The Los Angeles Angels have built up a very large fan base thanks in large part to their consistency in both communication with their fans as well as an increased push for overall fan happiness when attending games. To begin, I had the pleasure of interviewing Robert Alvarado, the former Vice President of Marketing & Sales for the Angels from 2003-2015. Alvarado spoke about his experience with the Angels in these 12 years.
The New York Islanders have acquired a large sum of fans through the ways in which the team utilizes their social media accounts as well as their website. In addition, the team branches out in their community quite often, doing various community service and charitable acts. Overall, the team has displayed a large amount of care for their fans, which leads to a very large fanbase. To begin, the team mainly utilizes social medias like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, having large amounts of followers on each platform. The team keeps their fans updated on these accounts by posting highlights, individual statistics, roster updates, and anything else a fan might need. This keeps their fans engaged, as they are able to easily keep up with what is going on within the team. They also post about the community service events that staff, players, and fans engage in on their social media accounts. It allows fans to not only join in these community service events with the players, but also lets them notice the great work that the team is doing.
We are well into the English Premier League (EPL) season and the championship nearing the horizon. With Liverpool taking an early lead, we should see a close end to the season as we did last season with Manchester City. From now until May, FanWide can help find the most exciting places to watch the English Premier League in Philly, West Chester and beyond.
FanWide, the World’s Largest Sports Fan Club Network, locates the nearest venue showing your team and your game with sound. Their fan reward program featuring FanChain Tokens (FANZ) has also been recently launched so that fans can earn rewards for simply watching their own team. Soon fans will be able redeem their FANZ for free drinks, merchandise, and even game tickets.
West Ham football club is an English premier league team, famous for their fast pace and attacking style. Based out of Stratford, East London, the team has many derbies that transcend the pitch to the fans. West Ham fans truly create a strong sense of family within their community as demonstrated through their official website. It contains a multitude of Hammer’s fan clubs in the United Kingdom and across the globe. FanWide is essential to West Ham fans that want to join a club or attend a watch party. With over thirty recognized fan clubs, every West Ham fan is guaranteed the opportunity to participate within the community at a game or social event.
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The Chicago White Sox, originally known as the Sioux City Cornhuskers, are a member of the American League Central division. Founded as a minor league club in 1894, the White Sox have had an decorated history that includes three World Series titles. Recently, the team has struggled to maximize its potential; however the Sox plan to dominate the 2020. With the signings of Jose Abreu and Yasmani Grandal, White Sox fans are excited for the new team to showcase itself in the coming months. The White Sox official website offers deals and holiday packages to fans that are interested in attending spring training and other public team events.
Located in the 14th most populous city in the United States, the Columbus Blue Jackets have built themselves a large fan base that contributes to their overall success. This is due to the multiple ways in which the team communicates with their fans. For example, the team utilizes social media applications such as Instagram (with 344,000 followers), Twitter (with 477,000 followers) or Facebook (with 307,000 followers). Despite the fact that these accounts rank 28th among all NHL teams in terms of quantity of followers (according to Sports Business Daily), they are still heavily utilized when delivering game highlights, statlines, post-game interviews, and many other things to their fanbase.
The Philadelphia Phillies are the longest tenured franchise with the same name in American professional sports. The Phillies have won two World Series titles and 7 National League Pennants through their existence. They have just about 700K followers on Instagram and 1.6 million followers on Facebook. They also have 1.85 million followers on Twitter, bringing their total to 4.15 million followers across all three platforms.
The Philadelphia Flyers were the first expansion team in the post–Original Six era (the original 6 hockey teams) to win the Stanley Cup, victorious in 1973 and again in 1974. Based in The City of Brotherly Love, the Flyers have a tremendous fanbase. They have 1.58 million followers on Twitter and just about 600K followers on Instagram. Additionally, the Flyers have over 1 million followers on Facebook, giving them a total of around 3.18 million followers across the major social media platforms.
Did you know the Milwaukee Brewers were once the Seattle Pilots? As an expansion team founded in 1969, the Pilots were 33 games out of first place. After only one season, the Seattle Pilots were relocated to Milwaukee. Now, with the recent success of Christian Yelich, the 2018 National League MVP, the Brewers are well on their way to becoming a mainstay playoff team is always competitive NL Central Division. The success of the Brewers has not only been on the field, however. The social media presence of the Brewers has allowed them to continue to build their fanbase both in Milwaukee and around the world. With 1.05 million Facebook followers, 630 thousand Twitter followers, and 440 thousand Instagram followers, the three main social media platforms provide Brewers fans with the ability to be a part of their franchise regardless of where they live.
Being the most recent addition to the National Hockey League, most would have expected the Las Vegas Golden Knights to experience all the struggles of new teams. However, the Vegas Knights thrived in their introduction to the NHL. Populating a Facebook page of 360K, a Twitter of 445K, and an Instagram of over 650K, the Knights have extended their fanbase beyond the Vegas area. Being located in Vegas, the tourism business allows William Foley (owner of the Knights) to organize different events in order to intrigue these tourists to watch the Knights play.