Shane Harmon

1 Magazine | 6,832 Articles | 4,822 Followers | @shane_harmon | #Sportsbiz & Major Events pro. Twitter: @ShaneHarmon. CEO @WestpacStadium. Formerly GM Marketing @RugbyWorldCup 2003 & 2011

"StubHub is like Napster," says a Ticketmaster exec of a "Cold War" against resellers even as both rivals push for a law that could curtail mass digital purchases.

During a recent U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing on the Better Online Ticket Sales Act, bitter industry rivals Ticketmaster and StubHub came together …

Cold War

NFL relaxes in-game video, social media rules for teams

The NFL relaxed its in-game video and social media rules for individual clubs Friday, part of an ongoing evolution of a policy that has drawn …

Social Media

San Diego Chargers to exercise team option to move to Los Angeles in 2017

SAN DIEGO -- Barring a miracle, the San Diego Chargers are expected to exercise the team's option to move to Los Angeles in 2017, sources told ESPN's …

Los Angeles

M.L.B. Labor Deal Is Struck, Averting a Work Stoppage

Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached an agreement Wednesday night on a five-year collective bargaining agreement, beating a midnight deadline and ensuring labor peace through 2021 for a sport once regularly entangled in work stoppages.<p>The deal includes revised rules for free-agent …

Sports

Cricket Australia's Big Bash Campaign Puts You Right In The Action

Off the back of a hugely successful fifth season of the KFC Big Bash League, last night saw Cricket Australia launch the campaign for BBL06 via M&C …

Australia

How MLB And New Relic Are Redefining How Cloud Apps Deliver Great Experiences

Baseball is the perfect sport for exploring the paradox of a person’s passion for the game on the one hand, and the analytical precision it provides on the other. If you’ve ever played or are a fan, you know that passion well.<p>Capturing that passion, respecting it and creating experiences in apps is …

Software

Sports world scrambling to boost ratings amid technological changes

Against the backdrop of staggering one-year declines in television ratings for College Football Playoff semifinal games (36 percent) and the 2016 …

Sports

Oakland Athletics Finally Zeroing in on a Ballpark

Under their new team president, the Oakland Athletics are finally nearing their own real ballpark after nearly a half-century at the multi-use …

Oakland Athletics

Mercedes-Benz Stadium unveils 15 restaurant partners

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials announced Wednesday the lineup of restaurant partners that will be f...

Restaurants

Why Amazon May Be The Ultimate Victor In The Sports Rights Battle

<i>The following is an op-ed by Nick Bourne. He is Chief Commercial Officer at Copa90, the 2016 Webby award winning best online sports channel focused</i> …

Amazon

Technology enhances the stadium experience

Technology is forever changing the ways in which sports organisations interact with fans and create new, compelling ways of bringing the fan closer …

Sports Technology

Driving fan engagement in the digital age: what digital disruption really means for sport

By Jonny Madill of Sheridans Sport<p>Everyone is talking about the digital disruption of sport. Sports stakeholders are on a journey of digital …

Sports

Richard Sandomir on the disruption of newspapers, the rise of ESPN, and 25 years covering sports media

Think about it.<p>When Richard Sandomir took over the sports media beat at The New York Times in 1991, newspapers were thriving as the prime source for …

Journalism

Red Sox 'Big Papi' Takes a Swing at Private-Equity

David “Big Papi” Ortiz is becoming a player in the private-equity game.<p>In his first major announcement about his retirement plans since wrapping up a triumphant final season with the Boston Red Sox, Mr. Ortiz said he and a star-studded group of former players are launching Dugout Ventures, a …

Baseball

Music and money flow at stadium concerts around MLB, NFL

Singer-songwriter James Taylor got a head start on next summer's concert season this week, announcing a tour of four MLB stadiums in 2017.<p>Taylor, …

James Taylor

How Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust is getting a grip on fan engagement

Over the past two years, the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust (SCG Trust) has been building what is touted as the southern hemisphere’s first …

Australia

Is Our Obsession With Technology Damaging the Match-Going Experience? | VICE Sports

<i>This article originally appeared on VICE Sports</i> <i>UK.</i><p>It was 4.50pm on Saturday 6 February 2016. For narrative purposes I should probably elaborate on what the weather was like, but I don't remember. Let's say it was cold and grey; winter usually is. I was watching what, in hindsight, represented the …

Sports

ESPN Pays Top Dollar for Football, but Audience Isn’t Buying

With ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” viewership still falling after the presidential election, I began to think about what it meant to be the network that pays, by far, the most for its N.F.L. rights.<p>ESPN gets a less-impactful schedule than NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”<p>ESPN never gets a Super Bowl …

Sports

How Instagram recruits college football teams to market Stories

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the day the Michigan Wolverines’ football team played the Indiana Hoosiers, Michigan undergraduate student Katie Hartwig was …

College Football

How costly are Sacramento Kings tickets? It’s no longer just about where you sit

The price you pay for a Sacramento Kings ticket at Golden 1 Center doesn’t just depend on where you sit.<p>It also depends on which game you’re …

NBA

Sources: NFL, broadcasters have ideas to boost ratings

Published November 21, 2016<p>Fewer commercial breaks. Shorter halftimes. A more streamlined replay review system — these are some of the many ideas the …

Entertainment

L.A. has the king of sports franchise social media

Ty Nowell is the Lakers manager of new media.<p>Pop quiz, hotshot.<p>You are representing a billion-dollar franchise to an entire generation. You have mere …

Social Media

Steve Ballmer: How change in sports media may follow the seismic shift in the music business - L.A. Biz

So we figured, “OK. I’ve got a passion for technology. We’re at the end of our media contract. Fox is willing to work with us. We’ve got technology …

Steve Ballmer

49ers’ on-field losses turning into big financial losses for fans

Image 1of/5<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Dr. Tom Addison, a retired critical-care physician for Kaiser, was never so thrilled to take a financial bath.<p>Addison and his …

Jim Harbaugh

Southampton FC Head of Marketing: “Data should be an important part of every club’s marketing strategy.”

<b>Overtime:</b> You mentioned data analysis as one of the most important things when creating a marketing strategy. How many clubs in the Premier League …

Marketing

Inside the Cronulla Sharks digital marketing play

There’s nothing quite like a NRL grand final to drive brand engagement and customer acquisition. Especially if — like the Cronulla Sharks — your …

Marketing

The key components of building a successful sports sponsorship campaign

Brand association within sport is not a new phenomenon. In 1870 tobacco companies started printing baseball cards of specific players to drive …

Sports

NBA Shootarounds Appear On Facebook Live For NBA TV Fan Night

NBA fans are constantly looking for ways to get the inside scoop on their favorite teams. NBA teams have introduced behind-the-scenes Snapchat …

Facebook

How Sports Teams Give Fans the Experience They Demand

For sports teams, the most obvious way to give fans a great experience is to put a great team on the field or court.<p>“We need better pitching,” …

Switch Off the Football - Bloomberg Gadfly

Young people are turning off sport on the box -- something that will strike fear into television executives who hoped live matches would be immune …

Sports