Tuesday Ten: Kyle Bruce

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Oh, Foot-ball

There’s always col-lege foot-ball.

It’s only two weeks away! 

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Sorry to hurt your ears with that song from Annie, but I am chomping at the bit. That makes this week’s Tuesday Ten episode all the more fun. Join me on Tuesday, August 11, when I’ll be joined by Kyle Bruce, Assistant Sports Information Director at Eastern Washington University. We’ll be discussing Eastern Washington’s season opener versus Sam Houston State on August 23. It will be broadcast live by ESPN’s family of networks. Kyle’s specialty lies in his creativity and innovation. He speaks the language of the EWU students and fans. And, maybe, just maybe, we’ll get in a little bit of soccer talk too. 

WHO IS KYLE?

In his second year as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Eastern Washington, Kyle Bruce serves as the primary contact for EWU’s volleyball, women’s basketball, soccer, golf and tennis programs. He is also responsible for crafting and implementing the department’s social media strategy across a broad range of platforms.

In his first year at EWU in 2013-14, Bruce spearheaded an innovative social media campaign involving the use of Snapchat, garnering a 2014 SoMe Award in the “E.T. Phone Home” category.

Prior to joining Eastern, Bruce served as a graduate assistant in the athletic media relations office at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., where he worked with the Tigers’ women’s basketball, water polo and swimming programs. While at Pacific, he implemented the first-ever live video broadcast of home aquatics events, streaming contests from Pacific’s home pool for the first time. He also traveled with the Tigers’ women’s basketball team to both the 2012 and 2013 Big West Tournaments in Anaheim, Calif., where he handled all of the team’s media responsibilities during the postseason tournaments. Bruce also served as the primary statistician at all of Pacific’s home basketball and volleyball contests.

In March of 2013, Bruce volunteered at the Second and Third Rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in San Jose, Calif., serving as a locker room quote taker and mini-cam steward, among other responsibilities.

Bruce served as an intern in the sports information department during his final two years of undergraduate study at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore., working primarily with women’s basketball and softball. While at WOU, he created the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages, giving the Wolves their first-ever online presence outside of the deparment’s official website.

Bruce received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in sport management from WOU in June of 2011, graduating summa cum laude. He received his master’s degree in sport management from Pacific in December of 2013.

Bruce currently resides in Cheney and enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating Mexican food, reading the occassional book and cheering on Liverpool FC. He is currently a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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Tuesday Ten: Heels and Jobbers

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Tuesday Ten is a quick, 10-minute chat with leaders & up-and-comers in the world of sports in: media/broadcasting, business/marketing, social media & more. On Tuesday, July 22, it was umm…a…uhh…groundbreaking (?)…episode for CadChica Sports. 

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When you need help in a pinch, you call on your friends, right? Well, that’s what I did when I found myself needing a guest for this episode of Tuesday Ten. My previously scheduled guest, Mike Freeman from Bleacher Report, had to reschedule due to other work-related engagements. He’ll join me on July 29th instead. But, I needed a guest.

Or two. 

Or three. 

That’s right. I called upon three of my friends to help me out. And, since they willingly agreed, I agreed to discuss a subject near and dear to their hearts: WWE! Tariq Ahmad, Derrick Docket and Jimmy Sanderson know their wrestling. And, they (sort of) taught be few things about the “sport”. There may have been a heel turn or two. Or, someone may have been declared a jobber. Whatever it was, it was an episode not to be missed.  

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (or lowlights)

