Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category
May 31, 2010
Tags: abbott and costello, baseball, comedy, humor, PR, public relations, who's on first, youtube
The year was 2007. The Los Angeles Dodgers needed an infielder, so they reached into their farm system and recalled Taiwanese player Chin-Lung Hu. In a game against the San Diego Padres, the newest player singled, allowing Vin Scully to utter the greatest line in baseball broadcasting history: “And Hu’s on first.”
Of course, that hearkened [...]
April 19, 2010
Tags: ben roethlisberger, football, nfl, pittsburgh steelers, PR, Sports
Box office numbers and award nominations don’t lie. My guess is that you probably saw “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in the theaters a few years back. Terrific adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald (he wrote “The Great Gatsby!”) short story, featuring Brad Pitt as a man born old and progressively gets younger throughout his [...]
April 6, 2010
Tags: American Idol, david bisbal, fifa, futbol, operacion triunfo, soccer, world cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup and Global Public Relations
Guest post by Andi Narvaez, public relations and social media professional and graduate student at University of Maryland. Co-founder of The BMPR, founder of Social Media Breakfast DC chapter, and Social Media Club-DC officer. Read her blog and follow her onTwitter.
Two years ago, my best friend came to visit my home [...]
April 4, 2010
Tags: baseball, boston red sox, field of dreams, los angeles dodgers, major league baseball, mlb, opening day, Sports, washington nationals
[Note from Mike: Enjoy the first of many guest posts coming this month! And...GO ORIOLES!!!]
Guest post by Jason Mollica
The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. [...]
March 14, 2010
Tags: baltimore ravens, baseball, boxing, california tortilla, jay-z, john cena, john legend, mc hammer, mlb, muhammad ali, PR, public relations, Social Media, Sports, steve urkel, Wrestling, WWE
It only seemed fitting to break this news on this blog.
After seven of the best years of my life, I am leaving Brotman-Winter-Fried Communications. Starting April 1, I will be working for Iostudio, managing their incredible social media team. Expect more information on the new gig in due time!
Of course, this is a bittersweet move. [...]
February 28, 2010
Tags: hockey, nhl, olympics, ovechkin, Sports, sydney crosby, winter olympics
The final act of the Vancouver Olympics captivated a continent. In a thrilling contest, perhaps the best game possible on the biggest stage in sport, Canada’s hockey team withstood the challenge of the surprising Team USA. Despite a last-minute regulation USA goal, Sydney Crosby’s overtime tally sealed the gold medal for the red-and-white.
And the buzz [...]
February 23, 2010
Tags: #SportsPRChat, figure skating, nbc, olympics, sport, Sports
Every four years, the Winter Olympics rule the pop culture landscape, featuring a mix of events that are athletic, daring and sometimes insane. Don’t believe me? Take a look at Shaun White. To do what he does, he must have healthy doses of all three of those traits.
Most of the American audience, I can assume, [...]
January 27, 2010
Tags: colts, football, nfl, saints, super bowl, tebow, tim tebow
Prelude: A few years ago, I ran the PR for an event called the National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner. This
organization presented awards to the to quarterbacks in high school, college, and professional ranks. Just a few blocks away from the hotel where all the recipients were staying was a new restaurant I was also doing [...]
Deep Thoughts, Sports
January 22, 2010
Tags: baseball, grant desme, mlb, oakland athletics, pr breakfast club, prbc
The most interesting sports story of the day is about someone ending their playing career, and, presumably, their athletic life.
Grant Desme just won the Most Valuable Player award for the Arizona Fall League, a baseball outfit designed for young minor league players, allowing them to hone their craft for a few weeks in the offseason. [...]
January 15, 2010
Tags: gilbert arenas, nba, PR, PR advice, washington wizards
Let’s play a game. Totally fictitious situation.
You’re a publicist and you represent a second-tier NBA superstar. Not a LeBron or Kobe, but one notch below. Still a major player in the game. Let’s call him, just for fun, “Gilbert Arenas.”
And let’s say that “Gilbert Arenas” just plead guilty to felonious gun possession in Washington, [...]
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