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Firm tailors social media training to sports

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 15 / 15

She rattled off a growing list of social media mishaps, mixing in samples from across sports. There was the Ohio State football player who memorably tweeted that his classes were “pointless.” The former PGA of America president who was ousted after tweeting that a player had behaved l...

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