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Scenes from #BrewersSocial: Recapping Brewers Social Media Night

Thank you to all of the fans who came out to Brewers Social Media Night tonight–and thank you to everyone who follows us on all of our social platforms year-round. We love seeing your photos and engaging with you. And, at events like these, it is great meeting you in person, too!

We had a great crowd of over 250 fans for our special event tonight, which started out with fans checking in at Helfaer Field and receiving their special t-shirt featuring the #BrewersTeamSelfie:

Fans Cheering

Fans then had the opportunity to take selfies of their own with the FOX Sports Wisconsin Girls, Bernie Brewer (a #MVT in his own right) and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages while waiting for the #BrewersMVT ceremony to begin.

Last month, fans elected Carlos Gomez the 2014 #BrewersMVT…. yes, that’s right…M-V-T. Most valuable tweeter. This is the first year that we’ve bestowed this award and, as you know, since so many of the Brewers players are active on Twitter, there was some stiff competition. But, you voted with your hashtags and your heart and selected Brewers All-Star and Gold Glove Winner Carlos Gomez as your favorite follow.

Perhaps it was the #BrewersTeamSelfie that put him over the edge, his photos of his teammates sleeping on the plane, or his fondness for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but whatever it was, it’s clear that Carlos Gomez keeps you entertained, not only on the field, but online as well.

We had a special award waiting for Carlos:

Brewers Radio Announcer (and avid tweeter) Joe Block was on hand to emcee the event:

Joe was about to present Carlos with his Golden Hashtag, but instead, Carlos surprised us all by pulling a fan out of the crowd to give it to him. “The fans voted for me, they should present it,” he said.

Ever the “social” butterfly, Carlos pulled out his phone and took a video of the crowd, which he posted to Instagram and Twitter on the spot:

Following the award ceremony, Carlos answered a few questions that had been tweeted in advance from fans. Then, we drew a grand prize: A Carlos Gomez package featuring the opportunity to take a selfie with Carlos on the field. Here’s the result:

Gomez Selfie

Many other fans walked away with prize packages as well:

Other Winners

Following the event, fans went inside Miller Park to watch the Crew take on the Marlins.

Hashtags

Here are some “best-of” tweets and Instagram posts from the fans throughout the night. You can find a comprehensive stream at brewers.com/socialmedianight.

 

Thank you also to FOX Sports Wisconsin for their coverage of our event:

 

Thank you once again to those who were able to join us and  those of you who follow us on social all year long! You make my job fun!

Oh, yes–one more thing.  Just a quick reminder that we’re closing in on one million fans on Facebook. If you’re not already following us there, please do! When we reach that milestone, one lucky fan will win a VIP package.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

#BrewersSocial T-Shirt Revealed!

In case you missed it, yesterday we announced the results of the 2014 #BrewersMVT contest and you chose Carlos Gomez as the team’s Most Valuable Tweeter!

Now, you have the chance to join Carlos and the rest of the Brewers on Social Media Night at Miller Park on Monday, September 8 as the Crew takes on the Marlins. Your Social Media Night ticket package includes the opportunity to interact with Carlos Gomez during the pregame “Tweet Up” at Helfaer Field; a one-of-a-kind Social Media Night T-Shirt designed with input from Carlos; and a Loge Outfield Box ticket… all for just $25!

At the pregame Tweet Up, we’ll present Carlos with a special #BrewersMVT Trophy and he’ll be interviewed on-field at Helfaer by our guest host for the evening, Brewers Radio Broadcaster, Joe Block. Fans can submit questions ahead of time using #BrewersSocial.

There, you’ll also pick up THIS unique Social Media Night T-Shirt that we worked with Carlos to design:

Carlos Gomez Selfie Tee

 

That’s right, the #BrewersSocial t-shirt features the 2014 #BrewersTeamSelfie (taken by Carlos Gomez), along with Carlos’ twitter handle and number on the back, honoring him as the #BrewersMVT.

Speaking of selfies, at the event, you’ll also have the chance to take selfies with Bernie Brewer and the FOX Sports Wisconsin Girls and win a variety of prizes.

But you’ll have to hurry–tickets are limited and are only available through next Monday, September 1, or while supplies last at brewers.com/socialmedianight.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Carlos Gomez Named 2014 #BrewersMVT (Most Valuable Tweeter)!

The votes are in and you’ve chosen Carlos Gomez as the 2014 #BrewersMVT (Most Valuable Tweeter)!

