Phoenix Suns Embrace Mobile Ticketing, Payments On New App

  • Heading into the 2019-2020 season, the Phoenix Suns brought mobile ticketing to their venue via the Phoenix Suns + Talking Stick Resort Arena Mobile App.
  • The app is designed to improve the fan experience by allowing fans to access mobile tickets for events at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Last season, the Phoenix Suns’ struggles extended well beyond the court. While the team had the NBA’s second-worst record, it also had limited mobile ticketing or digital payment capabilities for fans who attended games at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. This offseason, the team set to change that. While the on-court product has been improved early in the season, off the court the team has implemented new measures for fans that aim to make their experiences as frictionless as possible. […]

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Shot Callers: James Giglio, CEO, MVP Interactive

(Citrin Cooperman is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) The digital age has drastically changed the world of fan engagement even on the concourses of big stadiums. FOS Editor Ian Thomas chats with MVP Interactive CEO James Giglio about the brand’s unique experimental technology and what it adds to the atmosphere of sporting events. Edited highlights appear below: On the beginnings of the company (1:34) Giglio: “It was the winter of 2012 and the Tampa Bay Rays’ Brian Killingsworth took […]

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Shot Callers: Mike Schabel, CEO, Kiswe

(Citrin Cooperman is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Thanks to the power of technology, sports fans can consume their favorite teams, leagues, and events from anywhere in the world. In addition, thanks to companies like Kiswe, fans have access to alternate versions of the broadcast and commentary. FOS Editor Ian Thomas spoke with Mike Schabel of Kiswe about where different audiences consume their content and the challenges of reaching each of those audiences on their preferred platforms. Edited […]

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Shot Callers: Oris Stuart, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, NBA

The NBA believes that diversity and inclusion can be a driving force behind innovation and can greatly help in improving the business of basketball. FOS Senior Writer Michael McCarthy chats with Oris Stuart of the NBA about his unique role within the organization and how the league works to bring the game of basketball to all people. Edited highlights appear below: On what his job entails (0:23) Stuart: “We support all of the activities across the league that are targeted […]

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Office Hours: Michael and Paul Rabil On Founding The PLL and More

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Welcome to the first episode of Office Hours: a podcast where Front Office Sports CEO Adam White has a discussion with figures from throughout the sports industry centered around three basic questions. Those questions are “What’s on your mind today?”, “What are you excited about?”, and “Any big ideas or theories you want to share?” Mike and Paul Rabil are the co-founders as well as the CEO and CSO, respectively, of the Premier Lacrosse League. The […]

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USWNT’s Jimena Panduro On Social Success With The World Champs

Subscribe: iTunes https://api.podcache.net/episodes/b8ec785c-3df5-4305-a9d3-ebc4558cd46c/stream.mp3 The United States Women’s National Soccer Team returned from France this summer with another World Cup championship. That victory has created a new, but familiar sense of excitement for staffers around the team in many capacities as well as new opportunities for social content. In this episode of Social on the Sidelines, hosts Shahbaz Khan and Amara Baptist chat with USWNT Content and Social Media Manager Jimena Panduro about her professional journey, the excitement of the latest championship, advice for aspiring […]

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Social on the Sidelines: Prepping For The NBA Season

Subscribe: iTunes | SoundCloud A new NBA season begins this month and social media managers across the league are getting their content and departments ready. In this episode of Social on the Sidelines, hosts Shahbaz Khan and Amara Baptist, both NBA social pros themselves, recap what goes into preparing for a new season including media days, training camps, and introducing new players. They also discuss how to sustain quality work from start to finish in a season.  Edited highlights appear below: On finding […]

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LA Clippers Director of Social Media Alessandro Gasparro on Preparing For The New Season

Subscribe: iTunes | SoundCloud Over the better part of the last decade, the NBA has become famous for two things in particular: social content and an entertaining free agency period. The LA Clippers are taking advantage of both with Director of Social Media Alessandro Gasparro. Gasparro is a graduate of the University of Michigan with experience at a number of of the countries top teams and agencies. He recently joined the Los Angeles Clippers in August of 2018 after three years with Endeavor […]