Alex Fenton and Marc Smith workshop at 10th Social Media and Society Conference

Social Media and Society Conference 2019 – Netnography and Social Network Analysis

I've just landed back in England after an excellent weekend at the 10th Social Media and Society Conference. This year, ...
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Digital Marketing

How important are online reviews?

I was recently asked by the BBC to be interviewed for a programme called Rip Off Britain about the power ...
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Esports fan engagement lady

ESports and Fan Engagement: Brazil vs England

I was recently invited to give a keynote talk on digital sport and fan engagement at Coppead Graduate School of ...
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Bitcoin cryptocurrency

Introduction to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital currency or cryptocurrency which has gained popularity since it started in 2009. It ...
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Industry 4.0 and other industry revolutions

Understanding digital transformation and events

Events in the Western World are increasingly adopting digital technologies to engage, connect and understand audiences. They are using social ...
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Smartphones and fan engagement

Smartphone apps and fan engagement (Part 5 of 5)

In this final part of our digital sport and fan engagement series, we discuss smartphone apps. With over 5 billion ...
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Internet of Things Connected Stadium

The Internet of Things and fan engagement (Part 4 of 5)

The term Internet of Things (IoT) dates back to 1999 and has become more popular in recent times to describe ...
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eSports competition

ESports and fan engagement (Part 3 of 5)

In part 3 of this blog post series about digital sport and fan engagement, we turn our attentions to the ...
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Virtual Reality and Fan Engagement (Part 2 of 5)

Digital technology is developing at an incredible rate and its impact on sports fans over the last decade has been ...
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Salford FC on Twitter

Social Media, Sports clubs & fan engagement (Part 1 of 5)

Part 1 of this blog post series of digital sport and fan engagement covers sports clubs and social media. It ...
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Dr Alex Fenton, Digital Sport and fan engagement keynote

Digital Sport and fan engagement

Digital sport for fan engagement is a growth area as sports clubs and players seek to use new technologies to ...
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4 secret destinations in Scotland

Scotland was recently voted the most beautiful country on earth and, for those who have visited, it is easy to ...
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5 ways technology can improve your business

There’s no doubting the fact that technology has had a huge impact on the way we do business. From speeding ...
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Second life building helipcopter

The Second Life of the Amateur – User generated content and Web 2.0

This is an essay I wrote in 2009 on the Media & Cultural Theory module of MA Creative Technology. I was ...
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Scottish Highlands – Camping on the high road

I’ve been a big fan of the West coast of Scotland since going up there as a kid and staying ...
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HINGE - Digital transformation model

Digital transformation research

In the last few years, I've been given the opportunity to work on some incredible digital transformation research projects at ...
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Model showing internet users, fans and social capital

The field behind the screen: Social capital and the social media communications of a football club brand

I registered for a PhD at Salford University in October 2014 and on Tuesday 06 February 2018, I had my ...
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Salford FC on Twitter

Is the final whistle approaching for football and social media?

My PhD is all about football and social media and there has been some bad press for social media recently ...
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Holland windmill

Campervan trip around Belgium, Holland and Germany

Our camper van trip to Belgium was a long time in the making. We first hatched the plan several years ...
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Vangollen festival - traders in a camper

Vangollen Festival 2017 – VW Vans,Music,Extreme Sports and Hot Air Balloons!

When we heard about the first Vangollen festival at the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen, we were excited. We’d been ...
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