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1/15/2021

To create deeper connections with customers, Business Editor Oliver Rist recommends a strategy that ties your CRM tools to your social media activity. Invest in the right software to properly integrate CRM and social, focus your efforts on the platforms that tie to your needs and seek to build relationships with those customers who are most active in social media are among his nine recommendations.

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1/15/2021

March 8 to 12, IAB will convene leaders from across the digital ecosystem at its Annual Leadership Meeting to reset industry direction based on events of 2020, and set the agenda for the next phase of industry growth. This is the annual event where the industry can "find clarity, set direction, and push ahead," says IAB CEO David Cohen.

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1/15/2021

DoubleVerify, the digital media-measurement platform has been granted Media Rating Council accreditation for CTV measurement, including display and video ad impressions and invalid traffic filtration. Innovid has also earned MRC's accreditation for rendered display ad impressions on mobile and desktop platforms.

1/15/2021

An Integral Ad Science survey found that 72% of advertising executives see opportunity in the increased time people spend watching mobile video. More than half think mobile gaming will create new opportunities as well, particularly as 5G makes the gaming experience better.

1/15/2021

YouTube is testing linked video tags that let viewers find out more about products and make purchases. Similar features are under development at Pinterest, and would link items in Lens displays to similar products as well as giving brands more Pins options.

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1/15/2021

Twitter has launched a 108-page strategic guide to help marketers plan their 2021 tweets. The document includes advice on getting the most out of crucial tools, as well as monthly planning worksheets, tweet prompts and templates.

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1/15/2021

On March 11, 2020, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. NBA games were immediately canceled. In rapid succession, much of the country sheltered in place and daily routines drastically changed, including the sports world. Get ready for the "New Different." From games played in "the bubble" to fanless venues, sports executives have been experimenting with ways to keep their businesses running while also trying to keep fans, players, and staff safe. The business of sports has often been a trailblazer in creating innovative business models, crafting improved customer experiences, and widening community engagement. This course will focus on the latest developments in the spectator sports business and what lessons have been learned--and continue to discover during the ever-changing dynamics of the pandemic. Students will hear from thought leaders from major teams and sports organizations shaping the "New Different" for the future of sports. Sports fans and business managers of all industries interested in restructuring how they go to market should find this course valuable. Wednesdays, 7-8:50 p.m. PST. Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. Format: Live online/Zoom. Contact andy.dolich@gmail.com for details.

1/15/2021

The Atlanta Braves are looking for a Corporate Communications Manager. The manager will report to the Vice President, Communications. This business communications position requires a strong communicator with a wide array of established sports and nonsports media contacts who will proactively pursue off-the-field stories to bolster the awareness of Atlanta Braves, Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Proactive approach to create and pitch stories related to the Braves' off-the-field activities, including Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta events. Must have established relationships with a wide array of Atlanta media (especially non-sports media). Regularly work with media regarding story content and setting up interviews. Regularly work with broadcasters with special guests, promotions, etc. Writing articles for internal publications. Ability to organize media with executives/players at special events. Create internal talking points when needed for executives and staff. Crisis communications. The ideal candidate will possess: BA degree in Communications, Journalism or related field. 5-7 years' experience in a public relations capacity, preferably with an agency background. Strong experience in public relations writing and pitching. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality. Understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures and an ability to relate well with individuals of diverse backgrounds on all levels within the company. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Working knowledge of Cision preferred. Details here.

1/15/2021

The A7FL, seven-on-seven, minimal pads, high-action football, has its seventh and largest season beginning April 11. The league offers 2 internship seasons: preseason (August-March) and in-season (April-July). Most of our interns work both seasons and many of our interns go on to a paid position after their internship period is over. They can also earn college credit if applicable. They have openings in marketing, video, and reporting teams. Please reply to info@a7fl.com with a resume and any links to relevant work you've produced or contributed to. Additional opportunities may be available for candidates located in or near our division locations in northern New Jersey; Baltimore; Orlando, Fla., and San Diego.

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1/15/2021

Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, seeks an Associate AD/CFO. The positon coordinates and supervises all aspects of the Athletics Department Business Office. Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University rules and regulations is required. Responsible for preparing the annual proposed budget along with the Athletics Director using historical data, specific analysis, and other generated information. The Associate AD/CFO monitors budgets for all sports and departments. Submit invoices, request to travel, contracts, etc. to various campus finance/travel departments. Responsible for conducting monthly budget status meetings with all account managers. Supervises and evaluates ticket office personnel. Submit department revenue and expense data for the annual EADA Report and all NCAA Financial Reports. Serve as the primary contact for the annual NCAA Audit and provide all requested documentation for the auditors. Experience with planning monthly and annual budget reports required. Ability to maintain accurate records concerning overall fiscal operations required. Ability to work cooperatively with staff members and supervisors required. Ability to tolerate constructive criticism and stressful situations required. Ability to handle flexible hours, nights and weekends required. Knowledge of NCAA rules required. The position will also assist with strategic planning and be responsible for drafting internal policies and procedures that enhance operations, including oversight of master Policy and Procedures manual. Details here.

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