My client sent this article to me from the Boston Globe:
September 25, 2008 08:55 AM
A study from Boston consultant firm Cone finds that almost 60 percent of Americans interact with companies on a social media website, and one in four interact more than once per week.
According to the 2008 Cone Business in Social Media Study, 93 percent of Americans believe a company should have a presence in social media, while an overwhelming 85 percent believe a company… Continue
Added by Shawn on September 27, 2008 at 11:51pm —
Thought this was interesting and kept my attention - which very few things do online
Added by Jerry on September 26, 2008 at 2:54pm —
I saw a press release tonight about UserPlane.com
and thought I'd share some of it here. I really like the guys over there. Very smart and a pleasure to work with. They've been very solid partners for us this year as we've established the Sports Marketing 2.0 Summits…
Added by Pat Coyle on September 23, 2008 at 9:19pm —
poised for more growth, check this out...
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2008 – Intel Capital
, Intel’s global investment organization, today announced an agreement to acquire a $20 million stake in Telligent Systems, makers of social computing solutions and business intelligence tools
Read entire press release:… Continue
Added by Burt Barnes on September 23, 2008 at 10:25am —
Will be interested to see how much traffic this concept generates. The 'viral' strategy is solid, so will be fun to watch how this ramps in the coming months (I can imagine access to archived games from years past to be added if this really hits).
Full article here: http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=75380
Did the NFL move the chains on this one?
Added by Jerry on September 22, 2008 at 10:49pm —
The Gridiron Greats Assistance fund is looking to launch their social community this August at an NFL Legends event. In our continuing partnership with the organization, Telligent was approached to add some additional functionality to the work we did back in February at Super Bowl XLII.
New features included:
Forums/Discussions - Ever wanted to ask Mike Ditka a question? Here's your chance.
Media Gallery - Don't just read about what's happening, see it for… Continue
Added by Burt Barnes on September 17, 2008 at 5:07pm —
If you thought Community Server 2008.1 had some cool features, you haven't seen nothin' yet. In the new 2008.5 release, not only did we make enhancements to the forums module but we were able to squeeze in Wikis, an entire new component to the Community Server platform. That being said, this is not your traditional point release. The demand was too high to let this one slip into Q1 2009.
Before I dive into feature highlights, I would like to say thanks to all community members and… Continue
Added by Burt Barnes on September 17, 2008 at 5:04pm —
I was chatting with a friend of mine about the PR his startup had “fallen into.” They actually created a really cool iPhone application and people noticed. He was excited about the coverage, but while his company wants to be engaged with the media and users, he and his fellow entrepreneurs often find storytelling and driving the narrative around their brand takes a backseat to delivering product / shipping code. Product of course, is the right focus, but new social media tools are making the… Continue
Added by Phil Zalewski on September 17, 2008 at 10:28am —
We are launching our video casting solution. This platform encapsulates the latest developments in video enhancing and was designed to meet your passions!
Sport federations, such as the World Taekwondo Federation or USA Volleyball were immediately excited about our project and have already opened their own channel. They have seized this opportunity to publish videos that would otherwise be inaccessible to the public. By bringing you the content you wished many times you could see on… Continue
Added by Patrick DE CARVALHO on September 16, 2008 at 3:30am —
Does this scenario sound familiar?
My site is registered with the major search engines. I've been assured that it’s SEO-friendly, there's a good linking strategy in place, and we are testing banner advertising . . . but I’m not getting the traffic I was promised, and my visitors aren’t sticking around. What’s going on?
It's simple. You need more relevant content on your Web site!
Now listen carefully. I'm not saying you should scrap what you’re doing… Continue
Added by Burt Barnes on September 15, 2008 at 11:30am —
Sports 2.0 Summit picks up steam in LA
The Sports Marketing 2.0 VIP Summit made its fourth of five 2008 stops last week in LA. This photo of the guest speakers / panelist was taken just before the event. Over 75 attendees and 20 panelists enjoyed a day of great information, networking, food and fun a Dodger Stadium...next stop for the Summit...October 16 at the Sports Museum of America… Continue
Added by Pat Coyle on September 13, 2008 at 9:30pm —
We receive many questions from sports teams and athlete training centers regarding social media and so, are launching a series on social media. We will share the many lessons we've learned through hard knocks and will also bring in subject matter experts.
Our focus is on the teams, coaches, training centers and athletes who look at technology as a competitive tool. In this case, how to use social media to start and maintain a "conversation" with fans, athletes and other stakeholders… Continue
Added by Phil Zalewski on September 10, 2008 at 9:32am —
A friend of mine tipped me off to this bold move by the Isles...http://www.webinknow.com/2008/08/ny-islanders-bl.html
Added by Pat Coyle on September 9, 2008 at 10:14pm —
We write a sports technology blog, Pulse Jam,www.pulsejam.com. Today's post regarding online viewing options for the Summer Paralympics might be interesting.
The 2008 Paralympic Summer Games in Beijing held their official opener on Saturday. The next week and a half will bring roughly 4,000 athletes
from 150 countries
into one athletic village, challenging one another for gold, silver and bronze medals in nearly two dozen sports. For those who are interested in keeping up… Continue
Added by Phil Zalewski on September 8, 2008 at 10:00am —
Not one week after Nike showed the world that sports 2.0 is a mass product (Nike Human Race with 500.000 contestants), five sports 2.0 enthusiasts in the Netherlands clearly raised the sports 2.0 bar. They participated in a 10K run whilst live broadcasting their whereabouts and live video streaming. All this with only a modern GPS & video enabled mobile handset and a very nice mash up site with videogadgets and google maps.
Added by Gijsbregt Brouwer on September 8, 2008 at 4:00am —
Just wanted to let you know that in the spirit of The Ad Feed
, I have relaunched Sports Biz Feed
, which is an easy way for sports marketing professionals (especially those who don't use an RSS Feed Reader) to keep up with the latest headlines from some of the top sports marketing… Continue
Added by Jason Peck on September 4, 2008 at 10:29pm —
Senior Manager , Business Development Global Digital Media
Develops digital content distribution and indentifies and closes deals with digital distribution partners. Must be a seasoned digital deal-maker with a successful track record of developing, negotiating, implementing and managing deals with online video websites, peer to peer networks, wireless carriers and social networks.
Identify , negotiate,… Continue
Added by Pat Coyle on September 3, 2008 at 3:53pm —
In the spring of this year, I started a sports business blog, appropriately named "The Business of Sports" (www.thebusinessofsports.com). I've revisted the blog in the past month and have begun updating it much more regulary. I'm hoping that the site can become an interesting resource for those in the industry, spawning ideas and discussion. If anything, it will be a fun side project. If you have a chance, please visit the site, let me know what you think, and maybe leave the occasional comment… Continue
Added by Russell Scibetti on September 2, 2008 at 5:17pm —