Tag Archives: Social Media

Marketing your Volleyball Program

by @DavidAPortney (As will appear in June/July issue of Coaching Volleyball Magazine) “I’m very convinced the more fans that understand the game, the more they’ll fall in love with it.”                   – Becky Schmidt, Hope College Head Coach We hear this … Continue reading

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What John Calipari said to make me cringe

by @DavidAPortney Earlier today, University of Kentucky Head Basketball Coach John Calipari on the set of ESPN College Gameday admitted to the world he doesn’t read a single tweet, he pays an agency for that. This comes to no surprise … Continue reading

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The Grammy’s Don’t Matter, but I’ll Watch Anyway

by @DavidAPortney Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a huge fan of awards shows mainly because I haven’t seen/heard/consumed the majority of the nominees in each category.  Plus, who are these arbitrary committees that decide these awards anyway?  I … Continue reading

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Facebook Ending Sponsored Stories…Whoopty Doo.

by @DavidAPortney I’m back!  Yes, after the last few months getting ready for our big annual convention in Seattle, actually executing the preparations then taking a much needed vacation, life is somewhat back to normal.  Anyway, not sure if you … Continue reading

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Social Media: There was, is and will never be a silver bullet

by @DavidAPortney Our Facebook page is blowing up.  How much you ask?  Well, it took about four years to get the first 10,000 likes then another three months to get the next 14,600.  Keep in mind, we’ve done all of … Continue reading

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Nielsen using social media for ratings

by @DavidAPortney I stumbled upon this article this week, and naturally went into full blown dork mode in excitement.  I won’t go into too much detail about the article, but it’s about time the media powers that be take into … Continue reading

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Facebook finally eases their promotion restrictions

by @DavidAPortney It’s about time!  After years of suffering through third party applications, Facebook finally let us run promotions and giveaways the way they SHOULD be on social media. Perhaps it’s more Facebook crying “uncle” because very few organizations were … Continue reading

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