24 episodes

The Sports Innovation Lab Fluid Fan Podcast is hosted by Sports Innovation Lab CEO and four-time Olympic medalist, Angela Ruggiero, and produced by Jack Barlow. The world of sports is changing fast, and leaders need to stay ahead. The New Age of Sport is coming, are you ready? For more of our research visit https://www.sportsilab.com/

Sports Innovation Lab Fluid Fan Podcast Sports Innovation Lab Fluid Fan Podcast

    • Sports
    • 4.7, 13 Ratings

The Sports Innovation Lab Fluid Fan Podcast is hosted by Sports Innovation Lab CEO and four-time Olympic medalist, Angela Ruggiero, and produced by Jack Barlow. The world of sports is changing fast, and leaders need to stay ahead. The New Age of Sport is coming, are you ready? For more of our research visit https://www.sportsilab.com/

    Episode #23 ft Brian Josephs of Sportradar

    Episode #23 ft Brian Josephs of Sportradar

    On this edition of the Fluid Fan Podcast, Angela Ruggiero is joined by Brian Josephs VP of Digital Sport at Sportradar. Angela and Brian will discuss how Sportradar has been working with its clients to create innovative and immersive experiences for Fluid Fans. Brain explains how Sportradar knows the Fluid Fan Behaviors that are core to their business, and how that has helped them make decisions. Learn from a leading executive in the Digital Sports industry, and find out how Sportradar is helping their clients capture the attention of Fluid Fans.

    • 45 min
    Episode #22 ft Stephanie McMahon of WWE

    Episode #22 ft Stephanie McMahon of WWE

    This week’s episode of the Fluid Fan Podcast includes a fantastic interview with WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon. Growing up inside the wrestling world, Stephanie has been around the brand her entire life and is still very passionate about the company and the WWE Universe. She’ll share stories on the commitment to the community, the path to achieving a billion social media followers, the growth of women in the WWE, and how the business has handled COVID-19. Learn from one of the most prominent executives in the sports and entertainment industry.

    • 57 min
    Episode #21 The Future of Watching Sports ft Abe Stein

    Episode #21 The Future of Watching Sports ft Abe Stein

    Angela welcomes Sports Innovation Lab Senior Strategist Abe Stein back on the show to discuss the state of sports media. In a time of uncertainty with media rights, the sports industry has a chance to rethink the model. Abe talks about the need for media convergence, our Fluid Fan Studio model, and a sneak peek at our upcoming report, The Future of Watching Sports, dropping next week. Learn about the research that is shaping the sports media industry, and the best practices and technology that is capturing the Fluid Fan.

    • 41 min
    Episode #20 ft Andreas Heyden of the Bundesliga

    Episode #20 ft Andreas Heyden of the Bundesliga

    This episode of the Fluid Fan Podcast features an interview with Andreas Heyden, CEO of DFL Digital Sports GmbH (Bundesliga) to discuss how the DFL was able to return to live sports. As a member of our Immersive Media Leadership Board, Andreas knows the value of a social, accessible, and interactive broadcast for Fluid Fans. Learn how Andreas is using innovation and technology to broadcast live Bundesliga action during the pandemic.

    • 47 min
    Episode #19 ft Lawrence Epstein of the UFC

    Episode #19 ft Lawrence Epstein of the UFC

    This week’s episode of the Fluid Fan Podcast features an interview on immersive media and the return of live sports. Angela Ruggiero is joined by Lawrence Epstein the Senior Executive Vice President and COO of the UFC. The two will discuss Lawrence’s role in growing the UFC from a $2 million entity to a $4 billion dollar sports property, as well as, the protocols and technology needed to be the first live sporting event in the US to return during the pandemic. Lawrence is a member of our Athlete Driven Media Leadership Board and explains how important it is for the UFC to work with its athletes to build up their brands outside the octagon.

    • 55 min
    Episode #18 ft Yiannis Exarchos of the Olympic Channel

    Episode #18 ft Yiannis Exarchos of the Olympic Channel

    This week on the Fluid Fan Podcast, Angela is joined by her good friend and global media expert, Yiannis Exarchos the CEO of Olympic Broadcasting Services and Executive Director of Olympic Channel. The two will discuss how important storytelling is to the athletes and the Olympics, creating content on a global scale, and the push towards digital media. Learn about all the technologies and innovations that will be on display in Tokyo next summer, as well as the partnerships helping to create immersive content on the Olympic Channel.

    • 47 min

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