>>> Psst…skip my intro in the beginning. Trust me. It’s better that way. <<<
  • 0:57 — Guest intro
  • 2:55 — Derrick’s question: Best wrestling stables
  • 6:13 — Mishap #1: We lost Tariq! and a continuation of the stables discussion
  • 7:39 — The perception, or misperception of being a “wrestling” fan: experience growing up and/or still present today
  • 9:12 — Derrick brings up a great point about the athleticism of wrestlers (cruiserweight division)
  • 12:40 — Derrick living in the past with the WWE Network. 
  • 13:37 — Audience question from Scott Scowcroft: Popularity in the U.S. and around the world. 
  • 15:18 — HEY, it’s a Tariq sighting and he mentions the popularity of the WWE in Mexico, Japan and England. 
  • 16:30 — Mishap #2: I failed to mention the question which was Best Bad Guy (Heel) of all-time
  • 19:37 — Audience comment and question from Travis Bell: Travis used to wrestle against some of the “old guys” in college. Q: will athleticism continue in WWE?
  • 21:05 — Thanks to Anwar Adnan for watching from the Middle East.
  • 21:27 — Mishap #3: Did we lose Tariq again?
  • 22:01 — CONNECT WITH US!!! 
  • 23:07 — Audience comment #2 from Travis Bell: Best heel should be Great Mephisto
  • 24:07 — Next week’s guest

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COMING UP

On the next Tuesday Ten Show, I’ll be joined by Mike Freeman, NFL Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. Freeman is also an author who recently worked with the family of Roberto Clemente to write the book “Clemente“. Join me at the same “Chica-location” on Google+ on July 29 at 5pm PT/8pm ET.

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Tuesday Ten: Lauren Teague

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Tuesday Ten is a quick 10-minute chat with leaders and up-and-comers in the world of sports in: media/broadcasting, business/marketing, social media and more. Today I was joined by Lauren Teague, Social Media Manager of the PGA Tour. 

WHO IS LAUREN?

“I am a young professional in Jacksonville, Florida, well versed in social media and fostering relationships between brands, athletes and fans on- and offline. I joined the PGA TOUR in 2008 as the first in a dedicated role for social media, and have fostered the network of social media channels from their infancy, including branded presences on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and more. I also consult with PGA TOUR players & agents, partners and tournaments to get them active and productive in creating one-to-one relationships using social media tools.

I had come across Lauren on Twitter during a social media conference she was speaking at. Seeing her and the PGA Tour was the next step in recognizing what the tour was doing on social media. Google Hangouts were a part of their strategy so I knew Lauren was someone I needed to have on the show. Lauren has a strong grasp of social media and what the PGA Tour strategy is. She also is well aware of the social media landscape and how it applies to their audience. I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s that Northern Arizona education…and her Pacific Northwest roots. 

Nah. 

Lauren is one of the bright stars in the world of sports and social media. She is smart, knowledgeable and she just gets it. Don’t believe me? Listen to the show. 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1:42 — What led the PGA Tour to start using Google+. Utilizing Hangouts On Air 
  • 4:48 — Community for PGA fans on Google+; a new venture. 
  • 6:30 — So many choices. How the PGA Tour goes about choosing a social media platform for their strategy. Making our fans better fans
  • 8:43 — The PGA Tour Social Media Hub (see below)

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  • 10:28 — Volunteers and Community
  • 11:33 — Giving back. Important for both Lauren and the PGA Tour. (Link mentioned during the show)

My thanks to Lauren for taking the time to join the show. 

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With the PGA Tour

COMING UP

On the next Tuesday Ten Show, I’ll be joined by Mike Freeman, NFL Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. Freeman is also an author who recently worked with the family of Roberto Clemente to write the book “Clemente“. Join me at the same “Chica-location” on Google+ on July 22 at 5pm PT/8pm ET.

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Tuesday Ten: Josh Decker (Tagboard)

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Tuesday Ten is a quick 10-minute chat with leaders and up-and-comers in the world of sports in: media/broadcasting, business/marketing, social media and more. On this episode of Tuesday Ten, I was joined by Josh Decker, CEO/Founder of Tagboard.

