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Monday, January 28, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Van Petten
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The FSTA Winter Conference: "The Move to Mobile: Fantasy Sports Everywhere,” sponsored by paysafecard was held last week at The Mirage in Las Vegas with over 200 attendees, representing over 100 different companies.Among the highlights of the conference:·a compelling keynote address by Zappos Insights’ Robert Richman, who gaveadvice on how to achieve an "epic level of loyalty and engagement” with your customer;·informative research from Stephen Master of Nielsen, who introduced the concept of "Fanalytics” in terms of sports user consumption shifting to multiple-screen usage, as well as tips from other top experts in the field on how to "leverage the second screen” as a platform;·hearing unique perspectives on "responsive design” and what should go on behind the scenes when planning for and building a new mobile app;·enlightening panels on Advertising – Online to Mobile and Fantasy Sports Consumer Motivation;·our annual Elevator Pitch, sponsored by Yahoo! Sports and won by Fanamana;·the FSTA Expert League Baseball Draft that was sponsored by XML Team Solutions and aired live on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio; and·the induction of Ryan Bonini, Tristan Cockcroft, William Del Pilar, Michael Fabiano, Dan Grogan, Bob Harris and James Quintonginto the Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of FameThe FSTA also announced the following winners of the 2012 FSTA Awards at a banquet sponsored by the USA TODAY Sports Media Group:·

Best League Commissioner Product Commissioner


Most Innovative Fantasy Contest Perfect Challenge·

Most Innovative Fantasy Product or Service

tie between RotoWorld Premium Draft Guide and Google+ Hangouts·

Most Outstanding Fantasy Contest

FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship·

Best Mobile App

Tie between CBS Sports Fantasy Football and Fantasy Alarm Football

Best Live Event

National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC)·

Most Valuable Fantasy Content:


Most Valuable Fantasy Tool

Draft Analyzer·

Rookie of the Year

Reality Sports Online


Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners on a well-deserved honor.The FSTA thanks our attendees and sponsors for making this another fantastic event. FSTA members should be on the lookout for our post-conference survey soon and thanks in advance for taking the time to provide the FSTA with valuable information about whatyouwant atyourconference.

We’re already looking forward to our next event in Chicago, June 13-14. Mark the dates … more details to come.

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