Category Archives: social media

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Dakich drives change with his radio show

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Non-profit organizations could take a lesson from Dan Dakich about how to mobilize a community. When he speaks, people listen. And they act. Best known for his work as an ESPN college basketball analyst and former coach, Dakich is host of … Continue reading

10 ways Twitter wins the sports business game

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This week, Twitter-owned Periscope celebrated its first anniversary. Last week marked Twitter’s 10th year on our screens. As I’ve written, I use other social media and advise clients to use what meets their needs, but Twitter is my primary social media … Continue reading

Social media is changing the way athletes make big announcements

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When it comes to professional athletes announcing their retirements, the media planets are in the process of a major realignment. Last week former Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and Carolina defensive end Jared Allen announced that he was stepping away from … Continue reading

Attract women to the NFL with respect, not recipes

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Last week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced its “RED Women’s Movement” marketing campaign, which is designed to attract females to the Bucs’ brand. I respect the end. The means, however, made thousands of women, including me, cringe. In its news … Continue reading

Football players: it’s time to step up your social media game

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A few weeks ago I wrote about why coaches and front officer personnel should care about social media and how their players use it. Since NFL training camps started last week and college football practices aren’t far behind, it’s time … Continue reading

Coaches, administrators and front office staffs are athletes’ key to sports social media education

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New sports seasons are almost upon us and with that, it’s time to start training. Not on the field or court this time, but on smartphones. We live in an era in which 64% all American adults own handsets that … Continue reading

Curt Schilling tracked Twitter trolls and put social media ugliness on notice

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People have tasked to find ways about how to silence anonymous Twitter users that post threats and bully others. It only took Curt Schilling a few hours. Last week, Schilling, a retired Major League Baseball pitcher, proudly tweeted congratulations to his … Continue reading

NFL Combine athletes: respect the media and the process. And lift heavy weights

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It’s NFL Combine week, a time when potential NFL draft prospects don skin-tight Under Armor skivvies and run really fast and jump super far. Or at least that’s the goal. As important as it is for young football players to … Continue reading

Social media likely helped drive NFL, NCAA moves

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Sports timelines — sans Derek Jeter — read more like rap sheets than stat sheets. We’re not just in the midst of football season, but in ironic timing, the last four weeks have read what we might expect from “CSI: Gridiron.” Take … Continue reading

Time (again) to teach NFL Rookies how to appropriately use social media

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(This post, written by Gail Sideman, originally appeared on The Football Educator website.) We see it seemingly at least once each week. An athlete or coach tweets something that they quickly delete but in the land of screen grabs, it … Continue reading

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