Sports agent JR Rickert announced today that he and his clients are leveraging the Votigo social media marketing platform and declaring this “The Year of the Fan.” To show the fans how much they appreciate their loyalty, Rickert and his clients will be using social media to give away items ranging from autographed player tickets to game used gear.
“These are some tough times for sports fans all over the country, and attending a live football game has become something of an impossibility for the aggregate fan,” said agent JR Rickert. “We wanted to bring back that sense that your average working fan could pick up a pair of tickets and take his kid to the game. Thankfully we found a strong technology provider like Votigo to make our vision a reality. With Votigo we can use social networking to engage our fans year round, and really make this year of fan appreciation special. We wanted to prove to the world that social networking can be a positive activity for sports stars, and not just a negative publicity generator as it has been viewed in the past.”
“We are proud that our platform is supporting JR Rickert on The Year of the Fan,” says Jim Risner Co-CEO and Founder of Votigo. “Social media provides a fantastic opportunity for athletes to engage directly with their fans. JR Rickert’s roster of clients have loyal audiences that want more opportunities to interact with their favorite players. Votigo technology provides a simple and effective solution for JR Rickert to launch giveaways and other promotions on behalf of their clients.”
FOLLOW THESE PLAYERS ON TWITTER TO KEEP TRACK OF THE YEAR OF THE FAN GIVEAWAYS
CHECK BACK OFTEN AS WE’LL BE ADDING NEW PLAYERS AND ITEMS EVERY WEEK OF THE 2011 NFL SEASON!
|@JordanBabineaux – Tennessee Titans – Game used Week 1 Gloves giveaway already in progress!|
|@JordaNorwood – Cleveland Browns – Game used Week 1 Gloves giveaway already in progress!|
|@DraytonFlorence – Buffalo Bills – Week 1 giveaway coming soon!|
|@OneManGang97 – Lorenzo Alexander – Washington Redskins – Week 1 giveaway coming soon!|