twitter retained market research firm Research Now to investigate what its U.S. The Games last a total of 19 days with 207 nations, 306 events in 42 sports and more than 10,000 athletes participating.
Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts
JULY 19, 2016
Twitter Tuesday rolled out an online application process for verified accounts , giving individuals and organizations the chance to join the social network’s nearly 187,000 accounts with the blue badge icon. Verified accounts launched on Twitter in 2009 , but there was previously no way for account holders to request verification. More information is available via Twitter’s Help Center , which stated that necessary information includes: Verified phone number. Readers: What are your thoughts on Twitter’s new application process for verified accounts? Biography.
The Role of Social Media in Sports [Infographic]
MAY 1, 2012
During the past years, we have seen an increasing involvement of social media in sports – especially American sports with Super Bowl being the prime example. The real time interaction between social media and sports is closely connected to the interaction between fans and sports stars. Tweet. Real time interaction between fans and stars.
Socialympics: How Social Media and Blogging Has Boosted Sports Media
Convince & Convert
JULY 23, 2012
Sports have been played, enjoyed by spectators and covered by the media since well before the advent of smartphones and social media. But it’s no question that the development of social platforms has changed how we play, enjoy and cover sports. Twitter is the new sports ticker. Sports will never the be same and it’s quite exciting. Athletes Break the News.
3 Ways Sports Marketers Need To Be Using Instagram Data
MAY 23, 2016
This is what marketers of major sporting brands can expect when their social media strategy is driving a lot of engagement. Implementing insights gleaned from Instagram data can impact a sporting brand’s social activity on more than just instagram. For now, let’s kick-off with some things you can start doing today: Know The Sport’s Audience Landscape. Meanwhile….
Twitter, Facebook Suit Up for UEFA EURO 2016
JUNE 10, 2016
UEFA EURO 2016 kicked off Friday with host France’s 2-1 win over Romania, and Twitter and Facebook have soccer fans covered through the tournament’s final July 10. Twitter is also taking over host country France’s best-known landmark, the Eiffel Tower. George’s Cross. This exciting feature will be available for all competing nations (e.g., For Spain, #ESP or #VamosEspaña ). England.
Augmented Reality in Sports
Freelance Social Media
JANUARY 28, 2010
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. Then taking the feeds of those Twitter accounts and displaying them as one feed so an attendee can stay up to date on information via the IBM Seer app is a wonderful idea.
Twitter to Live-Stream Two New NBA Shows
JULY 19, 2016
Twitter’s live-video-streaming pond added a big fish: the National Basketball Association. The social network and the league announced an expanded content partnership Tuesday that will bring a new weekly pregame show to Twitter, along with a second show, for which the details have not yet been worked out. The shows will be created through the NBA Digital partnership with Turner Sports , and the league’s pact with Twitter also extends the Amplify program between the two partners, with more video content coming for Twitter, Vine and Periscope. Animated GIFs.
Nielsen’s Top Social TV Moments on Twitter
JUNE 7, 2016
Twitter users are highly engaged during popular shows and live television events, both in terms of hashtags and @mentions. Check out the season’s top shows on Twitter below. For a while, it seemed like television was being supplanted by online video as cord-cutting increased dramatically. SB50, the official Super Bowl hashtag, received more than 3.7 million tweets.
Most-Tweeted Sports Event In History: Germany vs. Brazil
The Realtime Report
JULY 10, 2014
During Tuesday’s semi-final match, where Germany dominated host nation Brazil with a 7-1 victory, tweets reached a peak volume of 530,166 tweets per minute – making it the most talked about sporting event in Twitter history. To encourage even more participation, Twitter has created a campaign in which users can vote using #ArmsWideOpen followed by #GER or #ARG.
2016 NBA Finals on Facebook, Twitter
JUNE 20, 2016
The Cleveland Cavaliers dethroned the defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors Sunday night to capture this season’s title, and Facebook and Twitter were ablaze. As for Twitter, Andrew Barge , who works on sports partnerships for the social network, said in a blog post that some 24.2 million related tweets were sent during NBA Finals games, and those tweets were viewed more than 8 billion times on Twitter and across the web. Readers: Did you interact on Facebook or Twitter during this year’s NBA Finals? million tweets.
Copa América Centenario 2016 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, Periscope
JUNE 3, 2016
Copa América Centenario 2016 kicks off Friday, and Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Periscope are suited up for the soccer tournament’s U.S. Facebook and Instagram teamed up with the event’s broadcasters— Fox Sports in the U.S. Other Twitter-run accounts to follow include @TwitterLatam , @TwitterData and @TwitterSports. debut. Bolivia: @FBF_futbol. Chile: @LaRoja.
