Sept. 18, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss announced Wednesday that it has joined the social media network, Fancred, a sports-only social media platform which gives fans a way to discover, connect and share their favorite sports content.
"Southern Miss Athletics is extremely excited about partnering with Fancred and view this sports-only social media platform as a perfect fit to further engage and connect with our passionate fans, students, and alumni," said Brent Jones, Southern Miss Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications.
Fancred was founded in Boston in late 2012 and officially launched the Fancred iPhone app in March of 2013. Fancred users earn a "Fancred Score," a 1-to-100 point system that measures their overall engagement and activity on the application. In early August, professional baseball franchises began joining Fancred. The social media platform has also partnered with some of the biggest media outlets in the world, including NESN, Athlon Sports, FanSided, FanIQ and ESPN Radio affiliates.
"Our mission at Fancred has always been to connect the world's sports fans with each other and their favorite teams," said Fancred CEO Hossein Kash Razzaghi. "Southern Miss embodies an athletic program that is rich in history yet innovative in reaching their passionate fan base all over the world. We're thrilled to be partnering with the Golden Eagles."
This additional platform gives Southern Miss another venue to engage with its fans, as the school is already one of the social media leaders in Conference USA.
"I greatly appreciate (Southern Miss football season ticket holder and Head of Strategy and Content for Fancred) Landon Howell and Hossein Kash Razzaghi working with Southern Miss Athletics to continue to provide cutting-edge technology and further enhance our social media efforts. This will allow our fans another platform to receive behind the scenes footage, breaking news, in game updates, and pictures of Southern Miss Athletics."