As technology continues to change the way sports fans are connecting with the game, marketers are also transforming to meet the fan on their playing field. With the rise of social networks, the influx of new data and refined analytic tools, marketing and technology are working together to better identify and connect with the fan through personalization and targeting. Jeff Mirman, VP of Marketing for Turner Sports and Pete Scott, VP of Emerging Media for Turner Sports will jointly discuss how marketing and technology are forever changing the way that sports fans connect with the game.
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.