6 December

Alex Schultz’s Fantastic Lecture on Growth

Alex Schultz’s Fantastic Lecture on Growth

YCombinator and Sam Altman have put together a tremendous resource for entrepreneurs, product managers, product marketers, etc… they have made available a series of lectures around YC’s “How to Start a Startup” course and it is truly excellent. Not only are the topics spot on – and relevant to all aspects of founding, building and […]

29 November

Nike Gears Up for Alabama vs. Auburn Iron Bowl on Twitter (Again)

Nike Gears Up for Alabama vs. Auburn Iron Bowl on Twitter (Again)

There was very good response from my earlier post on Nike’s use of Twitter and using it as an example of successful and time-sensitive social commerce. So I thought I would share a couple quick follow up posts related to Nike’s use of Twitter on the heels of a couple great promotions.

24 November

Social Commerce Done Right: Nike’s Takes to Social for “Twitter Only Sales”

Social Commerce Done Right: Nike’s Takes to Social for “Twitter Only Sales”

If you are a sneaker aficionado, you are probably well aware of Nike’s fantastic, online, social-only commerce routine. You might even have signed up for Twitter alerts from @NikeStore so that you never miss a special sale. And as a geek and a self-proclaimed sneakerhead (defined here: NYTimes here and here, FiveThirtyEight here)… Nike’s Twitter […]

25 September

SportsCenter App for iOS8

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SportsCenter App for iOS8

Yesterday we released an update to the SportsCenter App for iOS – optimized for iOS8 and including a rich, personalized widget. Users can now add the SportsCenter widget to their Today panel within iOS8. The widget includes live scores from your favorite teams and one-click access to listen to ESPN’s live Radio broadcast. You can […]

16 September

A New ESPN.com Is Coming

A New ESPN.com Is Coming

Earlier today, we began to open the doors to a small group of ESPN users for the new, redesigned ESPN.com. It is the first day of our Beta process – a multi-month process in which we will gradually open the doors to more and more fans, continuously test and iterate, and build towards the eventual […]

About Me

  • I’m Ryan Spoon and now live outside of Bristol, Connecticut – home of ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports. At ESPN, I am SVP of Digital Product. Find us at ESPN.com, on iOS and on Android.

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  • Previously: I was a venture capitalist at Polaris Venture Partners and led Dogpatch Labs. I founded beRecruited.com (acquired in 2007); spent 2003-2007 at eBay (internet marketing, social media & leading Kijiji.com)and ran marketing at Widgetbox.com (now Flite).

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