80 episodes

We regular episodes, including:

Conversations between Kevin Rye and a guest who works in Fan Engagement, or who brings insight to the subjectBasChat, where Fan Engagement consultant and expert, Bas Schnater and Kevin Rye, talk about tactics, delivery and how you make Fan Engagement connect to Fan Experience, how you monetise without selling out. Bas Schnater is on LinkedIn at: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/basschnater
Find us at fanengagement.net and join the Fan Engagement Network.
Think Fan Engagement works with clubs & other rights, brands and other organisations who seek to understand fans and the relationships they have with their clubs, and strongly advocating a culture of listening. We publish the annual Fan Engagement Index
Theme music from Episode 1 to 45: Future Stuff by Apoxode (c) copyright 2018 (licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license (http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Apoxode/58963)
Theme music from Episode 46: Soul Walking by Juanitos (c) copyright 2010 (licenced under an Attribution - Partage dans les Mêmes Conditions 2.0 France https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Juanitos/Soul_Africa/06_-_Soul_Walking)
Bas Chat Music: Exotica, by Juanitos: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Juanitos/Exotica/juanitos_-_06_-_exotica
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fan-engagement-pod.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Fan Engagement Pod Think Fan Engagement

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

We regular episodes, including:

Conversations between Kevin Rye and a guest who works in Fan Engagement, or who brings insight to the subjectBasChat, where Fan Engagement consultant and expert, Bas Schnater and Kevin Rye, talk about tactics, delivery and how you make Fan Engagement connect to Fan Experience, how you monetise without selling out. Bas Schnater is on LinkedIn at: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/basschnater
Find us at fanengagement.net and join the Fan Engagement Network.
Think Fan Engagement works with clubs & other rights, brands and other organisations who seek to understand fans and the relationships they have with their clubs, and strongly advocating a culture of listening. We publish the annual Fan Engagement Index
Theme music from Episode 1 to 45: Future Stuff by Apoxode (c) copyright 2018 (licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license (http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Apoxode/58963)
Theme music from Episode 46: Soul Walking by Juanitos (c) copyright 2010 (licenced under an Attribution - Partage dans les Mêmes Conditions 2.0 France https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Juanitos/Soul_Africa/06_-_Soul_Walking)
Bas Chat Music: Exotica, by Juanitos: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Juanitos/Exotica/juanitos_-_06_-_exotica
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fan-engagement-pod.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Fan Engagement Index 2020/2021 Special!

    Fan Engagement Index 2020/2021 Special!

    It's a Fan Engagement Index 2020/2021 season special. As well as running down the table from 92 to 1, we chat with special guests including club CEOs, directors, supporters' trusts and fan groups, and experts in the field.
    Find out the full results at fanengagement.net/fan-engagement-index
    Please like, subscribe and share. It really does help our visibility.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fan-engagement-pod.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The midst of a crisis for fans: Adam Keely from Push The Boundary (Oldham)

    The midst of a crisis for fans: Adam Keely from Push The Boundary (Oldham)

    This episode takes a stark look at what it's like in the middle of a crisis with Adam Keely from Oldham Athletic activist group, Push The Boundary. It was recorded in mid-December, before the owner, Abdallah Lemsagam, publicly declared his intention to sell, though given the litany of broken promises, I suspect fans are holding their breath.
    Adam talks us through what it's been like organising against the club he loves, why he fears managed decline, and what it's like trying to unite the fanbase when the team is devoid of identity, and bottom of the table.
    We also chat about what it's like to go 30 years without a trophy or any promotion, which is where comparisons with their former top-flight opponents, Everton, cease. Presenter Kev also touches on the failures of leadership, and why it's important for owners to keep their promises.
    One message Kev has for Adam's fellow Oldham fans is remain united.
    And find out more about our work at https://fanengagement.net. Register for free and you get access to the Fan Engagement Hub, with more detailed data and case studies from the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Fan Engagement Indexes.
    Please like, subscribe and share. It really does help our visibility.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fan-engagement-pod.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 38 min
    Making strategy work on the ground with Geoff Wilson -

    Making strategy work on the ground with Geoff Wilson -

    This week we’re chatting with Geoff Wilson, expert in engagement at a strategic level across sports businesses and organisations.
    He’s the owner of Geoff Wilson Consultancy, which focuses on Sports Organisations/NGO's, Businesses involved in Sport, Community and Government organisations across the world. This includes FIFA, UEFA, The Asian Football Confederation, and other sports including work in basketball with FIBA, netball, motoracing with the Ulster Grand Prix, and countless other sports and organisations. Take a look at his LinkedIn page: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/geoffwnjwilson
    We look about how clubs and sports organisations manage their reputations, how they communicate, why that is, and how critical it is that they get their governance and structure right to make that happen.
    Our next edition will be with Bas Schnater, where we talk about the practical side of Fan Engagement. We’ll no longer be publishing weekly episodes, but will still be publishing the occasional chat with a guest about their approach to Fan Engagement. You can access our nearly seventy editions so far via Apple podcasts, Acast or your favourite podcast app. 
    And find out more about our work at https://fanengagement.net. Register for free and you get access to the Fan Engagement Hub, with more detailed data and case studies from the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Fan Engagement Indexes.
    Please like, subscribe and share. It really does help our visibility.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fan-engagement-pod.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 36 min
    Creating new traditions with Anwar Uddin/Fans for Diversity