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What is Tagboard? “Tagboard is a software platform that uses the hashtag to aggregate social media for end-users, brands, agencies and marketers, displaying content from multiple networks in a comprehensive and engaging visual format. “

Now, normally, the show — since it’s called Tuesday Ten — last just 10 short minutes. But, there are times when questions need to be asked and topics require discussion. I wanted to make sure Josh was able to highlight all the different positive aspects of Tagboard, but I also had one more important question to ask at the end. If there was one overriding theme to our discussion, you’ll get a sense of where my Tuesday Ten show might be headed in the future. 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • 0:46 – Quick intro (bio) from Josh Decker
  • 2:04 – Businesses, teams & leagues Tagboard works with
  • 5:41 – How Tagboard works (screen shots included) and the impact in real-time connection with fans and customers
  • 8:26 – Other examples of utilizing hashtags beyond sports
  • 9:39 – Hashtags bring the fans into the conversation…even on a team that’s losing (signal-to-noise ratio)
  • 11:46 – Audience comments (question) How does the monitoring of comments work within Tagboard
  • 12:56 – It’s all in how you use it within your social media strategy
  • 13:51 – Audience question Using user-generated-content (UGC) to go beyond the #’s with respect to fan/customer engagement or connection
  • 17:47 – Fun sports discussion
  • 19:50 – Giving back…Community
  • 20:33 – Working with non-profits, states Civic Value
  • 21:36 – Unique ways people have used hashtags on Tagboard 
  • 21:50 – Power of the hashtag (utilizing Tagboard) to mobilize for a cause
  • 23:34 – Connecting with Josh and Tagboard

CONNECTION

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COMING UP

Join me for the next Tuesday Ten, when I’ll be joined by Lauren Teague, Social Media Manager from the PGA Tour. Same time, same Chica-location on Google+. OR, subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on all of my latest shows.

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Tuesday Ten: Me

Event banner 6-24-14Tuesday Ten is a quick 10-minute chat with leaders and up-and-comers in the world of sports in: media/broadcasting, business/marketing, social media and more. 

THE SHOW

Tonight’s show was a bit of a twist. My friend, Tariq Ahmad, called it the Google+ version of a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). I allowed you, the viewers, to Ask Me (Almost) Anything via Google+. I wasn’t sure how well this would work. Or, if I would even get any questions. But, the audience came through in a big way. So much so that the show ran long. 17 minutes. GASP! I tried to keep it to 10 minutes for Tuesday Ten, but the audience wasn’t having any of that.

With questions ranging from where my sport passion comes from to the athlete I’d want to interview most to my favorite vacation spot, it was a fun yet challenging show. I make a far better host than I do a guest. So, for me, the focus shouldn’t ever be on me. I want this show to shine a spotlight on others. Bring their voice to the conversations in sports, social media, on Google+, on Twitter. That’s the focus. But, if people don’t know me, or connect with me, they might not want to tune in to the show. This was a show I knew I’d have to do at some point. 

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I embraced the challenge and hopefully succeeded. But, I couldn’t do it without the help of the audience. The audience is what make any show. Their questions, comments and encouragement (both public & private) was extremely encouraging. If you missed the live conversation, you can see it on the Google+ Events page here. My thanks to:

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • 0:51 – The basis for this show
  • 1:45 – My passion for sports (Question 1 from Debi Davis & also Heather Kraafter)
  • 3:05 – Five favorite sports (Q2 from Debi Davis) …Side note: Not sure how I forgot about college basketball, but it’s in my top 5.
  • 3:45 – Follow non-team sports (Q3 from Debi Davis)
  • 4:02 – Being in charge of sports league…which one? (Question from Derrick Docket)
  • 4:56 – Highlighting a question to be answered later in the show
  • 5:13 – My mentors/role models (Question from John Martin)
  • 6:32 – Preferred social media channel (Question from Krishna De)
  • 7:36 – My favorite SM management tool (Q2 from Krishna De)
  • 8:18 – What team would I root for if I was stranded on a desert island? (Question from Heather Kraafter)
  • 9:06 – Sports I played as a child (Question from Sherrill Duce)
  • 9:32 – Sports in HS/College (Q2 from Sherrill Duce)
  • 9:44 – Football my favorite sport? (Q3 from Sherrill Duce)
  • 9:57 – Favorite color (Q4 from Sherrill Duce)
  • 10:22 – Happiest moment of my life (Q5 from Sherrill Duce)
  • 10:59 – Where do I want to vacation? (Q6 from Sherrill Duce)
  • 11:06 – What do I want to be remembered for? (Q7 from Sherrill Duce)
  • 11:28 – Any athlete or team I’d like to do social media for and why? (Question from Bob McKamey)
  • 12:45 – What’s wrong with cheerleaders? (Question from Debi Davis)
  • 13:10 – The Closer: Great question from William King on which athlete I’d like to interview (with a side question on the World Cup from Chris Syme)

Thanks for tuning in

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CONNECTION

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COMING UP

Still finalizing plans for next week’s Tuesday Ten. Tune in at the same time, same Chica-location on Google+.

