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Seventy percent of sports execs say they do not tweet, while 21% of those who say they do tweet do so only 1-10 times per week, according to data from a Turnkey Sports Poll taken in July. Sports execs also feel that athletes benefit more from utilizing social media platforms than others involved in the industry. Forty-one percent of execs said players/athletes stand to benefit the most from use of social media, compared to 23% saying teams and 17% saying sports writers. Execs were also asked what/who they follow on social media platforms. Forty percent of execs said they did not follow anyone, while 39% said they follow teams (THE DAILY).WHICH GROUPS BENEFIT THE MOST FROM
UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS?
RESPONSE% Players/athletes41% Teams23% Sports writers17% Sponsors5% Leagues3% Not sure/No response11%WHAT/WHO DO YOU FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS?
(Select all that apply)
RESPONSE% None40% Teams39% Players/athletes38% Sports writers38% Leagues28% Sponsors18%HOW MANY TIMES PER WEEK DO YOU TWEET? RESPONSE% No Twitter account36% Have account, but don't tweet34% 1-10 times21% 11-20 times5% 20+ times3%