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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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3 Questions with Twitter's Danny Keens

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 25 / 15

SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter as reflex action Two months ago, Twitter hired Danny Keens to head up its sports department as the company’s North American head of sports partnerships. In his first public comments since taking the job, Keens spoke to me this month about the social media com...

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