Wednesday, January 13, 2010
We’ve hinted in a few places here and on Twitter (@InsideTheSox) that we were playing around with ideas to make SoxFest a Social Media event second to none.
Here’s a rough draft of our plans for the rest of this week and all of next week/SoxFest weekend. As always, we are more than open to any other ideas generated from the very best source … Sox fans themselves.
Let me hear them.
One of our goals this SoxFest is to create a “virtual event” for White Sox fans by using Twitter, Facebook and whitesox.com to deliver an inside SoxFest experience to fans who cannot make it to the Palmer House Hilton the weekend of January 22-24. Just follow the White Sox on @InsideTheSox, @OrgulloSox and @Southpaw for all the behind-the-scenes news, notes and funny moments.
We’ve spent some time developing some fun (at least we think they’ll be fun) ways for you to be a part of SoxFest even if you live in Phoenix or can’t make it downtown to be a part of the action.
Among the ideas:
? Twitter Hide And Seek for SoxFest tickets – Beginning Thursday, January 14, we are going to be hiding a pair of SoxFest tickets at locations around Chicago daily (through Wednesday of next week). Once the tickets are hidden, we’ll Twitpic out a photo of the hidden location. First fan to the site picks up the free tickets to Saturday/Sunday of SoxFest. And on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, Southpaw will be out and about in Chicago holding SoxFest tickets. First fan to find Southpaw gets the passes.
? Twitter Video – White Sox players and staff will tape and send out video messages and footage all weekend long.
? Fan Video – White Sox fans will be invited to stop by the whitesox.com booth and tape their own video messages that can be sent out via twitter.
? Twitter Correspondent – One White Sox player will serve as our official “Twitter Correspondent” for SoxFest, offering his thoughts, insight and video all weekend long.
? Best Quotes From Seminars – All weekend long, the very best comments and quotes from the many seminars, including the always popular sessions with Ken Williams and Ozzie Guillen, will be tweeted out to Sox fans.
? Twinquiries – Fans at home on twitter can send in questions to @InsideTheSox that will be asked during every seminar.
? Video Reports – Video reports from seminars and SoxFest will be posted to whitesox.com all weekend long.
? Twitter Tag – Autograph opportunities will be announced during the weekend. The first fan to find a Sox player at a hidden spot in the hotel will receive an autograph.
? Mascot Olympics – See (either in person or virtually) Southpaw and other mascots from Chicago sports franchises compete in a mini Olympic competition on Sunday. You might even see footage of Southpaw on twitter preparing for the difficult competition.
? Twitter Central – Stop by the whitesox.com booth at SoxFest and visit Twitter Central, where fans can send their own tweets and check out the on-line action surrounding SoxFest.
Sound like fun? We think/hope so. Feel free to send along any ideas or thoughts you might have that will help us make SoxFest weekend even more fun for White Sox fans of all ages.