Shahbaz Khan and Amara Baptist dive into the stories behind some of the sports industry's hardest working professionals. Social on the Sidelines takes you on a journey through how these professionals landed where they did and what lessons they've learned along the way.
Social on the Sidelines - Ep 35 ft. Kam Strycharz (Chicago Bulls)
The Chicago Bulls are one of the most recognizable brands in basketball and this weekend, they host NBA All-Star Weekend. Kamil Strycharz, the Bulls' Digital Content Coordinator, joins the show this week to talk about his role with the team.
Social on the Sidelines - Ep 34 ft. Matt Tornquist & Brandon Berrio (LSU Football)
The LSU football team lit up the scoreboard this past season on the way to a national championship. In the same vein, the Tigers' social media team generated plenty of positive attention through their content. Coordinator of Creative and Digital Content Matt Tornquist and Director of Creative and Digital Content Brandon Berrio join Baz and Amara to tell their story.
Social on the Sidelines - Ep 33 ft. Cameron Good (Freelance)
After several years working full-time with the Chicago Bears, Cameron Good now creates digital content full-time as a freelancer working with teams like the White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks. Good joins Baz and Amara to discuss his journey in the business of sports media.
Social on the Sidelines - Ep 32 ft. Jimena Panduro (USWNT)
The social media and content manager for the United States Women's National Soccer Team discusses her professional journey, following the team to another World Cup win, advice for aspiring professionals, and more!
Social on the Sidelines - Ep 31 - Season Previews with Baz & Amara
Amara and Shahbaz talk 2019-20 Season Plans, learnings from the Summer, and more.
Social on the Sidelines - Ep 30 ft. Alessandro Gasparro (LA Clippers)
The Clippers Director of Social Media talks about his change from Sixers social to IMG and back into the NBA with the Clippers, strategy after an exciting offseason, advice for aspiring professionals, and more!
Awesome Insight and Good Laughs!
Finally caught up with the podcast after being about 15 or so episodes behind. Thoroughly enjoy listening to the pod and hearing the story of the individuals has been very welcoming. For me, who has heavy interest in this field I was able to pull some great tidbits from what everyone has to say. Even though I might always agree with some of the things they had to say, if helps you think of different ways. The pod also helped spark some ideas for me, that I had to jot down for future reference to do for myself personally and/or professionally. Keep the episodes coming. Very happy I was finally able to catch up. This is truly a must listen.
Real people, Real topics. Entertaining listen consistently!!!
Common misconception is that behind every brand, especially sports teams, are lowly interns. Baz and Amara do an exceptional job disproving that narrative. They bring on very interesting, thoughtful, and smart guests that embody some of the best in social. Also love that they dig into important and insightful topics like mental health, story telling, brand building, strategy, design and how to get into the business. Thank y’all!
As a college student interested in the field, this podcast gives a great perspective to what it's like in the industry, pros and some cons as well. Shahbaz and Amara if you're reading this, keep doing what you're doing, because it's great!