Sports autographs are hotter than ever, and social media is dominating society. One company is merging the two in a, well, unique autograph opportunity. In simplest terms, For roughly $30, you get an athlete's signature along with your personal Twitter transcript. The idea, I suppose, is to merge the autograph/fan interaction in a personal manner. (Are Photoshopped "selfies" next?)
The following is the release. Among the athletes currently on the roster are Eric Dickerson, Rollie Fingers, Ryan Mathews, Lyoto Machida, Kyle Turley, Steve Garvey, Kevin Hartman and Phillippi Sparks.
With the continued momentum of social media, Chatograph.com introduces the next wave in celebrity engagement by allowing fans to have a personalized interaction with their favorite pro athlete, artist or personality. Combining social media, star power, and autographed memorabilia, Chatograph provides authentic one-on-one experiences that fans demand.
Developed by a team of sports marketing executives and professional athletes, Chatograph provides fans the opportunity to reserve a one-on-one session with their favorite icon and after the celebrity replies via social media, they will receive an authentic autographed 8-by-11-inch transcript of the interaction.
Chatograph provides a platform that ensures fans can select the celebrity they want to communicate with. “I love to talk with fans and sign autographs and Chatograph is an amazing vehicle to do that,” says MLS Legend and future Hall of Fame Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, the two-time MLS Champion. “To be able to reach the true fans on social media and give them an autographed reminder of our conversation is an awesome idea.” Hartman was the first celebrity to kick-off Chatograph on Friday, June 20th to coincide with the World Cup.
With an extensive roster of celebrities available for Chatograph sessions, corporate partnership opportunities allow brands to leverage the engagements as well. With syndicated digital content and co-branded inventory, corporate partners can sponsor sessions, host celebrity Chatograph interactions on their own social media platforms, and instantly align with some of the greatest names in the world of sports and entertainment.