Ep. 432 – Joel Manchak (Director of Sales, Portland Thunder)
Social sales in sports is a fairly new practice, and the Portland Thunder are at the front-edge of it, utilizing the opportunity to make bigger sales with a small staff. Joel Manchak discusses why the challenge of maintaining and operating an effective social sales strategy has been crucial to the new Arena Football League team’s survival in its second year, and how geo-targeting through social media ads on various digital platforms has built a large amount of revenue growth over the past off-season. Manchak presents the arguments for why social selling components should be in every sports sales department in the coming year, and why that new account rep’s salary may be shifted to better use as part of a social media ad budget buy to attract new customers.