Podcast

The Cosmos Podcast

The Cosmos Podcast is a show that explores the business of sports & entertainment in Canada. Hosted by Cosmos Director Evan Colborne, the show takes on a few different formats including: soundbites from keynotes/workshops, 1-on-1 interviews with people working in the industry, and Roundtable discussions.

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Ep.5 – 1-on-1 with Ken Vezina of the Brampton Beast
In this episode of the Cosmos Podcast, host Evan Colborne sits down in studio with Ken Vezina, Vice President of Business Operations for the Brampton Beast. The Beast are the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens and the first ECHL team to play in the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to joining the Beast, Ken has built a career in Minor League hockey having worked for the Manitoba Moose, Jacksonville Barracudas, and Augusta Riverhawks. Evan and Ken discuss the uniqueness of minor league hockey and minor league sports in general, the changing sports media landscape and much more. Special thanks to Ken for taking time out to join the Cosmos Podcast. If you have any questions about anything discussed on the podcast, you can always reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or by email at info@cosmossports.com Tune in to listen to podcasts on your commute, be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn. We hope you enjoy!
Ep.4 – Part 2 of Keynote from Cosmos President Cary Kaplan
In this episode of The Cosmos Podcast, we have part two of a keynote Cosmos President Cary Kaplan gave at a sponsorship workshop a few weeks ago. Here Cary discusses topics such as:
  • How to deal with upset customers (5:08)
  • Whether to publish sponsorship prices or not (13:25)
  • How to figure out a prospect's budget (18:30)
  • Simplifying objection handling (21:41)
  • Advanced vs. Walk-up Tickets (26:51)
  • Q&A (28:49)
If you have any questions about anything you hear on the podcast, you can always reach us at info@cosmossports.com, and if you like what you hear, we’d very much appreciate a rating or review. If you’re like me and enjoy listening to podcasts on your commute, be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn. We hope you enjoy!
Ep.3 – Canadian Sports Business with Hunter & O’Connor
In this episode of the Cosmos Podcast, a Canadian Sports Business discussion with Cosmos Director Evan Colborne hosts a Roundtable with fellow Cosmos'ers Matt Hunter and Evan O'Connor to discuss:
  • The sale of  the CFL League wide Jersey Path (1:53)
  • 105th Grey Cup (13:13)
  • The latest developments on the Canadian Premier League (20:30)
  • ESPN's new social media policy (28:03)
  • NFL sponsor backlash (35:05)
If you’re like me and enjoy listening to podcasts on your commute, be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn. If you have any questions about anything heard on the podcast, you can always reach us at info@cosmossports.com We hope you enjoy!
Ep.2 – Q-&-A with Cosmos President Cary Kaplan
In this episode of the Cosmos Podcast, Cosmos President Cary Kaplan sat with our current class of interns for a Q&A session. Lot's of great questions and discussion, including:
  • A typical day as GM of a professional sports team (1:07)
  • How to position yourself for a role in sports (2:45)
  • What inspired Cary to start Cosmos and what success looks like (5:50)
  • Trends towards digital (9:25)
  • Challenges when starting Cosmos, and what they are now (12:15)
  • How to set yourself  apart from the competition (14:20)
  • The biggest trend in the sports industry and how Cosmos can adapt (24:10)
  • Trends in sponsorship (28:18)
  • What the Beast can do to earn media(34:03)
  • The toughest projects to work on for Cosmos (40:11)
  • How sports marketing techniques can transition to e-sports (43:54)
  • Thoughts on Twitter streaming and future of sports broadcasting (47:40)
  • The most over looked forms of sponsorship (51:30)
If you have any questions about anything heard on the podcast, you can always reach us at info@cosmossports.com If you’re like me and enjoy listening to podcasts on your commute, be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn. We hope you enjoy!
Ep.1 – Keynote from Cosmos President Cary Kaplan
Introducing The Cosmos Podcast, a show exploring the business of sports & entertainment in Canada. The show is hosted by Cosmos Director Evan Colborne, and will take on a few different formats including:
  • Roundtable discussions with other Cosmos staff on the latest news in Sports & Entertainment
  • 1-on-1 interviews with people working in the industry
  • Soundbites from Keynotes , trainings and other events
  • Q&A's with Cosmos President Cary Kaplan
If you have any questions about anything you hear on the podcast, you can always reach us at info@cosmossports.com, and if you like what you hear, we'd very much appreciate a rating or review. This first episode is a recording taken from a keynote Cary Kaplan gave at a sponsorship workshop in Ajax on October 19, 2017. It was a full day workshop, so we've split the audio into two podcasts. We hope you enjoy!