Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bluechip Media Group Wins Three Davey Awards

Bluechip Media Group, a division of Bluechip Athletic Solutions, today announced winning three awards, one gold and two silver, from the International Davey Awards. All three awards are for short films produced for Michigan Football, Auburn Football and Old Dominion Football.


GOLD – Michigan Football “Words of Wolverine”

SILVER – Auburn Football “Game Day”

SILVER – Old Dominion Football “Aim High”

Click here to see the winning films

Bluechip Media Group specializes in running one of the most professional onsite film crews in collegiate sports. By combining the latest technology available in motion media with award winning storytellers, Bluechip excels at helping programs across the country tell their stories and showcase their brand.

“As professional filmmakers, our goal is to make a difference in the stories we tell for our clients. Getting acknowledged for not one, but three films, is a true honor for Bluechip Media Group,” said Neal Girandola, Executive Producer.

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock - the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the "Creative Davids" who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets.

“This year’s Davey Award winners truly embody the idea of small firms with big ideas. The work entered into this year's competition reflects a smart approach to creativity that highlights the capabilities and talents of small agencies worldwide” noted Linda Day, Executive Director of the Davey Awards.

About the Davey Awards
The Davey Awards are international creative awards focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms and honor achievement in creative ideas, intelligence and out-of-the-box thinking.

About the IAVA
The International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) is an invitation-only member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

About Bluechip Athletic Solutions
Bluechip Athletic Solutions (www.bas-llc.com) provides a unique blend of technology, marketing strategy and content creation services to collegiate and professional athletic programs. As part of its services, Bluechip offers short film production designed to showcase the unique advantages of a school’s athletic program. These films are additionally leveraged to promote special features to fans, alumni and friends of the program.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bluechip Athletic Solutions Announces New Hosting Solution with DataCentric

Atlanta, GA: Bluechip Athletic Solutions, a leading provider of technology and services for the collegiate and professional sports industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with DataCentric IT for a new and improved hosted infrastructure solution. The new hosting solution provides enterprise-class computing environments for Bluechip’s clients and significantly increases the size, quality and scalability of Bluechip’s server infrastructure.

Bluechip provides a variety of technology and marketing services to collegiate and professional athletic programs and Bluechip’s flagship product, Recruiting Radar, is the nation’s leading technology for recruiting athletes. This new solution equates to better uptime, enhanced security and more dependable access to data for Bluechip’s clients, all backed by DataCentric’s enterprise-class hardware network infrastructure.

“This partnership with DataCentric allows us to more easily monitor our hosted environment and greatly reduces the risk of any service impacts. This means we can think less about our infrastructure and more about our clients, which is our number one goal,” said Rebecca Holderread, Bluechip’s Chief Operating Officer.

DataCentric's capabilities include a unique blend of security expertise and exceptional data center services. In addition to providing high quality data hosting they also meet rigorous control standards and have effective internal controls in place to protect Bluechip clients' confidential information.

“DataCentric realized Bluechip was in an ideal position to take advantage of our expertise and systems. The partnership presented an opportunity for DataCentric to shine at giving our customer a more consistent, predictable and sustainable infrastructure while letting them focus on their core product and customers,” said Chris Chapman, DataCentric’s CTO.


About Bluechip Athletic SolutionsBluechip Athletic Solutions provides a unique blend of technology, marketing strategy and content creation services for the collegiate and professional sports industry. The company was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please contact Bluechip at 404.941.2510 or visit www.bas-llc.com. For news and updates become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook at facebook.com/BluechipAthleticSolutions, or follow on Twitter at @BASLLC.

About DataCentricDataCentric is a leading managed IT service provider with expertise in infrastructure and cloud solutions, data backup and disaster recovery, proactive IT support, application delivery services, and professional network architecture. Privately held and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, DataCentric has been providing the highest level of services and support to small and medium-sized businesses throughout the nation since 1999. For more information, please call (678) 353-3338 or visit www.DataCentricIT.com.

Media Contacts

Bluechip Athletic Solutions    
Caitlin Podaras
(404) 941-2541
cpodaras@bas-llc.com

DataCentric
Heather Boothe
(770) 390-8371 
HBoothe@DataCentricIT.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

Bluechip Launches NC State Football Kricket App

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the NC State Football Kricket App for iPhone and Android.

Subscribers to the app will get a behind the scenes look at one of the ACC's most exciting teams. Users get the added benefit of having the team's entire social media presence in one place with push notifications for breaking news, updated content, and the latest and greatest from NC State Football.

