Playing the Game: 4 Tips for Building a Career in Sports PR

PRSay

During my 35 years in sports public relations, I’ve met many people, from college students to mid-career executives, who aspire to build a career like mine because of their passion for the game. However, a love of sports alone is only the price of entry.

The Sport Of Spelling

HMA Public Relations

Who considers spelling a sport? The post The Sport Of Spelling appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Featured PR and Sports espn spelling pr an sports pr and spelling scripps spelling bee

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Sports PR Gone Good – PR for Andy Murray

HMA Public Relations

Rachel typically writes about PR "gone bad" in the sports world; however, her blog post today focuses on the exact opposite, thanks to tennis pro, Andy Murray! The post Sports PR Gone Good – PR for Andy Murray appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

5 Things You Should Know About Twitter Live Sports

Cision

This past week during Wimbledon, Twitter demonstrated the delivery mechanism for live events: Twitter Live Sports. There are a few features of Live Sports that are different from usual Twitter functionality: Non-Twitter users can watch a live stream without creating a Twitter account.

8 Questions with Syracuse University’s Sports Legend, Michael Veley

Critical Mention

To say Michael Veley embodies sports is an understatement. Falk Center for Sport Management spanning more than two decades is, in a word, impressive. Which 3 tips do you have for anyone trying to break into the sports PR/marketing world? By Robin Gelfenbien.

How 4 sports organizations handled PR issues

PR Daily

Three sports, four public relations snags. Here’s how the National Football League and teams from Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association are handling criticism and potential reputational crises: Alex Rodriguez's 660th home run.

How Being a Sports FANATIC ‘Assists’ in Elevating Your PR Career

Shift Communications

Whether it is analyzing the statistics of players, going through those “in the trenches” moments where it just wasn’t your year but picking back up with positivity for the next year, or that healthy rivalry you have with friends of the opposing team – sports is a place of learning.

When Tragedy Strikes in Sports – Making the Right Call with Your PR Plan

PRSay

In sports, on the playing field, and in sports PR, we aim to always be prepared for anything that comes our way and to “expect the unexpected,” but can we really ever expect to lose a young athlete with one of the brightest careers and futures ahead of him like we did with Fernandez?

Famous writers and the sports they played

PR Daily

Inspired by the Olympics and the daily displays of athleticism and achievement, I began wondering what sports (if any) some of my favorite authors played. Swinging, playing hoops, seesawing, archery and bowls and nine pins were the “acceptable” sports and were the ones she most likely would have played. It was occasionally painful as you took a nosedive down into the sand, but on the whole it was an easy sport and great fun,” she said.

The most hated sports clichés in comms and PR

PR Daily

We're also entering high season for sports clichés in business and communications. Gail Sideman of Publiside , who works in sports PR, cites two hated sports clichés that have also crept into business use: "We're going to give it 110 percent," and, "We just take it one game at a time.".

Don’t Get Mad, Get the PR Team Involved

HMA Public Relations

Featured PR and Sports Alison Bailin Alison Bailin Batz golden state warriors HMA Public Relations pr wins steph curry there's nothing to do in salt lake utah jazz"There's nothing to do in Salt Lake," complained out-of-town basketball players. Oh, but isn't there? Click below for more].

Cubs victory lap could be beginning of something even better

Ron Torossian

And, when it comes to pro sports , is there a better rags to riches story than those “Lovable Cubbies.”. Brand PR Business Ronn Torossian Sports PR

Oh No…tre Dame

HMA Public Relations

Featured Media Relations PR and Sports Alison Bailin Beat Reporters College Football Notre Dame Notre Dame Football Notre Dame Football Media CoverageLast week, Notre Dame announced new rules for media covering their football practices, and lifelong fan, Alison Bailin, was less than impressed.

Can Bill Murray breathe life back into golf gear?

Ron Torossian

Public Relations Ronn Torossian Celebrity PR MARKETING Sports PRIt’s no secret that golf clothing brands have been suffering in recent years. Without a notable “face” to promote its brand, Nike golf hung up its clubs months ago.

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DraftKings, FanDuel respond to reports of fantasy-sports scandal

PR Daily

An alleged insider-trading scandal is drawing attention to fantasy sports—and the industry’s lack of regulations. A DraftKings employee won $350,000 on competitor fantasy-sports website FanDuel.

Nordstrom to lay off 400; Sports Chalet parent files for bankruptcy

PR Daily

Vestis Retail Group, the operator of brand Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob’s Stores, and Sport Chalet, officially filed bankruptcy papers today, outlining a restructuring plan that focuses on closing 56 stores.

More Direct Connections Expected During NFL Season

HMA Public Relations

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Adapting Strategies for Effective Storytelling in the Social Media Era

PRSay

Currently, I’m the Public Relations Director for adidas America, working across all brand categories in both Sport and Style. Sports’ The Vertical, The Ringer and Bleacher Report are using this platform for interactive broadcasts with their readers.

March Madness - The Greatest PR Asset In Sports

The Stalwart Blog

I'm a big fan of NCAA March Madness , and not just because of my love of college sports. For me, it has much to do with the PR value it generates for schools that we never hear of otherwise. That wasn't always the case.

NBC Sports to stream live video, setting sights on Olympics

PR Daily

NBC Sports is looking to set the new standard for Internet video streaming services—just in time for this year's Olympic Games. NBC has technically been streaming live sports since 2006 with its broadcast of the Olympic men’s hockey final. Advertisers, get your wallets ready.

Greek to Me

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Featured PR and Sports PR Observations and Preferences jimmy snyder jimmy the greek snyder PR Pros sports gambling the greekJust because you call yourself a PR professional doesn't mean you are one.just look at Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder! Click below for more].

