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 […]

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Social on the Sidelines: Live Podcast with Bryan Graham of Bleacher Report

Subscribe: iTunes | SoundCloud In the span of a few years, Bleacher Report has grown into one of the world’s most prominent sports media brands with a social media following of tens of millions. Bryan Graham, the brand’s director of social content strategy, has been at the forefront of much of that growth throughout the last four years. In a special episode of Social on the Sidelines, Shahbaz Khan chats with Graham about the brand’s rise to social media prominence, his own professional […]

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LA Dodgers Social Media Manager Sue Jo on Sustaining Creativity

Subscribe: iTunes | SoundCloud The keys to a good social media presence for a sports team are providing fans with access, engaging with them, and posting crisp content. One of the better examples of all these things in Major League Baseball currently is the Los Angeles Dodgers. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Sue Jo is now the social media manager for the Dodgers. She is in her fourth year of working with the organization following a stint as a content producer with […]

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NFL Social Content Manager Jordan Dolbin on Building Athletes’ Social Presence

Subscribe: iTunes | SoundCloud As personal branding continues to create opportunities for professional athletes, leagues are creating programs to help players improve their social presence with greater resources and education. Jordan Dolbin is leading one such program at the National Football League. A graduate of Baker University and the University of Minnesota, Dolbin is now the manager of social content with the NFL. Dolbin joined the NFL in 2015 after a number of internships within sports and a stint as a teaching assistant […]

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