This week we have launched Ziggy’s new website which is now live! The website showcases his mission to mentor young Pacific Islanders with a future in Rugby. It was also an exciting week for Ajay Mua as the Bay of Plenty Academy travelled to Samoa, in which they recorded a hard-fought victory over the Samoa under 20’s. Vince and the Hurricanes have now shot to second place in the NZ conference after winning a tough battle vs the Bulls coming away 34-20 winners. They now travel to Perth to face the Western Force before returning home. Remember, if you or a team member you know has done something amazing, please let us know and we’ll try to get it in the next instalment.
Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day was Friday 26th May, WeAreTENZING had Storm and Phoenix both involved in the campaign to stand together, raise awareness and take action against bullying in New Zealand. A great initiative, well-done girls! For more information or to sign up for 2018, visit their website. Storm and Phoenix will also go head to head with each other on the netball court this Wednesday when the Mystics take on the Pulse at North Harbour Stadium. First centre pass is at 7.40pm or you can catch it on SkySport.
Social Media Tips & Tricks
1. Tania Tare stopped by the office last week. If you haven’t checked out what she does then you need to! Her content is an example of how original and distinctive ideas can go viral and grab attention and followers. After her most recent video, she gained over 3 million views on Facebook and grew 11,000 followers on Instagram in 12 hours!
2. Posting a combination of videos, photos and stories will increase your chances of being added to the Instagram explore page. Adding a mixture of content every day may not be manageable for everyone but posting a story and photo daily should be a goal.
Four to Follow
This week we have four new team members who are all unique in their own way and are definitely worth a follow on social media.
Daisy is a foodie, interior designer, Mum and blogger. She is also co-author and founder of The Rugby Pantry and Kai for Kids! Pat is All Black #1133 and Auckland Blues player, who is driven to help our most vulnerable kids excel off the field. Vince is a Hurricanes speed machine, all about enabling less fortunate Kiwi’s reach their full potential. Amber is a powerful social media influencer in fashion and travel. Her feed is always colourful and inspiring. Check them out!
A quick way to grow your following is by collaborating with other athletes or influencers.
Being tagged in a photo with another athlete or team member should influence their followers to at least visit your profile and generally, they will begin to follow you as well.
Obviously collaborating with athletes who have a higher following will be more beneficial. Also commenting on other athletes, influencers or brands that would have similar followers to you is another way for your profile to get noticed by the right people, again the more followers they have the better.