DirecTV comes under fire for ads in Sports Illustrated

PR Daily

A set of DirecTV ads in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated ads has some consumers seeing red. Sports Illustrated.

A PRo is Always in Game Shape

PRSay

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Hospital branding finds fertile ground with sports teams and arenas

PR Daily

Professional sports franchises across the U.S. For example, officials from the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center announced Barnabas Health as the “Official Health Care Partner” of the hockey team and the sports and entertainment arena in Newark.

Best Moments Of The Week

HMA Public Relations

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PR at a Half Marathon Pace

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Featured PR and Sports chicago half marathon chicago spring half marathon half marathon and pr running and pr sports and prBre ran in the Chicago Spring Half Marathon this past weekend and found a true relation to PR. What was it? You'll have to read to find out! Click below for more].

Q&A with Bryan Harris, COO, of Taylor

PRSay

For the first 15 years, I managed a wide variety of accounts for leading consumer brands and organizations in the sports and lifestyle space. I was on the ground supporting sponsorship activations at marquee sporting events around the world, including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, Olympic Games, U.S. How has the growth of social media changed the way in which those in sports break news? PR Specialization media public relations Social Media sports

Account Director, Sports Sponsorship Experience - Chicago, IL

Flack Me

Company: FCB Chicago Location: Chicago, Illinois Industry: Advertising - Account Management Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience) Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Making the connection between your forty-winks and sporting success

Prohibition

Here at Prohibition, we’ve been working with the world’s number one bed brand, Sealy UK, to highlight how sporting success and sleep are intrinsically linked. Here is just some information on our World of Sport stars: To find out more about the Sealy World of Sport, visit the website here.

Social Media and Sports Trends and Teams to watch for College Football Season

Karen Freberg

Some of the hardest and most dedicated professionals who are working in social media are the college sports teams in digital and social media. If there was an award for the social media and sports community for college sports, Clemson would get this award.

Public Relations for The Greatest Athlete of All Time

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Featured PR and Sports john mcenroe Serena Williams tennis prAs an avid tennis player (and spectator), Rachel has some PR advice for the world of tennis.especially when it comes to the greatest athlete. Click below for more].

#MediaMonday – Keith Morris

HMA Public Relations

Featured Media Monday Arizona Media keith morris Payson Roundup sports reportingToday’s #MediaMonday comes to us from the cool pines of Payson. The Payson Roundup is a weekly paper that is “the Rim Country’s news and information […].

Talk Sport Radio Interview

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PReparing for Rio 2016: The Unique Opportunities & Challenges of an Olympic Year with Octagon Olympic & Action Sports’ Drew Johnson

PRSay

As Rio 2016 gets closer with each week, we are taking an in-depth look from the sports PR perspective with Octagon Olympic and Action Sports’ Director of Strategic Communications, Drew Johnson, at what PR professionals are experiencing leading up to Rio 2016, the unique opportunities an Olympic year has to offer in news coverage along with its challenges and what we are competing with in addition to a few helpful pitching tips to keep in mind.

Entertainment & Sports Section New Member Spotlight

PRSay

What we like to remind everybody that we are a very young sport. It went from being a spectacle to being a sport. Mikolich is the Founder of npm | pr ( www.npmpr.com ) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Entertainment and Sports Section 2016 Chair. PR Specialization interview public relations Sport UFCIsabelle McLemore – Senior Director, Global Corporate Communications, UFC. What was your PR experience prior to working at UFC?

PR in 2017: buy a bunker

Mark My Words

Green still has his knighthood and Ashley finishes the year with an extra £112m in his pocket after selling off Dunlop while also consolidating his hold over Sports Direct. Mark My Words 2016 Brexit Cyber attacks fake news Harry Reichenbach hollywood Mike Ashley Panama papers Philip Green Pokemon PR Sports Direct Trump your 2017In PR we talk about reaching out and cutting through. We craft messaging that will engage that poised and docile mob we call ‘the public’.

Internal comms takeaways from the sports world

PR Daily

It makes a bigger difference than you might think in sports and business alike. Every sports franchise—like every company—has a distinct communication culture. A sports-minded approach may help, as noted by Harvard Business Review : Sports-related internal communication programs can create cohesion, elicit pride in the company, and enhance perceptions of it as a vibrant “winner” or leader in its industry. Most sports teams are broken up into distinct factions.

Sport 2.0: crumbling traditions create a whole new ballgame

Mark My Words

I’m 100% sure that minority sports will suffer because it is about eyeballs and selling product and increasingly that’s what e-sports do,” he says. Once upon a time darts and snooker were seen as joke sports played in smoky men’s clubs, but now they are respectable. And I know there are a number of big agencies, who represent Hollywood stars, who are paying close attention to e-sports.”. The Guardian, 14.06.17.

PR Winners and Losers in the NBA Draft

Ron Torossian

There’s a reason drafts are becoming some of the most interactive programming in professional sports. Brand PR Ronn Torossian media relations Sports PRThe shows are not just about who the teams pick, they’re about uniting the fans and filling the faithful with hope so they will show up for games, buy merchandise, and Talk Talk Talk about “their” team. And this draft gave teams and fans plenty to talk – and argue – about.

My Bet Is On Fantasy Sports

Flatiron Communications

Get used to them, because there appears to be no end in sight for the fantasy sports onslaught.” ” This was followed shortly by a class-action lawsuit filed by some disgruntled fantasy sports customer out of Kentucky. The online fantasy sports site has asked former U.S.