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Sports Conferences and You

The sports world is gigantic. It is also very competitive. You may have all of the top education and know more about statistical analysis than some of the “big wigs” on television, but that just isn’t enough. It’s all about connections. Connecting with the right people in the right field can lead to opportunity. An…

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Significance and Ramifications of Conference Realignment in College Athletics

Every city and town in the United States possesses its own unique identity, with sports accounting for a large aspect of the culture within various geographical areas across the country.  While professional sports league such as the National Football League and the National Basketball League dominate mainly major markets and large cities, college sports—particularly basketball…

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Top 5 List of Sports Marketing Events You Must Attend

Every sports marketer is looking for something to give them that piece of knowledge or insight that is going to take them to the next level. Sports marketing professionals are obligated to take advantage of every opportunity they can in hopes of obtaining an edge that could set them apart from the competition. Attending sports…

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3 Sports Networking Events To Attend In 2013

Looking to break into the sports industry? Well, sports conferences and networking events are a great way to meet and learn from fellow aspiring sports professionals and seasoned sports professionals. Not to mention, they will help you stay on top of the latest industry trends. They also help improve your self-confidence and self-esteem when interacting…

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3 Ways Volunteering Can Help Launch Your Sports Career

Sports employers regard volunteering as a viable way to gain sports industry experience. So if you don’t have any experience, by all means, volunteer! It’s by far the quickest and easiest way to gain sports business experience. Volunteering shows proof that you’re a go-getter and that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to launch your…

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Take Online Connections Offline

This is part of a short blog series where we take a look at how social media can be utilized to grow a sports team’s fan base, regardless of whether the team already has a large following or is starting from the grassroots level. You can see the other posts here.

The first three posts of this series have covered listening, content and community. This week I’m going to focus on the importance of taking online connections offline.

Keep It Consistent

Offline conversation about brands is still what prompts us to search for more online. If you want to build awareness and grow your fan base, you need to get out into the community offline as well as online.

Your message should be consistent across all platforms and all types of media, whether it’s online or offline. Make sure that if people see your team online they’ll recognise your brand offline and vice versa. Online and offline marketing should be part of one strategy and both should be kept in mind at all times.

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Why Sports Professionals Must Attend Conferences

Have you ever attended a sports conference? Most sports professionals who have know how valuable they are. Things change when you meet people face to face.  I don’t know how the chemicals in our bodies transform when we actually see how someone looks, listen to the sound of their voice, touch their hand when we…

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10 Ways to Land Jobs at Sports Conferences

(This is a guest article by Jason Kobeda) The ability to network has become an essential skill for those seeking employment in the sports industry. When I began pursuing a career in the NFL, I quickly learned how much competition there was. I traveled to the Senior Bowl week of practices and NFL Combine, where…

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Sports Networker Event: London

Sports Networker Summit NYC Sports Networker is taking their next networking event to the international level. Sports Networker and iStadia are co-hosting a sports networking event Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the Eight Club in London. This event is not only open to sports professionals but it is free to attend. iStadia is the global…

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Sports Careers Conference

If you are looking to take your career in sports to the next level, then look no further than the Sports Careers Conference on June 28-30 in Dallas, Texas.  Instead of talking about all of the great things that will go on during the conference, I was able to speak with Mark Tudi, the founder…

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Break Into the Sports Industry With Princeton University

Are you looking to find a job into the sports industry but not sure how to get a break? In my mind, there is no better way to get connected with the decision makers then by attending a sports industry conference.  Luckily for us, Princeton University has created a premier event with some of the…

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