We humans are hardwired to want to be part of a tribe. We’re social animals who feel safe and comfortable when we are together with like-minded people. However, our normal world has been radically altered because of the need to social distance during the pandemic.
Businesses that can gain the trust of their customers are poised to have incredible success.. Through my five years of research on fandom, I believe that putting the needs of customers above all else will help businesses build the trust necessary to win over consumers.
I love the Grateful Dead. My daughter loves Harry Potter. So, what does a baby boomer’s love for the Grateful Dead and a millennial’s love for Harry Potter have to do with marketing? Everything, it turns out.
In order to stand out from competitors, your company needs to become a Fanocracy — an organization that inspires extreme passion for a product, brand, or idea by putting customers’ needs and wishes at the center of everything it does.