Greg & Craig join our First Line Support Team

Client Login Greg & Craig join our First Line Support Team Sotic are delighted to announce the signing of two new members of staff to our First Line Support Team… Greg Miles and Craig Collier have joined us in recent weeks and will play a vital role within the team, assisting clients with support requests and queries. We are delighted to welcome them to #TeamSotic. More from the Latest Greg & Craig join our First Line Support Team 2716 Digital Asset Management In Action Facebook’s Instant Articles – Yay or Nay? MatchDay Events – Booking Software Blog Tagsaccreditation branding British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies competition software content marketing cycling data digital platform Easter engagement events facebook golf IRFU Irish Rugby Ladies European Tour landing page Leicester Tigers live stream microsite motorsport New Zealand Olympics platform Premiership Rugby RBS 6 Nations RBS 6 Nations Championship rugby season tickets seo social media software Solheim Cup sponsors statistics support Twitter Ulster Rugby Wales Rally GB website World Sailing Your Club Your Lions YouTube Sotic is a specialist provider of award winning web services and software applications to the sports industry.     © 2015 Sotic Limited. All rights reserved | Privacy &...

Client Login client Focus: British & Irish Lions The 2017 tour to New Zealand is Sotic’s third as digital partner to the British & Irish Lions. We are proud and delighted to have been able to support them again. All eyes are on the British & Irish Lions ahead of the third and final, series-deciding Test against New Zealand this Saturday The 2017 tour to New Zealand is Sotic’s third as digital partner to the Lions. We are proud and delighted to have been able to support them again. The 2017 tour website was launched back in November 2015 and after 19 months of build-up, high profile coaching, squad and team announcements, numerous digital projects, a move to a brand new content management system (a Sotic super-charged version of WordPress – see more on what we’re doing with WordPress here), almost 6 weeks of a tour and 9 live games, things have played out perfectly for a winner-takes-all clash in Auckland this Saturday. You can follow all the action on the live match centre which will be front and centre on www.lionsrugby.com from 7.30am on Saturday morning ahead of the 8.35am kick off (BST), with every minute tracked through live blogging and live statistics. And .. . if you have ever wondered where it all started for these players at the very pinnacle of their rugby careers? Check the Your Club Your Lions project – an online library of more than 800 players plotting every single rugby club to have had a hand in producing a British & Irish Lion, going right back to the very first Tour in...

Digital Asset Management In Action

Client Login Digital Asset Management In Action The British & Irish Lions are using our Digital Asset Management system to centralise and store all their photography from the 2017 tour. As well as providing a safe repository for all these images, the DAM system is populating the front end of the website through powerful tagging functionality which means that images tagged with a player name or fixture ID are pushing through automatically to designated areas on the site as well as showing up in search. Check out all Captain Sam Warburton’s images feeding directly from the DAM system to his profile page or all the images from the Second Test last Saturday which were coming through in-real time, powered by DAM. Read more about Digital Asset Management here More from the Latest Greg & Craig join our First Line Support Team 2716 Digital Asset Management In Action Facebook’s Instant Articles – Yay or Nay? MatchDay Events – Booking Software Blog Tagsaccreditation branding British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies competition software content marketing cycling data digital platform Easter engagement events facebook golf IRFU Irish Rugby Ladies European Tour landing page Leicester Tigers live stream microsite motorsport New Zealand Olympics platform Premiership Rugby RBS 6 Nations RBS 6 Nations Championship rugby season tickets seo social media software Solheim Cup sponsors statistics support Twitter Ulster Rugby Wales Rally GB website World Sailing Your Club Your Lions YouTube Sotic is a specialist provider of award winning web services and software applications to the sports industry.     © 2015 Sotic Limited. All rights reserved | Privacy &...

Facebook’s Instant Articles – Yay or Nay?

Client Login Facebook’s Instant Articles – Yay or Nay? Instant Articles are a quick-loading news format, hosted on Facebook’s own servers, which open inside the Facebook app. They appear on your newsfeed with small lightening bolt icon alongside them and chances are that, even if you didn’t know what they were called, you have read some on Facebook. Instant Articles were trialled back in 2015 when a group of major publishers, including The New York Times, the BBC and The Guardian were among the guinea pigs. There was a great deal of anxiety about Instant Articles amongst news outlets who were concerned about ad revenue, content exclusivity, the fact that IAs open within Facebook and don’t send readers to the publisher’s website and an increasing dependence on Facebook for traffic in general. (I read recently that in 2015 just before IA’s launched The Times was already receiving around 15% of its traffic from Facebook, a figure which had doubled from the previous year). Facebook tried to assuage many of the concerns, promising publishers that they could keep their ad revenue and still publish the same content on their websites and IAs were rolled out to all publishers in April 2016. The main benefit of Instant Articles is that they load very quickly, in fact, Facebook claims up to 10 times faster than Facebook links which take users back to the publisher’s own website. Engagement stats look good too, with Facebook saying that people are 20% more likely to engage with Instant Articles, 70% less likely to abandon them and 30% more likely to share them. All good news for...
MatchDay Events – Booking Software

MatchDay Events – Booking Software

Client Login MatchDay Events – Booking Software Think we’re just all about websites at Sotic? Over the course of 15 years in the sports industry we have also developed a range of software products that help to manage or administer some areas within organisations involved in sport. One such product, which sees a lot of action at this time of year, is MatchDay Events. MatchDay Events is a standalone product from Sotic which allows organisations to plan a whole host of event types, from camps to coaching courses, with a sophisticated booking system and management interface. School is already out for the summer in Northern Ireland and Ulster Rugby are underway with their first three camps of the summer taking place this week. The online booking system at camps.ulsterrugby.com is convenient for parents who receive email confirmation with all the details they need, while it has significantly reduced administration for Ulster Rugby. Others using MatchDay Events include Premiership Rugby who use the software to deliver over 200 rugby camps each season, across 12 clubs, accommodating over 10,000 participants, rugbycamps.co.uk MatchDay Events can be added to your website in a matter of minutes, or hosted on a stand-alone mini site and the whole thing will pay for itself simply by adding a small booking fee to each transaction. For a full rundown of front and back end functionality or to arrange a demonstration, please contact us +44 (0)207 691 2450 or email info@sotic.net More from the Latest Greg & Craig join our First Line Support Team 2716 Digital Asset Management In Action Facebook’s Instant Articles – Yay or Nay? MatchDay...