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The UK Sports Network is inviting MEI readers to nominate who they think has had the most infulence in social media throughout 2010 from the sporting world. Daniel McLaren takes up the story.....

As we look back at a monumental year that 2010 certainly has been, we wanted to do more than just raise a festive glass of champers to it. On a personal note I have been lucky enough to meet many people who work on social media in different capacities within sports clubs, associations, athletes and brands as well get an awesome job with Carat Digital in London. As part of our celebration of the year we want to find out who you see as being the most influential person here in the UK when it comes to Social Media within the sports industry. All you have to do is fill in the survey you will find on the following page:http://www. theuksportsnetwork. com/the–most–influential–uk–person–in–social–media–sport–award–2010Nominations will be taken until the 15 January 2011 and the winner(s) will be announced at the next UKSN Networking Event which will be at the end of January in London. Thanks to everyone for a great year and looking forward to an even better 2011. Now get nominating!€ยช. . http://www. theuksportsnetwork. com/the–most–influential–uk–person–in–social–media–sport–award–2010About Daniel McLaren Daniel McLaren is founder of The UK Sports Network and sports consultant at social media agency, Spearfish Labs. He is an experienced events professional and passionate about social media. He is a lover of all sports, a player of a few and an ardent Manchester United fan. He runs several groups on LinkedIn including The UK Sports Network and Social Media & Sport which has a total over 1, 600 members. You can follow his regular tweets on @danielmclaren or contact him at daniel@theuksportsnetwork. com. About The UK Sports NetworkThe UK Sports Network was started in November 2009 by Daniel McLaren as a means to share sports industry best practices, social media insights and the latest developments in sports. Since then almost 850 professionals from all forms of sports life have joined including clubs, NGBs, marketing, PR, media, sponsorship and many others. The UK is playing catch up when it comes to utilising the best in social media for sports professionals. The UK Sports Network plans to help everyone achieve their aims through the LinkedIn group and the UKSN website. You can read about the latest developments in sport, learn something new and comment on The UK Sports Networks views about the latest controversies. The group now has a presence on twitter (@uksportsnetwork) and Facebook as it continues to expand and grow.

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