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Sports Networker Summit – NYC

The Sports Networker Summit – NYC  is being held December 7th at the Roger Smith Hotel.

This exclusive event has limited seating available and will feature some of the brightest minds in the sports industry.  (Twitter hashtag for this event is #NYCSports)

Your Hosts:

Lewis HowesLewis Howes is the founder of the Sports Executives Association and which helps him connect sports executives around the world both online and through live events.  Lewis is a previous two sport collegiate All-American, and is also the NCAA All-Division Record Holder for the most receiving yards in a single football game (418 yards, currently an unofficial World Record. Read the full bio here.

Amy MartinAmy Martin is the founder of Digital Royalty, a Digital Integration and Social Marketing agency, focused on developing strategies to help corporate brands, professional sports leagues, teams and athletes build, measure and monetize their digital universe.  Current clients include Shaquille O’Neal, UFC, White Sox and other sports, athletes, entertainment and corporate brands.  Read more about Amy here here.

Featured Guest Speakers:

tom jollyTom Jolly is the senior sports editor for the NY Times.  He is part of a major news publication that is adjusting to the “difficult market” and to the needs of the readers by developing multiple online and mobile platforms and integrating social media everywhere.  Learn more about Tom here.

Ben Sturner

Ben Sturner is the founder and CEO of Leverage Agency.  Sturner has taken his multi-million dollar business from a small start-up in his New York City apartment to a premiere agency that has secured deals for clients including: “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” AVP Pro Beach Volleyball, KFC, Gillette, Progressive Insurance, Southwest Airlines, Reebok, Comcast, Anheuser Busch, Fremantle Media, Mark Burnett Productions and NBC’s Prime Time Celebrity Apprentice, Reveille, Radical Media, as well as other top-tier brands.  Read more here.

michael diLorenzoMichael DiLorenzo is the Director of Social Media Marketing & Strategy for The National Hockey League.  After 18 months as its Director of Corporate Communications, DiLorenzo (@umassdilo) was recently named director of social media marketing and strategy for the National Hockey League (@NHL). He is now responsible for activating NHL fans through social media services such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.

brian cubanBrian Cuban is an attorney for Mark Cuban Companies and nationally recognized speaker in the areas of social media and hate speech on the internet.  He writes extensively on these subjects on his widely read blog, The Cuban Revolution.  Brian recently made international headlines when he took on social media giant Facebook with regards to hate speech on their site.  He has appeared on Fox News and has been invited to speak at numerous prestigious locations.

jim bankoff

Jim Bankoff runs all aspects of SB Nation, the fastest growing online sports network.  SB Nation boasts over 220 individually branded, fan-centric web communities, each focused on a specific professional or college team, league or sport.  A fifteen year veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including , Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music, Netscape and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as an Executive Vice President at AOL. He initiated and oversaw the drive to open up AOL’s content and services onto the web and was the first executive of a major portal to embrace professional blogging with his acquisition of Weblogs Inc. and development and leadership of sites such as TMZ, Fanhouse, BloggingStocks and Engadget.

Drew Cloud

Drew Cloud is currently the Vice President of Ticket Sales, Service & Retention for Madison Square Garden Sports, overseeing the efforts for the New York Knicks (NBA), Rangers (NHL) & Liberty (WNBA).  Cloud now has now spent 15 plus years in the industry and developed a well-rounded background, featuring roles in the sports marketing world with International Sports Marketing and Major League Baseball Alumni Assoc., marketing partnerships and ticket sales with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (MLB) and Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) and most notably sales management and leadership roles with the Phoenix Suns (NBA), Mercury (WNBA) and US Airways Center.Lou Hernandez

Lou Hernandez is the director of public relations for the Chicago White Sox.  In his role, Hernandez is responsible for philanthropic, business and marketing communications for the Major League Baseball organization, along with publicity for player charitable initiatives and off-the-field efforts, and most recently the team’s social media efforts.

The Summit will focus on these main sports and social media topics:

1:30  Opening Session

Opening remarks with Lewis Howes and Amy Martin.

1:45  Sports Sponsorships and ROI

Learn how social media is playing a role in sports sponsorships and innovative ways to measure the value.

2:30  Ticket Sales, Service, and Retention via Social Media

Tips on how to increase tickets sales, fan loyalty and retention via social media channels.

3:00  Converging Social Media and Traditional Media

Identify ways to leverage your influence and increase exposure by converging all mediums.

3:50  Social Media Marketing and Measurement

The keys to increasing brand awareness, acquiring new fans and measuring your social media efforts.

4:50  Closing Session

Closing remarks and final thoughts from Lewis Howes and Amy Martin.

5:00  Open Networking


Additional speaker announcements and Summit information will be made soon for this elite Sports Networker Summit – NYC event.  We have limited sponsorship opportunities for this event: contact lewis (at) sportsnetworker (dot) com to learn more.

Register today to ensure your spot, only 80 seats are available. We look forward to seeing you December 7th!

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5 Responses to Sports Networker Summit – NYC

  1. Johanna Wagner November 30, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Its really too bad this is the same week as Baseball’s Winter Meetings. Would have liked to been a part of it. Maybe next year!

  2. Ted Leshinski December 2, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    I’m really looking forward to attending this event on December 7th. I believe it will be a date that will live in infamy!

  3. Heather Bowler December 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    I would have loved to attend this event. Being present, leveraging and monetising the digital space has never been so crucial and the need to have a powerful long-term strategy. Count me in next time and, as I’m based in Europe, perhaps there will be a digital ‘virtual’ delegate package?…

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