Social media strategies : engaging with rugby union consumers
Scott, Olan; Pegoraro, Ann; Beaton, Anthony; Watkins, Jerry; Bruffy, Katherine; Naylor, Michael
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Citation:Scott, O., Pegoraro, A., Beaton, A., Watkins, J., Bruffy, K., & Naylor, M. (2015, November). Social media strategies: Engaging with rugby union consumers. Paper presented at Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Tasmania, Hobart.
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The rise and popularity of the Internet and social media has drastically changed the ways in which sport organisations communicate with their key stakeholders (Pedersen, Miloch, & Laucella, 2007). In terms of social media use, sport comprises just a small proportion of television content, yet nearly fifty percent of all Twitter content is related to sports (Nielsen, 2014). Other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram are also extensively used by sport organisations and consumers of sport. It is increasingly important for sport organisations to prioritise these platforms in the overall communication, public relations, and marketing strategies. Social media has changed how consumers get information, what information consumers can now access and a newer phenomenon whereby consumers can interact with their favourite sport organisation or athlete.