Nothing puts the social in social media quite like sports and entertainment — two industries where passion and fun can spread like wildfire.
Sports teams are delivering their messages to the masses, athletes are connecting directly with fans, bands are Twittering to announce their next gigs and release videos of their new songs, bars and restaurants are luring new customers with coupons and specials. It’s a homerun for everyone.
How are San Antonio sports and entertainment organizations using social media? How can you find the best tools to manage your sports team feeds and weekend entertainment plans? How can businesses, media and PR peeps leverage these tools? All this and more is the topic of tomorrow’s #BMPR. Our speakers:
Priest Holmes: A John Marshall High School graduate, Holmes is a former NFL player with the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs – where he set a series of team records.Since retiring, Holmes is once again calling San Antonio home and is one of the city’s most active philanthropists. Find out how he is using Twitter and Facebook to connect with fans and promote his community causes. Find Priest on Twitter @priestholmes
Josh Donat: An account executive for the San Antonio Missions, Donat handles the social media accounts for the local minor league baseball team and affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Fresh off the end of the team’s season, Donat will talk about how the Missions are using Twitter and Facebook to breed fan loyalty. Find the Missions on Twitter @MissionsMiLB
Julie Ann Vera: Julie is the editor of the San Antonio Express-News-produced 210SA, a weekly entertainment magazine. She’s worked in newspaper ss in some capacity as a writer, editor, page designer for 18 years. Julie will talk about the magazine’s use of BeeTagg, a mobile tagging tool (also known as QR-Code) to link up readers with local entertainment venues. Follow 210SA on Twitter @210SA
Buttercup: Buttercup is a tight indie rock outfit from San Antonio that evokes the satire of Village Green-era Kinks while pouring out shaky southern emotion of an early Neil Young. They are prolific sonwriters, centering their sound on vocal interplay and embellishing it at times with varied instrumentation such as handbells, glockenspiels, homemade gadgets and telephones. The band will talk about their use of social media and play #BMPR a song or two. Follow Buttercup on Twitter @Buttercult
Tips and Tools: #BMPR officers Nan Palmero and Andi Narvaez have put together useful Tips & Tools for accessing and managing your sports and entertainment passions with your BlackBerry, iPhone or PDA.
#BMPR Lunch Details: Noon – 2 p.m. at the HolidayInn San Antonio Airport. $13 for an Italian buffet – pay cash or credit upon arrival. Remember to use your napkin: We will be livestreaming. Hashtag: #BMPR