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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Sharapova And Murray Don’t Agree On Three Sets Vs. Five Sets

Three-set tennis for men and the grand slams marks the ideological dividing line for Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray. When the BBC posed the question to the pair, they each came up with totally contrasting comments on an issue which is certainly unlikely to change anyway during their tennis lifetimes.

Sharapova, with a matched set of four titles at the majors, opined that she sees no reason why men can't just play three sets and be done with it instead of going through best-of-five. Murray, by contrast, takes the macho, hard-man attitude, and defends best-of-five to the hilt. "Men have expressed a lot of concern, especially to the matches that last five hours, in terms of recovery."

 

Murray Wants To Aid Friend Baltacha

Last summer Andy Murray’s compassion for the plight of his friend and British Davis Cup team-mate Ross Hutchins produced one of the most memorable afternoons of the tennis calendar with the Rally Against Cancer on finals day at the Aegon Championships at London’s Queen’s Club. Now he wants to stage a repeat to benefit another cancer victim Elena Baltacha.

 

Hall Of Fame Honors Agassi, Sampras and Lendl

Tennis fans around the globe celebrated World Tennis Day at a huge array of special events  and a highlight of it all was the World Tennis Day Showdown in London, featuring Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, and Pat Cash. Between matches, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum hosted a special ceremony to present official Hall of Fame rings to Agassi, Sampras, and Lendl. All three former world No. 1's have been enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in recognition of their tremendous tennis achievements and the Hall of Fame rings are a symbol of this success.

 

Genie's Army Is Invading The Tennis Tour

After every match Eugenie Bouchard won in Australia, a group of male fans gifted her with stuffed animals. Now, their counterparts are springing up at various other tournaments as well.
 
Bouchard has been relating that fans in Acapulco and Indian Wells have continued to give her similar gifts, saying, "I had fans last week in Mexico and apparently they had been in contact with the fans in Australia."

 

Murray Won’t Comment Scottish Politics

Andy Murray is keeping silent on the growing issue of Scottish independence from Britain, with the tennis ace realizing he's out of his depth when it comes to politics. While Roger Federer might just manage to pass an intelligent comment on a situation of this nature, Murray has been burned before and is therefore staying out of any debate.

 

After Inspiring Federer, Edberg Targets Title Defense

Fresh from inspiring Roger Federer to some of his best tennis in years, six-time Grand Slam champion Stefan Edberg will try to defend his Kings of Tennis title in Stockholm, Sweden, starting today.

 

Larson Visits With Tennis People At Indian Wells

During the tournament at Indian Wells Daily Tennis News publisher Bob Larson sits at the Indian Wells media-player lunchroom daily. He traditionally spends every day sitting at the first outdoors table visiting with tennis people.

Some of those who stopped by Monday were Mark Ein, Vittorio Selmi, Gordon Smith, Bud Collins, Joe Guglielmi, Georges Homsi, Vince Cicero, Jimmy Arias, Dick Clark, John Lloyd and Sven Groeneveld.

 

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Title:  Digital Specialist
Dept:  Racquet Sports
Location: Chicago

Resumes to:  rsjobs@wilson.com

OVERVIEW:

Wilson Sporting Goods is looking for a Digital Specialist to be responsible for supporting the design and implementation of all digital and community based assets for the Racquet Sports Division.  This hands-on role will execute the development and implementation of digital materials that support and improve the company’s online user experience while systematically growing the brands reach and presence. 

Specific duties may include:

  • Support the development, implementation and evolution of the Wilson Racquet Sports Divisions Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) online programs

  • Administer and monitor the businesses digital media strategies and performance, including scheduling, budgets and providing periodic status reports to management, and incorporating feedback to and from the executive level 

  • Administer and support the brands Social Media strategy and targeted marketing programs such as SEM, SEO, CRM, online media and other acquisition and customer retention programs

  • Administer and manage the scope of work with outside digital agencies and in-house marketing team to achieve critical online growth goals

  • Manage the user experience (UX) for Wilson.com/tennis and support the further development of Wilson’s global web presence

  • Manage brand and retail partner website shopping cart strategies including maintenance and brand promotional execution

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors Degree in design, marketing, computer science, or extensive and relevant experience

  • 3 years experience in completing and managing online projects with minimal oversight and against aggressive timelines

  • 3 years online support experience with a strong technical foundation

  • 3 years experience with online content management

  • 3 years experience drawing conclusions and creating action plans based on analysis of data

  • Previous Tennis experience is highly preferred (playing, coaching)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to digest web and online sales metrics to demonstrate return on investment and overall performance

  • Extensive experience in building brand communities utilizing social media content appropriate for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc

  • Comprehensive knowledge of e-marketing strategies and implementation, including website content management, search engine optimization and tracking, database management, email marketing

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple requests at once

  • Continual attention to detail in producing deliverables, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines

  • Experience with working with marketing and sales professionals desirable

  • Strong knowledge of web technologies (HTML & JavaScript & Flash)

  • Limited travel about 5%

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is the brand behind more winning moments in sports every day than any other brand in the world.  We have been at the heart of sports history for almost a century, and no other company has been as influential and intimately involved in shaping the games of tennis, golf, baseball and American football as Wilson. 

If you meet our requirements and are interested in joining our legacy of achievement, please send your resume to rsjobs@wilson.com with subject line:  Digital Specialist.  We offer a casual, comfortable work environment and excellent benefits.

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