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Tuesday Ten: John Martin

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Tuesday Ten is a quick 10-minute chat with leaders and up-and-comers in the world of sports. Last night, John M Martin joined the show.

John is one of the leaders in utilizing Google+ Communities in the sports landscape. With Communities in college basketball, college football, golf and one for the Kentucky fans with his Big Blue Nation Community, John has shown that Google+ can be a space for sports fans to talk sports.  

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • :52 – Quick intro to John Martin
  • 1:28 – What brought John to Google+?
  • 2:20 – The growth of sports on Google+
  • 3:39 – Keys to building a robust G+ Community
  • 5:14 – (Switching gears) Expectations for the Kentucky Wildcats going into the 2013-14 season
  • 6:52 – Ho hum, another top 5 recruiting class for Coach John Calipari
  • 7:50 – NBA Draft landing spots for Julius Randle, James Young
  • 8:47 – Of course I had to ask about the Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils potential draft picks

Earlier today, the conversation continued after the show on the Google+ Event page, here. A key point that John raised about Communities with respect to sports is below. The screenshot reflects the number of members in two of the sports Communities John is involved in. In addition, two of the recent Google+ Hangouts the College Basketball Community held had big numbers in terms of viewership.

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Like John said, for a ghost town, “that’s a lot of ghosts”. 

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CONNECTION

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Also, check out the Google+ Communities that John is involved with and might interest you.

COMING UP

Join me for the next Tuesday Ten, June 10, when I’ll be joined by the Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Communications for the Mountain West Conference, Katie Cavender. Same time, same Chica-location on Google+.

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Tuesday Ten: Russ Cohen

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 What is Tuesday Ten?

Tuesday Ten is a quick 10-minute chat with leaders and up-and-comers in the world of sports. On Tuesday, May 13, I was  honored to have sportswriter, author and radio host Russ Cohen joining me on the show. 

  • Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for www.sportsology.info and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on NHL.com and other team websites as well as Slam, CSNPhilly.com and FoxSports.com. Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 8 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM. He also contributes to the Cardboard Connection radio show every week including road shows. His articles have been syndicated in newspapers across the country in Metro and the Bucks County Courier Times. His first book 100 Ranger Greats was released in 2009 anStrike Three” a baseball book was released in April 2010. His third book “The Winter Classic: the NHL’s Savior” was released in November 2012. “Baseball’s Best Rookies” was released October 2013 on Motivational Press. 100 Things New York Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die; Raider/Cohen (Triumph Books; scheduled for 2014) is my next book.

The Show

After connecting with Russ on Twitter, it was enjoyable to connect with him face-to-face via Google+ Hangout. Hockey, baseball, social media and more was on the agenda tonight. And, we squeezed it all into 10 minutes. Here are the highlights:

  • 1:16 – Introduction to Russ Cohen
  • 2:23 – Keys to the success of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • 3:08 – Russ discusses the genesis of his book “The Winter Classic – The NHL’s Savior”
  • 4:41 – Switching gears: Learning about Mike Trout and other MLB rookies in “Baseball’s Best Rookies”
  • 5:24 – A few of Russ’ favorite teams
  • 6:36 – Utilizing social media to help build Sportsology and connect with fans

And yes, my #PredictionsDoomedToFail jinx was passed on to Russ tonight as he made his prediction for Game 7 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers (8:45 mark). Sorry, Russ.

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Coming Up

Join me next Tuesday, May 20, at the regular time (5pm PT/8pm ET) when I’ll be joined by Social Media Strategist, Joe Scott. Joe works with some high profile clients, including the Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald.

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