When did you first realize you had found a passion in digital media?
Good Social Media Resources:
Main takeaways for fall semester:
Alex Ballew - Business Insights Mngr.
Andrew Frey - Marketing Event Mngr.
Jared Kozinn - Exec. Director of Business Development & Premium Partnerships
Kara Agby - Partnership Marketing Coordinator
Samantha Barney - Marketing Mngr.
Terrance Thomas - Corporate Partnership Sales Mngr.
Julia Kennedy- Corporate Partnership Sales & Marketing Intern
- Alec Dimmig: ESPN Madison, Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Athletics (Marketing and Video)
- Alex Becker: Wisconsin Athletics Marketing, Wisconsin Woodchucks, Milwaukee Bucks
- Jackie Damrow: Wisconsin Athletics (Badgers Give Back and Football Recruiting)
- Leah Lustig: Forward Madison FC, Madison Area Sports Commission, Madison Capitols, Wisconsin Athletics (Badgers Give Back, Brand Communications, Inclusion & Engagement, Former Rowing Student Athlete)
- Nik Parker: Denver Nuggets, YMCA
- Paul Leeder: Madison Capitols, Wisconsin Athletics Marketing, Madison Mallards
Remember that you are more than welcome to reach out to any of these six panelists to ask further questions about their sports experiences. That goes for any other member of the leadership group, as well. We hope that you enjoyed all of our events this semester and we look forward to seeing you at our Spring Kickoff & Trivia on January 29!
Jay Wilson: Sports Director for Channel 3000/News 3 Now
Jim Polzin: Wisconsin Men's Basketball Writer for the Wisconsin State Journal
How has social media changed your career and the way a reporter operates?
JP: In today's age, it's important to be multifaceted. To be able to not just write, but podcast and use Twitter. I don't know where this industry will go in the future, but there will always be a market for storytellers and people will always care about Wisconsin sports.
What's the biggest challenge you currently face in your role? What are some of the biggest misconceptions of the sports industry?
AB: Redefining my role and what I'm writing about for the magazine. The biggest misconception about sports is the glamour of it. It's hard work and I've always done it because I loved it, not because of the glamour.
JW: At the news station, we're working on doing more with less people. That has gotten more challenging especially as you get older and have less time for work as you try to balance a family with your career.
What is some advice you would offer to students?
JW: Follow your heart. Only do what you really want to do. Listen for the voice inside you that tells you what you really want to do and then follow it.
AB: Find a mentor and someone you trust who you can bounce ideas off of and talk about your future with.
My name is Danny Tabaska and on behalf of the entire board, we hope you find this information valuable