All posts by Daniel McLaren

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at the UK Sports Network (UKSN). Dan also works as a Social Media Marketing Consultant with the likes of the Rugby Players Association, Yonex and Storystream. A lover of all sports and a player of a few. Follow me at @danielmclaren for insights into social media, football and many other random things.

Sports TechPitch 4.5 – Wednesday 25th March

Brought to you by us here at Digital Sport and the amazing team at 2Pears we have a brand new event running this Wednesday 25th March. Sports TechPitch 4.5, is a platform created specifically for sports-tech startups from all across Europe to showcase their business proposition to a relevant wider audience, including VCs, sport industry professionals and experts, journalists, as well as other aspiring and successful sport and tech entrepreneurs.

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ICC announces ground-breaking online figures with interest soaring in #cwc15 right across the globe

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 now moves towards the knock-out stages, and the magnificent cricket on the pitch during the Pool stages has been matched with remarkable levels of interest in the tournament across all online channels from right around the world.

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#CoolJob: Digital Account Manager @ Macesport

Macesport have a rare vacancy for outstanding Digital Account Manager to work within their team based in Nottingham.

Working with some of the highest profile sports brands, governing bodies and sponsorships in the industry the candidate will work closely with Vauxhall on their sponsorship of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales football teams as well as the NFL, Soccerex and William Hill.

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#CoolJob: Audience Development / Social Media Manager

Audience Development / Social Media Manager, Digital
Full Time
FremantleMedia Limited, London

FremantleMedia UK Interactive are expanding their digital football project and are looking for a multi-skilled Audience Development & Social Media Manager to work across numerous fan channels. They’re looking for a digital media professional with a keen interest in football and in YouTube.

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The Unseen Social Data Behind The Premier League

The relationship between football and social media is becoming more relevant every day. Recently Real Madrid’s and Barcelona’s Twitter and Facebook social accounts grew to over 192 million followers – more than triple Spain’s current population.

Saying that, football teams have been relatively late to the social party.

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10 simple ways to delight your fans

Ash Read is the founder of Nudge, a tool that helps you keep their customers happy with timely and meaningful replies on Twitter.

During the opening weekend of the Cricket World Cup I noticed a few tweets about @MCG Twitter account and their responsiveness to fans during the game between England and Australia.

Off the back of @MCG’s masterclass in Twitter customer service, Shane Harmon has already written a wonderful piece about Twitter Tips for Sports Stadiums, and today I want to focus more on some simple ways sporting organisations can delight fans and keep them coming back through the gates.

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Football League teams up with Twitter to give fans the chance to “Own The Arch”

The Football League is giving fans on Twitter around the world the chance to decide the colour of the Wembley arch as part of a unique first in the build up to Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

The innovative social media vote is the first time the iconic arch has been utilised in this way to let fans decide how the national stadium looks ahead of a major Cup Final.  It will also be the first time it has ever been lit up in a football club’s colours.

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