Archive for 'The Fans Perspective'
Posted on 21. Jan, 2010 by Mike Olaski.
As a salute to the NY Jets that are riding a rookie quarterback to a dream season, I figured I would revisit our experience at the NY Jets/Tennessee Titans game in New York on September 27th, 2009 by posting a couple of videos showcasing our experience and the passionate NY Jets fans. A friend of [...]
Posted on 14. Dec, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
While on our travels over the past 3 months, we have met a number of amazing people in the Sports & Social Media world. Many of which, we first met and conversed with via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Blogs). One of these bright minds is Jason Peck. Jason is the author of http://jasonfpeck.com (a blog [...]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
We are thrilled to announce that Sport Fan Connect will be working with the 2009 Grey Cup Festival to drive social media awareness through a number of online contests that implement Twitter, Flickr photos and YouTube videos. Each of these contests utilize social tools that make it easy to share information and connect with other [...]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
Last night saw a big game with playoff implications between the BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos. Unfortunately, it wasn’t much of a game as the Eskimos laid a beating on the Lions which secured them the final playoff spot in the CFL’s Western Division. While at the game, I took time to chat with some [...]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
I have been very fortunate recently to attend a number of great sporting events throughout North America. Sometimes I take for granted that my professional life allows me to meet with teams and players that, at times, may seem unapproachable by others. I began working with Mike Petrie (Calgary Stampeders – Director of Community and [...]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
Trevor Turnbull (http://sportfanconnect.com) had the pleasure of sitting down with Mike Petrie (Calgary Stampeders – Director of Community and Media Relations) to talk about the Stampeders social media strategy. They chatted about why the Stampeders got involved in social media, the StampsConnect social media aggregated website, concerns they had when first starting, how they manage [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
While attending a CFL game between the BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders at BC Place in Vancouver, BC, I took some time to chat with football fans about the upcoming 2009 Grey Cup Festival. CFL fans are a passionate bunch and as you’ll see in the videos below, they like to have a good time!! [...]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
Trevor Turnbull from Sport Fan Connect interviews the winners of the Capitals-Fan Connect Contest – Roberto, Judy and little Sofia (otherwise known as @30ballparksbaby). The three of them visited all 30 MLB ballparks over 90 days this summer using social media (blog, Twitter, Facebook) along the way to connect with the league (MLB), teams and [...]
Posted on 17. Oct, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
We recently ran an online contest called Capitals Fan Connect where we asked entrants to submit a video or written story explaining how they connect with Sports using social media. Roberto, Judy and Sofia Coquis (otherwise known on Twitter as @30ballparksbaby) were our winners. We met them the night before the Washington Capitals home opener [...]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
Now that I have landed in Ft. Lauderdale, I am continuing to work on uploading all of the great video and content we gathered throughout our travels on the Sport-Fan Connection Tour. While here, we figured that we should take in some local sporting events. Of course, Florida has a number of professional sports teams [...]