Boston Blazers Sports and Entertainment Career Fair January 28th

November 17, 2010 Leave a comment

 

Boston Blazers Career Fair

 

The Boston Blazers are hosting a Sports and Entertainment Career Fair on January 28th, 2011 from 10 a.m-12 p.m at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. Tickets are $15 and include a ticket to the Boston Blazers vs. Philadelphia Wings game that evening. These tickets must be purchased before January 27th at 5:00 p.m.

More than 20 professional teams and entertainment companies will be in attendance including:

  • Boston Blazers
  • New England Patriots
  • New England Revolution
  • Radio 850 WEEI
  • New England Riptide
  • Wilbur Theater
  • New Hampshire Fishercats
  • Connecticut Sun (of the WNBA)
  • Mohegan Sun
  • Lowell Spinners
  • Major League Lacrosse
  • Boston Cannons
  • and many more major and minor league teams, along with collegiate organizations

Organizations are looking to hire from all different educational backgrounds including Sport Management, Marketing, Communications and more. Interviews for jobs and internships will be given on the spot!

For more information, please contact the Boston Blazers at 617-904-0600, Ext. 140 or see the Blazers Career Fair website or find this event on LinkedIn.

Boston Sports Blogapalooza II

November 9, 2010 Leave a comment

What an event Boston Sports Blogapalooza is turning into. This past Saturday (11/6/10) the Baseball Tavern in Boston, MA hosted the second Boston Sports Blogapalooza. Joe Gill of Boston Sports Then and Now put on another great event, sponsored by Comcast Sports Net New England (CSNNE).

Some notables in attendance were CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty, Damon Amendolara (of the D.A. show on 98.5 The Sports Hub), Carolyn Manno of CSSNE, Paul ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald (of TownieNews), and countless others. There were a total of 113 people in attendance, an increase of 33 since the last event in May.

There is already talk of another Palooza and if you want to stay up to date, you can follow the Facebook page of Boston Sports Blogapalooza.

I have to say I really benefitted from attending. I met some great connections including one who works in the same organization as I do, the Boston Blazers. I worked the registration table for much of the event, but I was able to make some connections nonetheless.

This Palooza did something new in that there was a panel discussion related to several different topics. There were five experts brought in from various sports sites, radio stations and television stations in the area (i.e. 98.5, WEEI and CSN). Topics discussed included Baseball, Hockey, Football, Basketball and Social Media. Comcast Sports Net covered the panel discussion and you can find the footage here:

Blogapalooza II CSNNE Coverage

There was a raffle with tons of great prizes including a Cam Neely Bruins Jersey, multiple great books (one of which I won – Inbound Marketing), tons of T-shirts donated from sponsors, Patriots/Jets tickets, Boston Blazers tickets, giant posters, flags, and way too many other things to name.

This has to be one of the best free networking events I have been a part of. The people are all extremely friendly and the the environment is great, and the price is right (FREE!). Next Palooza already has the Providence Bruins expressing interest amongst others. Looking forward to the next one. Anyone who is in the Boston area I would recommend looking into this event.

Also, just a note: My favorite prize I took home from the event was a Milan Lucic Bruins print from The Boston Sports Company (probably about 7 feet by 5 feet). Here it is:

Digital Content Monetization (DCM) 2010: NYC

The DCM 2010 will take place in New York City from October 4-7, 2010. The conference is focusing on how to monetize new types of media and brand assets. With a focus on new types of media and the ways to capitalize upon their use (from a business standpoint), this should provide for an extremely interesting conference.

The impressive list of speakers include representatives from:

  • NFL
  • NHL
  • ESPN
  • NASCAR
  • Fox Sports
  • Portland Trailblazers
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • MTV
  • CBS
  • Universal Pictures
  • Atlantic Records
  • NBC Universal
  • SEGA
  • VH1.com
  • MSNBC.com
  • Fox
  • Gamestop
  • ABC News
  • YouTube
  • And many more…

Here are some of the major topics to be discussed:

  • How to price and license copy for maximum profitability and fan impact
  • Delivering monetized, must-have mobile content
  • Identifying the optimal revenue model for different types and formats of sports content
  • Working out how to extract the most value from the 3D boom
  • Using social media to build fanbase loyalty as well as to generate revenue

A great benefit of this conference is to hear the testimonials of various teams and organization from around the country who tried various types of digital business models. The varying experiences will be discussed, providing a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in digital business models.

If you are interested in attaining more information as it relates to this event, you can do so here:

DCM 2010

I would recommend looking into this event. I will personally be attending in October to experience this. Definitely an excellent opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the digital business world and to learn some valuable lessons from other companies.

A call for abstract submissions and scholarship applications: 2010 International Sports Management Conference (Lausanne, Switzerland)

I wrote a previous post related to the 2010 International Sports Management Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. You can read that here. Again, to reiterate, that event is taking place November 4-6, 2010. Heres it the website of the 2010 International Sports Management Conference

I got in touch with some of the organizers of the conference and they informed me that they are looking for abstract submissions. Not only that, but they are also looking for people to apply for scholarships that they are offering. Below is the information related to both the abstracts and the scholarships.

Participants who wish to become part of the program, may submit an abstract which will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Results of this review will be communicated via email, to each applicant. Please note that ONLY THE ABSTRACTS OF THE REGISTERED PRESENTERS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM – no exceptions will be made.

  • Please review the proposed modules and themes.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts for presentations are required to submit a full paper via the website.
  • All submitted papers will be published on the conference website (post conference.  PPT may also be submitted yet not be substituted for the full paper.
  • The Work-in-Progress abstracts are to be submitted directly on our Interactive Site.
  • If your abstract is selected, oral presentations are not required in a given format. You should allow 20 minutes for your presentation followed by five minutes for questions.

