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    Inside Bleacher Report's social strategy with Julian Patterson

    Inside Bleacher Report's social strategy with Julian Patterson

    In the latest entry from the SportsPro Insider Series, Bleacher Report senior director of social strategy Julian Patterson talks to broadcaster Lynsey Hooper, co-founder of soccer podcast The Offside Rule. 

    Patterson reveals how Bleacher Report devises content plans for channels including Instagram favourite House of Highlights, how it measures and compares audiences, how social media is maturing as a sector, the NBA’s live return and more. 

    • 58 min
    US sport restarts with CNBC's Jabari Young and Major League Lacrosse commissioner Sandy Brown

    US sport restarts with CNBC's Jabari Young and Major League Lacrosse commissioner Sandy Brown

    As MLB, the NBA and the NHL return in the US, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly is joined by CNBC sports business reporter Jabari Young to run the rule over the coronavirus challenges in the American industry.

    They discuss a difficult start for MLB, the financial battle ahead for all the majors, the power structures between players and owners, and the emerging technological picture. They also talk about the leagues' responses to the Black Lives Matter protests (32.50) and how their efforts against systemic racism will be judged.

    Then Major League Lacrosse commissioner Sandy Brown (44.25) is on hand to outline what it took to complete its shortened, pandemic-affected season.

    Music: Surf Inspector by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4447-surf-inspector

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Eddie Hearn in context on Matchroom Fight Camp, Joshua-Fury, his public profile and boxing's future

    Eddie Hearn in context on Matchroom Fight Camp, Joshua-Fury, his public profile and boxing's future

    In the second part of a double feature, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly speaks to Matchroom Sport group managing director and head of boxing Eddie Hearn.

    Topics include plans for a behind-closed-doors Matchroom Fight Camp, the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, taking events to Saudi Arabia, progress on an Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury showdown, boxing governance, Hearn's own profile and ambitions in the sport, and the team building the future of the company. 

    Music: Surf Inspector by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4447-surf-inspector

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 52 min
    Barry Hearn on steering Matchroom Sport through uncertain times, creativity in events, and career reflections

    Barry Hearn on steering Matchroom Sport through uncertain times, creativity in events, and career reflections

    In the first of a two-part series, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly talks to Barry Hearn, founder and chairman of Matchroom Sport.

    They discuss how the promoter has fared through the Covid-19 pandemic, from improvising through social distancing regulations with Darts at Home and behind-closed-doors snooker to establishing financial certainty, Matchroom's changing structure and content strategy, why owning events is better than renting them, and plenty more besides.

    Barry's son, Matchroom Sport group managing director and boxing chief Eddie Hearn, will be the guest on the next edition of the SportsPro Podcast Extra.

    Music: Surf Inspector by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4447-surf-inspector

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Matt Rogan’s key pillars to prepare your business for a post-Covid future

    Matt Rogan’s key pillars to prepare your business for a post-Covid future

    SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly welcomes back Matt Rogan, SportsPro’s senior contributor and co-founder of the data agency Two Circles, for the latest part of his series looking at how companies should react to Covid-19 and how to operate more effectively post-lockdown. 

     

    Having given us his five brilliant basics, Matt discusses how forward-thinking executives are positioning their businesses to best deal with the challenges set to be faced in 2022 and beyond. 

    Music: Surf Inspector by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4447-surf-inspector

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 55 min
    Inside the sports tech startup economy with R/GA Ventures and Albachiara

    Inside the sports tech startup economy with R/GA Ventures and Albachiara

    In another podcast from the SportsPro Insider Series of virtual events, SportsPro managing director Nick Meacham talks to Albachiara founder Roger Mitchell and Kyle Bunch, the VP managing director of Global Sports Venture Studio at R/GA Ventures, about the fundamentals of the sports tech startup space.

     

    They discuss what startups can do to identify the right investors and why people and knowledge matter, how to assess valuations, why founders should focus on solutions more than products, why 2021 could be a huge year in the space after the challenges of 2020, which emerging sectors to watch, and much more. 

    • 1 hr 4 min

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