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Phoenix Suns Selling Your Facebook And Twitter Friendship To Sponsors

Times are tough all around and the empty seats in the US Airway Center on game night certainly are a sign of that. Fortunately, the Phoenix Suns have found a new way to make money off your patronage according to Darren Rovell at CNBC. The team is now selling access to you via their Facebook and Twitter accounts to corporations who purchase a suite package.

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For the low, low price of $7,000, the company gets some food, 20 tickets to the game, a Steve Nash jersey, and the right to push their company message to the loyal fans of Planet Orange. The package includes

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2 Facebook status updates from the Phoenix Suns. Reach more than 225,000+ potential new customers through our social channel.

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3 Twitter mentions from @PhoenixSuns - More than 45,000 fans follow the Suns on Twitter. Let us be the influencer for your brand!

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Before you get all up in arms about the team using your loyalty to make money, just remember that the more money Robert Sarver is making, the more money he can spend (in theory) on the roster. And besides, all those ads you see at the arena or on TV when you are watching the games --- that's the same thing just through a different format.

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So maybe the Suns will lose some followers and Facebook friends if they over do it, but they understand that and won't abuse your trust....right?

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