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Arsenal fan engagement with Chris Harris

On this week's episode Sean catches up with Chris Harris, Managing Editor (Digital) at Arsenal F.C. Chris is also another guest from the #SportsBiz Slack community with now over 700 people. On this podcast you'll learn about: The fight for  fans attention The importance of storytelling.... players are the key How Arsenal are growing their followers [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:48:04+00:00 January 16th, 2017|2017podcast, Football Podcast, Podcast|0 Comments

Vancouver Whitecaps powering fan data through Tradable Bits

Sean catches up with Adam Rootman, Senior Digital Manager from Vancouver Whitecaps and Darshan Kaler, CEO from Tradable Bits on the latest podcast.  Adam shares with Sean how his time at Vancouver Whitecaps balancing content, campaigns and data.  Darshan chats about his experience in Facebook marketing and advertising and how Tradable Bits leverages data for great ticketing [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:48:16+00:00 May 19th, 2016|2016podcast, Football Podcast, MLS Podcast, Podcast|1 Comment

Federico Smanio on fan engagement at grass roots in Italy’s Lega B

In this episode Sean Callanan chats with Federico Smanio, Head of Digital Transformation and Fan Relationship Management of Italy's Lega Serie B. On this podcast you'll learn about: Federico's involvement in starting up Lega Serie B Connecting fans and the emotional connection they have to their "local" clubs Concentrating on developing local talent for Italian football [...]

By | 2017-09-17T19:04:38+00:00 March 8th, 2016|2016podcast, Football Podcast, Podcast|0 Comments

Charlie Shin on driving MLS CRM journey

Charlie Shin from MLS joins Sean Callanan for the 100th episode of Sports Geek Podcast. Charlie  is  responsible for the development and execution of league wide CRM infrastructures and CRM initiatives (acquisition, fan engagement, monetization, loyalty) On this Sports Geek Podcast you will learn about: How Charlie moved from business consultant to [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:48:21+00:00 September 21st, 2015|2015podcast, Football Podcast, MLS Podcast, Podcast|0 Comments

Rob Squillacioti – MLS & A-League insights

In the latest podcast, Sean catches up with Rob Squillacioti from FFA on recent trip to west coast of USA. On this Sports Geek Podcast you will learn about: Key themes for Rob from team visits After SEAT Rob suggests, "Don't be consumed by big data" What is football's big advantage in Australia Importance [...]

By | 2017-09-17T19:07:57+00:00 August 30th, 2015|2015podcast, Football Podcast, MLS Podcast, Podcast|0 Comments

Brian Costello connecting the Timbers Army

In the latest podcast, Sean catches up with Brian Costello from Portland Timbers. Having caught up in person in the US, Sean chatted to Brian again recently to discuss his role as Director, Digital Media/Editor in Chief at the Timbers. On this Sports Geek Podcast you will learn about: What the early days [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:48:22+00:00 August 24th, 2015|2015podcast, Football Podcast, MLS Podcast, Podcast|1 Comment

Alex Kunawicz on connecting with Liverpool fans globally

Alex Kunawicz is Head of Content for Liverpool FC, he oversees multiple websites and moving a free TV channel to a subscription service amongst a few of the projects he is tackling. On this Sports Geek Podcast you will learn: How Liverpool compares to Alex's first gig at Preston North End Making the move to [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:48:23+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|2015podcast, Football Podcast, Podcast|0 Comments

Pieter Maenhout, understanding fans in Belgium Football

Pieter Maenhout works with the Royal Belgium Football Association as the Fan Relationship Manager as a fan is more than a customer. On this Sports Geek Podcast you will learn: Why Pieter works in a FRM not a CRM The difference between a customer and a fan Why UEFA is so focussed on fans, including [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:48:23+00:00 June 15th, 2015|2015podcast, Football Podcast, Podcast|0 Comments

Pearse Connolly, it’s all about the fan experience

Pearse Connolly has worked at Norwegian Football for past 7 years building out the media capabilities to better deliver to fans and grass roots players in Norway. On this Sports Geek Podcast you will learn: Why Norwegian Football brought media assets in house Importance of keeping the fan experience at the centre of all [...]

By | 2017-09-17T19:07:22+00:00 June 7th, 2015|2015podcast, Football Podcast, Podcast|0 Comments

#SEATLondon success, Richard Ayers and Andy Dodd on UK sports fans

On this week's podcast, Sean recaps a very successful #SEATLondon. He also catches up with Richard Ayers, the CEO of digital performance accelerator, Seven League and The Football League's Andy Dodd. On this Sports Geek Podcast you will learn: Why you need to attend SEAT Conferences, it's all about collaboration! How Richard [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:48:24+00:00 March 24th, 2015|2015podcast, Football Podcast, Podcast|0 Comments