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Esports Connected With Megan Van Petten

MAP Esports Podcast Network

Join Esports Trade Association Managing Director Megan Van Petten as she interviews some of today's most influential people and companies in the esports industry. The Esports Trade Assoication's Mission is to unify, serve, and ethically advance the business interests and sustainability of the esports industry, and the Esports Connected Podcast extends that effort through highlights ad conversations with their members.

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How a Community Rises TogetherWhy Live Events Can Have So Much ImpactHelping Event Organizers Bringing Gaming and Esports To LifeCreating Better Gaming Stations in EsportsCreating Some of Esports Biggest TournamentsEsports Connected: The Importance of Mental and Physical Health in Gaming
Fitness and overall wellness are not strangers anymore in the gaming community. Competitive and recreational gamers, streamers, and pretty much every person in the industry spending long hours in front of a monitor understands the importance of staying physically, emotionally, and mentally fit to enhance their experiences and give their 100%.  Today, we had an educational conversation with Kristen Anderson, Mike Anderson, and Landon Gorbenko from FitGMR. Kristen, the co-founder and CEO of FitGMR, is an experienced financial professional who spent over ten years at JPMorgan and then joined Evercore Partners. She has over 700 hours of yoga training and is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer.  Mike is the co-founder and President of FitGMR. He is in charge of the Physical Maintenance Department and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health & Experiential Education and a B.S. in Sports Medicine.  Landon, the Head of Mental Performance, is FITGMR's Mental Performance director and trainer. He is a lifelong gamer who experienced the benefits of balancing mental, physical, and emotional health and is passionate about expertise development. He holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and an M.Sc. in Performance Psychology. In this episode, we delve into the central role of community in the mental, physical, and emotional health space. We discuss how relying on someone makes it easier to keep ourselves accountable for our physical health and the incredible benefits of measuring progress with percentages to encourage and motivate ourselves.  Resources: Visit the FitGMR website: https://fitgmr.gg/. Or follow them on social media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fitgmr/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitgmr/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChj7VERZ2-WSQisVpkpmvSA Twitter: https://twitter.com/fitgmr
Apr 21 2022
55 mins
Why The Future is Bright For Young GamersEsports Connected: Streamlining the Esports Event ProcessMarketing and Branding Trends in Esports
In today's episode, we dive deep into the marketing world with our two guests, Kevin Pustizzi and Ryan Harbinson. We explore their journey into the marketing and branding space, why storytelling is so crucial in modern marketing, and how to separate our company from the rest through our campaigns.  Kevin and Ryan shared their thoughts on how quickly trends change in the online space, how companies should prepare themselves to keep up with their swiftness, why brands must understand how short people's attention span is nowadays when creating content, and more. Kevin Pustizzi is the President of Clearbridge Branding Agency; he leads a talented team of marketing professionals. Behind his calm and centered exterior image hides an insightful and solutions-oriented marketing professional, convinced that marketing is about connecting the right people with the right message at the right time.   Ryan Harbinson is the Director of Business Development at Clearbridge Branding Agency. He has over 15 years in the marketing space, with graphic design and management skills, and is a true "Jack of All Trades" player. Ryan is a loving husband, a connector, a go-giver, and a "shaking hands and building brands" professional. Resources: Visit the Clearbridge Branding Agency's website: https://clearbridgebranding.com/. or connect with Kevin and Ryan on social media: Kevin's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinpustizzi/ Ryan's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wheresharb/
Mar 31 2022
51 mins
Live From EsportsNext: Merging the Worlds of Digital and Reality to Create Amazing ExperiencesLive From EsportsNext: How the Level-Up Fund is Changing Lives in EsportsLive From EsportsNext: Creating Data That Drives Some of Today's Most Important Marketing DecisionsLive From EsportsNext: Helping To Create Equality in the Gaming CommunityEsports Connected: The Legal Mistakes That Can Be Costly For Gamers
For most gamers, streamers, and casters, things can change overnight. Good results in an international tournament could change a gamer's life by getting them millions of visits to their social media channels, and in case something like that happens, there are certain things they need to have in place. For instance, gamers should check if the name they are building is already taken.  Our guest, Justin Jacobson, is the go-to person to take care of those and other hundreds of details gamers should take care of before it is too late and they find roadblocks in their career paths.  Justin Jacobson is an Entertainment and Esports Attorney, Professor, host of the Esports Biz Show podcast, and Author of "The Essential Guide to the Business & Law of Esports & Professional Video Gaming." Justin has over a decade of experience working with celebrities, athletes, musicians, producers, songwriters, DJs, professional gamers, streamers, content creators, and coaches. He secured agreements with giants of the entertainment industry like Viacom, Netflix, and Universal Music, to name some of them.  In this episode, we delve into some details most gamers tend to leave aside or pay attention when it's too late. We talk about how legal restrictions, contracts, and agreements get even more complicated in the gaming industry, where many rising stars or established creators are underage kids streaming from their houses. We also talk about why gamers, streamers, and casters should pay attention to the PR, the legal and the financial aspects of their careers, Justin's understanding of the entertainment world, and more.  Resources: Visit The Jacobson Firm website: https://thejacobsonfirmpc.com/ Listen to The Esports Biz Show podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/preediction/id1475204179 Follow Justin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinjesq or Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmjacobson/details/experience/
Feb 17 2022
34 mins
Live From EsportsNext: Marketing With An Esports TwistLive From EsportsNext: Offering More Opportunities for Growth in EsportsConnecting Immigration Law With Esports
Jan 27 2022
34 mins
Live From EsportsNext: Building the Next Generation of Gaming ProfessionalsLive From EsportsNext: How To Make the Gaming Industry Even BetterLive From Esports Next: Helping Athletes Perform at Optimal Levels