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Danny Jordaan, the 2010 World Cup Maestro

Danny Jordaan is the most important man in football at the moment. He fought to bring the World Cup to Africa and is now in charge of the success of the most important sporting event worldwide.

Real Madrid and Mobile Marketing

Ash Read recently had the opportunity to speak with Pedro Duarte, Mobile Marketing Manager at Real Madrid, about the clubs use of mobile technology. Real have been working with mobile technologies for around two years and aim to implement mobile as a key tool in the clubs marketing strategy.

How could David Haye utilise social media?

David Haye has the world at his feet. He doesn’t struggle to get coverage and let’s be honest, he’s doing just fine without social media, but, I feel if Haye was to utilise the tools at his disposal he could become one of the world’s biggest sports stars.

Sport & New Media – a new conference for a new world?

Now that the dust has settled and we go about our daily business after the first ‘Sport & New Media Conference’ in Manchester. I have been staring at my notes from the day, lots of facts and figures taken down from presentations given by Ben Gallop from the BBC, Andrew Croker from Perform, Andy Smith from BUCS, Alastair Hill from comScore and Ben/Phil from Made By Fudge

When Twitter takes over…TwitGP

A resourceful group of MotoGP fans, fronted by Gadget Show presenter Suzi Perry, failed to let the Eyjafjallajökull volcano put a cloud over the cancelled Japanese MotoGP race last weekend. Instead, they turned to the power of Twitter to establish the world’s first ever virtual race, #TwitGP.

UK Sports Network & Sports Networker Event in London

The UK Sports Network & Sports Networker have teamed up for an exciting sports professionals networking event at the Sports Bar & Grill, Marylebone in London on Monday 17th May at 6.30pm.

Sports Networking Event (Preston)

Thursday 22nd April was an important day for me and The UK Sports Network as it saw the inaugural sports networking evening taking place at UCLan in Preston. With about 35 local sports industry professionals coming together for an evening of networking and a presentation from social networking expert and MMU senior lecturer Jeff McCarthy.

UKSN / FundSport Sponsorship Seminar – 14th April

Last week saw our first entry into live events under the joint banners of The UK Sports Network and FundSport. It has been a dream of mine for the last couple of years and it was a great feeling to make it a reality.

SportBusiness Group Sport & New Media Conference

It has been a novel feeling this last couple of weeks with the UKSN site being seen as a viable press source with an invite to the Puma Media Launch last Tuesday and this week seems me attend the SportBusiness Group Sport & New Media Conference in Manchester.

Social video brings fans closer to brands

“Of all the amazing new technologies that are opening up possibilities to communicate and connect in the digital space, video is the one that holds the most promise” (Valeria Maltoni – Conversation Agent)