Hashtag Sports 2018 Announces Full Speaker Line-Up
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2018
Hashtag Sports, the industry’s largest and most diverse gathering dedicated to sports content, culture and innovation, today unveiled the final roster of speakers for Hashtag Sports 2018 taking place June 25-27 in New York’s Times Square.
Professional athletes including the NFL’s Ju-Ju Smith Schuster and U.S. Soccer star Hope Solo, sports and marketing industry executives including Translation CEO Steve Stoute and leaders from ESPN, WWE, FOX Sports, NBA and NHL among others, and media personalities including ESPN’s Mike Greenberg and Katie Nolan, will take part in the three-day event at the TimesCenter in Times Square. Speakers for Hashtag Sports 2018 will include:
Athletes and Talent:
For a full list of Hashtag Sports 2018 speakers, go to hashtagsports.com/speakers.
In addition to the more than 70+ sessions held over three days, the event will feature original content showcases and performances including live athlete podcasts, the SportsFronts, and the Hashtag Sports Comedy Hour at Bleacher Report featuring an all-star lineup celebrating the convergence of sports and entertainment.
The full conference agenda and session details can be found at hashtagsports.com/schedule.
To secure your seat at this year’s event and to find out more information about Hashtag Sports 2018, go to hashtagsports.com.
Hashtag Sports Announces Lineup for First-Ever Full Day “SportsFronts” at 2018 Annual Conference
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2018
Hashtag Sports, the industry’s largest gathering dedicated to sports content, culture and innovation, today unveiled the final lineup for its SportsFronts presentations held during its annual three-day conference in New York. This year’s SportsFronts take place on Wednesday June 27 at the TimesCenter in Times Square and will mark the first-time-ever that it will encompass a full-day schedule of presentations, discussions, and announcements from over a dozen of the leading sports broadcast and digital media companies.
“There is no other event in the industry that delivers this breadth of diverse opinions, creative insights, bold predictions, and candid discussions on hot-button topics,” said Hashtag Sports Co-Founder Steve Cobb. “The continued growth of our SportsFronts series provides a powerful platform for executives, marketers, and creators to showcase what’s next in sports media and discover how today’s connected fan consumes and engages with premium sports content.”
Hosted by sports journalist and on-air personality LZ Granderson, the full-day agenda will feature executives and talent from the most prominent broadcasters, publishers and platforms serving the connected fan. Speakers will include ESPN President of Global Sales and Advertising Ed Erhardt, WWE Co-President Michelle Wilson, YouTube Global Head of YouTube TV and Originals Marketing Angela Courtin, and Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini. Participating media personalities and athletes include Mike Greenberg, Victor Cruz, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Jay Williams.
“Extending SportsFronts to an entire day underscores the excitement today’s leading sports media executives have about showcasing the latest content, partnerships and innovations making sports-viewing more engaging, enjoyable, and compelling for today’s young, tech-savvy audience,” said Hashtag Sports Co-Founder Anthony Caponiti. “We couldn’t be more excited that Hashtag Sports has become the premier event and platform to provide a unique lens on both what is happening now and what lies ahead as the worlds of sports and entertainment continue to converge.”
The 2018 SportsFronts will feature presentations, interviews and panels to an audience of brand marketers, media buyers and industry professionals seeking to reach and engage the highly-coveted 13-34 year old demographic of digital-native, multi-platform sports fans and consumers.
The morning session, beginning at 9:30 am ET, will include:
The afternoon session, kicking-off at 1 pm ET, will feature:
The SportsFronts, first introduced by Hashtag Sports in 2015, will also feature an industry panel discussion titled “Disrupting Sports Media: A Look Ahead” featuring author and host of Cleveland Hustle Bonin Bough, Head of Digital Media for the NBC Sports Group Rick Cordella, Twitter’s Head of U.S. Sports Partnerships TJ Adeshola, and Fancred President Andrew Miller. The day will close with a special live recording of The Victor Cruz Show podcast featuring Victor Cruz and Paul Rivera.
To secure your seat at this year’s event and to find out more information about all three days of Hashtag Sports 2018, go to hashtagsports.com.
Hashtag Sports to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell
New York, NY (GlobeNewswire) June 30, 2017
Hashtag Sports will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate a successful week of innovation and thought leadership that gathered executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and influencers from across the global sports economy.
In honor of the occasion, Steve Cobb & Anthony Caponiti, Co-Founders of Hashtag Sports, will ring the Closing Bell.