Other highlights include exclusive video footage, a look at the team's spectacular facilities, a retrospective on all-time NC State greats, and a unique look at current Wolfpack alum making it in the NFL. Subscribers can also tour the team's strength and conditioning program, the school's inviting campus, and get an up close and personal look at the team's unmatched Gameday Experience!

The app can be downloaded at http://on.fb.me/ZyDFxg

To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bluechip Behind The Scenes: Mississippi State Football

Bluechip Media Group is currently at Mississippi State University shooting footage for short films that we’re producing.

Follow us during our film shoot and check out the behind the scenes pics at http://bit.ly/mstatefb2014

New photos will be added in real time.



Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see where our film crew is headed next!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bluechip Behind The Scenes: Yale Football

Bluechip Media Group is currently at Yale University shooting footage for short films that we’re producing.

Follow us during our film shoot and check out the behind the scenes pics at http://bit.ly/yalefootball2014

New photos will be added in real time.












Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see where our film crew is headed next!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Clemson Football Website Launches

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the new Clemson Football website.

The new website features information and content about the Clemson Family, Facilities, Gameday Traditions and more.

Visit the site at http://bit.ly/1wbOO58


To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bluechip featured in Third Virginian Pilot Article

Bluechip Athletic Solutions was featured in for the third time in a Virginian Pilot article. The full article is featured below:
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Atlanta company shot videos of ODU football team this week using a drone

By Harry Minium - The Virginian-Pilot © August 28, 2014

BlueChip Athletic Solutions had a crew of four people at Old Dominion’s campus this week shooting video of the Monarch football program.

BlueChip was hired last year by ODU to do a series of videos that are available to fans, but are largely intended for prospective recruits.

Videos shot last year showed coach Bobby Wilder in a simulated pre-game pep talk, highlights of games and highlights of Hampton Roads most scenic places.

A link to the site: http://vimeo.com/channels/odugameday

Camera crews interviewed most of ODU’s coaches and some players this week. They took videos inside the L.R. Hill Sports Complex and drove around Hampton Roads making videos of scenic places.

On Thursday, a camera crew even followed Wilder as he went to Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee.

But the coolest thing I’ve seen at an ODU practice occurred on Tuesday, when Blue Chip officials cranked up a small drone that took off in one end zone and hovered several hundred feet about the Monarchs as they worked out.

“This takes some unbelievable video,” said Marty Dashiell of BlueChip.

The photo above shows Dashiell ready to fire up the drone, which looks like a small helicopter.

Neal Girandola, who heads the Atlanta-based crew, said they were at Mississippi State before coming to ODU.

They will return to ODU on Friday, Sept. 26, to shoot more video when the Monarchs host Middle Tennessee State. It will be the first Friday night game at ODU and will be televised nationally on Fox Sports.
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View more photos from the video shoot at  http://bit.ly/odufootball2014

The original article can be found at http://bit.ly/1nJTF53

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bluechip Behind The Scenes: Old Dominion Football

Bluechip Media Group is currently at Old Dominion University shooting footage for short films that we’re producing.

Follow us during our film shoot and check out the behind the scenes pics at bit.ly/odufootball2014.

New photos will be added in real time.



Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see where our film crew is headed next!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bluechip Launches UGA Men's Basketball Kricket App

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the UGA Men's Basketball Kricket App for iPhone and Android.

Highlights include:

- Insider videos on Coach Fox and the rest of his talented staff
- An examination of the extensive UGA to NBA pipeline!
- Photos and digital clips of the program's Player Development success
- A taste of the heart pounding Game Day atmosphere in Stegeman Coliseum
- All of the Dawgs' Social Media, in real time, in one location!
- A special Did You Know section on Coach Fox

The app can be downloaded at http://on.fb.me/1pycg8P


To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bluechip Launches Central Florida Football App

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the Central Florida Football Official App, available for iPad. Subscribers to this free app will get an inside look behind this BCS-bowl winning program, including features such as:
  • Take in all of the highlights of the 2014 Fiesta Bowl winning squad
  • Insider video clips on UCF’s exciting game day action
  • Learn about Family Scholarships and how they set Knights up for future success
  • UCF players continue to shine in the NFL; see the reasons why
  • Learn more about the team’s winning academic culture
  • New photos and student-athlete thoughts on why UCF is so special

Download it now at http://bit.ly/1mBgXse


To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rebecca Holderread Named Chief Operating Officer of Bluechip Athletic Solutions

Bluechip Athletic Solutions (www.bas-llc.com) is proud to announce the addition of Rebecca Holderread as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to their executive management team. Mrs. Holderread will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations while implementing strategies that will both enhance customer service and improve company processes.

