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.
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.
Audience Development / Social Media Manager, Digital
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.
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.
Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur not only came out top of the social media charts on what was a huge day of televised sporting occasions, but has been declared the most socially engaged League Cup Final ever.
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.
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.
Guest Post: Hash Piperdy joined Kick It Out in May 2014 and assists with the organisation’s website and social media output. Kick It Out can be reached @KickItOut, while Hash tweets from @Codenamehash.
If you follow football, you’ve probably heard of Kick It Out, or I suppose our previous name, the organisation formerly known as Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football. I joined the charity in May, after deciding I wanted to work in football, I wanted to move to London, and I wanted to do some good. Kick It Out ticked all the boxes.
I was shocked when I got here. Without looking on our WordPress-built site, how many people do you think work at a national charity that works within football? As a clue, most people who phone us trying to sell us something make the same mistake…