This year’s event (#HS17), featuring over 175 speakers and 1,200 attendees, was held on June 26-28, 2017 at The TimesCenter and Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square, NYC.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, June 30, 2017 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
About Hashtag Sports:
Hashtag Sports is an innovation conference and thought leadership platform that explores key trends and technologies in sports across media, advertising, sponsorship, content, and culture. Held annually in New York City, this year’s three-day industry event featured 50+ sessions and 175+ speakers representing leading brands, agencies, properties, rightsholders, publishers, startups, investors and athletes. Hashtag Sports is the most diverse gathering of thought leaders, decision makers, and influencers across the sports economy and innovation ecosystem, providing a media-friendly platform to learn, collaborate, and evolve. For more information, visit www.hashtagsports.com.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com
Innovative Leaders in Sports, Media, and Tech To Gather At Hashtag Sports
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 25, 2017
Hashtag Sports, a new innovation conference and thought leadership platform, has unveiled its preliminary agenda and initial lineup of 100+ confirmed speakers from leading media, marketing, and sponsorship executives representing the global sports ecosystem.
Hashtag Sports will feature 175+ speakers in Times Square to explore the trends and technologies around sports, media, content, and culture. The three-day event will take place on June 26-28, 2017 at the TimesCenter and Microsoft Technology Center and confirmed speakers include:
“Our speakers represent the industry’s best and brightest when it comes to understanding and shaping the evolving sports media landscape and Millennial fan experience” says Steve Cobb, co-founder of Hashtag Sports. “No other event dives as deep into understanding and serving the needs of today’s connected fan, which is showcased by our diverse speaker roster and comprehensive agenda.”
A full list of the first 100 speakers can be found at http://hashtagsports.com/speakers.
Hashtag Sports’ preliminary agenda includes the following programming tracks and sessions filled with original insights and announcements:
In addition, Hashtag Sports will host a startup program to empower early-stage companies in the sports innovation ecosystem. Startups will receive one-on-one sessions with seasoned industry veterans, who are able to offer advice and expertise on starting, growing, and scaling successful sports businesses.
The conference agenda and session details can be found at http://hashtagsports.com/schedule.
To register for conference passes, please visit http://hashtagsports.com/register.
About Hashtag Sports:
Hashtag Sports® is an innovation conference and thought leadership platform that gathers over 1,000 attendees to discuss key trends and technologies in sports across media, content, sponsorship, and advertising. Held annually in New York City, the three-day industry event features 50+ sessions and 175+ speakers representing leading brands, agencies, properties, rightsholders, publishers, startups, investors and athletes. Hashtag Sports is the most diverse gathering of thought leaders, decision makers, and influencers across the sports economy and innovation ecosystem, providing a media-friendly platform to learn, collaborate, and evolve. The next Hashtag Sports will be held on June 26-28, 2017 at The TimesCenter and Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square, NYC. For more information, visit www.hashtagsports.com
Shnarped Launches New 'Instagram for Sports' Platform at Hashtag Sports
New York, NY (Marketwired) October 20, 2015
Shnarped, a Canadian tech startup founded by Princeton hockey players, is announcing the launch of a new social media platform for sports video content. Shnarped is described as 'Instagram for Sports'. The app's easy-to-use video editing tools like slow motion, a moving spotlight, music, and fun stickers provide the primary differentiation over existing social networks. Since the app is all about sports, users can easily find, engage, and have fun with a community of like-minded individuals.
The company's first product, a hockey app, garnered over 100K downloads, adoption by 150 NHL players, and a deal from all five Dragons on the popular Canadian TV show The Dragons' Den. Insights from young athletes on their first app guided Shnarped in a completely new direction, and in March of 2015 the company initiated a major pivot into the sports social media space.
"Kids just want to have fun," says cofounder and CEO Dustin Sproat. "They told us making cool videos was really hard, and that there just wasn't a good place to post all their sports photos and videos. We built Shnarped for them. It's about finding inspiration, having fun, and building communities through a shared love of sports."
Hashtag Sports conference is a 3-day expo and conference celebrating the convergence of sports, digital media, and technology, effectively serving as an industry showcase and catalyst for innovation.
Anthony Caponiti, Co-Founder of Hashtag Sports, the company behind Hashtag Sports conference said, "Shnarped lies at a hot intersection between sports-tech, mobile-video, and social media which makes Hashtag Sports conference the perfect platform for announcing the new Shnarped app. They've made sports video-editing really easy, and done it in a way that appeals to the millennial demographic - the sky really is the limit."
