Sports and Social Media-What have We Learned?

Direct Marketing Observations

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. Team coaches need to have the social media talk with their teams.

Teamwork Is a Contact Sport

Waxing UnLyrical

in team sports. The modern-day work environment doesn’t do a whole lot to help the situation either , especially for those of us who work in public relations and find ourselves communicating more and more via social media platforms.

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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? How (and when) did you get to be the Community Manager for EA Sports Active?

Sports and Social Media-What have We Learned?

Direct Marketing Observations

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. Team coaches need to have the social media talk with their teams.

The Role of Social Media in Sports [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

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. How to handle social media – or not?! . How To Gain Value From Social Media Feedback.

Social Media Demographics to Inform a Better Segmentation Strategy

Sprout Social

In the social media industry, your audience demographics can change in what seems like overnight. The challenge of reaching new audiences has never been harder, but grasping up-to-date data on social media demographics helps. All Social Media Media Demographics.

Adidas Teams With Champs Sports To Create Instagram Mini Series

The Realtime Report

Following their impressive World Cup ad campaign, Adidas has teamed up with Champs Sports to create four different online shows that will air only on Champs Sport’s Instagram page. According to Scott Burton, director of marketing for Champs Sports, the duo’s target demographic is male, high school varsity athletes, and the decision to create 15-second clips on Instagram was an attempt to generate more sharable, rewatchable and memorable content (AdWeek).

NASCAR appeals to more than just Sports Fans!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The audience that follows NASCAR racing is a very loyal bunch of followers that average over 30 Million, which is on par with many sporting events such as the Stanley Cup, the World Series, and the NBA Championship. As expected what we found in the social data was quite interesting.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

The Ridiculous State of Sports Social Media

Geoff Livingston

When Curt Schilling launched his epic blog 38 pitches depicting his view of baseball and the media , it seemed like a turning of the tide. The Fifth Estate had arisen in sports holding journalists accountable. What do you think of athletes and their use of social media?

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business.

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. Media.

What Is Social Media Engagement & Why Should I Care?

Sprout Social

For numerous businesses, social media is a noisy and jam-packed place to try and build brand awareness. And the idea of social media management is overwhelming for some organizations because there’s simply too much that goes into targeting the right audience on each network.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use?

Tweet, Pay, Love: The Modern-Day Social Media Pop-up

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Rupa Ganata, co-founder of men’s grooming online retailer Yes Sir , and of Brand us Social (BUS). Shoppers received the chance to pick up their favourite pieces and pay with social media.

3 Ways Sports Marketers Need To Be Using Instagram Data

Audiense

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.

5 Shifts to Fix Your Social Media Metrics

Convince & Convert

On the social media consulting side of our business at Convince & Convert, my team and I are frequently called in to advise companies on how to improve and enhance their social media metrics. This adds a ton of clarity to your social media reports.

Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet This infographic from MBA Programs takes a look at how and why social media is going corporate and how small and large businesses alike are tweeting, pinning and posting like never before to gain extra exposure and interact with their customers and fans.

Social Media Takes Gold at the London 2012 Olympics

Puzzle Marketer

They have therefore responded by embracing and focusing on social media, in addition to more traditional media such as print and television. For the London 2012 Olympics, the IOC created a website to become the hub of all digital media. Social media has been a great success so far as viewers, athletes, and countries fully engage with each other throughout the games. Not all athletes are embracing social media when you compare followers to medals won.

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

In this post I share 50 shortcuts to Visual Content Creation for Social Media including tools, strategies and apps that work to save you HOURS of time every month. . Let’s take a look at the tips and tools: 50 ShortCuts for You to Create Visual Content for Social Media Marketing.

7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics

Simply Measured

How to Create a Conversion-Based Social Campaign Download. The Games in Rio also have the dubious distinction of being the first Games where the USOC and IOC have banned non-official partners from using Olympic footage and Olympic-themed content on social media.