The Ridiculous State of Sports Social Media
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
The Fifth Estate had arisen in sports holding journalists accountable. His Twitter rants are legendary. Twitter seems to be the preferred choice for professional athletes, likely because of its brevity, which can empower even the least literary of minds. But we are seeing a big failure on the part of professional sports leagues and teams.
Death of Muhammad Ali Shakes Up Facebook, Twitter World
JUNE 7, 2016
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. Readers: Did you post about Ali’s death on Facebook or Twitter? Turkey. Australia. Canada. Italy. India. Germany.
NBA, Samsung Bring 360-Degree Videos From NBA Finals to Twitter
JUNE 3, 2016
360-degree video is coming to Twitter, sort of, with help from the National Basketball Association and Samsung. The NBA and Samsung are teaming up on exclusive 360-degree videos from the NBA Finals—pregame warmups and shooting, entrances, captains’ meetings and postgame footage—which will be shared via the league’s Twitter account and the Samsung Mobile U.S. However, there’s a catch: Unlike Facebook, which hosts its 360 videos, this content will be hosted by websites off Twitter and accessed by users via Twitter website cards. Sports Twitter Amplify website card
Twitter Kit Adds Support for Vine Videos
JULY 15, 2016
Developers using Twitter Kit can now seamlessly incorporate Vine videos into their applications. Twitter Kit product manager Ben Ward announced in a blog post that once developers upgrade to v2.3 He wrote: At the start of this year, we extended Twitter Kit’s media support with an enhanced video player , and we were delighted to see video and GIFs from Twitter bring the stories in your apps to life. Now, we’re adding Vine support to Twitter Kit, too. Twitter Kit users: What are your thoughts? for iOS or v1.14.1
Twitter Huddling With Potential Advertisers for Thursday Night NFL Streams
JUNE 23, 2016
Training camps haven’t even opened yet, but Twitter’s efforts to capitalize on its $10 million investment to stream National Football League games are in midseason form. Kurt Wagner of Re/code reported that Twitter bigwigs including CEO Jack Dorsey and chief operating officer Adam Bain are at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France this week pitching ad packages for its NFL games. Derella told Wagner 60 percent of Twitter’s NFL ad inventory has already been sold, with early commitments from brands including Ford Motor , Nestlé and Anheuser-Busch.
Twitter Launches Live-Stream for Wimbledon Championships
JULY 6, 2016
Twitter launched its first sports live-stream , allowing users to watch live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championships. Users Users do not need to be logged in to Twitter to watch the stream. Twitter users can post their own tweets about the event from this screen, and the #Wimbledon hashtag will automatically be added to their tweets (users can remove it, if they choose). While this is Twitter’s first sports live-stream, it won’t be the last. Earlier this year, Twitter won the right to stream Thursday night NFL games.
Do Contests Work on Twitter?
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
I did some research on Twitter contests by pulling the most engaging tweets from Twitter accounts for more than 12,000 companies for the month of January. Sports & music can really get people going. But the #1 way to get engagement on Twitter was a simple “Follow and Tweet to Win” contest. There was a lot to learn from these tweets: Fashion is big.
Copa América Centenario 2016 on Instagram, Twitter
JUNE 28, 2016
Meanwhile, Twitter said the most mentioned players during the tournament, from June 3 through 26, were: Messi. Chile defeated Argentina on penalty kicks Sunday to win Copa América Centenario 2016 , and the entire tournament generated more than 231 million interactions on Instagram from June 3 through 26, from over 40 million users. Instagram said in an email to SocialTimes that the number of users interacting was up 33 percent compared with 2015 Copa América Chile , adding that total interactions were up 25 percent from last year’s tournament. Dani Alves. Leo Messi. Arturo Vidal. soccer.
12 Twitter Tips For Lawyers
JANUARY 28, 2014
12 TWITTER TIPS. Well, it’s no secret I’m talking about Twitter because I’ve made that obvious in the title of today’s post. There are 645,750,000 active Twitter users, sending an average of 58 million Tweets a day. In my early days in Social Media (it’s SO old!), I met and fell in love with Twitter for all the reasons I stated above, and more.
EUFA EURO 2016 Final: 146 Million Facebook Interactions, 14.2 Million Tweets
JULY 11, 2016
As for Twitter, the three most-mentioned players during Sunday’s final match were: Ronaldo. Facebook Twitter Antoine Griezmann Cristiano Ronaldo Dimitri Payet Éder England EUFA EURO 2016 football France Gareth Bale Germany Iceland Italy Jonas Hector Moussa Sissoko Nani Olivier Giroud Pepe Portugal Ricardo Quaresma soccer Sports Walesmillion tweets. The final whistle.
