How the PGA TOUR is Building a Younger Audience

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How the PGA TOUR is Building a Younger Audience

Golf is not traditionally considered a millennial destination. Hear how the PGA TOUR is changing that conversation by utilizing a platform agnostic distribution model and SkratchTV to successfully build a loyal community with a younger audience. D.J. Piehowski, Director of Content for PGA TOUR’s SkratchTV, will join AMA Jacksonville to discuss:

  • The success of content vs. traditional marketing
  • A distribution vs. destination model – how to reach an audience where they already are instead of hoping they will come to you
  • The transformation and re-launch of the PGA TOUR’s SkratchTV brand to pursue that millennial audience

The new model is working successfully. After revamping their content strategy for SkratchTV, May and June video views increased 230% over the previous period. In addition, the PGA TOUR’s cumulative social audience is majority millennial.

Speaker Bio:

D.J. Piehowski is the Director of Content at the PGA TOUR’s SkratchTV, a digital network aimed at attracting a younger fan base to the game of golf. Prior to joining Skratch, Piehowski led content production for the PGA TOUR’s social media channels and served as a producer and writer for PGATOUR.COM. He’s covered golf at all levels for the TOUR and Golfweek magazine since graduating from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Despite this exposure, his golf game continues to get worse.