You have questions, hopefully Sports Business Chronicle has some answers. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll try to answer it as best we can.
1. So, what is Sports Business Chronicle and what does it all entail? SBC is a newly-formed digital media company built around a community-based model that aims to serves the sports business student and professional. It was founded in late August 2017 by Mark J. Burns.
We’ll cover the entire gamut of the industry for now. That might mean describing how the Nashville Predators’ 2017 Stanley Cup run impacted the team and city from a business standpoint as we head into the 2017-18 season, outlining the current state of augmented reality in sports, highlighting Coca Cola’s sponsorship strategy in esports over the last five years or polling a handful of digital professionals about the most underutilized platform in sports (Hint: these will be some of the first stories you’ll read on the website over the next 10 days). At the same time, Sports Business Chronicle will stretch the boundaries of ‘sports business’. If you a read a story on, let’s say, the rise of the infamous @FauxPelini Twitter account and say to yourself, ‘That’s not exactly sports business,’ you’re certainly right. We’re going to inject some pop culture, personality and topical stories of interest into the overarching content strategy. Chances are you’ll see one of those fringe sports business stories each week.
Beyond the content, which will typically run Monday through Thursday, Sports Business Chronicle will have networking events and meetups exclusively for SBC members. We’ll be on the road throughout the month of October and will have events in Nashville and Atlanta, among other cities this Fall, so stay tuned for further updates there.
Depending on the site’s traction, a future podcast is certainly a viable option in the coming months, hopefully sometime in Q1 or Q2 of 2018. Additionally, a SBC-only Slack Community and/or Facebook Page to continue the sports business conversation and engage in more one-to-one networking is on the agenda as well.
If you’re searching for more of a back story on Sports Business Chronicle and why it was created, please read our ‘Welcome’ message here.
2. How do I become a member to SBC? We’re glad you asked. Here is a link to three membership options, including monthly, student and annual.
3. Does becoming a member to Sports Business Chronicle automatically mean I’ll receive the weekly Thursday newsletter? No, actually. You have to manually enter in your email address to receive the SBC newsletter. Do so here.
4. How will I know when and where there will be SBC-related networking events and meetups? Those updates will be included in the daily newsletter, on Twitter and in our exclusive Facebook group.
6. Who will be writing for Sports Business Chronicle? Initially, it’ll just be Mark J. Burns. However, over time, that could certainly change.
7. Is there an app? No, not yet. The site is mobile friendly. An app could certainly be in our future, though.
8. Is there free content at all or is everything behind a paywall at SportsBusinessChronicle.com? We’ve since moved from two free articles a month, depending on a visitor’s search/cookie history, to specifically designating the free articles versus those behind the Sports Business Chronicle paywall. If you’re interested in gaining 100 percent access to SBC content, consider investing in a membership.