Anyone who has been to enough events with social media creators knows that it is inevitable that people will find a way to connect and find one another. To a degree, Twitter first caught on from this need a year and a half ago at SXSW in 2007. I have witnessed it over and over, through examples like attendees of four conferences finding one another to share an evening of Korean BBQ in NYC a few months ago, or finding someone to hang out with as you are travelling to a foreign city for business.
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Super Bowl ads are the focal point of the day besides the big game of course. Super Bowl Sunday is a long awaited day for many football fans, whether you’re looking forward to the mountains of meats, cheeses and other culinary delights or you just want to see a bunch of dudes break each other’s scapulas, it’s a celebrated day …
Garrett McNamara is a world record holder for surfing the biggest wave in the world. The wave, which stood a gigantic 90 feet, is a monster in itself, but Garrett feels he can break his old record. http://youtu.be/nd2jtwviyC8 Garrett has a special suit that allows him to breath underwater. On the suit lies a special pouch that can be filled …
With the finals of the Australian Open quickly approaching, Twitter is buzzing with emotion. From the happy to the irate, Tweets are being posted by the minute. . @RafaelNadal beats #Federer 67(5) 62 76(5) 64 for a place in the @AustralianOpen final. Read report: bit.ly/xip3zI #atp #tennis — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) January 26, 2012 Djokovic tops Murray in marathon …
Some people looking to cash in on the death of Joe Paterno are out of luck, as eBay has pulled multiple listings offering tickets to the Penn State coach’s public memorial service. On Thursday, Penn State plans to hold a service entitled “A Memorial For Joe” inside the 16,000-seat Bryce Jordan Center. It’ll be streamed online and broadcast on cable, …
Sean Collins, who was a famous surfer and the founder of the site Surfline.com, passed away in an Orange County hospital, after suffering a heart attack while playing Tennis. Surfline actually started as a phone hotline in the mid-eighties, that surfers could call to hear surf reports. When the Internet got big in the 90s, Collins turned Surfline into a …
Today is Thanksgiving, so naturally, there is a slight Thanksgiving theme to today’s edition of the daily infographic round-up. We’re counting football and the need to lose weight in that category. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Chow looks at what to bring to Thanksgiving: Coyle media looks at sports and smartphones: Sports Marketing from Coyle Media, LLC. Bankrate looks …
A couple weeks ago, Google announced the expansion of its NFL-related search results to include more information, courtesy of its partnership with ESPN, which had already expanded its MLB results in the past. Now, Google has announced further expansion of its MLB results. This time, it’s from MLB.com. Now, for MLB.com results, users will see more information, lie the latest …
Yahoo and MLB.com have launched “MLB.com Full Count,” a new online video offering produced and powered by MLB.com in partnership with Yahoo Sports. “MLB.com Full Count lets fans follow live Major League Baseball action throughout the remainder of the regular season featuring live look-ins to key plays and pivotal moments, and in-progress video highlights from around the league, as well …
It should be easier to find NFL scores on Google moving forward, which is a good thing because the season is quickly approaching. That’s not all though. Google has expanded its NFL-related search results to include even more information, thanks to a partnership with ESPN, which already expanded upon its MLB results. In a message posted to Google’s Inside Search …
If the Indianapolis 500 is your thing, you might be interested to know that Verizon has launched an Android app called IndyCar Mobile. It has timing and scoring during races, live audio feed during races, race schedule and points standings, detailed results for sessions and races, and driver images, bios, related articles, videos, and tweets. Supported devices include: • BlackBerry …
NBA star LeBron James has a new cartoon called The LeBrons, which has made its debut on YouTube, and is sponsored by HP and Intel, as Google points out. I also saw a Bing commercial in there. “Born from a Nike campaign that was very popular on YouTube, The LeBrons features four versions of James: Kid, Athlete, Business and Wise,” …
If Yahoo search trends determined the winner of the Final Four, the company says, VCU would beat Kentucky in the title game. Talk like that might lose Yahoo some users around these parts. That would mean the University of Kentucky was able to get to the championship though, so it might slide. VCU is the top-searched team in the Final …
Yahoo sent us some information on March Madness search trends, which seemed worth sharing, in the spirit of alll the current NCAA Tournament action. According to the company, 34% of searches this week on Yahoo for “March Madness” come from females. The states searching for the term the most are: Ohio, Illinois, and California. The top searched mascots, Yahoo says, …
TVGuide.com launched today two new sports sections, a NCAA Tournament section and a Daily Sports Watchlist, both with TV check-in, allowing users to update their socail status on Facebook with what games they are watching. Users can personalize the Daily Sports Watchlist, which includes coverage of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, auto-racing, golf and tennis. Locally televised high school games …
As the Super Bowl approaches, so do the time-honored ads that will accompany it. Advertisers aren’t just turning to the game itself to capitalize, however. Many are turning to the web to get some mileage out of the event. The History Channel, for example, has turned to Yahoo, and will be running ads for a new Larry the Cable Guy show on Yahoo Sports to capitalize on the inevitable Super Bowl fan traffic.
