Posted by Jason on August 29, 2011 ·
Many people are still on the fence about location-based services, which enable people to check in to venues such as restaurants, shops and sports stadiums and share their location with friends on social networks. According to a Comscore study from March, 17.6% of smartphone users checked in to services such as Foursquare, Facebook Places and Gowalla. eMarketer recently published results of a study [...]
Posted by Jason on October 31, 2010 ·
I had a great time last week in Calgary for the Western Sponsorship Congress, a fantastic event put on by Brent Barotees and his team at The Partnership Group. I spoke on how social media platforms can benefit properties and sponsors, and had a lot of fun listening to some of the other presenters, meeting some smart folks and hanging out in Calgary (the Flames-Oilers game was definitely a highlight).
Posted by Jason on October 19, 2010 ·
When I was in school at the greatest university in the land (UNC-Chapel Hill), I loved playing intramural basketball, soccer and flag football. I still miss the team aspect of intramural sports and the competition. However, the details could be kind of annoying. If it was lightly raining, I’d be constantly checking email before leaving for a game to see if the game was cancelled, Half the time, [...]
Posted by Jason on August 26, 2010 ·
Today is the fourth in a series of posts (a new post each day) with thoughts from some pretty smart folks to try to answer the question of why people should care about the intersection of sports and social media. You can see the first three posts below:
why should fans care?
why should teams care?
why should athletes care?
Even if you already know why this is important, I hope you enjoy [...]
Posted by Jason on June 18, 2010 ·
I had a great time yesterday at the 140 conference in Washington, DC. Check out the video to see some smart guys giving their perspective on sports teams and social media. These guys actually do social media/digital marketing for some of the area’s pro teams – Washington Wizards, Capitals and DC United.
The video features Andrew Rosen (Washington Wizards), Mark McClure (DC United), Sean [...]
Posted by Jason on April 21, 2010 ·
Yesterday I was in New York for the 140 Conference, which brought together some amazing, smart people to talk the effects of the real-time web on people and businesses. Like some of the other conferences I’ve been to lately (such as Social Fresh), the content was stellar. But what I really enjoy about these types of conference is meeting new people and hanging out with other people I’ve [...]