Archive for 'The Sports Perspective'
Posted on 30. Apr, 2010 by Mike Olaski.
Note: This article was written for inclusion in the April newsletter for FundSport.com. FundSport.com is an online grassroots sport community providing sport clubs and athletes from around the world with professional, easy-to-understand advice and articles on all aspects of grassroots sport. We cover a range of topics including sponsorship, fundraising, the Internet and social media, [...]
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 31. Oct, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
Trevor Turnbull (http://sportfanconnect.com) had the pleasure of chatting with Geroy Simon (BC Lions – All Star Slotback) today after the Lions practice in Surrey, BC. They chatted about how he is using social tools like his website, Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube to connect with fans. Geroy has been very active lately in using his [...]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2009 by Mike Olaski.
Meet Whitney McClintock (World Champion Waterskier) We had the pleasure of sitting down recently with Whitney McClintock and Marc-Steve Cerniglia at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. Whitney is a World Champion waterskier from Canada. She currently attends the University of Central Florida as she trains in Orlando, FL. Marc-Steve is an Agent [...]
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 [...]