Prior to launch, Shnarped has already been adding almost 1K users / day. "The feedback from everyone has really blown us away," says Sproat. "Our users tell us Shnarped is going to be huge, and we're just really proud to be able to use social media in a positive way, encouraging youths to live an active and healthy lifestyle."
The iOS app can be downloaded at www.shnarped.com. An Android version will be released within 6 weeks.
Shnarped was founded by Dustin Sproat, Kyle Hagel and Kamil Sikorski in Vancouver, 2012. Dustin and Kyle played NCAA hockey at Princeton University and professionally. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shnarped.com.
About Hashtag Sports conference:
Hashtag Sports® conference is a 3-day expo and conference that will showcase how digital media and emerging technologies are shaping the future of sports. For additional details, please visit: hashtagsportsfest.com or email email@example.com.
Six Leading Digital Media Networks for Millennial Sports Fans Kick Off Inaugural SportsFronts in Brooklyn
Founding participants - Whistle Sports, The Players’ Tribune, Bleacher Report, FloSports, Nitro Circus, and ThePostGame - Present to Brand Marketers and Advertisers Looking to Reach Young Sports Fans
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2015
Hashtag Sports today announced the schedule for the inaugural SportsFronts series to be held during the 3-day Hashtag Sports conference expo and conference at the Brooklyn EXPO Center on October 20, showcasing six leading digital networks creating original video programming for millennial sports fans.
The 2-hour event will consist of a series of engaging presentations from prominent digital-first sports publishers, offering innovative content formats and partnerships with some of the world’s premier teams, leagues, brands, and athletes.
Sports is among the most popular and engaging genres for young viewers and is well-positioned to thrive in an increasingly fragmented media landscape and rapidly evolving multi-screen world. According to Nielsen's 2014 Year in Sports Report, viewers 18-34 posted a 53% increase in digital viewing from Q2 2013 to Q2 2014.
The SportsFronts’ six inaugural participants will each present to an audience of brand marketers and media buyers seeking to reach and engage the elusive 13-34 year old demographic of digital-native, multi-platform sports fans and athletes. The rapid growth of digital video advertising combined with the unique media consumption habits of young sports fans makes for a truly exciting event. View the full schedule below to learn more.
3:20pm ET – Whistle Sports
“Whistle Sports is a Social Sports Media Company that entertains, engages and empowers today’s generation with fun, real, cool, and unexpected content and activations. We attract a highly-engaged, 13-34 year old Millennial audience of avid sports video viewers who are sports, video, digital, social, and brand influencers.
3:40pm ET – The Players' Tribune
"The Players’ Tribune is a new digital media platform dedicated to empowering athletes with the tools they need to tell their stories. Founded by Derek Jeter, the site features first-person essays, an array of video content, podcasts, and original photography, bringing fans closer to the games they love while providing a unique insight into the daily sports conversation."
4:00pm ET – Bleacher Report
"Bleacher Report, a division of Turner Sports, is the leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage, and is one of the fastest-growing digital properties in the United States. We take a cutting-edge approach to sports content production and delivery based on the most relevant information for each sports fan. With that, we keep fans 'in the know' and ahead of the game at all times."
4:20pm ET – FloSports
“FloSports is a leading sports media company that is unlocking a world of sports coverage via original programming and live streaming video of sports such as wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, elite fitness, track and field, softball, gymnastics and more. FloSports plans to take attendees into our world of sports, athletes, live events, and make you 'Feel The Sweat'.”
4:40pm ET – Nitro Circus
“One of the most prolific content production entities in sports, Nitro Circus creates full length feature films, heart wrenching documentaries, network TV specials, unscripted reality TV series, numerous digital series, right down to 15 second instagram clips and Snapchat stories.”
5:00pm ET – ThePostGame
"Sports fans are the most engaged of all consumer audiences and TPG Studios, the creative services and production division of ThePostGame, has pioneered content marketing to this crucial group. With original video programming ranging from custom segments to 18-episode series, TPG Studios has created some of the most provocative, arresting and inviting ad content for brands engaging the full spectrum of sports fans."
“With this impressive lineup for the inaugural 2015 SportsFronts, we are anticipating great interest and excitement from marketers and media agencies seeking to reach and engage today’s young sports fan through premium original digital video programming,” says Steve Cobb, Co-Founder of Hashtag Sports. “Sports fans have demonstrated an insatiable appetite for original video programming across social, mobile, online, and OTT platforms, and we are excited to showcase some of the leaders in this new wave of sports media brands for the digital era.”