    Abstracts of all presentations accepted for inclusion in the Conference Program will be published as part of the conference program booklet to be issued at the commencement of the conference.

  • Application deadline is July 9, 2010.  Notification of Authors is July 16, 2010.

Please use the form below to submit your application..

All abstracts should reflect unpublished material and should be written in English.

There is no limit to the number of abstracts each author may submit.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract, you can find the link and submission information here: Abstracts.

For those who are interested in scholarships, there will be ten awarded at the conference. Here is the information related to the scholarships:

2010 ISMC OUTSTANDING AWARD

One 2010 ISMC Oustanding Award will be presented.  This will provide:

A single registration to attend the 2010 International Sports Management Conference

Single-room accommodations for two nights (check-in November 5, check-out November 7) at the conference venue

Award certificate formally presented at the Conference

Name recognition in the Conference Book and on the Conference website.

The Award recipient is expected to attend the 2010 International Sports Management Conference to receive the award. The award does not include any other conference costs or fees or travel expenses.

The Awardee is expected to write a comprehensive conference report to be published on the conference website.  This will be accompanied by the author’s picture and bio.

2010 ISMC YOUNG INVESTIGATOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Ten 2010 ISMC Scholarships will be presented.  Each of these scholarships provides:

A single registration to attend the 2010 International Sports Management Conference

Name recognition in the Conference Book and on the Conference website

Verbal mention during the event.

The Scholarship recipient is expected to attend the 2010 International Sports Management Conference. The scholarship does not include any other conference costs or fees or travel expenses.

The Scholars will be expected to generate a report on a session, panel discussion or groups of talks by topic.  Each such report will be accompanied by the author’s picture and bio.

DEADLINE

All applications must be submitted by July 9, 2010.  Winners will be announced by July 16, 2010 via email.

You can find the requirement for scholarship and award applications here: Awards and scholarships. Make sure you hurry if you are interested because the deadline is quickly approaching (less than a month)! 

Sports Video Group (SVG)

People who are interested in sports content and video usage in sports should look into the Sports Video Group (SVG). The organization is geared towards professionals who are interested in video and its relationship with sports. They were started in 2006 and host events regularly. Some upcoming events are Sports Asset Management, Sport Technology Reception, and D-Sports Conference. Their community of members provides a great place to exchange ideas and practices with other professionals.

Events that are hosted by the SVG are member-only, so anyone interested in attending must have a membership. Anyone who is interested in acquiring a membership should contact “events@sportsvideo.org”. Others who are interested in sponsoring some type of SVG event should contact “rob@sportsvideo.org”.

The Asian Association for Sports Management Conference 2010: Kuala Lumpur

The 6th annual Asian Association for Sports Management Conference (2010) is being held October 14-16, 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to their website, the theme for the conference is: “Best Practice in Asian Sport Industry: Managing Changes, Embracing Differences, Forging Alliances.”

The conference is looking for the follow abstracts (they are still accepting submissions if you have any).

  • a. Managing Changes in Sport Industry: Lessons for and from Asia
  • b. Unity in Diversity: Best Practice in Global Sport Management
  • c. Forging Alliances: Bridging Asian and Global Sport Best Practice
  • d. Training for Trainers in Sport Management Education and  Sport Performance (Mass and Elite Sports)
  • e. Sport Participation Programs : Promotional and Sustainability Factors
  • f. Community Sport and Social Cohesion Experiences in Enhancing Sporting Culture
  • g. Issues and Challenges in Asian Sport Business

The format of submitted abstracts can be oral (25 minute presentation, including a 5 minute discussion) or a poster presentation (90 cm x 120 cm). They may cover either completed research or on-going research.

For more information on the abstracts, you can refer to this: Abstracts Explanation . For more information, including registration information, here is the MASMA website.

Networking Success Story: Stephen Bailey

June 17, 2010 1 comment

Stephen Bailey is finishing up his senior year of high school and will be attending Syracuse University in the fall. Stephen and I recently got in touch via Facebook and we soon found out we were going to be writing for the same site. Boston Sports Then and Now.

Here is Stephen’s success story (how networking helped him).

Last summer, I interned in the Sports Publicity department at Yale University. I discovered the position through a classmate who had worked there the year earlier. Although this may not be the networking most think of (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), it is just as valuable. Expanding your personal web of connections is something an industry professional never stops doing.

This April, I started BBSB (Baileys Boston Sports Blog) as a hobby.  Towards the end of the month, I decided to send one of my articles to the person who runs Celtics Life, a very popular Celtics blog. He told me he liked what he saw and gave me his contact information. After a quick chat, it was a done deal. Simple as that.

A couple weeks ago, I sent one of my recent Red Sox articles to Joe Gill, head of Boston Sports Then and Now after he posted up a comment on LinkedIn that he was looking for bloggers. Again, he told me he was impressed and took me aboard. Now I have hundreds, or even thousands of people reading my articles, as opposed to the handful I would have had on my site. The exposure will surely help me become a better writer and opens up opportunities for me in the future.

The point is, all it takes is a couple clicks. Be outgoing, friendly, and confident. Make connections, and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.

Do you have a networking success story? How did social networking or networking events contribute to your career? If you have some, leave them in the comments section or send me an email (you can find that in the contact me section).

Want to do some networking?

Connect with me on LinkedIn: Dan Sullivan

Join my Sport Management Networking Group on LinkedIn

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