Mrs. Holderread is a seasoned veteran in the field of SaaS-based technology firms having most recently lead one of the nation’s leading e-commerce mobile providers through a successful acquisition. As an MBA graduate from Vanderbilt University, Mrs. Holderread has also held positions of CFO and COO with many successful Atlanta based firms. According to Steve Kennedy, Founder and CEO of Bluechip, Mrs. Holderread is the first of many anticipated additions to their executive team.

"We are evolving to meet the demands of our customers who rely on Bluechip’s suite of services to keep their brand relevant and maximize recruiting operations. In the role of COO, Rebecca will bring proven leadership and operating experience to the task of aligning our team to meet the growing needs of our clients,” stated Kennedy. “I have tremendous confidence in her ability to dramatically improve our customer service and bring a higher level of best practices to our development processes.”

“I am proud to join Bluechip at such a pinnacle point in the company’s growth,” said Mrs. Holderread. “My strength is in building customer-centric teams while enhancing operations and I look forward to further developing our team, customer service practices and internal processes. It’s an exciting journey and I am already enjoying this new beginning.”

About Bluechip Athletic Solutions
Bluechip Athletic Solutions provides a unique blend of technology, marketing strategy and content creation services for the collegiate and professional sports industry. The company was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please contact Bluechip at 404.941.2510 or visit www.bas-llc.com.

For news and updates become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook at facebook.com/BluechipAthleticSolutions, or follow on Twitter at @BASLLC.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bluechip Launches Columbia Football PanoView

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the Columbia Football PanoView, available online or as an app for iPhone and iPad. This 360' experience allows users to see Columbia football and New York City like never before. Highlights include striking views of the city as well as many points of interest on Columbia’s campus:
  • A beginning point at the Statue of Liberty, overlooking Manhattan and New York harbor. 
  • Immediately move north to an overhead view of the Baker Athletic Complex. 
  • See Kraft Field at Wein Stadium at night as it overlooks the joining the Hudson and Harlem Rivers. 
  • Take a step over to see the majestic views of the Campus Library. 
  • Following that is the overflowing greenery of the Campus South Lawns on a spring day. 
  • Other fantastic views include Times Square at night, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building at dusk and the lush vegetation surrounding Belvedere Castle in Central Park.

Check it out now at www.thisiscolumbiafootball.com or download at http://bit.ly/1l8Mff5


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 NAAC Award Winners Announced

The National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) has announced its 2014 Award winners, sponsored by Bluechip Athletic Solutions:

  • Frank Kara Leadership Award - Jennifer Condaras, associate commissioner for compliance & governance, The BIG EAST Conference
  • Organizational Leadership Award- Kevin Lennon, vice president of academic & membership affairs, NCAA
  • Rising Star Award - Bryan Blair, associate athletics director for compliance, Rice University
  • Division II Excellence Award - Molly Belden, associate commissioner, Northeast-10 Conference

The award winners will be honored Monday, June 9 during the NAAC Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Bluechip looks forward to attending the NAAC convention and we are honored to be a part of recognizing these outstanding individuals!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bluechip Sponsors 2014 Compliance Conventions

Bluechip is proud to be a sponsor of both the 2014 NCAA Regional Rules and the official Awards Sponsor of the 2014 NAAC (National Association for Athletics Compliance) Convention.

At both conventions we'll be showcasing the brand new features in Bluechip Enterprise, our our state-of-the-art Compliance, Student-Athlete Management and Recruiting technology suite.

If you'd like to set up a time to meet with us at either the Regional Rules or NAAC to learn more about the new features in Enterprise 8.0 simply email us at sales(at)bas-llc.com.



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bluechip Launches Army Football Kricket App

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the Army Kricket App for iPhone and Android.

Kricket gives fans of The Long Gray Line up to the second updates on Army Football with its social media aggregator and news feeds. The app also provides behind the scenes videos, enticing photo galleries, and background information on one of college football’s grandest programs. Fans can also learn more about West Point, the team’s elite facilities, USMA’s sterling academic reputation and much more!

“Playing since 1890, the Army Football tradition is as strong as it is long … Add more than 600 victories and the Army football program shines as brightly as its golden helmets.” — Street & Smith’s 50 Greatest College Football Programs of All Time

The app can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/armyfbapp


To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bluechip Launches Clemson Football Kricket App

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the Clemson Kricket App for iPhone and Android.

