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Chris Yandle hosts the #SportsPR Podcast that covers public relations and social media in sports, and pretty much everything in between.

Chris Yandle hosts the #SportsPR Podcast that covers public relations and social media in sports, and pretty much everything in between.
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Chris Yandle hosts the #SportsPR Podcast that covers public relations and social media in sports, and pretty much everything in between.






Episode 36: Peter Stringer

We weren't planning to do a podcast this week, but this one sorta happened so who are we to say no? Episode 36 features Peter Stringer, the VP for Digital Media with the Boston Celtics. Peter and Chris discuss his humble beginnings with NESN to his time as the editor and now to his current role as Vice President for Digital Media. Oh, and we also spend time on the NFL's ridiculous social media restrictions. Enjoy! Follow Chris Yandle on Twitter, @ChrisYandle.

Duration: 00:54:43

Episode 31: #SportsPRSummit, Part 2

Part 2 of Chris' three-part series from the #SportsPRSummit's Social Media Workshop features Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence, the Summit's Lauren Teague, and UFC social director Shanda Maloney. All three were presenters in San Francisco and offered compelling insight. Social Media Links

Episode 29: Alex Restrepo

We're trying some new things on the #SportsPR Podcast, so Episode 29 with Alex Restrepo of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans features no intro or intro music. Why? Well, the podcast was recorded inside Chris' car in the middle of a New Orleans rain storm with none of his usual equipment. The candid conversation was so good that we had to post it the same day. Chris and Alex discuss the challenges of running the social accounts for TWO professional sports teams, Alex's...

Episode 26: Mark Majewski

From favorite karaoke songs to the emoji that best describes him, Boston College's Mark Majewski joins the podcast to discuss college sports information's future problem. Plus, the two discuss GIFs, the plight of social media managers and more. Like what you hear? Don't forget to rate the #SportsPR Podcast on iTunes.

Duration: 00:55:02

Episode 25: My Story

I kick off "Season 2" of my #SportsPR Podcast with my personal battle with depression and anxiety. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is important and we need to take care of ourselves and seek the help we need. I hope my story can help other people get the help they need.

Duration: 00:19:07

Episode 24: Jessica Smith

Chris and Jessica have the debate to end all debates: how much is too much when it comes to animated GIFs? Also, we discuss Twitter play-by-play, brands and real-time marketing, and the strategies teams should employ when it comes to social media. You can follow Jessica and all of her great insight on Twitter, @WarJessEagle.

Episode 23: Chris del Conte

Chris del Conte gets "it." What's it? The Athletic Director at TCU is as real of a person as you'll come by in college athletics. This description for this podcast won't do any justice to the conversation we had. Albeit less than 30 minutes, I could have talked to Chris for hours. I look forward to more in-depth conversations in the future. Follow Chris del Conte on Twitter, @_delconte.

Episode 19: Jesse Marks

The Telly Award-winning Jesse Marks, Associate AD for Development at the University of Miami, joins Chris on the #SportsPR Podcast to discuss the importance of relationship building in college athletics. Jesse also discusses some of the challenges and opportunities in fundraising at the collegiate level. You can follow Jesse on Twitter, @Jessehmarks.

Episode 18: J.W. Cannon

Taylor Hicks' doppelgänger, J.W. Cannon, joins the #SportsPR Podcast to share the UPS philosophy on global sponsorship sales and partnerships, brand ambassadors, and his adventures in fatherhood. J.W. is the co-host of #sbchat on Sunday nights and is the senior lead for UPS Global Sponsorships sales here in Atlanta. You can follow J.W. on Twitter and Instagram, @cannonjw.

Episode 17: Grace Hoy

Another first for the podcast: Chris interviews with Grace Hoy, who appeared on an episode of Outside The Lines in 2015 to discuss Arizona State's social media practices. Grace is the digital media specialist for the Sun Devils and is a tremendously knowledgeable resource in the industry. Chris and Grace also discuss her rise as a student intern to ASU graduate to full-time staff. Follow Grace on Twitter, @gracehoy.

