Eagles & #TheSwoop take on Lions & #LionsPride in a #digibattle

We have run fan digital battles before between Manly & Rabbitohs, West Coast & Collingwood & recently between Storm & Bulldogs.

We are now able to provide a more intense battle of the most passionate fans as the Brisbane Lions with Digital Pride & West Coast Eagles with The Swoop have developed strong digital cheer squads using Sports DP.

The goal is to grow the digital cheer squad of both teams while having fun with the fans along the way.

How will it work?

The battle will be fought over Facebook & Twitter & measured via Sports DP analytics.

Goal 1: Build Digital Cheer Squad

Each team will be trying to build their digital cheer squad getting more fans into The Swoop & Digital Pride so they know exactly what the team wants them to do.  Every time the fan checks their score they’ll get a hint on how to be a better digital fan & how to increase their ranking.

Goal 2: Game Day Excitement on Facebook

The Pre-Game Facebook post is a big part of the Sports Geek success formula for game day, it rallies the fans into action whether they are heading to the game or watching from home.  Both teams pre-game posts will be measured for engagement from fans.

Goal 3: Mascot Facebook Battle

West Coast Eagles have Rick & Brisbane Lions have Bernie,  we will measure the % of fans in Sports DP that like each mascot.

Rick The Rock

Bernie ‘Gabba’ Vegas

Goal 4: Hashtag Battle – #golions Vs #goeagles

Game day hashtags help bring your fan together, with the digital cheers squads leading the way we can track the overall reach & number of tweets each team’s game day hashtag will have.

#golions using TweetChart

#goeagles using TweetChart

Goal 5: Team Retweet

The retweet is a very powerful way for any Twitter account to grow, we will see how many fans retweet the team tweets over the weekend. Here is the top tweets for @WestCoastEagles & @BrisbaneLions, can we top that on the weekend?

Are you in the Eagles camp? #goeagles

Read the Eagles call for Swoopers, Eagles on Facebook and Twitter @WestCoastEagles

Are you a Lions fan? #golions

Read the Lions fire up the Digital Pride,  the Lions on Facebook and on Twitter @BrisbaneLions

Stay tuned on Monday for the results from the game.

#ignitemel slides – From Geek to Sports Geek

Had a great time presenting at Ignite Melbourne #5 using the Ignite format – 5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds per slides.

Here is my slides detailing Sports Geek as a startup journey to where we are today.

Thanks to those who attend & to other speakers who did a great job to make for an entertaining night.

Sports Geek News: Aces Networking Night, Congrats @ManlySeaEagles & @BigBashLeague

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Sports Geek Networking Night – Melbourne Aces

Melbourne Aces play at the Royal Melbourne ShowgroundsSports Geek is going to be hosting a Sports Geek Networking Night on November 17th, being held at the Melbourne Aces ABL Opening Night fixture against the Brisbane Bandits.

Thanks to Aces GM Windsor Knox & Gary Hubbard at the Aces for helping us set up this event for Melbourne’s sports digital community.

Tickets for the Networking Night are available now!  Click here to buy, if you liked the World Series you should check out the ABL entering it’s second season.

Ticket are only $10 so why not enjoy taking in some sport instead of working at the game like you usually do.

Stay tuned for some added extras for attendees to the Sports Geek Networking Night.

Sports Geek in the News

In case you missed it, Sports Geek was in the business section of The Age & Sydney Morning Herald on Friday, September 30th, talking about how sports can leverage social media & connect teams with sports fans.  See how the tweet reviews came in using Storify.

#BODSW is back

Thanks to new staffer at @SportsGeekHQ Dion Bennett (@Dion_Anthony) the Best of the Digital Sports World (AKA #BODSW) is back at SportsGeek.com.au.

Here is some you may have missed:

Make sure you keep an eye out as he brings you all the latest in the digital sports trends from around the world each week.

Got an article worth adding, send us a tweet tag it #BODSW.

Congratulations to the Manly Sea Eagles, 2011 NRL Premiers

A big shout out to one of Sports Geek’s clients, Manly Sea Eagles, who took out this season’s NRL premiership in impressive fashion over the New Zealand Warriors!  Special congrats to Jessica Ivers (@jivebong) who helped drive the Sea Eagles digital platforms in 2011, she was a vital cog for the Sea Eagles digital community and will be missed by Sea Eagles fans.  We wish her all the best on her new challenge.

Commiserations, too, must go to the Collingwood, who went down to a great Geelong outfit in the 2011 AFL Grand Final.  Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your perspective) there was no #callananshimmy this year.

One more quick note on the NRL and AFL finals; We came very close seeing an All-Sports Geek Grand Final in both codes this year,with clients Collingwood, the West Coast Eagles, Melbourne Storm and Manly Sea Eagles duking it out during the Preliminary finals for a spot on the Grand Final stage.

A brilliant effort from all clubs, and we wish them well for Season 2012.

KFC T20 Big Bash League

New Sports Geek client - @ThunderBBL on TwitterNot long now until the Big Bash League kicks off. Sean presented at the Big Bash League teams at Cricket Australia’s Digital Day last week to help give all the teams a kick start in developing fan bases via social media for this exciting competition. Have a look at how all the teams are faring in the race for social media fans.

Sports Geek is currently working with the Sydney Thunder and we are excited to work with brand new franchise with another Sports Geek client ANZ Stadium to call home.   Expect to be #thunderstruck!

@MCG_News is now @MCG

Sports Geek secures new Twitter handle for MCG

Links we like

Too much Moneyball

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How Facebook affects College students

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How location-based services can put businesses on the map

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FB Fan Counter

March 2011 – 319,180
June 2011 – 478,450
August 2011 – 733,492
October 2011 – 903,757
2011 Target – 1,000,000

Sports DP – 10 for 10

On the back of a successful launch of Sports DP V2 with Facebook integration with the West Coast Eagles last week we are happy to present to you the 10 for 10 offer.

You have the chance to join the Minnesota Timberwolves, Mountain West Conference & West Coast Eagles and get special launch price.

Watch the video below to get more information about Sports DP and how The Swoop launch went.

10 for 10 offer