Sean catches up with Eric Blankenship, Manager – Vice President of Marketing at Tampa Bay Lightning – Tampa Bay Storm – Amalie Arena on the latest podcast.

On this podcast you'll learn about:

  • How Eric started in his career and coming home to Tampa Bay
  • What marketing strategies they are using to achieve season ticket sell outs
  • What are the two types of Lightning fans
  • How Lightning owner drives community feel for Lightning
  • Why game experience is super important for Eric
  • How the “Distant Thunder” plan connects fans all around the globe
Eric Blankenship on membership sales and connecting fans around the globe

Resources from the podcast

Some tweets you may have missed

“My name is Rafael Amarente”



Learning from one of the greats

Choosing sides

Happy #813Day


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SEAT is the conference where sports technology executives unite to discuss and solve the tech problems the sports industry is facing. Collaboration across multiple tracks of technology, digital and data has helped the sports industry deliver improvements across stadium access, wi-fi, security, fan engagement, social media, digital content, ticketing and sponsorship revenue. Sean Callanan, Sports Geek

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I never miss an episode

in iTunes by Marty Jaynes from UK on March 31, 2016

I started listening to these podcasts about a year ago and have been binge listening ever since. They are a fantastic listen, really interesting and very informative for anyone already working in sport or looking to grow their knowledge of the industry. The only problem is…I need more of them to get me through my week. Keep up the great work!