HHR's Posts

Your Pitch is Futile

Your Pitch is Futile PR flacks and the brands they represent have a unique relationship with bloggers and online-influencers. Whereas once PR agencies were an entry point to bloggers looking to make advertising and sponsorship money, most bloggers worth... Read More »

Fresh Kicks: The Evolution of SLAM

Fresh Kicks: The Evolution of SLAM From honing young writers to spotlighting high school phenoms, SLAM continues to lead the way for hoop and sneaker heads alike, evolving from a print basketball magazine to a multi-platform outlet focused as... Read More »

Vox Media’s Evolution into a Programming Company

Late last week, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Vox Media, parent company of SB Nation, was launching Vox Entertainment with WME to be lead by #BWB6 (and #BWB5) speaker Chad Mumm. From the HR piece: The digital media company,... Read More »

Like, Follow, Swipe Right: How the NBA is Connecting with Fans in the Modern Era

Like, Follow, Swipe Right: How the NBA is Connecting with Fans in the Modern Era More than any other league, the NBA – along with its teams and players – continues embrace non-traditional and emerging platforms to connect with... Read More »

Breaking Away From the Narrative: How to Navigate the Waters of 24/7 NFL Coverage

Breaking Away From the Narrative: How to Navigate the Waters of 24/7 NFL Coverage In a media landscape where deadlines, clicks, constant updates, anonymous sources and #HotTakes drive so much of the discussion around sports, what are ways we... Read More »

The State of Chicago Sports (and Media)

Superstars, Stanley Cups, injuries, coaching changes and uncertainty abound, in any given season, Chicago sports franchises can teeter on the brink of championship and disappointment.  That doesn’t deter a rabid and vocal fan base from being one of the best... Read More »

#BWB6: Ask Spencer Anything

At our first BWB, Spencer Hall (then “Orson Swindle”) stormed into the Big Apple in a fine white suit. At BWB2 he doubled down in Vegas. Last time in Chicago at BWB3, the bro got iced. We put him... Read More »

We’ll Do It Live

At our last major event, the incomparable group formerly known as “The Basketball Jones” did a live podcast from the TIFF building in Toronto. We loved the format so much, we hope to replicate its success this year with... Read More »

Announcing Our First Panel for #BWB6

Justice, Society and the Rise of Online and Athlete Activists 2014 saw an unprecedented intersection between sports and social issues.  Social media fueled the conversation – and controversy – as athletes and journalists alike took to platforms like Twitter... Read More »

Reaction Roundtable: League of Denial

This week, BWB’s Don Povia was joined by Yahoo Sports’ Jay Busbee, Bleacher Report’s Will Carroll, SB Nation’s David Roth, The Outside Corner and ONE World Sports’ Amanda Rykoff and Deadspin’s Kyle Wagnerto discuss the aftermath of Frontline’s eye-opening... Read More »

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