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Dave Wakeman's The Business of Fun Podcast

Mar 13, 2024

I have a good conversation for you today with Alasdair Crawley from FanBase

We had a great time talking about sports business including:

  • Why sports business is at a crossroads.
  • The challenge of getting the basics right. 
  • Data v. research
  • Balancing the short term and long term in fanbase building. 
  • The power of experience...

And, much more. 

I'm going to be on tour this year...

On sales will be available on my website in a few days, but you are a listener of the podcast so I want to let you know first. 

I've rebuilt 'Fans for Life' for 2024 and it is better than ever. 

I'll be hosting two sessions:

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2024 in NYC. 
  • Tuesday, 19 November 2024 in Melbourne. 

Obviously, these sessions coincide with the 2024 Pearl Jam world tour...but if they didn't, what would I even be doing? 

I'll get the full details up in the next few days, but we are going to cover things like:

  • Developing insights and understanding of the market using free and publicly available data. 
  • How to balance pricing, brand, and sales to achieve the maximum impact of your fan building efforts. 
  • Establishing your brand so that your fans have an identity to latch onto. 
  • The fan lifecycle and how to understand that so you can maintain a relationship with your fans, even in down times. 

And, more...

Send me a note with the city you are interested in and I'll do a pre-sale for 'The Business of Fun' listeners... 

I'll also be in London from 28 June to 8 July...

A mix of business and pleasure with the Pearl Jam concert at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, The National at Crystal Palace Park, and, hopefully, Wimbledon. 

But I also want to set up a time for us to get together and have a pint or a drink. Let's tentatively schedule it for 2 July, Tuesday. 

Thank you for being here and listening. 

I want your voice to be a bigger part of the podcast going forward. So send me your questions, ideas, guest suggestions, and other feedback...on social media, in the Slack Channel, or via email. 

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