And now, you have the chance to join Carlos and the rest of the Brewers on Social Media Night at Miller Park on Monday, September 8 as the Crew takes on the Marlins.

MB-14 Social Media Night-Congrats Carlos

Your Social Media Night ticket package includes the opportunity to interact with Carlos Gomez during the pregame “Tweet Up” at Helfaer Field; a one-of-a-kind Social Media Night T-Shirt designed with input from Carlos; and a Loge Outfield Box ticket… all for just $25!

At the pregame Tweet Up, we’ll present Carlos with a special #BrewersMVT Trophy and he’ll be interviewed on-field at Helfaer by our guest host for the evening, Brewers Radio Broadcaster, Joe Block. Fans can submit questions ahead of time using #BrewersSocial. There, you’ll also pick up your unique Social Media Night T-Shirt that we’re currently working with Carlos to design (stay tuned to the blog as we’ll unveil it soon!), plus have the chance to take selfies with Bernie Brewer and win a variety of prizes.

But you’ll have to hurry–tickets are limited and are only available through next Monday, September 1, or while supplies last at brewers.com/socialmedianight.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Social Media Night Set for September 8; Fans Can Elect #BrewersMVT to Appear at Event

This just in: Social Media Night is set for Monday, September 8 when the Crew takes on the Miami Marlins at Miller Park!

Being the Director of New Media, Social Media Night is something that is near and dear to my heart and something I greatly look forward to. I take great pride in this event and that’s why I really hope that you like the new spin we’ve put on it for 2014.

This is the third year of the event and this year, since we have so many players who are active on Twitter, the evening will revolve around that platform with fans having the opportunity to elect their favorite Brewers player on Twitter as the “2014 #BrewersMVT” (Most Valuable Tweeter). The player with the most votes will make an exclusive appearance at the event.

A special $25 ticket package is available for the game on Monday, September 8 against the Miami Marlins. The package includes a Loge Level ticket, access to a pregame “Tweet-Up” event at Helfaer Field featuring an appearance by the #BrewersMVT, an exclusive Brewers Twitter t-shirt designed with input from the winning player, and the opportunity to win prizes.

MB-14-Social-Media-Night-Main-FINAL

 

From now through Sunday, August 24, fans can vote for their favorite follow on Twitter using designated hashtags. The player with the most votes will be selected as the #BrewersMVT (Most Valuable Tweeter), appear at the pre-game “Tweet Up” with fans, and help design the special Twitter t-shirt that fans purchasing the package will receive on September 8.

So…. Which Brewers player is your favorite follow? Whose tweets give you the most information or make you laugh hardest? Tweet using the designated hashtags  below now through Sunday, August 24 to vote for your #BrewersMVT.

MB-14-Social-Media-Night-Players-BirdBods

The players and their special hashtags are as follows:

 

PLAYERS                            TWITTER HANDLE            HASHTAG

Zach Duke                          (@Zach_Duke)                      #DukeMVT

Carlos Gomez                  (@C_Gomez27)                     #GomezMVT

Tom Gorzelanny          (@TGorz)                                    #GorzMVT

Jeremy Jeffress              (@JMontana41)                     #JeffressMVT

Kyle Lohse                          (@KyleLohse26)                   #LohseMVT

Jonathan Lucroy           (@JLucroy20)                        #Lucroy MVT

Martin Maldonado        (@Machete1224)                    #MaldyMVT

Jimmy Nelson                   (@Jimmy_J_Nelson)        #NelsonMVT

Will Smith                             (@White_Willy31)                #SmithMVT

 

Tickets are on sale now at brewers.com/socialmedianight. For group outings of 25 or more, tickets may be purchased by calling 414- 902-4523. Packages are limited, so fans are fans are encouraged to act quickly.

See you there and in the mean time, see you on Twitter!

-Cait

@CMOYER

-JohnandCait@brewers.com

We’re Number One (Again)… Because of YOU!

We just received some terrific news–John and Cait… Plus 9  was the top MLB Pro Blog for the second month in a row!

April was a great month for us and and we carried that into a strong May here on the blog. This is a great honor as we are always competing with a number of awesome blogs across the MLBlogs platform. Great new photo blogs like the SF Giants Photos Blog and Dodgers Photo Blog are tough to beat.  Other front office insider blogs like Jamie Ramsey’s Better Off Red and the Mariners From the Corner of Edgar and Dave  continue to provide us with inspiration for JCP9.

But really, it’s all thanks to you–our readers!

