Podcast: Kenton Olson from Seattle Seahawks on the social engagement myth, digital lessons from the NFL

The NFL’s Seattle Seahawks have about 9 million followers on social media, and a fan engagement strategy that’s the envy of sporting clubs around the world.

Kenton Olson is the Director of Digital and Emerging Media at the Seahawks, and Off-Field caught up with him at Mumbrella Sports Marketing Summit 2017, where he was the event’s keynote speaker.

We talked to Kenton about why he doesn’t care much for engagement on social media, optimising for outcomes, the keys to content strategy, getting buy-in from athletes and much more.


Kenton Olson From Seattle Seahawks On The Social Engagement Myth, Digital Lessons From The NF‪L‬

Kenton Olson

We’re sharing a number of interviews and discussions from Mumbrella Sports Marketing Summit on our Off-Field podcast, so make sure you subscribe to the show so you don’t miss a thing.

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- Ask an Athlete panel with gold medallists Mark Knowles and Emma Tonegato, netball star Caitlin Bassett and A-League star Robbie Cornthwaite. Listen now.

- Fireside chat with Matthew Pavlich about the AFL players' staggering new deal. Listen now.

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