The Portland Trailblazers on Instagram Straight Flexin’

Portland, Oregon is taking it to the next level with social media. The professional basketball team introduced an ‘Instagram Night’ which encouraged fans to take part in an Instagram competition. The only requirements were to upload a photo or video and use the specific hashtag for the competition. The Trailblazers displayed the photos in the arena, on their website, and on TV. One instagramer will win a pair of tickets to another Trailblazer game.

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Along with the Portland Trailblazers many business and other teams use Instagram for marketing.

New to Instagram and looking to follow some athletes?

http://sportsgeekhq.com/social-media/athletes-killing-it-on-instagram/

From Tony Hawk to Kevin Love, its the new fab. For those of you living under a rock, Instagram is a online photo/video sharing social networking service that allows users to upload their pictures and videos, apply a filter and share them. Instagram is a similar social networking service to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. It is a free App that can be downloaded in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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Tips from Mike Tyson. Listen to the man.

Aside from the jokes, Instagram provides a new and unique marketing technique that brands have been quick to pick up on. The article below shows 20 brands that have “mastered” the art (or use) of Instagram.

http://www.businessinsider.com/these-20-brands-have-mastered-the-use-of-instagram-2013-1#adidas-originals-367884-16

Out of the 20 companies they mentioned there were a handful of sport organizations such as:

The NFL,  The Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers, Adidas, and Red bull.

As fellow Instagramers, we feel more aware of what is going on in the sport media world from this App. It provides a simple way for people to follow their favorite athletes, organizations, and/or teams on the daily.

Peace and Blessings,

Al and Ab

 

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