Anyone interested in the goings-on of the Seattle Seahawks usually doesn’t have to look further than their local newscast, website, social media network, or smartphone to find exciting videos, photographs, and interviews from the teams.
The ready availability of this content is largely due to the teams’ digital and emerging media department, led by Kenton Olson, the department’s director. His group is responsible for developing and posting content on the Seahawks website, social networks, and other channels.
To share the same content with media agencies, partners, and league associates for rebroadcast and other purposes, the Seahawks use the Onehub online file sharing solution. Onehub enables the team's digital and emerging media department to send files quickly and easily to whoever requests them, no matter how large the file.
“We tried out a bunch of file-sharing solutions a few years ago, including enterprise tools that had a lot of bells and whistles,” says Olson. “But we just wanted something that was simple, that an average person could use really quickly. We liked Onehub because it was so easy to use and easy for us to manage for sharing files.”
The digital and emerging media department for the Seahawks do a lot of file sharing with outside agencies in the sports industry. They’re constantly creating and supplying images, videos (player interviews, scoreboard videos, etc.), and professional photographs to leagues (e.g., the NFL and MLS), teams, partners, and media outlets, as well as their own vendors.
To expedite the file sharing, many departments — digital media, marketing, and gameday production — have their own Onehub Workspace through which they handle requests for files.
When an external party asks for content, Olson’s staff just uploads the file to a Onehub Workspace, then uses the Onehub link sharing feature to send a link to the user. The recipient has direct and immediate access to the file, without having to create a Onehub account.
“We deal with a lot of one-off requests,” explains Olson. “We didn’t want to have people creating user profiles or accounts just to download a file. With Onehub, we can send a single link that lets people get to the file quickly, without setting up an account. That’s really valuable for us.”
Onehub is the Seahawks primary file sharing program for external users. “We really like the speed and ease with which we can get a file out to a third party,” says Olson. “It’s much better than trying to send 20GB video files over email. For us, Onehub has been easy, fast and rock solid. It does everything we need it to do.”
We deal with a lot of one-off requests,” explains Olson. “We didn’t want to have people creating user profiles or accounts just to download a file. With Onehub, we can send a single link that lets people get to the file quickly, without setting up an account. That’s really valuable for us.
Director of Digital and Emerging Media