All Eyes On Us: Growing Your Influence While Growing as a Professional.

Watch the webinar that was held on October 25, 2022


“Black and minority ethnicities make up 11 to 12% of the creative industry, but account for 40 to 45% of sports fans. So simply put: If people that are creating experiences don’t reflect the people who are consuming the entertainment in the sports industry, we’re not in harmony where we should be.” — Anthony Caponiti, CEO and Co-Founder of Hashtag Sports.

Learn firsthand from two Hashtag Sports’ Creators of Color Award Honorees’—Chanel Smith, Baltimore Ravens’ Digital Strategy and Innovation Coordinator, and Travis Ellison, Professional Sports Photographer and owner of his own media agency. Not only are they both creating epic visual storytelling content for the best of the best sports brands, but they’re shaping the overall professional sports industry through their unique lenses.

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  • Creating an Authentic Career: How Chanel and Travis both forged their career paths in the sports media and entertainment industry despite being traditionally underrepresented in front office teams
  • The Creators of Color Experience: What it’s like being a part of an authentic community built for them, by a league of their peers and idols
  • The Game Day Workflows of Pro Photographers and Digital Strategists: Go behind the scenes of both Chanel and Travis’s workflows to see how content is managed from both ends in real-time.


Chanel Smith
Travis Ellison
Larissa Green




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From unparalleled experiences like our annual conference and the Hashtag Sports Awards presented by Budweiser to inspirational digital content and mission-driven initiatives, Hashtag Sports is the benchmark for fan engagement and the go-to resource for the development of a new sports and entertainment ecosystem powered by digital media, content, culture, purpose, and technology.

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