Thursday, May 24, 2007
using Twitter to promote baseball
I think I've finally figured out how to use Twitter to help promote a baseball tournament we 've got going in Bartlesville, OK The Tournament is called the United Linen Classic and it starts in June from 21-25! After studying many blogs on the subject of Twitter, we think we are in a postion to try it out and see what it can do to help generae interest and buzz around the tournament. Our plan is to post scores in real-time after each inning. The baseball guys will tell their girlfriends, the frineds will tell their friends, parents will be told, and on and on it goes. Hopefully. We'll see how many followers the ULBraves have after their first week on the road.
The key for us is to generate a sense of community around the boys in the ball club and allow followers to stay in touch with scores posted. And the followers of the ULBraves have the ability to connect to themselves, creating groupps within groups within the ULBraves group.
Or it could all be a big bust and we walk awasy without having spent a dime on the crazy little venture. That might make us feel better. But I really want it to work...I want hundereds of followers on my ULBraves homepage on Twitter. And I want people Twittering among each other,,,basically just having a good time following one of the finest baseball teams in northeast Oklahoma.