Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blogs With Balls Radio, Episode 4

This week’s Blogs With Balls Show on the JoeSportsFan Radio Network is now available.

Download Episode 4 Here.

This week we have a big announcement (that we can't really announce). But the important detail we can share is that later this week, we will announce that a very prominent partner has come on board who will sponsor registration for a limited time that will result in $100 tickets for Blogs With Balls-only attendees at Blog World Expo. This price will not only include the formal program, but also an invite-only party sponsored by the partner, as well as the rest of the goodies/watch parties/fun-and-games we have lined up for our sports-bloggin' brethren. Plus, you know, it's Vegas.

Our Blog With Balls of the Week is "Going Pro" - a triathlon blog. Didn't know they existed did you? An interesting pick indeed, but Chris justifies its nomination well - not only does the author have a unique audience, but he's a damn good writer. These two things, if focused properly, could position the site favorably in an under-served market.

Our guest this week is the incomparable Gary Vaynerchuk. Before the event, Gary was considered by many a somewhat odd choice as our featured speaker at Blogs With Balls 1.0, but gave the audience a talk they'll remember and certainly should have learned from. VaynerMedia, a social media firm he and his brother AJ started and run, represents BwB2.0 featured speaker Jalen Rose, among other sports figures and entities. His first book, as part of a 7-figure deal he signed with Harper Studio is due out in October and is currently available for presale.

Of course, no guest appearance would be complete without challenging them to a game of “Skyped Up.” We mix two of Gary's favorite things - wine and sports.

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