April 28, 2011
By Bill Lickson, special to Seminoles.com
Seminoles all over the world are staying connected with FSU athletics, the Seminole Boosters, and each other through social media. From Boosters pre-game events, scheduling individual tailgates, to pictures of grand-children in FSU uniforms, there are many ways to stay connected and personalize the Seminoles.com Facebook experience.
The FSU social media team, who also serve the needs of Seminole Boosters, has exciting plans. In fact some will be rolling out immediately following the Spring Game to keep people fired up through the summer about the football season this fall. So, if you’re not already a fan of the page, go to the Facebook.com/FSUSeminoles and “Like” the page and then you’re connected.
The Facebook page has grown dramatically – up over 100% since the Florida football game. “And we’re just getting started,” said Ryan Pensy, Director of Digital Media for FSU Athletics. “We have a passionate social media team and we’re excited about taking a great effort and making it ven better for FSU fans.”
Pensy’s team produce 85 live events per year and thousands of web-based video packages of FSU sporting events as well as the latest news. In addition to the live premium coverage of events, news updates are available through Facebook.com/FSUSeminoles and many videos are available at no cost through Seminoles.com/AllAccess.
The Seminoles.com Facebook community is very engaged and make decisions about the site, conversations and news coverage. “Because we’re always asking questions – and getting great suggestions through conversations on the page, we’ve decided to actively involve our Facebook fans in decisions.” Pensy said. “They let us know how often they want score updates through both Facebook and Twitter and we structured our football signing day news posts based upon what the Seminole fans requested.”
“It’s really great to see and be a part of conversations through posts from military men and women who are serving our country,” he added. “Some have posted messages about how much they appreciate hearing FSU news while they are serving overseas.”
Pensy’s team is hard at work creating many new social media experiences – including new ways for fans to get directly involved and share photos and videos. Pensy added, “So get ready for the latest FSU Athletics news, some great conversations and please share your favorite memories with other members of the Seminole family.”