Monday, December 2, 2013

Major Philadelphia Flyers News

I've often written about a variety of on-, or off-ice, moves that the Flyers have made over the years. But, today's corporate transaction came as quite a surprise. 

Comcast-Spectacor and Flyers President Peter Luukko unexpectedly announced his resignation effective immediately.

Luukko's name had only come to prominence within the past decade, even though he had been part of the corporation for 25 years. His decision to (as he said) 'monetize' his interest in the company obviously means that he's about to enter into another business venture, possibly a competing one. 

While Paul Holmgren (and Bob Clarke before him), along with a series of head coaches and the players have understandably been the focus of media/fan interest, people like Luukko are vital in deeper way. 

Luukko's presence within the organization can't be understated, as the Flyers financial success hasn't happened by accident. The money stream that has fueled Philadelphia's hockey market will now enter an undetermined filtering period. It will be very interesting to see who permanently fills Luukko's role and how that person's presence affects the Comcast-Spectacor corporation and the Flyers (in particular) moving forward.

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50% of all proceeds from the sale of our book (in both print and eBook forms) are being donated to the Children's Alopecia Project (CAP).

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Here are 3 smart social media strategies that I've learned from friends:

3. Say what you mean with class 
Be honest in everything that you produce through social media. But, do it with class. Off-color language, self-centered promotion, and other low-level tactics rightly turn people off.

2. Promote interesting content 
Try writing about (and promoting) issues that are relevant, but aren't currently oversold. In other words, distinguish yourself through unique resolutions to common problems, new views of old subjects, or bold stances on the issues of the day.

1. Be a real friend 
Use the same level of respect with any social media friend that you would use with a real-life friend. That approach will generally help you to expand your social media connections. Regardless of your original connection (family, school, work, church, civic group, sports team, social media link, etc.) with people, they'll know if you are genuinely interested in helping them and others, or not.


Here's a link to this great (print and online) article that the Reading Eagle recently published about our story Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile: Book chronicles Wyomissing teen's journey since being diagnosed with alopecia


Thank you to Stacey Stauffer (Fox 29 Philadelphia). She interviewed Madison Woytovich, her parents (Jeff and Betsy Woytovich) and me about the latest chapter in this inspiring story. Here's a video link to Stacey's wonderful feature. 

Every social media connection has helped my online features to generate millions (yes, millions) of internet hits since Labor Day weekend 2010. I remain deeply grateful to everyone for the attention that's been given to these sports, news and interview articles. I never expected this embrace, but am genuinely humbled by it.

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Feel free to click on a selection of my interviews with broadcasters, actors, models and more...

Martin Brodeur: Discusses His Record-Setting Shutout Total and Key Rivalries 
Jaromir Jagr: Current NHL Forward and Future Hall of Famer
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Postgame reflections 
Bobby Clarke: Philadelphia Flyers' Legend Talks Hockey
Ron Hextall Recalls His Greatest Season
Kerry Fraser: NHL Referee is Still Making the Right Calls
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