Jan
28

Baseball Agent Takes To Twitter In Campaign To Promote His Client

Al Goetz has garnered attention for the way he has promoted Zack Wheeler on Twitter.

Baseball agent Al Goetz of Jet Sports Management has years of experience as an agent, scout (for the Atlanta Braves) and professional baseball player (in the Detroit Tigers organization).  He has been affiliated with professional baseball, one way or another, since 1984.  With that type of experience, one builds a certain level of clout amongst…
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Nov
06

Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media For Sports Agents

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The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. A sports agent’s duty is to advocate for his client and put his client in a position to be successful both on and off the…
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Oct
01

Book Review: Renegades Write The Rules

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Amy Jo Martin’s Renegades Write The Rules (officially released tomorrow, but can be ordered today), is the social media maven’s “how-to” book that explains how she used social media to reconfigure her business and life, and how all of us can do the same.  The most important take away from the 176 page (advance uncorrected…
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Sep
21

Jermichael Finley’s Agent Takes Jab at Aaron Rodgers Via Twitter

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The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. A week ago, the Green Bay Packers dominated the Chicago Bears in a 23-10 win. The Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, had an atrocious game throwing…
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Aug
23

University of Kentucky Is Flagging Social Media Content That Mentions Sports Agents

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A University of Kentucky student-athlete who publishes content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and/or MySpace (who really uses MySpace anymore?) that includes any 1 of 370 sports agent names will automatically have that post flagged and sent to his/her coach.  It is a part of a new effort by the university to monitor student-athletes’ use of social…
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Jul
31

Football Agents/Lawyers Ralph Cindrich and John Phillips Engage in Twitter Fight

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Last week, football agent and lawyer Ralph Cindrich went on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and publicly chastised current University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and NCAA President Mark Emmert.  As Sports Agent Blog contributor Benjamin Haynes noted, Cindrich believes Saban is cheating and breaking NCAA rules, but offered no direct evidence to prove such on the radio.  Instead,…
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Jun
26

Social Media in the Sports Agency Industry

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The following guest contribution was written by Jacob Cohen (@jco5190), who interned in the Athlete Marketing and Client Representation at Octagon Football. As social media outlets become more and more abundant in the business world, those who fail to adapt will be left at a considerable disadvantage.  In the cutthroat world of the NFL agency…
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May
16

Company Prepares to Introduce a Social Media Coach for Athletes

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I am just a little bit obsessed with Twitter.  Truthfully, all sports agents should be attached to the social media service, as well as competitors such as Facebook.  I do not know of many athletes who are not active on Twitter and/or Facebook.  Thus, agents need to be active in monitoring their clients’ activities on…
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Dec
07

Top 10 Sports Agents to Follow on Twitter

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At this stage in the social media “game,” casual and passionate Twitter users know how to find their favorite athletes on the Twittersphere. In fact, Twitter has become infamous as a place where athletes, to their benefit and detriment, share their innermost thoughts. Many athletes have extended their brand recognition by being active on twitter…
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Nov
14

Twitter Creates A Guide For Athletes

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I have been a staunch opponent of suppressing athletes’ ability to communicate on social media platforms (including Facebook and Twitter), but I am certainly a proponent of properly educating those athletes regarding the best practices of using those networks.  Athletes need to understand that the platforms make it relatively easy to post text updates, pictures,…
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