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Exploring Future Fandom

In this episode of Fanalytics, host Michael Lewis discusses the upcoming changes and direction for the show. He introduces new partnerships, the shift to using Substack for detailed content, and the focus on analyzing the future of fandom across different sports and cultural entities. Key topics include the impact of technology, demographics, and marketing on fandom, and an introduction to the W.I.L.D. framework for assessing fandom. Upcoming focus areas will include the WNBA, the Olympics, and collegiate sports in the NIL era.   00:00 Welcome to the Fanalytics Podcast 00:05 Exciting Changes and Bookkeeping 00:47 Introducing Fandom Analytics and Substack 02:08 Focus on the Future of Fandom 03:01 The Importance of Fandom in Culture 04:05 Project Overview: Future Fandom 05:44 Technology's Impact on Fandom 08:18 Demographics and Fandom 14:21 The Role of Marketing in Fandom 25:09 The WILD Framework for Analyzing Fandom 39:34 Upcoming Episodes and Conclusion Fanalytics is a part of the Professors.fm podcast network - making sense of the world with top scholars. Make sure to follow us on social!  Instagram: @fanalyticsmikelewis Twitter: @fanalyticsmike YouTube: @fanalyticsmike TikTok: @fanalyticspodcast

Exploring Future Fandom
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