28 January

Introducing Snapchat Discover & ESPN

Introducing Snapchat Discover & ESPN

Yesterday, Snapchat launched their new short-form, fun media product Discover: “Snapchat Discover is a new way to explore Stories from different editorial teams. It’s the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. This is not social media.” I am excited to say that ESPN […]

27 December

My #LongReads Reading List of 2014: From Chris Rock to Jerry Jones and Silicon Valley to Rio de Janerio

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My #LongReads Reading List of 2014: From Chris Rock to Jerry Jones and Silicon Valley to Rio de Janerio

A Reading List of #LongReads in 2014 — From Chris Rock to Jerry Jones and Silicon Valley to Rio de Janerio Continuing the theme of year-end lists, here is an eclectic and certainly incomplete list of interesting, long reads. From pop culture (Chris Rock, Chevy Chase, Dave Chappelle) to pizza founders (Mike Ilitch and Tom Monaghan) to […]

26 December

Apple’s Best Apps of 2014: Top Free, Paid and Grossing Apps

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Apple’s Best Apps of 2014: Top Free, Paid and Grossing Apps

It’s always interesting and valuable to explore Apple’s Best of 2014: Top Lists. Below are screenshots of the Top Free, Top Grossing and Top Paid iOS Apps. You’ll notice a few things:

24 December

My Favorite Products of 2014: From Applications to Gadgets

My Favorite Products of 2014: From Applications to Gadgets

For the past several years, I have used December to write about my favorite products, digital habits, etc. And here again is my annual list of things I habitually use, love and rely on. There are obviously many, many other great products, apps, tools and gadgets – some fun and others meaningfully important to tech […]

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 […]

22 August

ESPN Fantasy Football 2014: New App, Twitter Cards, Sticker Packs, Tilt & More

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ESPN Fantasy Football 2014: New App, Twitter Cards, Sticker Packs, Tilt & More

Much is new in 2014 for the #1 Fantasy Football site and application on iOS and Android – a new look, a new experience, and a slew of new features (including integration with Tilt, as covered here).

15 August

Introducing the SEC Network

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Introducing the SEC Network

Thursday at 6pm est, ESPN debuted the SEC Network, a new sports network devoted to the Southeastern Conference. The next 14 days will feature an array of events and specials, including customized programming to feature 14 schools in 14 days with team previews, greatest games and SEC features leading into the network’s first college football […]

12 August

Amazon’s Homepage: A Social Collage of Amazon Prime Tweets & Photos

Amazon’s Homepage: A Social Collage of Amazon Prime Tweets & Photos

Amazon regularly takes over their homepage to promote key items and messages. They’ve done so for their Fire TV, the Fire Phone, the Kindle line, and major releases. Yesterday, Amazon’s homepage promoted Prime with a very smart and clever Twitter & Instagram module cycling through happy customers singing the praises of Prime and of Amazon. […]