The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. She also hosts the talent chat (#TChat) on Twitter Wednesdays from 7-8pm eastern time. She’s a rock star on Twitter and also speaks French. sacevero.
Twitter, Bloomberg TV Ink Live-Streaming Pact
JULY 12, 2016
Twitter’s flurry of live-video-streaming deals continued, with Bloomberg TV the latest to climb aboard. The social network and the business channel announced Tuesday that three Bloomberg TV shows will be live-streamed via Twitter, along with its markets coverage. Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto said in a release announcing the partnership: Twitter is one of the fastest ways to find out what’s happening in global business and financial markets and to engage in the live commentary about it. to 7 p.m. What’d You Miss?, to 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Euro 2016 on Twitter: 10 Great Accounts Every Fan Should Follow
JUNE 21, 2016
Who: Parody account for sports news. Euro 2016 is now well underway with every goal, incident and meme sending social media into a frenzy. We’re tracking all the big Euro 2016 social discussions on our Euro 2016 live dashboard but with so much social media activity every day, the question is who should we all be following to make sure we don’t miss the best bits? million.
The NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals on Twitter
JUNE 13, 2016
Christopher Doyle , who works on media partnerships for Twitter, shared some Stanley Cup stats from the social network in a blog post , along with highlighting some tweets from both teams. Readers: Did you interact on Twitter during the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins Twitter account. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the National Hockey League ’s Stanley Cup , clinching the title by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Sunday night. Sidney Crosby wins the Conn Smythe Award as most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Phil Kessel ( @PKessel81 ).
As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
It won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I love Twitter. Without the social network, I would have never met some of these people and the idea makes me very sad. I’ve always contended Twitter wouldn’t last forever. Until now, Twitter has been an open platform and it’s part of the reason the social network has grown as quickly as it has. IFTTT.
How Top Companies Use GIFs on Twitter
Convince & Convert
MARCH 10, 2016
Ain’t no party like a Twitter GIF Party! While the ability to search and send GIFs in tweets and direct messages debuted in late February, Twitter decided to up the ante on March 3, 2016 with an impromptu #GIFparty. Drop your plans for today, we’re celebrating GIFs on Twitter! Twitter (@twitter) March 3, 2016. Twitter (@twitter) March 3, 2016.
3 Ways to Use Context From Twitter Profiles
JULY 5, 2016
report from Spredfast offers insight into how Twitter profiles can be used to uncover deeper audience context. Twitter’s bios may be short, but users provide clues into users’ self image: A 160-character open field (for information like “loves dogs” or “digital marketer”) and free-form location field (resulting in text like “Paris”, “Berlin”, or “the 512”). This data gives other Twitter users context around who they’re following, points of origin for different opinions, and insight into potential connections. Job pride and family ties were also high in the U.K.,
Behind the Curtain of a Sports Social Media Giant
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 2, 2013
Bryan’s plan is to host live Twitter chats with players and continue to offer other features as the season goes on. When ESPN looked the time users spent looking at content for the top 32 teams across all sports, 31 of those were NFL teams (the Jacksonville Jaguars being the only NFL team to miss the top 32). Bryan Srabian, The SF Giants @srabe. Please Support Our Sponsors.
Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven
JULY 23, 2014
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 experience is that Twitter has become very intertwined with primetime television. So when NBC Universal Research Chief Alan Wurtzel had this to say about Twitter and the Olympics , I was shocked. Doubtful.
How To Write The Perfect Twitter Bio
DECEMBER 18, 2013
Writing your Twitter bio may be the most complicated thing about Twitter. However, just mindlessly writing your Twitter bio may do you more harm than good in terms of followers, and people who actually can find your Twitter account. Your Twitter bio is not a grocery list. For example, my Twitter bio used to say: Butler University. Sports Fanatic.
Pac-12 Networks Is the Latest to Ink Twitter Livestreaming Pact
JULY 14, 2016
Another day, another livestreaming deal for Twitter, this time with Pac-12 Networks , the broadcast arm of college sports’ Pac-12 Conference. The conference announced that Twitter will be the “premier streaming partner” for its Pac-12 Plus broadband network, which will feature more than 150 live games throughout the 2016-17 academic year in sports including soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, baseball, ice hockey, swimming, diving, softball, track and field, wrestling, lacrosse, tennis and water polo. The members of the Pac-12 are: University of Arizona.