Lead partners and sponsors of Hashtag Sports conference 2015 include: Barclays Center, IBM, Whistle Sports, and Telescope.
For questions or media inquiries about Hashtag Sports conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SportsFronts is a new annual series of presentations created to connect brand marketers and media buyers with digital publishers and content creators that reach young sports fans. The goal is provide a marketplace and platform for the new wave of innovative sports digital networks to tell their stories, announce new programming, and connect with brand marketers.
About Hashtag Sports conference:
Hashtag Sports® festival is a 3-day expo and conference that will showcase how digital media and emerging technologies are shaping the future of sports. With over 100 executive speakers and 30 cutting-edge exhibitors covering topics ranging from virtual reality to daily fantasy sports, this event will be critical to discovering the unique challenges and opportunities presented by today’s connected fan and athlete.
Hashtag Sports Festival Expo and Conference in Brooklyn Gathers Leaders in Sports, Media, and Tech
Over 30 Companies at Forefront of Sports Tech Innovation Assemble at Brooklyn EXPO Center for Inaugural Industry Exhibition
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 09, 2015
Hashtag Sports, organizers of the industry leading #SportsConf virtual conference series, announce the inaugural Hashtag Sports conference expo and conference set to take place in Brooklyn, NY on October 20-22 and gather innovators at the convergence of sports, media, and technology.
This groundbreaking 3-day event will showcase how digital media and emerging technologies are shaping the future of sports covering a diverse range of topics including virtual reality, social platforms, daily fantasy sports, eSports, OTT, mobile ticketing, predictive analytics, and wearables. Over 80 thought leaders will present from Twitter, Facebook, FanDuel, ESPN, AMEX, AIG, FC Bayern Munich, NASCAR, NBA, Whistle Sports, The Players’ Tribune, Showtime Sports, and more.
Notable speakers include Danny Keens, Head of Sports Partnerships for Twitter; Elisa Padilla, SVP and CMO for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center; John West, CEO and co-founder for Whistle Sports; and Patrick Willis, former San Francisco 49ers All-Pro Linebacker.
More than 30 cutting-edge tech companies and startups including IBM, STRIVR Labs, Athos, Catapult, Krossover, Second Spectrum, Next Galaxy, Vulcun, Grabyo, Omnigon, and Telescope will be exhibiting across 30,000 square feet at the new Brooklyn EXPO Center in Greenpoint. The expo floor, Innovation Stage interviews, and Opening Night Party will be accessible to sports industry professionals, startup founders, and investors with a free Expo-Only pass.
“Disruptive macro trends in technological innovation such as mobile, social, big data, and IoT are rapidly transforming how fans watch and experience sports,” says Steve Cobb, co-founder of Hashtag Sports. "Niche sports are reaching global audiences in real-time, young tech-savvy fans are consuming and producing social content at dizzying paces, and a new wave of digital-first media brands catering to this multi-platform, cord-cutting audience is emerging. All this has created substantial challenges, confusion, and opportunity."
“It is our goal to bring together the entire sports industry and create a much-needed platform for innovation, discovery, and education surrounding this new generation of connected fans and athletes,” adds Anthony Caponiti, Hashtag Sports co-founder. “We couldn’t think of a better place to host this event than the sports capital of the world.”
Conference programming spans two stages of keynotes, exhibitor demos, panels, workshops, and TED-style presentations designed to educate and inform today’s sports marketer. View the full agenda to learn more.
Day 1 will feature the inaugural "SportsFronts" presentations from six leading digital media brands that reach millennial sports fans. Chat Sports will bring its prestigious “Minds Behind the Game” series back to New York City with a Day 2 afternoon keynote panel on athlete investors. Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment will host a special invite-only closing breakfast, panel, and tour at Barclays Center on Day 3.
Lead partners and sponsors of Hashtag Sports conference 2015 include: Barclays Center, IBM, Whistle Sports, and Telescope.
To register for the free expo or purchase conference passes, please visit http://hashtagsportsfest.com/register.
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About Hashtag Sports:
Hashtag Sports® produces events and content that drive innovation at the convergence of sports, media, and technology. Our #SportsDaily email newsletter and global conferences now reach a growing community of over 45,000 professionals including more than 300 teams and leagues.