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Fox Sports Partners With Facebook To Drive Fan Engagement

Twitter has been a popular tool for sports networks such as ESPN, typically being used to drive fan engagement.  In a somewhat parallel move, Fox Sports has recently partnered with Facebook for similar reasons. Their aim: to bring real-time Facebook streams to the sidelines. Fox Sports and Facebook Debut Partnership With Facebook frequently seeing user…

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3 Ways Sports And Social Media Build Fan Loyalty

Social media has become a trend in the sports world that is sure to stick around for a while.  Because of this, teams are planning social media suites into new stadium plans, they’re creating team voices and they are added social media to their business plans.  In return, fans are expecting more from their favorite…

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Social Media Wall At US Open Among Newest Social Projects In Sports

If seeing your tweets on a small screen isn’t enough for you, perhaps the US Open of Tennis has just the thing:  a giant social media wall 50 wide by eight feet tall.  So get ready to hashtag #usopen with your clever thoughts and ideas.  Fans everywhere are eager for more social media interaction, and…

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How Sports Teams Can Start Using Hashtags on Facebook

Facebook just announced the rolling out of their newest feature: hashtags. While hashtags are not a new concept in the world of social media, their functionality on Facebook should be something exciting for brands – and in particular for sports teams. It’s Already Intuitive Sports fans that love to converse about their teams and chat…

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The Power of Social Media in Sports

The world is dominated by the internet. At any given second, you can roll your office chair up to a computer, whip out your smart phone or connect through your gaming console to find up to the second news about pretty much anything. Sports is no different. The second a big highlight play happens or…

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Why Teams Should Splurge On Social Media Talent

A wise football coach (okay, Jerry Glanville) once said that the NFL stood for “Not For Long.” In hockey, the NHL stands for Not Here Long, especially when it comes to goaltenders, the league’s head coaches and social media mavens. Yes, the employees who get paid to Tweet, Pin, use Facebook, filter photos through Instagram…

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Manti Te’o Giving up Social Media? Is he Doing the Right Thing?

Is Stopping the Right Thing to do? No we haven’t lost our minds here at Sports Networker.  We want to dig deeper.  Do you give something up because it didn’t work out for you the way you envisioned it?  Okay not just work out, but really almost cost you your career. A few weeks ago one…

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Konami Brings Baseball Cards to Web

Collecting baseball cards is a favorite pastime as American as apple pie and the sport itself. Now, in the 21st century, baseball cards are coming to the web. Dream Nine, a virtual card collecting game, Players compete against each other on the social media site, collecting cards trying to build the best team possible. You…

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Complete List Of 32 NFL Facebook Fan Pages + Bonus

If you’re looking for the Facebook Page for all 32 NFL football teams look no further! Some of these NFL teams have upwards of 3.5+ million fans, with the lowest seen around 852,000 fans. Nevertheless, there’s several ways one could leverage this information, more on that later. I’ve included the team’s Twitter Page and in…

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Three Tips for Successful Social Media in Sports

Athletes, sport franchises and marketers continue to push the social media envelope. While the industry continues to innovate how they incorporate their social media messaging to foster and engage with fans, what we have to start asking is, how much is too much? In recent years, Twitter handles and hashtags have been placed on courts or…

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NHL Facebook Analysis: ‘Like’ Standings

All 30 NHL teams maintain Facebook pages that gives them a platform to announce news, encourage discussion, occasionally hold competitions and generally attempt to create a fan community. Every team maintains their Facebook presence in a slightly different way, and every team seems to place a different value on Facebook’s role in their social strategy….

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Sports and Social Media: Winners and Losers (Infographic)

Social Media in Sports: Who are the Winners and Losers? Sports and social media make a great team. Whilst fans follow the action, they can share the moment with their friends and fellow supporters. But who is making the most of this relationship? And who would be best advised to keep clear of Twitter altogether?…

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