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Jeramie McPeek, vice president of digital for the Phoenix Suns shares the basketball team’s winning social strategy.
Build a social team “I think of social media like a [sports] team. Every team member has their own individual goals and value,” says McPeek.
McPeek knows that employees are valuable brand ambassadors. Employees are active on Twitter. The TV production department has a social media presence, the dancers have accounts, as well as other key players in the Phoenix Suns world. This keeps the Suns present on social 24/7. McPeek took building a social team a step further and recruited a group of fans to be social media ambassadors who took pictures during games and posted updates to social media platforms. The Suns thanked them for their engagement with a special ‘tweet suite’ at the arena—an exclusive area for the lucky winners to watch the game and receive other perks.