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A Look Into Why People Share on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

And you know this is the tip of the iceberg in terms of how much information the world is sharing in social media. That’s just not part of normal face-to-face socializing, and in some cases, maybe even inappropriate. It’s social.

Most-Tweeted Sports Event In History: Germany vs. Brazil

The Realtime Report

Though the 2014 World Cup action has begun to die down, now with only two teams remaining, the social media frenzy surrounding the tournament has not. Social Media Statistics #WorldCup Brazil Facebook Germany social media social media campaign tweets per minute Twitter World Cup

Which Instagram Tactics Do the Most Followed Sports Teams Use?

Simply Measured

Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are two of the top three most valuable sports teams in the world. The rivalry between the two is arguably the greatest in sports history since both clubs have always competed head-to-head.

Behind the Curtain of a Sports Social Media Giant

Convince & Convert

Bryan Srabian , Director of Social Media for the San Francisco Giants , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss dedicating a physical space to social, basing an editorial calendar on the baseball game schedule, and how to handle rivalries in the Twittersphere.

How Nike Stole Social Media Gold From Olympic Sponsor Adidas

The Realtime Report

Which brands were the real winners in 2012′s “Social Olympics”? Were Olympic official sponsors – like Adidas – more successful on social media, or did brands like Nike – who sponsored hundreds of individual athletes – steal the show?

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.

Find out how ANZ is Minting Engagement on Social Media

Unmetric

Banks are increasingly taking social media by storm (and surprise). You’d be amazed to know that quite a few banks are doing exciting stuff on social media. In this post, I explore the social media habits of Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Westpac, NAB and ME Bank.

RIP: Social Media Networks & Features that Died in 2016

Ignite Social Media

The social media space saw many changes as well. Social media networks constantly have to improve and evolve in order to stay relevant. This post will revisit some of the social media networks and channel features that didn’t make it to 2017.

11 Big Myths About Social Media and Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

Much of what we’ve come to believe about social media and content marketing is wrong. I crushed them originally a few weeks ago on a webinar for the Content Marketing Institute : Myth 1: My customers are not social. Myth 2: Social is not measurable.

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SEO and Social Media for Publishers: A Low-Rent Infographic

Adam Sherk

SEO and social media are now vital components of audience development for publishers of all shapes and sizes, but there are still huge opportunities for improvement. Related posts: My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers.

The Most Popular Summer Blockbuster Movies in Social Media

Adam Sherk

Alterian recently released some data on the most popular summer blockbusters in social media, focusing specifically on movies with May and June release dates. Share of social media activity: Fast Five 38.46%. Social Media News Releases Get 3x More Media Coverage.

Is Social Media the New TV for Brands?

Simply Measured

For brands, the sheer numbers are among a variety of reasons why social media could become a true challenger to television to reach and engage audiences. Beyond Engagement: Why Brands Must Use Outcomes to Prove, and Improve, Social Success Download.

How to Get Ahead of This Year’s Social Media Trends

Convince & Convert

As mid-year approaches, you may be looking back at your social media plans and goals for the year and realizing they need attention. Think of Social Channels as Content Hubs. So why do brands insist on treating their audience in social media the same way?

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? Trends can be found everywhere but social media is the best place to find the freshest and most relevant trends today. Hopping on an old social media trend (i.e.

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth

Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Videos Covers Course Content: Client Brief x 4 and Social Media Strategy Steps x 9 . What subjects are close the Brand’s corporate social responsibility vs which one’s to stay away from.

Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. Was it an effective use of social? Want to know how your brand can excel at social media like the ones discussed here?

New Research: Americans Hate Social Media Promotions

Convince & Convert

Among other disruptive characteristics that have altered the nature of business forever (real-time interaction, every customer is a reporter, customer service is a spectator sport, etc.) a major way that social media changes the game is the Democratization of Voices.

This Week in Social Media

Social Media Marketing

Each week at Ford, I assemble a newsletter from all of our regional social media teams on projects they're working on, significant progress made over the course of the previous week, and any items of note that Ford leadership might be interested in.

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. How did IndyCar get started with social media?