It was a busy May for us and we hope to continue to be the place for an inside look at the Brewers. We would not be number one without our readers, so to celebrate, we thought we’d do another fun giveaway with trivia related to the blog.

The first person to answer the following questions in the comment field below will win a prize package consisting of:

JCP9 Prize May

Ready? Here’s what you need to answer–three questions designed for you to go back through our archives!

  • From the group of players that John saw in the 2011 Arizona Fall League, how many are currently with the Big League Brewers now?
  • Which former Brewers player was Cait paired with at the Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2012?
  • We’ve hosted Social Media Night the last two years and a each time, a different Brewers player has made a guest appearance. Name the players.

Good luck!

UPDATE at 2:40pm CT: Congrats to Travis B. You’re the winner! Wow, that was quick!

Thanks again for reading everyone, it has truly been a pleasure to be able to engage with all of you; it was especially fun for us to meet those of you who came out to Social Media Night in person as well!

We are very fortunate to each have an inside look at the team and want to give you as much of a look inside the organization as we can. Please continue to let us know your comments, criticisms and ideas as we continue to provide our own behind-the-scenes look at Brewers baseball.  We love your feedback and will use it to hopefully stay number one in the rankings!

Cheers!
John and Cait

John andCait@Brewers.com

“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)

We’re Number One… Because of YOU!

We just received some terrific news–John and Cait… Plus 9  was the top MLB Pro Blog for the month of April! This is quite the honor, especially when you consider all of the other awesome MLBlogs that are out there, like Keith Olbermann’s Baseball Nerd Blog and Jamie Ramsey’s Better Off Red, just to name a couple.

But really, the kudos goes to you! Thank you for reading the blog.  It was a busy April for us and we hope to continue to be the place for an inside look at the Brewers. We would not be number one without our readers, so to celebrate, we thought we’d do a fun giveaway with trivia related to the blog.

The first person to answer the following questions in the comment field below will win a prize package consisting of:

Blog Prize

Ready? Here’s what you need to answer–three questions designed for you to go back through our archives!

  • We started our “What John and Cait Ate…” concession review series in 2011.  Name one of three foods that we reviewed in our first post.
  • Cait recently reviewed Haudricourt’s new Brewers book, but what was the book she reviewed last year?
  • We ran in the Brewers Mini last year and tracked our progress on the blog. What was John’s finishing time?

UPDATE:Looks like we already have our winner, wow that was fast! Congrats, Brad. Thanks again to everyone for reading!

Good luck!

Thanks again for reading, it has truly been a pleasure to be able to engage with all of you and we can’t wait to see some of you on Social Media Night, coming up on May 28. We love your feedback as well. Please continue to let us know your comments, criticisms and ideas as we continue to provide our own behind-the-scenes look at Brewers baseball.
Cheers!
John and Cait

John andCait@Brewers.com

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)

Social Media in Sports Night (#BrewersSMIS) Recap

Last night over 70 Brewers fans and social media aficionados joined us at Miller Park for our first Social Media in Sports Night.

John (@jstein1981) and Cait (@CMoyer) led a panel discussion in the Media Interview Room where a number of personalities with their feet in social media in the Wisconsin sports scene talked about how social media has changed the was they do business.

Brewers play-by-play radio voice Joe Block (@Joe_Block) kicked off the discussion with talking about how he integrates social media in his job. Block also expressed the important role Twitter played in helping him get to know Brewers fans.

Brewers pitcher Chris Narveson (@sleep_trick), who is recovering from surgery and is out for the year, also joined the discussion. He talked about how he was going to use Twitter to help him stay connected to fans during his rehab.

The main members of the panel included Jon Greenberg (@JonAdmirals) from the Milwaukee Admirals, Nick Monroe (@NMonroe) from the Milwaukee Bucks, Tina Wagner (@Tina_J_Wagner) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Garrison Cummings (@gwcummings) from the Green Bay Packers.

The group discussed what promotions have worked the best in the past, how they use social media to promote their brands, which social networks their organizations use, and who their favorite brands or people are that they follow on Twitter.

Following the discussion, the group watched the game from the ATI Club in right field.  Although the outcome of the game wasn’t great, the night was still a success.

Click below to view our slideshow from the evening:

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And here, we gathered all of the tweets surrounding the event on Storify!

[View the story "'Social Media in Sports Night' at Miller Park #BrewersSMIS" on Storify]

We’re hoping this is the first of many fun events like this, so we welcome any feedback or ideas you may have for the future!

Cheers!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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