In addition to providing you with premium advertising and editorial promotion, Yardbarker sometimes has the ability to hook up YBN bloggers with special opportunities surrounding some of sports' biggest names and events. Since the YBN is comprised of the best sports content on the web, it only makes sense to connect you with the best athletes and events to showcase your abilities. Make sure you check out the YBN Blog for these opportunities, and blogs with video capabilities should get in contact with Alana. If you'd like to get a taste, you can check out the following examples of the special types of programs the YBN has worked on in the past:
MLB All-Star Game: YBN Blogger Batting Stance Guy made sponsored videos at the All-Star festivities in Anaheim and appeared on FOXSports.com's All-Star show.
Journey to the Tourney: Yardbarker, in conjunction with Champion, sent YBN Bloggers Joe Sports Fan, Rumors & Rants, With Leather, and Global Sports Fraternity to the Elite 8 and Final Four to make sponsored video posts.
MyTown: Yardbarker teamed up with T-Mobile and sent Hugging Harold Reynolds to five cities to hang out with five NBA players and produce sponsored videos.
NBA All-Star: Portal A traveled to the NBA All-Star festivities to produce FLO TV sponsored videos.
ESPYs: Global Sports Fraternity got credentialed for the ESPYs' red carpet to make videos.
Super Bowl: Black Sports Online, 6Magazine, and Global Sports Fraternity were given access to athlete interviews, red carpets, media center events, and Yardbarker's party with GQ to produce videos.
Playboy Golf: Yardbarker got access to three days of Playboy parties to make videos with athletes, celebrities, and Playboy Bunnies.
MLB & NFL Power Rankings Blog: Gillette sponsored weekly MLB and NFL Power Rankings in which YBNers like Fantasy Knuckleheads, Biz of Baseball, and Cold Hard Football Facts ranked each team and got Yardbarker homepage promotion.
Various Sponsored Posts: YBNers like Sportz Assassin, Sparty and Friends, and Tennis Identity created sponsored posts for brands like Nike, Capital One , and HEAD Tennis.
Various Sponsored Events: Yardbarker has provided several YBN sites with access to events like Gatorade Replay games, awards luncheons, athlete interviews, and much more.
NFL Right Brain Fantasy Football League: Bloggers like Larry Brown Sports and Black Sports Online got extra NFL exposure and competed in a Coors Light sponsored fantasy football league.
Tour de France Twitter Map: Triple Crankset and others chronicled the Tour with Bing sponsored posts while embedding a Twitter Map that displayed each tweet along the race's route.
April Fools: YBNers like Terez Owens broke a fake story that was actually a sponsored April Fools prank planted by Nike. The prank was about a fictional athlete, Boo Weekly, who supposedly ran a blazing fast 40 yard dash time in his new Nike Air's.
Athlete Interviews: Sometimes Yardbarker is able to hook up YBNers with athlete interviews, like the time Blue Jays Rant and Jays Journal had the opportunity to interview draft pick Noah Syndergaard.
NHL Conference Calls: Through Yardbarker's partnership with NHL.com, NHL bloggers like Ducks Daily Blog have gotten a chance to participate in conference calls with NHL league personnel.
FANARCHY TV Show: YBNer Sportable was asked to appear on VERSUS' TV show, FANARCHY, that Yardbarker helped produce.
Special FOXSports.com Content Opportunities: FanSided's Stock Car Spin writes a weekly column linked up on FOXSports.com's NASCAR section, while Buster Sports hosted a cheerleader bracket that showed up on FOXSports.com's Incomplete Coverage section.
As always, stay tuned to the YBN Blog and the monthly YBN Newsletter for opportunities like these!