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 of the Timbers looked like
  • The long standing tradition of “Timber Joey”
  • Why telling stories is his passion
  • His main challenge – “Engaging fans in new and interesting ways”
  • How fans are moving to mobile
  • The delicate balancing act of social media vs onsite traffic
  • Twitter question on “How do you report Snapchat success?”
Brian Costello posing with his boys and those famous axes

Resources from the podcast

Check out latest from Portland Timbers

Players and families getting Timbers photos

Timbers Joey presents the rewards

Timbers FC fans included in to the kit

Nice use of GIFs in highlights

More on the story of Timbers Joey

Some photos from our visit in July


Sharing some photos from recent Sports Geek trip to USA.This from the visit to Portland Timbers

Posted by Sean Callanan on Monday, August 24, 2015

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iTunes by Hhaha 1211 from Australia on August 20, 2015

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