TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Deanna Favre’

NBA Digital Launches Check-in Application

Looking to capitalize off the social media craze, NBA Digital announced the launch of NBA Turnstile, the first professional sports multiplatform check-in application.

Along with rewarding fans for checking in at NBA games with virtual badges, prizes and special discounts, the application will connect you to Foursquare, Gowalla, Twitter, Facebook, and Fanvibe.

Fans will be able to access NBA Turnstile through Web sites, mobile, and select connected devices

Several NBA teams including Boston, Golden State, Dallas, New Orleans, New York and Phoenix will create a custom experience for fans.

“NBA Turnstile merges our efforts in mobile and social media by harnessing the power of location based services in an innovative way,” said Bryan Perez, senior vice president/general manager, NBA Digital. “The combination of physical and virtual check-ins and the integration with major location-based networks creates a powerful platform for teams, fans and advertisers alike.”

In case you can’t make it out to a NBA game this season, fans will have the chance to unlock special badges for watching nationally televised NBA games on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV.

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Maketing 101Almost 60% of businesses use some form of content marketing. Starting December 8, get hands-on content marketing training in our online boot camp! Through an interactive series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you  the best practices for creating, distributing, and measuring the success of your brand's content. Register now!
 

GMA’s Interview with Deanna Favre: Exclusive?

ABC’s “Good Morning America” has been teasing tomorrow’s “exclusive” interview with Deanna Favre, wife of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. Favre, known for his incessant retirements, was recently caught with nothing but his crocs on. Favre has yet to comment on the sexting incident.

During a promo that aired during GMA this morning, the announcer says:

“Tomorrow, Deanna Favre, wife of Brett Favre, she’s been through a lot, including what’s going on with her superstar husband right now. How does she cope with her struggles? Tomorrow, her special message, a Good Morning America exclusive, on ABC.”

An “exclusive” it isn’t, however.

Deanna Favre, a cancer survivor, has also been booked on “Fox & Friends” tomorrow morning on Fox News Channel.

Earlier on TVNewser: Greta Van Susteren gets Brett Favre to go On the Record

How Greta Got Brett Favre to Go On the Record

favre_7-15.JPGFNC anchor Greta Van Susteren has had a busy past few days.

Van Susteren flew to Wisconsin Friday to interview Sen. John McCain, returning to Washington Saturday to host a special Tony Snow tribute show, then Sunday flew to Mississippi for an exclusive interview Monday with Green Bay Packer Brett Favre, and last night was back in DC anchoring On The Record.

“It’s been great,” Van Susteren tells TVNewser. “I love my work. It’s not that hard, it’s more sort of a question of whether you have the stamina. I’m lucky I have this job. This happened to be a busy weekend.”

Van Susteren says the Favre interview came about Saturday night, as she was preparing for her show. At about 8pmET, an hour before she went on the air, an unrecognizable email entered her inbox. It turned out to be from Deanna Favre, Brett’s wife.

“I called Deanna and she said Brett wants to talk and he believes Packer management is only giving out part of the story,” Van Susteren says. “I said fine, I’ll be there Monday and she said great. I was very busy concentrating on the [Tony Snow] special.”

She adds: “I’d like to say I got the Favre interview because of dogged determination but it kind of fell in my lap.”

Well, sort of. Van Susteren interviewed Brett in September 2006 and interviewed both Brett and Deanna Favre last September at Lambeau Field. Greta is a Cheesehead herself. “I’m a shareholder, I know a lot about Packer history, I grew up 20 minutes away from Lambeau Field,” she said.

She’s also conducted many sports interviews, including New York Giant wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

So, what does this shareholder want to see happen with the Pack?

Read more