Posts From Daniel McLaren

Daniel McLaren
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Dan is the Founder & CEO of Digital Sport. Can be found at sports industry events and heard every week on the Digital Sport Insider podcast. @DanielMcLaren

Freedom of Speech for Sports Stars on Social Media?

As social media becomes more and more popular within sport, will sports personalities be able to continue tweeting with little/no moderation?

Why Should Fans Care?

Whilst looking for some inspiration yesterday I saw a tweet about Jason Peck’s new post on ‘Sports and Social Media – why should fans care?’ which includes the views of UKSN’s very own Ash Read.

Should Sports Stars Be On Facebook?

Facebook is one of the must be on’s at the moment but which sports stars are on it? And are many missing a trick by not making use of this platform of 500m people?

Finding That ‘Dream Job’ In Sport

The pursuit of your ‘dream job’ is the motivation behind most students who chose to enter higher education; but three years and £18,000 later, I, like thousands of other students, am struggling to find any job…..let alone a dream one!

Premier League Club Passes 2m ‘Likes’ on Facebook

The most popular English Premier League team on Facebook, Liverpool FC, has passed a major milestone in acquiring over 2 million ‘likes’ this weekend just passed.

Following A Cause Not A Company

This morning I was thinking about some of the conversations I’ve had with businesses and National Governing Bodies about their thoughts on social media. One of the problems they face is why would people want to follow or like their brand or organisation?

Technology Helping Sports Hospitality Re-Discover Its Mojo

On the Sports Technology section there was an item relating to the new hospitality experience being enjoyed by McLaren F1 hospitality guests this season. So, what have they done that is so ground breaking?

Is Sport Ready For Foursquare?

Geo-location platforms such as Foursquare and Gowolla have been much hyped and talked about over recent months but is the new social networking technology going to take off here in the UK?

When Sport Goes Wrong….. Do You Have A Social Media Plan?

Something that is often forgotten, or just ignored, in social media and in business generally is the need to plan for what could go wrong.

London Sports Networker event is back!

Back by popular request, The UK Sports Network’s networking event returns to London one again this August as it teams up with Lewis Howes for an exciting sports professionals networking event at the Sports Bar & Grill in Marylebone.