In this ABC Grandstand sports digital segment we looked at the PR disaster that is Ben Polis & the spin around Jason Misfud.

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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.

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PR Spin in Social Media age – Jason Mifsud

With fans chiming in on Mifsud/Thomas/Neeld saga on social media does that mean that AFL CEO Andy D needs to rethink the PR spin?

Social media is giving fans a voice & they don't have to accept the company line from AFL.

Sports Geek Medals – Surfing edition

The Bells Beach Pro took the attention of sports fans in Melbourne with some great shots & vision but also many fans were alerted via Twitter to tune in.

Bronze – Mick Fanning

Won, could tweet more but does some fine work on Instagram as @mfanno.

Silver – Sally Fitzgibbons

Great at replying to fans in between sets.

Gold – Kelly Slater

May have lost yesterday but keeps talking with fans & even star struck NRL players like George Rose.

Until next week

Catch it live on Saturday mornings (at 7:40am) when Sean Callanan discuss sports digital with Francis Leach on ABC Grandstand.

Tune into ABC Grandstand Breakfast over the Friday through Monday on ABC Grandstand digital radio.

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