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What should ESPN be doing with Foursquare? find out what we think.

What should ESPN be doing with Foursquare? find out what we think.

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ESPN x Foursquare - strategy by JESS3 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. ESPN & Foursquare Analysis | Opportunities | Recommendations by JESS3
  • 2. Foursquare ESPN Mayors of = Superfans Sports Venues let’s take advantage of this. 2
  • 3. Why Foursquare? 2 million users (and growing FAST) Embraced by brands 3
  • 4. Foursquare users are sports fans • Five of the first 20 Super Swarms (250 people checked in to the same venue) were at sports events • 150,000 check ins just at MLB stadiums • How does the Durham Bulls Athletic Park have nearly as many check ins as the Rose Bowl? That’s how quickly Foursquare has grown in 2010! 4
  • 5. The Indy 500 was the first post-SXSW Super Swarm! 5
  • 6. What would fans get by checking in at a venue? • Opportunities to win various Foursquare badges • Access to scores and news on ESPN MobileWeb • Tips, scores, and news about that venue or game 6
  • 7. Tips, News, and Scores 7
  • 8. By checking in, users would be able to access ESPN MobileWeb If you checked in at Wrigley Field for a Cubs-Phillies game, you’d be invited to visit the Cubs or the Phillies clubhouses on ESPN MobileWeb 8
  • 9. Users would also get scores and news directly on Foursquare 9
  • 10. ESPN Could Provide: Tips, NEWS, Scores ESPN Carlos Beltran will make his season debut Thursday night when the Mets begin a four-game road series against Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants. 10
  • 11. ESPN Could Provide: Tips, News, SCORES ESPN Mets (48-40, 18-24 away) at Giants (47-41, 25-17 home). Starting Pitchers: New York: Dickey (6-2, 2.77 ERA) San Francisco: Lincecum (9-4, 3.16 ERA) 11
  • 12. ESPN Could Provide: TIPS, News, Scores ESPN AT&T Park’s playing field is composed of a Kentucky bluegrass blend, with a crushed volcanic rock infield and rubberized tartan-surface warning track. 12
  • 13. Case Study 1: C-SPAN 13
  • 14. 14
  • 15. Case Study 2: History Channel 15
  • 16. 16
  • 17. Badges 17
  • 18. Some badges would be easy to attain, while others would take more fan loyalty and commitment. 18
  • 19. Badges for ESPN Shows • Viewers would also be awarded badges based on how often they check in to shows • Examples: Monday Nighter Badge, X Games Badge, PTI Badge 19
  • 20. Badges for Various Sports • Some viewers are diehard college basketball fans; some are puckheads; others watch every sport • Viewers would get badges based on how often they tune in to a certain sport • Examples: Baseball Badge, Leatherhead Badge? 20
  • 21. Badges for Cities • Viewers who attend or watch the most sports in one city would win badges for that town • Examples: Philly Sports Fan; Boston Sports Fan 21
  • 22. Badges for “Nations” • If a fan watches one team a certain amount of times, he or she would be awarded a badge that shows they’re part of, say, Red Sox Nation. • Example: Red Sox Nation Badge; Who Dat Nation Badge 22
  • 23. Owner’s Suite Badge • Fans who checked in to 25 events across various sports • Sweepstakes among all badge holders to determine “Ultimate Sports Fan” • Winner could make cameo on a SportsCenter ad wearing a Fourwquare mayor crown 23
  • 24. All-Star Badge • Viewers who witness exceptional performances: Hat tricks, perfect games, 200-yard rushing games 24
  • 25. Champions Badge • Viewers who tune in to championships games and declare their loyalties • Foursquare already launched this for the NBA Finals 25
  • 26. V Badge • Available with a special shout • Only during College Basketball Championship Week • For each badge earned, ESPN donates to the V Foundation (up to a maximum) 26
  • 27. Case Study: CNN and World Cup • Fans were eligible for two CNN badges • The "South Africa Explorer" badge was for people attending games in South Africa • The "Super Fan" badge was for fans watching in one of the other 31 countries competing 27
  • 28. Other Case Studies World Cup 2010 Dew Tour Super Fan NY Times Olympian 28
  • 29. Venues 29
  • 30. ESPN should recognize all pro sports venues, but also minor leagues, college, local, and “heritage” venues. 30
  • 31. Yankee Stadium: 12,189 check ins 31
  • 32. Rose Bowl: 1,298 check ins 32
  • 33. Durham Bulls’ Park: 1,090 check ins 33
  • 34. Even Augusta National has a few hundred... 34
  • 35. Every team also has its own unofficial hallowed ground ESPN should recognize these “heritage” locations as well For example… 35
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  • 37. How will ESPN highlight mayors? 37
  • 38. On Air • Mayors could have cameos on SportsCenter ads • ESPN could encourage participation by offering rewards • Mayors could win tickets or opportunities to be interviewed on air 38
  • 39. Space on espn.com • espn.com should have an interactive map showing “sports fandoms” • The “fandoms” that have the most check-ins will recognized • Each city or fandom will have its own page where the mayor will be displayed 39
  • 40. Leaderboard • espn.com would have a leaderboard for stats for various categories • Users should have to opt-in 40
  • 41. Foursquare API • Building around the API helps brands stand out • ESPN could integrate foursquare checkin functions in the ScoreCenter iPhone app 41
  • 42. Integrate with ESPN Passport • Checking in on foursquare automatically updates your ESPN Passport 42
  • 43. Looks like you have some dead accounts 43
  • 44. JesseThomas@JESS3.com LeslieBradshaw@JESS3.com 571.213.4308 703.994.7781 jess3.com blog - lesliebradshaw.com Thank You. blog.jess3.com foursquare.com/user/jess3 twitter .com/LeslieBradshaw linkedin.com/in/LeslieBradshaw Please stay in touch. facebook.com/jess3 twitter.com/jess3 delicious.com/jessesaves slideshare.com/LeslieBradshaw slideshare.com/jess3 44