The Football Blogging Awards for 2016 are just around the corner and Sports Marketing Scotland are up for Best New Football Blog. If you’ve liked anything we’ve done over the past year, please click the image below, and give us a vote on Twitter. It’d be greatly appreciated.
As the 2016/17 football season gets underway, it won’t quite be the same for Andrew Barrowman. He’s taken the decision to retire from the game, and is looking to make a name for himself off the pitch now. However, while most ex-professionals carve out coaching and managerial careers for themselves, Andrew is looking to be the one driving the overall strategy and growth of the football clubs his fellow ex-professionals are working for.
He reveals to Sports Marketing Scotland what made him choose to chase a career in the business side of sport, what his dream role would be in the future, and his thoughts on how we’re currently promoting football in Scotland.
Today, Sports Marketing Scotland is delighted to introduce you to Scotland’s next top sportsperson. Jordyn Smith is 15 years old, but has been involved in taekwondo for over a decade already.
Sports Marketing Scotland seeks to put a focus on a wide spectrum of sports in Scotland, and today’s interview does just that. Scotland is the home of golf, and today’s interview is with Ed Hodge, the PR and Media Manager with Scottish Golf. He gives us an insight into his role, plus answers the question on what he believes golf needs to do to increase it’s appeal with the masses.
Here are the Facebook and Twitter profiles of the 12 clubs participating in the Ladbrokes Premiership, and the 10 clubs participating in the Ladbrokes Championship in the 2016/17 season.
If you spot any mistakes, or want to let us know when a club has added a new social profile, then please get in touch with us through the contact page on the site.
Please note that not all social profiles on either platform are officially affiliated with the clubs, some may be the most popular fan pages.
Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat links will be added in the coming weeks, during which time we’ll also be working to update this list for League 1 and League 2.
Ahead of the 2016/17 SPFL season starting, Sports Marketing Scotland spoke to Dunfermline Athletic’s newly appointed General Manager, Michael Mlotkiewicz.
We wanted to get the lowdown on what’s made Dunfermline so successful off the park since becoming a fan owned club, what the plans are ahead of their return to the Scottish Championship, and how Michael’s made the move from being a fan, to becoming the General Manager of the club he’s supported all his life.
The idea of consistency can directly relate to how leaders and managers should conduct themselves in the workplace. In an interview with Sir Alex Ferguson by Nick Robinson, he states how “In the 26-and-a-half years I was there, I never changed my conviction or my philosophy or my attitudes – and I think the players recognised that. Every day it was the same guy… That consistency created players who were consistent.”
As a manager, if you always maintain the same philosophy and attitude throughout your career, you will create this reputation for yourself that shows you are respectable, able to conduct yourself professionally at all times and that people can rely on you. If you want your team to be consistent, you have to be too.
I’m Jordan Doherty and I’m delighted to be making my Sports Marketing Scotland debut. I’m an Advertising and PR student at City of Glasgow College. I possess a keen interest in both sports and communications and how sports clubs and organisations merge the two together. I’ll be bringing you the latest from what’s happening off the rink across Scotland’s Ice Hockey teams. Today’s post is just a brief update on how Braehead Clan are shaping up ahead of the new season.
Greenock Morton released their new home kit for the 2016/17 season yesterday. If you aren’t quite sure of how Morton kits are supposed to look, here’s a snapshot of the club’s most recent efforts on the home kit.
Making his Sports Marketing Scotland debut is Duncan McKay, a lifelong Scottish football fan. Duncan works in communications and is talking about SPFL branding and opportunities. You can hear Duncan regularly on Terrace Podcast or read his blog where he visited every SPFL ground in one season, 42 Grounds.