How can a small startup compete with a much larger sports media powerhouse? Is it the look and feel of the sites? The user experience? The quality of the articles? Not from my perspective. In fact, on the surface the sites look similar. Yet the self-proclaimed open source sports network BleacherReport.com is clearly growing faster than its much better known competitor. BleacherReport is steadily making headway and may soon match ESPN.com's traffic....
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Crowdsourcing Rules for Super Bowl Ads
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A cast of thousands. No, that's not the screen credit for the latest Hollywood blockbuster. It describes how many of this year's Super Bowl commercials are being woven together with a social media assist from consumers. Call it the Crowdsourcing Bowl. Super Bowl advertisers, including Pepsi, Lincoln, Pizza Hut and Doritos, all have reached out to the public via social media for help with their ads to air in the Feb. 3 game.