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Amazon Goes Local

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  • Amazon is reportedly looking to invest in local news and sports podcasts.

Not only is Amazon reportedly looking to buy more sports TV rights, the internet giant also wants localized sports content. From news to sports, Amazon is looking to invest in podcast companies using the Alexa Fund, named after its voice tech platform. Localized sports podcasts have grown the past several years, including podcast networks Locked On and Blue Wire, which has been linked to Amazon. Traditional radio still dominates local audio ad spends, drawing $14.5 billion of an overall U.S. […]

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Former US Men’s Eagles Captain Blaine Scully Launches “The Captain’s Code” Podcast

(BrandForward is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Following his retirement from professional rugby a few weeks ago, former USA Rugby captain Blaine Scully has set his sights on continuing to grow his own knowledge of leadership and teams with the greater goal of sharing that knowledge with others.  FOS REPORT: 54.5% of industry executives believe that it would be at least 60 days before leagues resume play. Scully’s new podcast, The Captain’s Code with Blaine Scully, is a […]

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Baltimore Ravens Pump Up Podcast Content For Fans At Home

  • As more people practice social distancing, the Ravens are increasing their podcast content to interact with them.
  • Last year saw the Ravens generate more than 250,000 podcast downloads across their two series.

As more Americans are currently stuck at home, the Baltimore Ravens want to make sure they’re reaching fans as effectively as possible.  “Everyone’s kind of figuring out what to do and how to pass the time. Garrett Downing, the Ravens’ director of social media, said. “We want to reach our fans who are looking for ways to be entertained and be engaged with sports and our team.” For the Ravens, that means through podcasts, as the team is significantly increasing […]

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FloSports Ups Internal Content Production to Combat Lack of Live Games

  • OTT provider is ramping up existing show production while launching new original programming.
  • The total number of minutes watched by subscribers increased 11% last week, the company says.

FloSports found itself in a familiar position to many sports content providers last week – scrambling to find new ways to entertain fans after leagues around the world shut down over the coronavirus pandemic. The company’s next marquee event was to be the Milano-San Remo cycling race in Italy, scheduled for March 21. But the one-day event was canceled earlier this month. To make sure it still satisfies cycling fans, FloSports will partner with Zwift – maker of an indoor […]

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Office Hours: VaynerSports’ Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk on Agency Life, Ups and Downs, and the Future of Sports

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Powered by RedCircle Welcome to a new episode of Office Hours: a podcast with Front Office Sports CEO Adam White and figures from the sports industry centered around three basic questions: “What’s on your mind today?”, “What are you excited about?”, and “Any big ideas or theories you want to share?” On today’s episode we’re joined by Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk, founders of VaynerMedia, a social-media focused digital agency, and VaynerSports, a full-service athletic representation agency. Gary Vaynerchuk […]

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Office Hours: Yahoo Sports’ Geoff Reiss on Bowling, Finding Fans and NFL Media Rights

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Powered by RedCircle Welcome to a new episode of Office Hours: a podcast with Front Office Sports CEO Adam White and figures from the sports industry centered around three basic questions: “What’s on your mind today?”, “What are you excited about?”, and “Any big ideas or theories you want to share?” On today’s episode, we are joined by Geoff Reiss, General Manager of Yahoo Sports. Reiss’s extensive resume in the sports media space includes time with Newsweek, ESPN, the […]

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Athlete x Media Summit: Where Sport Meets Business

(BrandForward is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) On Thursday, January 30, more than 200 sports industry executives, professional athletes, venture capitalists, and representatives from teams, leagues, agencies and players associations came together for the Athlete x Media Summit during Super Bowl LIV Week.  Produced by BrandForward and The Network Advisory during Super Bowl Week, Athlete x Media was designed for networking and in-depth conversation centered around the intersection of sports, athletes and media. In addition to the summit, the […]

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LSU Football Content Creators Talk Telling A Championship Story

Subscribe: iTunes Powered by RedCircle The LSU football team lit up the scoreboard this past season on the way to a national championship. In the same vein, the Tigers’ social media team generated plenty of positive attention through their content. Coordinator of Creative and Digital Content Matt Tornquist and Director of Creative and Digital Content Brandon Berrio have received much acclaim for their work with the Tigers for several years, but especially so in the wake of their latest championship. In […]

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The Athletic to Add 50 Podcasts to Lineup

  • The Athletic plans to expand its podcast line up by more than 30% this year.
  • New offerings will be a combination of subscription based and free, ad-supported productions

The Athletic is poised to launch a major expansion of its podcast business that will see over 50 new offerings over the next year, bringing its total to more than 200. The company’s podcast downloads are currently in the range of “seven figures” per week, according to Nick Adler, general manager of audio strategy for The Athletic. “I think (podcasts) will continue to be a big part of our strategy,” said Adler. “We really believe in it – and are […]

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Office Hours: Peter Hutton on Facebook’s Next Step In Sports

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Powered by RedCircle Welcome to a new 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?” Peter Hutton is the current Director of Sports Partnerships at Facebook. Previously, he spent just over three years as the […]

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