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SportsCenter Gives Fans a Reason to Watch and Tweet

Want your tweet aired on SportsCenter? Need help with your March Madness bracket? SporstCenter is giving fans more than one reason to watch and tweet. I caught an episode of SportsCenter a few weeks back and noticed a brilliant trend – they were using hashtags to introduce rundowns of MLB position players killing it in…

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Sports Social Media: How to “Get’em To Tweet You Back”

Do you want “big time” athletes and sports broadcasters to Retweet you? If you go about it the wrong way, getting a Retweet can be a real pain in the rear. Most websites will tell you to engage with people by putting @Username in your message so the tweet will appear in their Interactions stream….

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Social Media Lessons Learned From Professional Athletes

Say what you want about how athletes use social media marketing, but it’s an extension of their personal brand, both on and off the field. In this short-attention span world, we can learn a lot from athletes as they continue to connect with their fans through fresh content and unique programs. Athletes that continue to lead…

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Kevin Ware Injury Sends Shockwaves Through Social Media

Social media has become a key element in how sports fans take in games in recent years. This year’s NCAA tournament has been no exception, with fans constantly sending out updates on Twitter during every minute of action. But no event caused such a storm on social media as Kevin Ware’s gruesome injury on Sunday…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 03.25.13 – 04.01.13

Sports Business Justin Verlander Becomes Highest Paid Pitcher In Baseball Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander signed a record $180 million contract on Friday making him the highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball. Just two months ago, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners had signed a seven-year contract worth $175 million, the richest contract for…

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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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2013 All-Star Twitter List of MLS Players

Major League Soccer is now in full swing! Having reached it’s 18th year, the growth of the game is apparent if you take a look at their presence on social media, even if you aren’t following on the major networks that now carry the games… As of fan of any sport, you can’t ignore soccer…

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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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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 03.11.13 – 03.18.13

Sports Business March Madness Becoming One of the Most Valuable Sports for Advertisers Most fans think of sports advertising, they think of the Super Bowl. But now, college basketball is proving to be one of the most valuable sports for advertisers. In the last 10 years, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, more commonly known…

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MLB Twitter Handles and Follower Counts

If the World Series were won by Twitter followers, the New York Yankees would hold all the titles. Since Twitter’s launch in 2006, the Yankees have always held the top spot. The Phillies are starting to catch up, but they’re still a good 90,000 follows away from surpassing the leader. Philadelphia does, however, have almost…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 02.25.13 – 03.04.13

Sports Business Adidas Unveils Wild Designs on New College Basketball Uniforms Adidas shook up the college basketball world on Thursday, unveiling new eye-catching uniforms that will be worn by six teams in postseason play. UCLA, Louisville, Baylor, Kansas, Notre Dame and Cincinnati will wear brightly colored jerseys and shorts with a camouflage pattern. The designs for UCLA,…

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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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