Cleveland, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference is pleased to announce a new social media opportunity for all of our fans this upcoming football season. The MAC Football Social Media Road Tour will be coming to a campus near you and fans will have the chance to experience a game like never before! Want to go on the field during pregame warm-ups? Sit in the press box and tweet about what’s going on in the game? Attend the postgame press conference? Well all of those things plus many more are possible as three lucky fans will be chosen each week and will report on the game from the “fan perspective.”
In the past year we have tried to make a push to get MAC fans more engaged. We realize that social media platforms have taken over in terms of how people get their news and how they interact with one another about the things they are most passionate about. We would like to give a select number of fans the opportunity to experience our MAC Football Social Media Road Tour and have them cover the game from a fan perspective. We feel this is just another way to get fans involved and talking about MAC football! Why not extend this experience to some of our most passionate fans?
Those selected will have to bring their “A” game during the year and cover the event better than anyone else because the best of the best will be sent to Detroit, Michigan for the 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game on Friday, November 30th. We will chose six of the best fan correspondents from the year to sit in our Social Media Lounge along with a guest at Ford Field. You will have access to media materials, wireless internet and much more so that you are able to cover our Football Championship game just like a member of the media.
MAC Director of Communications Jeremy Guy (@JGuyMAC
) will be headed to each campus this fall and will coordinate the MAC Football Social Media Road Tour for the league office. Also, make sure you follow our new MAC Fan Experience account on Twitter (@ExperienceMAC
) that will be for the fans, by the fans. This new account is what those selected will be tweeting from each and every week so make sure you follow it for all of the latest from the fan perspective.
This opportunity is great for those that love the Mid-American Conference, MAC Football and social media so make sure you look for how you can apply! An application form on MAC-Sports.com will be available soon! We are looking for the most passionate fans in all of MAC Nation so make sure you show us why you should be selected. Best of luck!
Note: Just note that the Mid-American Conference will not pay for any travel expenses. Those who are interested in coming to cover MAC Football Social Media Road Tour & the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will have to do so on at their own expense.
2012 MAC Football Social Media Road Tour Schedule
Aug. 30th – Central Florida at Akron
Sept. 1st – Iowa at Northern Illinois (Soldier Field – Chicago, Ill.)
Sept. 15th – Bowling Green at Toledo
Sept. 19th – Kent State at Buffalo
Sept. 22nd – UConn at Western Michigan
Sept. 29th – Ball State at Kent State
Oct. 6th – Buffalo at Ohio
Oct. 13th – Western Michigan at Ball State
Oct. 20th – Army at Eastern Michigan
Oct. 27th – Ohio at Miami
Nov. 3rd – Western Michigan at Central Michigan
Nov. 17th – Kent State at Bowling Green