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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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Interview with Paul Tonelli

This week on Voice of the Box, Matt interviews one of the most recognized radio personalities in California. Paul Tonelli from the famous Lamont and Tonelli Show is also the stadium PA announcer at Candlestick Park. Paul shares how he got his start in radio and what key factors led to his success.

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Super Bowl Commercials Play Role in Branding

A few days ago a reporter called and asked how I would advise a professional athlete if he wanted to endorse a hot-button topic in a forum as big as a Super Bowl audience. My answer was not textbook public relations. (I will reveal the outlet and topic upon its publication). The reasons that athletes…

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Sports Business Weekly Buzz

Jobs Unveils ‘iPad,’ Fate of Universe Still In Doubt By Gavin O’Malley As scheduled, Apple debuted its highly anticipated tablet device on Wednesday — for many, representing the dawn of a new age in media consumption. Christened the “iPad,” the device is expected to be available in March for a (surprisingly low) minimum price of…

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Pay Attention to the Little Things (and People)

An amazing aspect of social media, for brands, is the ability to listen to your fans and customers. They will tell you when you do something great, but more importantly, they will tell you when you fail. The real-time web has given brands an opportunity like never before, the chance to listen and respond to…

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Interview with Ryan Leong, Radio Correspondent

This week Matt Crevin from Voice of the Box interviews veteran radio correspondent Ryan Leong. Ryan discusses his role, how he got his start and pearls of wisdom on how to break into a career in the sports radio business.

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The Frenzy of Fan Dynamics

(This is a guest article by Michelle Hill) Football fans everywhere enjoy a special camaraderie; we join forces in unwavering support and devotion for our team, despite geographic location or economic status, we’re all on an even playing field (no pun intended) when it comes to rooting for our favorite team. There are three important…

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Athletes Step Up to Help Haiti Earthquake Victims

So many conversations of the last year, and certainly beyond, have focused on huge dollar figures that go along with professional sports and their high-paid, spoiled athletes. During this past week, players from across the professional sports spectrum who are often portrayed as being little more than indulgent have shown quite the opposite personas. They…

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Interview with Jeff Chapman, NFL Statistician

This week Matt Crevin from Voice from the Box interviews Jeff Chapman. Jeff is a top flight statistician for radio and TV broadcasts. With most sports being so numbers driven, Jeff provides detail about his role and what it takes to crunch the numbers and provide the information to the broadcasters.

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Interview with Kevin Lynch, Sports Writer

This week Matt Crevin from Voice of the Box interviews writer Kevin Lynch. Kevin has been covering the NFL for 21 years and explains his role as well as the keys to staying current in the ever changing world of sports journalism.

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Tim Tebow’s Marketing Potential

I am tired of hearing “football experts” opinion that Tim Tebow does not have the make-up to be an NFL quarterback.  “He’s too heavy.” “He starts his throwing motion too close to the ground.” “He takes too long to release the ball.” “He does not find the open receiver.” “His build is more suited for…

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Interview with the Player Participation Crew

This week Matt Crevin of Voice of the Box interviews the player participation crew. Each team within the NFL has a crew like this at work to document every play. They determine which players are in each and every play from scrimmage. Learn about this behind the scenes role with a heavy emphasis on sports…

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