Yesterday, I was invited to a Cardinals’ Social Media event in which we were given a presentation by the team manager John Mozeliak and other Cardinals executives. Afterwards, we enjoyed the game against the Padres in the Jack Buck Suite which provided a nice buffet spread and tables and wifi for us to blog, tweet, Facebook, et al.
It was a very exciting and fun event.
The Cardinals’ executives admitted that they have been slow to embrace social media, but they are working to try to get local bloggers and social media elite on board in order to include them in events and other goings on at the ballpark. I, for one, am excited about this, because you can tell a lot about an organization by the level of their social media activity. Social media is where it’s at these days, and is as just as important as traditional media outlets.
Bloggers have become the influencers—and if the Cardinals organization wants to get their message out, who better to go to than the ones who have a true reach and following in the area?
Here are some pictures of the event from different vantage points including the outside of Busch Stadium, the Cardinals Club, the Jack Buck Suite, and the baseball field.
It was announced that the next Social Media event will be held on May 17th. I will bring you more information about this event as I receive it.
By the way, we won the baseball game 2 to 0.