Being Friendly With Your Competition
Since late last month, I have been doing some contributing over at a new website: Sports Networker. The site is the brainchild of Lewis Howes, a sports social media marketing and branding specialist. He brought together some of the brightest minds who are heavily involved in sports and social media to cover a variety of topics in the World Wide Web of Sports.
My latest article on the site is titled, Should Sports Agents Network With Their Competition? This piece has special importance to me, because much of my success thus far in my career should be attributed to the open style of business I have run. This blog is a major part of my strategy to open up the world of sports agency for all to understand and learn from. Here is a part of the article:
Agents get a bad enough reputation from the media as is. Overall, sports fans don’t like us (holdouts/high salaries), our wives/girlfriends don’t like us (always traveling/at the computer/on the phone)…hell, everyone calls us Jerry Maguire, individually. At least we can like each other. We have to deal with each other at recruiting events, annual meetings, and professional games. Let’s at least pretend to get along.