Interview with Eric Beard, founder of A Football Report, curated articles on football (MDE65) cc @bearderic

Minter Dialogue #65

afr A football report curated articles, The Myndset Digital MarketingEric beard, A football report curated articles, The Myndset Digital MarketingThis interview is with Eric Beard (left), whom I met at SXSW2013 thanks to my friend Jennifer Preston at the NYT.  Eric is founder and Editor-in-Chief at “A Football Report” (AFR) which has over 300,000 followers on Tumblr. Eric is also currently consulting for KICKTV, YouTube’s original soccer channel that is partnered with Major League Soccer.  AFR provides curated articles on football and has carved out a burgeoning loyal audience.  In this conversation, we discuss the AFR site and business model, how brands can participate as well as some fun banter about football, or soccer as it’s called in the US. Enjoy the show.

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