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“Social Media in the Media” Night (#BrewersSMIM) Recap

Last night, prior to the Brewers vs. Twins game, we hosted John and Cait present…”Social Media in the Media” Night (#BrewersSMIM) at Miller Park!

Attendees for this sold out event had the opportunity to take part in a special pregame panel/roundtable discussion in the Brewers media interview room featuring representatives from the local media including:

  • Jon Byman ( @JonByman) News Director for 620 WTMJ Radio
  • Tom Haudricourt @Haudricourt ) Brewers beat writer for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via phone)
  • Sophia Minnaert ( @SophiaMinnaert ) Milwaukee Brewers & Bucks Sideline Reporter for FSWisconsin
  • Vince Vitrano ( @VinceVitrano ) WTMJ “Live at Daybreak” anchor

In addition, Brewers pitcher John Axford ( @JohnAxford), the first Brewers player to become active on social media, also made an appearance at the event.

The panel discussion included talk about how the media uses social media as a tool to report and to interact with the people that consume traditional media. In addition, here’s a random assortment of things we learned as per the Twitterverse:

1) Tom Haudricourt is, indeed, NOT Lindsay Lohan:

2) According to Sophia Minnaert, the average baseball fan watches 16 minutes of a game on TV

3) How social media is driving readership/viewership/listenership:

4) How media balance the importance of being first vs. being right:

5) Axford likes showing fans his personal side and started #SystemofaDownSaturday:

If you’re interested in checking out more of the conversation from last night’s event, check out Cait’s Storify Story here.

Following the panel, the group moved to the  ATI Club for the game where they enjoyed a buffet and beverages (the brisket was delicious!). The game turned into a 14-inning affair which ended just shortly before midnight, so the attendees got to see two Sausage Races and take part in two 7th Inning Stretches. And, although ultimately, the Crew fell to the Twins 6-5, everyone we talked to had a great time and enjoyed the event and camaraderie.

Here is a slideshow from the night, made up of our photos and yours!

Do you have additional feedback for us? Ideas for next year? Share them in the comments below, send us a tweet, or shoot us an email. We enjoyed talking with you last night in person and we love hearing from you as much as possible.

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It was great to meet some of our readers in person and to put faces with your Twitter handles.  It is these kind of events that really put the “social” in social media.

Thanks again for coming out! Keep watching John and Cait for information on other upcoming events!

-John (@JStein1981) and Cait (@CMoyer)

Tom Haudricourt to Sign Copies of “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” on May 8

Milwaukee Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will sign copies of his book, “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die,” on Wednesday, May 8.  The book signing will take place at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic, located inside Miller Park’s Hot Corner, from noon – 1 p.m.

The book includes a foreword by former Brewers second baseman Jim Gantner and you can read my review here. (Spoiler alert: I liked it–a lot.) Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for $15.

100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Haudricourt Signing

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

John and Cait Present…”Social Media in the Media” Night at Miller Park on May 28

It’s John and Cait here and we’re excited to tell you that we’re bringing back Social Media Night for 2013!

On Tuesday, May 28 prior to the Brewers vs. Twins game we’ll be hosting John and Cait present…”Social Media in the Media” Night (#BrewersSMIM) at Miller Park!

For just $59, fans will have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets in the ATI Club and the tickets will include a special pregame panel/roundtable discussion featuring representatives from the local media. We’ll discuss how social media has changed the news cycle and the business of reporting. Tickets are available at brewers.com/socialmedianight.

You’ll hear from:

  • Tom Haudricourt @Haudricourt ) Brewers beat writer for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Sophia Minnaert ( @SophiaMinnaert ) Milwaukee Brewers & Bucks Sideline Reporter for FSWisconsin
  • Vince Vitrano ( @VinceVitrano ) WTMJ “Live at Daybreak” anchor
  • …and more!

Plus! Enjoy a special visit from a Brewers player!

We’ll be your hosts for the event and it will take place in our Media Interview Room, so you’ll also get to go behind-the-scenes at Miller Park.

Tickets for the ATI Club are typically only available for group purchase, but through “Social Media in the Media” Night, we’re giving fans this special opportunity to purchase them individually. The tickets also include a pre-game buffet that begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends one hour after the first pitch, plus unlimited soft drinks and two beers per adult.

Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions at the event, but if there are any questions you’d like to submit ahead of time, please e-mail us at johnandcait@brewers.com.

This event is in follow up to last year’s Social Media in Sports Night. That event sold out very quickly and we expect this year’s to do the same, so you’ll want to purchase your tickets early since the event will be limited to approximately 60 fans. Visit brewers.com/socialmedianight for more information and stay tuned to the blog for updates!

We hope to see you there!

-John (@JStein1981) and Cait (@CMoyer)

7/10 Social Media in the Media Event will be Rescheduled

Thanks for your interest in our “John and Cait present… Social Media in the Media” event.

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the event for this Saturday, July 10. If you’ve already purchased tickets for the July 10 date, a Brewers ticket representative will be contacting you shortly.

But don’t worry–we’re already working on rescheduling the event for another date, so keep your eyes and ears open.

You’ll hear it first from us!

- John and Cait
johnandcait@brewers.com

John and Cait present….Social Media in the Media!

Hey Everyone!

It’s John and Cait here and we’re excited to tell you about a really cool event we’re hosting on Saturday, July 10 prior to the Brewers vs. Pirates game: John and Cait present…Social Media in the Media!

For just $99, fans will have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets in the AirTran Airways Landing Zone and the tickets will include a special pre-game panel/roundtable discussion featuring people from the sports industry as well as local media who use have had success with social media and use it in their everyday lives.

You’ll hear from:
Trenni Kusnierek
Reporter for MLB Network (@trenni)
Nick Monroe
Senior Sales & Retention Executive for the Milwaukee Bucks (@nmonroe)
Jeff Sherman
President/Co-Owner of OnMilwaukee.com (@ShermanJeff)
Joe Sorge
Founder and President at Strategic Venues and Concepts and Co-Author of #Twitter Works
…and more!
 
We’ll be your hosts for the event and it will take place in our Media Interview Room, so you’ll get to go behind-the-scenes at Miller Park.

Tickets for the AirTran Airways Landing Zone are normally only available for group purchase, but through Social Media in the Media, we’re giving fans this special opportunity to purchase them individually. The tickets also include a pre-game buffet that begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends one hour after the first pitch, plus unlimited soft drinks and two beers per adult.

Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions at the event, but if there are any questions you’d like to submit ahead of time, please e-mail us at johnandcait@brewers.com. You’ll want to purchase your tickets early since the event will be limited to approximately 50 fans.

Click here to purchase your tickets today! 

John and Cait present…

Social Media in the Media

Saturday, July 10
4:05 p.m. Miller Park Gates Open
4:15 p.m. Meet in the AirTran Airways Landing Zone at Miller Park, where you will be escorted to the Media Interview Room
4:30-5:30 p.m. Social Media in the Media Panel Discussion
6:10 p.m. Brewers vs. Pirates Game

We hope to see you out at Miller Park on July 10!

- John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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