    Creating new traditions with Anwar Uddin/Fans for Diversity

    This week we’re chatting about access to and diversity in football with Anwar Uddin, who heads up the Fans for Diversity project for the Football Supporters Federation.
    Anwar’s one of the few people with his perspective, having played and coached before he went into the side of the business he’s in now. He was part of the Dagenham and Redbridge side that won promotion to League One in 2010, their highest ever position. He also played for Barnet, and several other League clubs including Bristol Rovers. We chat about his unusual journey, and why he chose to work with fans.
    We look at the moral arguments for helping all fans access to football, and also why there’s a financial imperative if they want to keep the turnstiles clicking and tills ringing. It’s a really fascinating episode. 
    From Tuesday 23rd we’re going to be publishing one episode a month, where me and Bas Schnater talk about the practical side of Fan Engagement. We’ll still be publishing the occasional chat with a guest about their approach to Fan Engagement, and you can access our nearly seventy editions via Apple podcasts, Acast or your favourite podcast app. 
    And find out more about our work at https://fanengagement.net. Register for free and you get access to the Fan Engagement Hub, with more detailed data and case studies from the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Fan Engagement Indexes.
    Please like, subscribe and share. It really does help our visibility.

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fan-engagement-pod.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 46 min
    What role for activists in change? Andrew Foster, activist & Bradford Bulls fan

    What role for activists in change? Andrew Foster, activist & Bradford Bulls fan

    This week we’re stepping back into the sport of Rugby League, in a chat with fan activist and Bradford Bulls fan, Andrew Foster. 
    Andrew is a keen student and lover of the game, and has for some time been very concerned about the near permanent state of change and crisis that things appear to be in.
    Think Fan Engagement carried out an extensive survey in the summer of this year about the state of fan engagement in Rugby League, and it’s safe to say that the picture painted by fans wasn’t a rosy one. There’s certainly a lack of listening both from a lot of clubs, and also the governing body, The RFL in particular. Check out our website for more: https://fanengagement.net/rugbyleague
    In this episode we grapple with the issues, which are many, and talk about how fans might become part of the solution, particularly if they become more organised.
    You can find out more about our work at https://fanengagement.net. Register for free and you get access to the Fan Engagement Hub, with more detailed data and case studies from the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Fan Engagement Indexes.
    Please like, subscribe and share. It really does help our visibility.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fan-engagement-pod.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 44 min
    Spectatorship with Marco Sansoni

    Spectatorship with Marco Sansoni

    Marco Sansoni is an expert in the role of spectators in sports events, steeped in expertise in both Fan Experience and Fan Engagement. He’s a former Senior Advisor to the World Cup in Brazil, worked in senior spectator roles in some of the biggest sports events in the World including the Summer and Winter Olympics, for FIFA advising on spectator services, and now teaches at the prestigious Luiss Business School in Rome. 
    He’s doing a lot of thinking about the role of fans and spectators, distilled in a concept called ‘Spectatorship. We had a lot to talk about, and this is the first of what I hope will be many conversations between us about the role of fans in football - and sport more widely - and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed having the conversation.
    You can read about his concept of ‘Spectatorship’ via this translated Italian article: https://tinyurl.com/Spectatorship 
    The Pod will be taking a short break on 26th October, and will return the week after.
    You can find out more about our work at https://fanengagement.net. Register for free and you get access to the Fan Engagement Hub, with more detailed data and case studies from the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Fan Engagement Indexes.
    Please like, subscribe and share. It really does help our visibility.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fan-engagement-pod.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

robz8701 ,

Decent podcast with some great insight

Being an advocate and follower of fan engagement from my time in football this is a good listen. Nice range of guests and good to hear from people within the sporting community telling us their views and there experiences be it good, bad and indifferent.

Only reason for 4 stars is the opening theme music isn’t great (slightly annoying) and the pods seem to end very abruptly and don’t “sign off” cleanly. Harsh maybe but just my personal view.

I recommend this to anyone interested in fan engagement or perhaps from a marketing/media background or interest; within the sporting domain

Top Podcasts In Sports

Tall or Nothing
Jake Humphrey
BBC Radio 5 live
BBC Radio 5 live
The Telegraph
BBC Radio 5 live