One of the best aspects of working for SB Nation is our independence. We are not trying to compete with beat reporters, we are trying to supplement them with our own take, our own angle and our own fan perspective. This also means we don't mind pointing fans to other media outlets, which is what this article is all about today.
In my full-time work, I do a lot of social media, PR and communications work, which means interaction with your target audience or base is always key. Which is why I thought this idea from NJ.com was so good.
Basically NJ.com are giving fans the chance to vote for a player for them to follow throughout practice today. So instead of getting a rough round-up of how they performed, you get a detailed, in depth, play by play account of their day in practice. This alone is fantastic, and offers something a little different.
However NJ.com have gone a step further, they are allowing the fans to vote on who they would like to see covered. The main options are HERE and you can vote in a poll.
Now we already hear enough about the quarterbacks, every media outlet follows them like the plague. So here is your chance to vote on someone a little different, here are the options:
OLB - Quinton Coples
CB - Dee Milliner
TE - Jace Amaro
DE - Sheldon Richardson
LG - Brian Winters
LT - D'Brickashaw Ferguson
DE - Mo Wilkerson
ILB - David Harris
There is an option to vote for other, however the list is very interesting. Personally I chose Dee Milliner, because of the role he'll be playing on this team this year. So I encourage you to go over and take a look and cast your vote, anything relating to fan interaction is a positive as far as I can see. We'll obviously bring you the results once NJ.com publish them, but on a personal and professional level, I give a hat-tip to the guys over at NJ.Com.