Interview with Richard Clarke, former Senior Director of Digital Media & Comms at Colorado Rapids

Richard Clarke has recently returned from the US and a stint with MLS team Colorado Rapids. Prior to this he had been in the Premier League with Arsenal, making him possibly the only digital lead with experience in both leagues.

Richard started out freelancing with various newspapers before seeing an opportunity as digital started to change the publishing landscape and joining Arsenal in 2002.

We talked about the differences between the US and UK football cultures, how digital has changed in the 15 he has been in the industry, taking on the challenge with a new team who finished bottom in the MLS the previous season and much, much more when it comes to content. The area in which he is most passionate about.

You can find his regular and insightful articles on his site www.mrrichardclarke.com and on all social platforms under MrRichardClarke.

If you’ve enjoyed this show then take a look through the other great interviews we’ve published, and if you’re inclined to leave a comment, rating or review than it is always massively appreciated.

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Dan McLaren launched Digital Sport (formerly UK Sports Network) back in January 2010 and has worked in the digisport industry with adidas, We Are Social, Copa90 and Pulse amongst others. He's now a freelance social media guy living in the East Midlands and podcast host with the Digital Sport podcast on Audioboom, iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

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