Fresh off their second straight 11-win season, and third straight season of double digit victories, the Clemson Tigers are proud to launch the team’s OFFICIAL Kricket App! Kricket is the must have app for any serious fan of the Tigers. Highlights include:

- Catching the very latest from Clemson Football’s social media.
- Following the Tigers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube in the same location!
- Learning more about the team’s incredible coaching staff.
- Getting up close and personal with the best game day traditions in football.
- Seeing the ever expanding list of Tigers making it in the NFL.
- Going behind the scenes with Clemson’s state-of-the-art facilities!

The app can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/clemsonfbapp


To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Friday, April 25, 2014

Miami of Ohio Football Website Launches

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the new Miami of Ohio Football website.

The new website features bios on the coaching staff, facilities, information about the Red Hawks football program, NFL Pipeline and more.

Visit the site at http://www.coachchuckmartin.com/


To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ohio State Football Official App Launches

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the Ohio State Football Official App available for iPad.

Loaded with videos, news, bios, pictures and insider Buckeye information, the app is a must have for any fan of the Scarlet and Gray. Highlights include:

- A unique look at Urban Meyer
- Additional information on his incredible coaching staff
- Video clips of the 2012 and 2013 undefeated regular seasons
- An up close look at the best traditions in college football
- Inspiring video footage of Ohio Stadium
- A comprehensive review of OSU’s players in the NFL
- Behind the scenes look at the team’s incredible weight room
- Insider video on how the team prepares its players for life after college
- A full review of the best Game Day experience in college football

Download the app at http://bit.ly/1kIvQMe


To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Friday, March 14, 2014

Old Dominion Football Official App Launches

Bluechip is pleased to announce the launch of the Old Dominion Football Official App available for iPad.

The just-released app is filled with videos, pictures, bios and insider information and is a must have for any Monarch fan. Highlights include:

- Videos on Coach Wilder, Ballard Stadium, Monarch football success and more.
- Text bios on the most exciting coaching staff in the nation.
- Highlights of everything fun to do in Hampton Roads.
- Learn about Coach Wilder’s plan for academic success.
- See the rise of Old Dominion football from its early days.

Download the app at http://bit.ly/1o0AmpK.


To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bluechip Athletic Solutions Launches New Version of Bluechip Enterprise Technology

Bluechip Athletic Solutions (Bluechip) is pleased to announce the release of Bluechip Enterprise 8.0, the latest version of the company’s state-of-the-art compliance & student athlete management solution. The software allows compliance departments to simplify all day-to-day recruiting and student-athlete management duties through advanced technology and a proactive rules integration which has been independently audited to ensure compliance with NCAA Bylaws. Notable advancements include a new and more intuitive user interface, a hybrid mobile app optimized for mobile devices and tablets, optimized workflows and greater user flexibility.

The software’s redesigned user interface employs an icon-driven layout that is incredibly easy to navigate by any user. The new update also allows customized views of database components based on specific roles and needs, catalyzes greater efficiency when running reports, and dramatically increases admin tool capabilities. In addition, Enterprise 8.0 has been optimized for mobile devices, including an offline option that enables staff members to utilize the system without an internet connection.

“As a former Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Support, I understand the time demands a compliance official endures,” said Marc Lippens, Bluechip Director of Technology Products & Compliance Solutions. “That’s why it’s been so rewarding to play a part in developing and releasing this new generation of Bluechip Enterprise. Our development team has done a great job addressing the needs of compliance departments while also integrating all the user-friendly aspects of the recently released Recruiting Radar 8.0.”

“Bluechip is committed to creating technology solves that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire athletic department,” Lippens continued. “The new Bluechip Enterprise platform is a key component in meeting this objective.”

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Good Luck on Signing Day from Team Bluechip

Today is National Signing Day - a day when decisions will be made and lives will be changed.

To help teams prepare for the big day, Bluechip Staff created a video message.

Check out the video at http://bit.ly/bluechipsigningday


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Iowa Football Website Launches

This week's Featured Project is the recently-launched Iowa Football Website.

The site features an insider’s view to the Iowa Football program, from the coaching staff to player development, and more.

Check it out at www.GoHawks.com



To stay up to date with all of our latest project launches, become a fan of Bluechip on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AFCA 2014 Wrap Up

Bluechip had a great time at the American Football Coaches Association Convention in Indianapolis last week. We spent 3 days showing off the newest Bluechip products and services, and enjoyed seeing many of our friends and clients.

We look forward to seeing everyone at AFCA 2015 in Louisville!