Fandom and Audience Engagement. M6.2 Laura McHugh. THE BAND PERRY. A country music group consisting of siblings: Kimberly Perry Reid Perry Neil Perry They came to fame in 2010 and haven’t stopped. GO BIG OR GO HOME. ALBUM 1: “The Band Perry” (2010) ALBUM 2: “Pioneer” (2013)
Fandom and Audience Engagement
A country music group consisting of siblings:
They came to fame in 2010 and haven’t stopped
ALBUM 1: “The Band Perry” (2010)
ALBUM 2: “Pioneer” (2013)
2013-2014: “We Are Pioneers”
Music is their passion, it’s what they love. It’s not a career or a paycheck. The simplicity of this love is all you need to understand them as people, and as a band.
“Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest” – KP
Other ways to engage: Instagram, website, Facebook
“We’re The Band Perry and we play Country music” – so simple, so honest, so real.
It goes both ways: TBP follows you back. They’re real
Active twitter voice
TBP is most active on Twitter but fans can also interact with them through other social media platforms including:
@thefansperry is a separate twitter handle for fans to engage with other fans
In order to maintain fans and keep them engaged with The Band Perry on social media and in the physical world (ie: buying cds, going to concerts), it’s important to be active with the fans, to be real and to be open. The Band Perry exceeds all expectations of fans by doing all of these things. They retain fans through their friendliness and sincerity both online and in the physical world.
The Band Perry knows their audience: country music fans. Age, gender, social class don’t matter. A country fan is a country fan. They sing from the heart, they do what they love, and they succeed.
To engage in meaningful content through social media, The Band Perry has to know their audience. Since they know their audience, they can deliver content online that engages fan and resonates with their online fan community.
So…how do they do it?
Twitter: they are the people behind the tweets – not their management or PR people
Instagram: sharing peaks into their real lives with fans shows their transparency and realism
www.thefansperry.com/community: this is a great way to keep fans engaged and feel active
Concerts: the energy and personality that comes across during performances is refreshing
I have been to two of The Band
Perry concerts. Each time I was
1.The first time I saw them in 2012. They performed in a
casino in Michigan.
2. The second time I saw them was in 2014. They performed at the GM Centre in Oshawa.
January 28, 2014: We Are Pioneers Tour (Oshawa, Ont.)
Kimberly Perry spoke to the crowd with a true sense of emotion to share the meaning of their song “Pioneer” which is also the theme of the tour. She quoted the lyrics “Where are we going? What will become of us?” to explain the daily struggle the band went through professionally and personally. The Band Perry connects with their audiences by reminding them how similar they are all through life’s daily struggles. This openness from The Band Perry resonates with so many of their fans.
Although The Band Perry is very active with their fans both online and in concert, it would be great to receive more direct acknowledgement from them.
We all have the desire to “know a celebrity” and to be directly targeted by The Band Perry would shock me in an amazing way.
However, with so many fans The Band Perry is doing great with the time they do have to acknowledge everyone.
The Band Perry delivers a clear consistency between their concert performances, appearances, social media presence and music releases.
The character representations of Kim, Neil and Reid create admirable, inspirational and relatable identifications.
Without the consistency across all of their public platforms, The Band Perry would not have such a strong presence among fans and online communities.
But without you
My only plan is to be free
With or without you
I’m still me
-I’m a Keeper