Andrew Collins on understanding Chinese sports fan

On this week’s episode Sean catches up with Andrew Collins, CEO of Mailman Group as part of the Sports Geek CEO Series. Sean chats with Andrew about how Mailman are helping some of the world's largest sports brands understand the Chinese market. On this podcast you'll learn about: Andrew's desire to work in China and [...]

Andrew Collins on understanding Chinese sports fan2018-03-12T12:32:11+10:00

Kobe Bryant retirement shows power of athlete digital platforms

Kobe Bryant announced 2015-16 will be his last season in the NBA. Where did Kobe Bryant announce retirement? He announced it on The Player's Tribune with a short poem. Kobe Bryant announcement on Facebook He posted it to his 20M Facebook audience. Kobe Bryant announcement on Twitter And to his nearly 8M followers on [...]

Kobe Bryant retirement shows power of athlete digital platforms2017-09-17T18:48:19+10:00

#WarriorsLive a Google Hangout at @warriors practice

Golden State Warriors hosted a live Google Hangout from their Practice facility on a Google+ Hangout. I was invited to represent Andrew Bogut's hometown Melbourne Australia and give the Hangout an international flavour. After visiting the Warriors in March and touring an empty practice facility it was good to see the players in action. Warriors [...]

#WarriorsLive a Google Hangout at @warriors practice2017-09-17T18:48:51+10:00

Case Study: Golden State Warriors – Playoff Ticket Scavenger Hunt

This year was Golden State’s first time in the playoffs since their incredible run in 2006-07.  The years between appearances resulted in placing of 3rd and 4th in their division and missing the playoffs.  Sean was lucky enough to be in town just as they clinched for the 2013 playoffs.  Their absence over the past [...]

Case Study: Golden State Warriors – Playoff Ticket Scavenger Hunt2017-09-17T18:48:59+10:00

Live is where Sports & Twitter thrive, so why can’t TV join the conversation?

Sports is best when the stakes are high and Twitter thrives as fans move to the edge of their seats so why can't TV join in? Sean & Francis discussed why Twitter's growth has been linked with the success sports teams are having using Twitter.  Download MP3 Take a look at the evidence Thanks [...]

Live is where Sports & Twitter thrive, so why can’t TV join the conversation?2017-09-17T18:49:10+10:00

Fakes & Scams – How ESPN got punked by Sarah Phillips

In this ABC Grandstand sports digital segment we the story of Sarah Phillps.  Download mp3 Who is Sarah Phillips? First broken by Deadspin, it details the rise & fall of "Sarah Phillips" definitely worth a read as it details the world of sports parody accounts & how easily people can be fooled. Don't believe everything you read on [...]

Fakes & Scams – How ESPN got punked by Sarah Phillips2017-09-17T18:49:27+10:00

Is the changing media space forcing changes in sports?

In this ABC Grandstand sports digital segment we look at how the changing media is changing sports broadcasting & journalism.  Download mp3 Is media consumption changing sports media? After a discussion off-air in previous week's Francis & I discussed how the changes to the digital media is now changing the way we consume sports. Media is shortening [...]

Is the changing media space forcing changes in sports?2017-09-17T18:49:28+10:00

Ben Polis, Jason Misfud & Surfing Tweeps

In this ABC Grandstand sports digital segment we looked at the PR disaster that is Ben Polis & the spin around Jason Misfud. Download mp3 Ben Polis... Don't Blame Facebook Here is a Storify recap of the Ben Polis story. Moral to the story: Don't be a dickhead on social media, you WILL be found out. [...]

Ben Polis, Jason Misfud & Surfing Tweeps2017-09-17T18:49:28+10:00

KONY 2012 & athletes as influencers #grandstand recap

In today's ABC Grandstand sports digital segment we looked at the #Kony2012 phenomenon & it's impact on the sports world. [powerpress] Kony 2012 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc Haven't seen the Kony 2012 video then please watch it now. It has seen many of the influencers listed show support via Twitter & Facebook although @TimTebow is yet to tweet [...]

KONY 2012 & athletes as influencers #grandstand recap2017-09-17T18:49:30+10:00

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