AOL has reached new content partnerships with Sporting News, Everyday Health and Move Inc as part of its strategy to create unique original content.
“AOL will be doubling down on our strategy in 2011,” said Tim Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AOL Inc.
Yahoo Sports has launched “ThePostGame,” an online magazine it says “covers the world of sports from a lifestyle and entertainment perspective.”
ThePostGame features one-on-one interviews with athletes and coaches, The High Five, a daily line up of the five most popular sports links and original content from sports related blogs.
If Groupon’s not already a household name, it may be soon. According to AdAge, the company is getting ready for some big time TV advertising, starting with spots during the Super Bowl pre-game show (the Super Bowl itself was already sold out).
Time Warner Cable customers who have ESPN and have Internet service with the cable company will now be able to watch ESPN and ESPN3.com online starting tonight with “Monday Night Football.”
To view the content, Time Warner Cable customers can pre-register by visiting the company’s “My Services” section and verify they have a subscription. Customers can also go to ESPNnetworks.com or ESPN3.com to register or sign in to view content.
Yahoo has introduced some new features to its finance and sports search homepages.
When users enter tickers or company names in the search box on Yahoo Finance they will see a new “Related Tickers” module to the left of their search results for select queries. The Related Tickers feature displays up to 10 related tickers. In addition, the Yahoo Finance Search homepage now offers access to finance-specific Trending Now Terms.
Break Media and the NFL said today they have partnered to launch a custom NFL.com channel on Break.com.
Features of the NFL.com channel on Break include:
*Highlights and the most talked about plays from all the games every weekend.
*News on trades and speculation on who will win
*Video with players mic’d on the field, locker room speeches and player interviews
AT&T and the NCAA have launched a new iPhone/iPod Touch app. With a big day of college football coming tomorrow, its as good a day as any for such an app.
The app is free and combines social functionality with real-time NCAA football news. Fans of Division 1 teams will be able to chat with one another (as well as fans of opposing teams, so that should cater to a fair amount of trash talk).
Baseball fans in Japan and four other countries have reason to celebrate today. A record-breaking deal involving YouTube and Major League Baseball has been struck, and as a result, said fans will gain access to lots and lots of footage.
In an email to WebProNews, a YouTube representative provided some more details in the form of bullet points. One highlight is that "[f]ull-length, catch-up MLB games [will be] available in Japan 36 hours after they air." Historic game footage will be offered, too, along with profiles of Japanese players.
Global Crossing said today it has partnered with MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, to provide a high-speed network for all 30 Major League ballparks, to allow the league to offer live video streaming to its online subscribers.
Google broke out its Insights for Search tool (as well as some other internal sources) to paint a picture of search activity related to the 2010 World Cup.
