So I went to diehard101.com today to check in on the amount of members we had signed up today. We are still getting a decent amount of visitors from the activity a couple of days ago and the bounce rate decreased by 25% from Monday to Tuesday.
I go to the site and I get a forbidden message, after my wife threw water on my face to have me come back I called my CTO and Editor in Chief. We don't know what took place, we thought the server crashed. That wasn't the answer, we still don't… Continue
Added by Mark Heller on July 31, 2008 at 4:52am —
Today we had our greatest day of traffic coming to the site EVER. One of my content writers wrote an article about Manny Ramirez and how he would fit in with EVERY MLB team in the league. He then went to the mlb forums and posted the article and we didn't sign up one person. We are 4 days away from our beta stage of the site and we missed out on over 1400 new people visiting the site today.
I am taking the positive out of it, we did one article and had 1400 plus folks come over to… Continue
Added by Mark Heller on July 29, 2008 at 3:24am —
A seasoned business traveler quickly left a meeting to head to the airport for a 48-hour business trip. In haste to get out the door, the traveler left his mobile device on the charger.
The traveler’s initial feelings of uncertainty slowly morphed into mild anxiety, realizing this mental blunder could potentially result in a missed flight, missed appointments or something unthinkable.
With two crackberry addiction counseling sessions under his belt, he couldn’t fathom being… Continue
Added by Davyeon Ross on July 27, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Employees at sports teams are often curious how other folks at other teams do their jobs. Inside each league, we use E mail lists often to communicate with our colleagues, but until now we've had no way to store the conversations for others to use, and we've had no good way to connect with colleagues working in other sports.
Enter Sports 2.0...to make a central place for these questions and answers to live, we recently added several groups designed to help employees of sports teams… Continue
Added by Pat Coyle on July 26, 2008 at 4:00pm —
In a trend that has been picking up steam over the past six months, more and more professional sports teams are tapping into social media to engage their fans online. Whether to provide the ultimate destination for fans to share their passion for their specific team, to grow audience, or to create new revenue opportunities, sports organizations are creating communities/social networks on their own site. The latest team to do so is the New York Knicks. You can check out their new community on… Continue
Added by David George on July 23, 2008 at 2:30pm —
I keep on trying to set aside a few minutes to come into this fantastic website and do some more blogging on a consistent basis and it is very frustrating for me not to be able to do so. I think about it and I tell myself okay in 10 minutes I'm going to sportsmarketing20.com and I am going to blog, give some people a few updates, maybe make a person or two chuckle a bit and give them updates on where Diehard101.com is. However, next thing I know it is 2 days later. Go figure.
So an… Continue
Added by Mark Heller on July 22, 2008 at 5:00am —
According to a report by eMarketer
, mobile social networking will soar to 802 million users by 2012, up from 82 million users in 2007. The increased traffic to mobile social networking sites is destined to change the way people, and specifically sports fans, interact.
A technology that is currently being tested by GeoPepper
, a mobile social… Continue
Added by Chris Becker on July 21, 2008 at 10:30am —
Seeking Experienced Biz Dev Person
Brand Thunder is looking for someone to lead business development for the company and its browser customizations. We are a start up with initial funding. We’re building the core team and are looking for someone to lead business development and be a key contributor to our businesses growth. We have a product that is getting a phenomenal reception and has little, if any, direct competitors.
You will be offering a new media concept and… Continue
Added by Patrick Murphy on July 17, 2008 at 9:29am —
Turnkey Sports & Entertainment is helping the Detroit Red Wings find a new Coordinator of New Media and Creative Content. They are looking for someone to develop new ideas for website content, programming ideas for online streaming and recommend new initiatives in the new media and social media space. Please go to www.TurnkeySE.com to see a full description and to apply online. Please DO NOT contact the Detroit Red Wings, as this will only delay consideration of your qualifications.
Added by Esther on July 15, 2008 at 11:19am —
Turnkey Sports & Entertainment is helping the Detroit Red Wings find an E-Marketing & Research Manager. To learn more about the position and/or apply for the job, please go to http://www.turnkeyse.com/search.html. Do not contact the Red Wings about this position as it will only delay consideration of your qualifications.
Added by Esther on July 14, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Much of my time at the Colts is spent doing research on what other companies or organizations are doing to engage customers and fans using social networking. Facebook
, with 36 million
unique U.S. visitors and 115 world unique visitors, is a giant in the world of social networking. Our challenge is to figure out how drive traffic from Facebook to our… Continue
Added by Chris Becker on July 9, 2008 at 3:17pm —
It has been a little while since I last did a blog. I have been swamped with the ups and downs of trying to launch a brand new media property. Some great things have taken place over the last 7 days for Diehard101.com. We somehow were picked up by a few sports fanboards! What ended up happening is that our subscribers went from 100 to 200 in 4 days this last week! We had record breaking days for new signups, page views, comments, blogs and more importantly buzz.
Some members from a… Continue
Added by Mark Heller on July 5, 2008 at 4:35am —
How it works...
I recently had a post about how we are using text messaging to drive traffic to MyColts.net
. I promised that I would give a little more detail on how the promotion works.
Let's say we go to an autograph signing from 4 to 6 in Columbus, Indiana.
-Colts fans come to our event and see a promotional banner, flier, or speak to one of our staff members and are encouraged to text "COLTS" to a short… Continue
Added by Chris Becker on July 2, 2008 at 2:30pm —