FanWord Partners With Long Beach State Athletics

By FanWord

Today, FanWord and Long Beach State Athletics announced a new partnership to help Long Beach State student-athletes and coaches tell their stories and grow their personal brands.

The partnership gives Long Beach State athletics access to FanWord Stories — an innovative and established storytelling solution that produces powerful content for the digital and social channels of the athletic department.

Together with FanWord, Long Beach State Athletics has launched the Beach Reads series — a content series that highlights unique stories that go beyond sports. 

The stories will allow the Long Beach State community to engage with the teams and players from a new perspective while simultaneously helping the athletes grow their brands.

“Our partnership with FanWord on our Beach Reach program will be amazing for our student-athletes and our community,” said Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, Sean Ferrera. “We have unique human stories here at Long Beach State Athletics, and we are thrilled to share them in a modern and engaging way.” 

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“We are thrilled to partner with Long Beach State Athletics and help their athletes tell their stories,” said FanWord CEO, Christopher Aumueller. “Especially in the NIL era, it’s important to give your athletes an opportunity to be more than an athlete. Showing your community who you are underneath the jersey helps athletes build their brands and inevitably supports their NIL initiatives. Long Beach State clearly cares about giving their athletes a powerful voice and providing them with the right resources to succeed in this new day and age in college athletics.”

A market leader in storytelling and branding services for NCAA institutions, FanWord has existing partnerships with athletic departments across all levels, including Alabama, Nebraska, SMU, Liberty, and Kansas. Long Beach State Athletics marks FanWord’s first partnership with an institutions from the Big West conference.

The first story of this unique series is with Long Beach State’s women’s basketball player, Justina King, who is talking about her journey from Canada to California and what it took for her to become an elite athlete.

How it works:

FanWord and Long Beach State Athletics have created a dedicated landing page where all stories will be published on

Throughout the year, FanWord is now going to produce powerful and unique storytelling content about selected athletes, coaches, and other brand ambassadors. Each story is written from the perspective of the storyteller and also comes with multiple social media graphics (see above) and other content assets to help Long Beach State Athletics share the stories on their digital & social media channels. 

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FanWord is an athlete storytelling and branding company that builds solutions to help athletes grow, protect, promote, and monetize their personal brands. FanWord was recently named one of 13 companies that shape the future of NIL marketing and is located in Lincoln, NE. Currently, FanWord has three products on the market and works with over 25 athletic departments and 6,000 athletes nationwide.

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