The World Cup’s 30 days of soccer began on Friday, and there will no doubt be plenty more related searching in the coming weeks. Google Consumer Operations Strategist Jaime Forman-Lau says:
Yahoo is rolling out some new search enhancements for Yahoo Sports and Yahoo News on this April Fools Day, and Yahoo’s Tricia Stream tells WebProNews it’s "no joke." She says it’s evidence of the company’s "continued innovation in search and the benefits of weaving compelling search experiences throughout the Yahoo! network."
Update: Google has posted its entire press conference from British Columbia so anybody can see it. In it, Google shows off the different ways it is involved in the Olympics experience:
With the games in Vancouver and Whistler right around the corner, many wonder about the extraordinary view the world’s best skiers and snowboarders experience during the event.
Well to no one’s surprise, Google Maps can now take you there. That’s right, hold on to your helmets, because during February 12-28 anyone around the world can adventure down the trails of Whistler Mountain with the pros.The Street View team has explored a variety of different methods to capture imagery at 7,000 feet.
Last year, 12% of Super Bowl viewers used the Internet while watching the game according to data from Nielsen. Those that used the web spent an average of 24 minutes online during the game. It would not be at all surprising if those numbers increased significnatly this year.
Domain name registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy appears to be really making a name for itself based on controversial Super Bowl ads. In fact, one could ponder whether or not the general public would have such a distinct idea of what GoDaddy even is, if it were not for its Super Bowl controversies. Something tells me that’s just fine with GoDaddy. The company seems to feed off this stuff.
Sorry, American sports fans – there are no signs that YouTube’s working with the NBA, NHL, or MLB. But reports indicate that YouTube will soon start streaming cricket matches, and even as this should interest a lot of other people in the world, it might also lead to other experiments.
Ticketmaster has begun beta testing a new online "Interactive Seat Maps" for a select number of sports teams.
Interactive Seat Maps allows users to navigate and choose from all seats and configurations. Ticketmaster’s traditional "best available" searches uses computers to search availability one row at a time, the upgraded maps allows people to look for tickets in any part of a venue.
Football has been a common theme in the United States in search trends and traffic, as discussed recently. That has mainly been related to the National Football League and college football. However, a new league debuts tonight, and while it may not come close to achieving the amount of popularity of these other two, a fair amount of people will likely be searching for information about it tomorrow (and late tonight).
In a way, today is a big day for Hulu. The popular video site will soon likely attract a huge number of views based on two shows that return to television this evening – NBC’s The Office and FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. These two have been huge hits for Hulu in the past, and that will likely continue as the two programs begin pushing out new episodes.
As a sports fan I don’t get to write much about sports and Internet marketing. Now that I think about it, I’m not sure why that is but I’ll work on that later. What we have covered extensively here at Marketing Pilgrim is the decline and fall of the Printed Empire; the newspaper. Today, in fact stands to be a rough day again as the Boston Globe workers agrees to more cuts to keep the paper in print.
Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft sure do a good job of looking out for sports fans and film enthusiasts. Although each company uses a different name for its feature, all three recently highlighted ways in which users can receive the latest information.
YouTube and ESPN have entered a new partnership together. YouTube’s Chris Dale gave WebProNews a few details about it in a quick phone call.
ESPN will be featuring content that is apparently going to be in line with their television programming, although from the sounds of it there won’t be any live streaming, so don’t look to watch games on here (at least for the time being).
Yahoo Sports has launched a mobile Web site dedicated to the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.
Visitors to the mobile tournament Web site will be able to track their brackets along with the progress of others in their group. Fans will have access to scores, news, schedules, pictures and commentary.
Well, the day is finally here after two weeks of anticipation. We’ve heard non-stop chatter about the Cardinals and the Steelers since they won their respective championship games. Now the two teams will meet in the biggest game of the year.
ESPN has launched a redesign of ESPN.com in beta that offers a simpler design and navigation for its users.
The new site had been in a closed beta test phase for 10 days to ESPN Insider subscribers and will now run along side the current ESPN.com for the rest of December. The redesigned site will launch fulltime on Monday, January 5 and replace the current site.