Episode 16: Mark Burns

The 2016 slate kicks off with Mark Burns, who was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in January. Aside from his day job, Mark's name can be found at every turn within the sports business space as he writes for a handful of publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, and USA TODAY's Fields of Green blog. You can follow Mark on Twitter, @markjburns88.

Episode 14: Stuart Drew

Stuart Drew, the social media coordinator for Orlando City SC, shares her journey from intern at Auburn to her first full-time job for the MLS expansion franchise. Stuart recaps the team's inaugural season and provides insight into challenges she faced in her season. Follow Stuart on Twitter, @studrew1.

Duration: 00:33:37

Episode 13: Katie Cavender

It's not every day you get to chat with a Emmy Award winner. Episode 13 features Katie Cavender, the Associate Commissioner for Strategic Communications at the Mountain West Conference. Chris and Katie focus on potential challenges facing the Mountain West on social media and digital strategy, authenticity, and her journey from sports information to strategic communications. You can follow Katie on Twitter, @KatieCavender.

Duration: 00:44:03

Episode 12: Brian Bowsher

University of Miami Associate AD Brian Bowsher has a large bobblehead collection in his office. What one bobblehead does he want to complete his collection? One of Chris Yandle. Chris and Brian chat about Miami's approach in the digital space, the Canes' partnership with adidas, their new ESPN3 studio, and more. Follow Brian on Twitter, @BrianBowsher.

Duration: 00:43:25

Episode 11: Marissa O'Connor

Episode 11 features Marissa O'Connor, the Social Media Strategist for the Arizona Coyotes. Chris and Marissa talk hockey, Chris' maybe-maybe-not-relative Keith Yandle (formerly of the Coyotes and now the New York Rangers), and Marissa's time at The View and E! Online. No, she is not to blame for the Kardashians. You can follow Marissa on Twitter, @MClaireOConnor.

Duration: 00:31:58

Episode 10: Eric DeSalvo

"Don't GIF just to GIF. Whatever you do, make sure you are adding value." Chris Yandle and UCF Director of Digital and Social Media Eric DeSalvo discuss the value of GIFs, making mistakes on Twitter, and why Dave Franco would play him in a movie. Follow Eric on Twitter, @EricDeSalvo

Duration: 00:45:52

Episode 9: The Guys Behind Front Office Sports

Chris had a digital roundtable discussion with Front Office Sports founder Adam White along with some of the major players behind FOS' success - Austin Weaver, Jason Stein, and Russ Wilde. The FOS crew has conducted more than 1,000 interviews with some of biggest and brightest in the sports industry. During the nearly 45-minute chat, the group discussed the site's impact, networking, and what they've learned over the last year. Follow Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) and the guys...

Duration: 00:41:54

Episode 8: Peter Roumeliotis

Peter Roumeliotis is the host of the rising @PopTernative podcast and is one of Canada's top social media experts (even though Chris suggests experts don't exist). Plus, hockey talk makes its #SportsPR podcast debut. Follow Peter on Twitter at @PeteyBeats.

Duration: 00:40:25

Episode 7: Greg Esposito

Arizona doesn't observe Daylight Saving and that's just confusing. Episode 7 guest and Phoenix Suns' senior digital director Greg Esposito talks content, how social media experts don't exist, and his advice for young sports professionals. You can follow Greg Esposito on Twitter, @Espo.

Duration: 00:34:37

Episode 6: Kelly Mosier

In Episode 6 of the #SportsPR Podcast, Chris welcomes Nebraska Assistant AD for Digital Media Kelly Mosier discuss the role WiFi plays in the fan in-game experience, Nebraska's Corn Crib, beards, and the power of Twitter community. Follow Kelly Mosier and his righteous beard on Twitter, @kmosier42.

Duration: 00:31:36

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