Results tagged ‘ Social Media ’

We Need Your Help! Vote Brewers in the Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition

Thanks to all of you who voted for us in the Business Journal’s Social Madness competition and interacted with us on social media over the last few weeks. We’re proud to say we’ve advanced to the final local round of this competition, which recognizes the companies with the best social media engagement across their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts.

Here at the Brewers, we’re always working hard to bring you new and exciting content to share across our platforms, build new contests and enhance your user experience.

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As we enter the last push of All-Star voting this week, we encourage you to take a moment to give us your vote in the Social Madness competition at http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/socialmadness (large companies category–click green “vote” icon to the right of the name and sign in to cast your vote) as well and to tell your friends to do the same.We’ll also get credit each time you interact with us on our social media channels (i.e. liking & sharing/retweeting posts).

Thanks in advance!

Go Brewers!

John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Continue to Vote Brewers in the Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition

Thanks to all of you who voted for us in the Business Journal’s Social Madness competition and interacted with us on social media over the last few weeks. We’re proud to say we’ve advanced again….but we still need your help!

Social Madness recognizes the companies with the best social media engagement across their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts and here at the Brewers, we’re always working hard to bring you new and exciting content to share across our platforms, build new contests and enhance your user experience.

Help us continue to advance by giving us your vote at http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/socialmadness (large companies category–click green “vote” icon to the right of the name and sign in to cast your vote); interacting with us on our social media channels (i.e. liking & sharing/retweeting posts); and telling your friends to do the same.

There are many rounds to this competition, so we’ll be in need of your help along the way.

This round ends on July 1 and Local Round 4 is July 2-July 8. If we advance to the Nationals, there will be another competition.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Go Brewers!

John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Continue to Vote Brewers in the Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition

Thanks to all of you who voted for us in the Business Journal’s Social Madness competition and interacted with us on social media over the last few days. We’re proud to say we’ve advanced….but we still need your help!

Social Madness recognizes the companies with the best social media engagement across their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts and here at the Brewers, we’re always working hard to bring you new and exciting content to share across our platforms, build new contests and enhance your user experience.

Help us continue to advance by giving us your vote at http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/socialmadness (large companies category–click green “vote” icon to the right of the name and sign in to cast your vote); interacting with us on our social media channels (i.e. liking & sharing/retweeting posts); and telling your friends to do the same.

There are many rounds to this competition, so we’ll be in need of your help along the way.

This round ends on June 24; Local Round 3 will run June 25-July 1; and Local Round 4 is July 2-July 8. If we advance to the Nationals, there will be another competition.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Go Brewers!

John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Vote Brewers in the Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition

The Business Journal’s Social Madness competition kicked off this morning and we’re pleased to announce that the Brewers are in the running!

Social Madness recognizes the companies with the best social media engagement across their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts and here at the Brewers, we’re always working hard to bring you new and exciting content to share across our platforms, build new contests and enhance your user experience.

Help us advance by giving us your vote at http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/socialmadness (large companies category–click green “vote” icon to the right of the name and sign in to cast your vote); interacting with us on our social media channels (i.e. liking & sharing/retweeting posts); and telling your friends to do the same.

And, if you needed more reason to do so, here are some links to some of our best social content over the past couple of months: Social Media Night , Shopping with Axford, Food Reviews, New Brew, #WheresPolish, Hairstyle Appreciation Day, Design a YOUniform, Countdown to Opening Day, and  Bernie’s Trip to Spring Training.

There are many rounds to this competition, so we’ll be in need of your help along the way.

This first round (Local Round 1) ends on June 17. Local Round 2 will be June 18-24; Local Round 3 June 25-July 1; and Local Round 4 July 2-July 8. If we advance to the Nationals, there will be another competition.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Go Brewers!

John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Axford Jumps Into Social Media Mix, To Participate in brewers.com Webchat on Thursday

John Axford had a fantastic rookie year with the Brewers, going 8-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 24 saves.  Outstanding numbers for a pitcher who has bounced around from the minor leagues to independent leagues to even gigs as a bartender and cell phone salesman at Best Buy before finally settling in with the Brewers.  Suddenly last year, Axford found himself in the closer role, replacing his mentor and a future Hall of Famer in Trevor Hoffman.

The native Canadian also quickly became a fan favorite among Brewers fans.  His performance on the field, competitiveness, trademark facial hair and approachable, laidback attitude are all things that Brewers fans enjoy about him.
AxfordJ10RS030.jpgAxford has taken that approachable, laidback attitude into the world of social media.  He joined Twitter as “JohnAxford59” in November and last week started his own Facebook page.  Since Axford joined Twitter, he has nearly 2,500 followers and interacts with them on a regular basis. 

“I debated joining Twitter for a few months,” Axford said.  “My agent ended up really talking me into it, I thought about it and then decided just to give it a shot.  I went into it having no idea how to use it, the first few days were kind of rough, having to figure everything out, but Twitter is quite simple.”

His familiarity with social media and his willingness to interact with fans was another reason he was an easy choice for a brewers.com webchat on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. CT.

In addition to interacting with fans, Axford uses the social network to follow some other MLB players, filmmakers, Brewers fans and some of his favorite bands.

“A really cool moment I had was when I started following Korn,” Axford said.  “They saw I was following them and sent me a message thanking me for following them.  I have always been a big fan of theirs so I thought that was a cool thing.”

Twitter is also how the Brewers closer learned of the Brewers acquisition of Zack Greinke.

“I saw the rumors of the trade on Twitter,” Axford said.  “It can be a great tool for news like that or if you need a laugh.”

Axford needless to say was thrilled about the Greinke acquisition.

 “I was pretty excited about it in all honesty,” Axford said. “That is a great showing from Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin, Gord Ash and the entire organization.  They said they wanted to go out and get two pitchers this offseason and we definitely got what we needed.  We did what we needed to do to get better this offseason and we are proving and showing that we are going for it.”

He used his Twitter account to show his excitement, eventually getting the “hashtag” “SuperAwesomelyCrazyExcitementRumoursNowTruthSunday” to become a trending topic on Twitter in Milwaukee on Sunday following the official announcement.

As the only current Brewer on Twitter, Axford says he might use his experiences to educate his teammates about how to use it and how it works.

“I’m sure I will talk about it with them at Spring Training,” Axford said.  “I might get a little razzing for being the only one using it, but if I have a chance to show them how to use it and how to understand how it works, I know I can help them use it.  It is a great way for us to get a message out there and promote our charities or other things we are doing on and off the field.”

AxfordJ10RS025.jpgHe used Twitter to promote his participation in the Movember Foundation, through which he helped raise awareness for prostate cancer with the help of his famous moustache. 

Axford will participate in a live webchat on brewers.com on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. CT.  Until then, you can find him on Twitter or Facebook.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

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