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Live baseball on @SportzfanRadio

After enjoying a few ABL games this year I decided to take @SportzfanRadio from a sports panel radio show to a live game broadcast.  We've been producing @SportzfanRadio for over 3 years now on Southern FM that's over 300 hours of live radio including several outside broadcasts.  Looking forward to calling the Melbourne Aces Vs Perth Heat this Saturday night from 7pm on 88.3FM and streaming from SportzfanRadio.com.  @SportzfanRadio returns from the summer break on Sunday from 12pm covering all sports.  You can help out the commentary team have some fun by joining in the fun on Twitter adding your #madeupbaseballfact.

#SportsGeekTrip one year on…

This time last year Sports Geek was in Los Angeles on route to Dallas & New York.  Many great findings from that trip have been applied in the past 12 months,  in the past 12 months Sports Geek has

  • spoke at @SportConference with speakers from Real Madrid, NBA & MLS.
  • developed Sports Social Media Index to grade the social media efforts of sports franchises
  • secured clients in Australia, New Zealand & India
  • connected with over 250,000 Facebook fans via Sports Geek clients (2011 goal 1 million fans!)
  • opened office above the house of @haul

#qldfloods

The past week has seen Australian TVs filled with images of the Queensland Floods.  If you have not see any footage just watch this video, after doing that please donate to the Flood Relief Appeal.  Sport has been affected by the floods with Suncorp stadium under 2 metres of water, but it is great to see all sports rallying their support behind Queensland sending donations and organising fundraiser games to support the cause.

Tweeps beware…

We know the media is loving the news stories available as athletes sign up at Twitter.  Each week we see stories where athletes are making the same mistakes on Twitter but what about when sports media gets it wrong?  Have a look at what happened when the Herald Sun reported a Twitter war at Collingwood.

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Local entrepreneur Tim Bull (@TimBull) )has launched a great service Trunk.ly that creates your own personal link archive for all the links you save & share on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Delicious).

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Links we liked…

You don't choose what goes viral | SportsGeek.com.au
Some thoughts from a PR perspective on the Nick Riewoldt AFL scandal | MatthewGain.com
From @peterstringer: Ten Predictions for Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2011
Social Media, the Denver Broncos and You – Mile High Report
MARTIN SAMUEL: Will the witless twits never learn?
The Year of Social Media 2010