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The 2018 World Cup Digital Battle Pt.4:The England Bid

The official site of the England bid has much of what we have seen elsewhere. However, it differentiates itself from the others we have seen by the way it knows its audience (the global football fan) and allows the reader to get involved – and in so many ways.

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The 2018 World Cup Digital Battle Pt.3: The Russian bid

The theme of the Russian 2018 Football World Cup bid is ‘Ready to Inspire’. The official website features this slogan big and bold using Arsenal star Arshavin as the backdrop. Given the low numbers of followers in social media (only 50 on facebook) it would appear that the website has failed to inspire fans.

The 2018 World Cup Digital Battle Pt. 2: The Belgium and Holland Bid

For part 2 of a 4 part series we turn our attention to the digital efforts behind the Holland Belgium bid for the 2018 Football World Cup.

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Do you know your audience?

When talking to people about their social media plans, most will talk about Facebook and Twitter. Yes, these are the most popular platforms and we are all aware that Facebook has recently topped the 500 million mark. But is this the right audience for you?

Reading FC – How Social Media Can Win Me Back

Reading is a mid-table Championship football club that has lost my support over the last few years. Daniel McLaren looks at how they can use Social Media to win him round and boost their off-field activities in the process.

The Boat Race: A Social Media opportunity floating away

One of the finest traditions in sport takes place this weekend, but if you spend most of your time on Social Network sites you may not even know. Rick Liebling looks at an opportunity missed this weekend.

Real Madrid and Social Media

To find out more about how Real Madrid are approaching social media, Ash Read recently spoke with Real’s Digital Business Manager Oscar Ugaz about social media and the clubs digital strategies.

Can social media help bring fans back to your official site?

I recently put out a question on Twitter, blogs and fansites: Sports fans, where do you go for information about your favourite teams/athletes, official sites or other sources?

Interview: Why Manchester City Get Social Media

In my Facebook and Twitter Premier League blog post I stated that in my opinion Manchester City have really set the bar for the other Premier League clubs in terms of social media and online presence, so it was great to get the opportunity to speak to Chris about the clubs use of social media.