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

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…

Social Media For Football Agents

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,…

John Wall’s New Website A Shining Example Of Athlete Success In The Digital Age

John Wall’s new official website JohnWall2.com was launched just yesterday, and it is already turning many heads.  The site is aesthetically stunning and functionally innovative.  Crafted by the forward thinking minds at NCLUSIVE, Inc., it is quite clear that this is the direction that web presence for athletes is headed. Today’s world-class athletes cannot simply rely on stellar…

Baseball Agent Takes To Twitter In Campaign To Promote His Client

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…

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

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…

Book Review: Renegades Write The Rules

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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,…