Aug
20

Vote For Agency/NFL Business Panel At South By Southwest Conference

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SXSW, Inc. executes a series of annual conferences, with one of those being South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.  SXSW has now been broken down into film, interactive and music conferences.  SXSW Interactive 2015, which consistently focuses on emerging technologies, is allowing the SXSW community the opportunity to select future panels. One such panel…
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Apr
15

MMA: Tweet Right And Get Paid

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Over the past few years it has become apparent that social media will play an important role in the MMA community. Everyday people are passed over on jobs because their prospective employer searched their Facebook profile and found an inappropriate picture, post, or anything that may be considered a “red flag.”  However, social media can…
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Apr
11

5 Questions With Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence

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Blake Lawrence is co-founder and CEO of opendorse, an online platform that connects companies with athletes. I had an opportunity recently to talk to him about the company, and how he got his start in the industry. How did you get into the industry? I’ve been around sports my entire life. I joined the Nebraska…
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Mar
11

University of Toronto Sports Industry Conference To Discuss Social Media And Sports Branding

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What: 2014 University of Toronto Sports And Business Association Sports Industry Conference When: Wednesday, March 12th 2014 Where: University of Toronto, Desautels Hall – Rotman School of Management Time: 10:00AM – 6:00PM About: The University of Toronto Sports and Business Association presents the 3rd Annual Sports Industry Conference on March 12th, 2014. The Conference will…
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Feb
18

Richie Incognito Fires Vicious Twitter Rant At Athletes First, Retracts Vitriol

Richie Incognito is back in the news after texts with Jonathan Martin were revealed this week. Images Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It is safe to say that with everything that has occurred concerning the Miami Dolphins and the bullying incidents involving Richie Incognito and teammate Jonathan Martin, nothing should be considered a surprise anymore — even Incognito’s recent Twitter rants. Last Friday, Incognito supposedly deleted his Twitter account saying, “Goodbye, twitter. Be well. See you on…
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Feb
08

Recapping 2014 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar

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Last week, roughly 200-plus graduate assistants and college athletic department interns descended on Indianapolis for the annual NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar held at the NCAA’s Headquarters.  If you didn’t think there was competition to work in collegiate athletics, seeing a few hundred young professionals in a large conference room certainly does the trick.  The three-day…
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Jan
14

Five ‘Must Follow’ Sports Agents On Twitter In 2014

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For agents, aspiring sports business professionals, and students alike, if you consistently read this website, you’re probably interested in the sports agency industry.  Chances are you follow a few agents on Twitter.  You may even be a subscriber to Sports Agent Blog’s ‘Agents Twitter List’.  Below, we’ve highlighted five agents who are ‘must follows’ on…
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Sep
11

What Happens When Athletes Don’t Take a Twitter Timeout?

October 7, 2012: Pittsburgh Steelers runnIng back Rashard Mendenhall (34) crosses the goal line for a 13-yard touchdown run to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field. Credit: Vincent Pugliese-US PRESSWIRE

The following is a guest contribution from Ryan Harris.  Harris is a freelance copywriter and marketing consultant who works with small businesses and start-ups to design effective social media strategies to jump-start brand growth.  He has worked extensively with both B2B and B2C clients on marketing strategy with a focus on product introduction. Sports lovers…
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Jul
02

Social Media For Football Agents

Tim Tebow is an example of an athlete who understands the importance of watching what he Tweets. (Photo posted by @TimTebow)

The following article is a guest contribution from Evan Brennan. Mr. Brennan is a current student at Whittier Law School in Orange County, CA. He holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from California State University at Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He has worked in athlete public relations, marketing,…
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Mar
27

Terence Newman Calls Out Agent Ben Dogra On Twitter, Then Deletes Tweet

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On March 24, NFL cornerback Terence Newman tweeted, “If anyone sees Ben Dogra of CAA, tell him I’d like him to get my deal finalized so if he could call me it would be appreciated.”  Newman has since deleted the tweet, but not before it was captured in a screengrab by Ryan Van Bibber of…
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