On February 16, Charlotte website design agency Fame Foundry will launch the new official Ryan Newman website, home to a worldwide online community of Newman and NASCAR fans. The site will be the only one of its kind in NASCAR to offer members access to an exclusive micro social network where they can interact in ways never before possible.
Online PR News – 15-February-2011 – – Charlotte, N.C. – Fame Foundry, a Charlotte-based website design and interactive marketing agency, has developed a new official website for NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. The site is home to the Ryan Newman Fan Club, which marks its 10th anniversary in 2011 with over 10,000 fans worldwide.
When the site, which has been completely redesigned and re-engineered from the ground up, is unveiled at www.ryannewman.org on February 16, it will introduce a revolutionary new experience for fan club members that will allow them to be part of every race and every event like never before.
The new site will offer all the expected benefits of a fan club site, including schedules, stats and merchandise as well as behind-the-scenes photos, videos and news from the Ryan Newman Racing organization.
However, more importantly, it will be the only site of its kind in NASCAR built around an exclusive members-only micro social network. Here members can engage with other fans of Ryan Newman and NASCAR in ways never before possible as part of a thriving virtual community created by and for the fans.
Members can post their own photos and videos to the site, making the community as much about the fans as it is about Ryan Newman. They can also participate in discussions that are much more robust than traditional message boards, as they are interactive and pervasive throughout all types of content and every event. In addition, fans can interact in real time anytime in live chat rooms.
All photos, videos, discussions, news and chats will be aggregated by event so members can choose to browse content either by type or by event. The site is built to elevate the most popular member photos, videos and discussions, rewarding those who make great contributions and making it easy for members to find the best content. Additionally, each member will have an enhanced user profile page that provides a snapshot of all their recent activity across the site and highlights their most popular contributions.
Because racing fans thrive on competition, members who start discussions or who post photos and videos can earn points – or votes – from other members that will put them in the chase for a spot on the fan club leaderboard. Points will be tallied all season long, with prizes awarded to the top performer each month as well as the top overall points earner for the season.
While the technology driving the site is quite advanced, the interface is highly intuitive so that members of all ages will find it easy and pleasurable to use. Fans can even remain active in the community when they are on the go, as the site is compatible with mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads.
"It has been exciting to watch the Ryan Newman website come to life,” said Newman. “The site is much more than its cool design. Fame Foundry created something never seen before, allowing members to interact in new ways and providing them a central location to call their own. It also provides more value to our sponsors than we have ever had before."
“We are looking forward to launching the new Ryan Newman website,” said Greta Ray Anderson, director of the Ryan Newman Fan Club. “Not only will fan club members be able interact in meaningful ways with each other on the site, but Ryan will have his own profile, allowing him to engage with members directly by posting status updates, photos, videos and comments. RyanNewman.org will now become the exclusive go-to destination for the Ryan Newman fan community.”
For a preview of the site and its many unprecedented features, visit www.famefoundry.com/racers.
About Fame Foundry
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Fame Foundry is the trustcasting agency specializing in driving business growth through marketing, website design and development, traffic building, public relations and social media, creative design, media and software and information technology. The firm publishes The Fame Foundry Magazine at www.famefoundry.com and produces two podcasts – The Fame Foundry Podcast and The Fame Foundry Marketing Minute – all focused on helping owners and marketers overcome the challenges of doing business in today’s marketplace.
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