Student Advisory Board
This week was a great for me. The Center had our first event this past Tuesday, September 13. And it was also the opening week for the NFL. I’m going to talk about the center first event first. We had Jamie Kerr who is AT&T Director of Corporate Sponsorship and Chris Eames who is the Vice President of Multimedia Sales & Marketing for ESPN. During the Luncheon with us they described what their positions entitles.
Chris talked about how he was a part of creating the SEC network with ESPN because of how popular the SEC is in college sports and just in sports in general. Chris mentioned to us ways to get started in the industry by saying it’s all experience and that working in lower level sports will help just get that experience needed.
Jamie talked to us about AT&T sponsorships and what was the process in getting those sponsors. He discussed how AT&T headquarters are in Texas and that getting naming right deals with the Spurs and the Cowboys stadiums. Also Jamie mentioned having sponsorships with teams like the San Francisco Giants, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Cowboys, and the Final Four, AT&T was named Sponsor of the year in 2015.
We had a great attendance when they came to talk to the student body. The room was filled and all the students were into it. They all had great questions for Jamie and Chris and it was a huge success.
As for the Student Advisory Board we rolled out our new committees and I have to say each committee was great in their sections. Social media team did a great job of sharing information. Marketing did a great job for getting the word out all over campus. And our News/Video/Photography team did a great job in capturing the moments form the event.
It definitely going to be a great year, especially with how we all worked well on this first event. I can’t wait to see what happens the rest of the year!