Travel Channel gets it

Travel Channel's Adam Richman with fans - from his Twitter acct @adamrichman

Travel Channel’s Adam Richman with fans – from his Twitter account @adamrichman

With the mecca of pop culture San Diego Comic Con in the midst this week, you will see every TV network smartly reaching out to the fans, aka customers. However, there are a few networks who understand fan outreach is important all year round.

The Travel Channel has brought fans into the action many times for many of their programs, but three examples stand out. As of late, Adam Richman’s “Fandemonium” has been getting attention, where the star of “Man vs Food” fame meets with fans at such events as Daytona 500 to see how their communities function. A huge example of the Travel Channel’s success is “Ghost Adventures”, which has had a contest to include a fan on the show (this site has interviewed that winner, Dakota, a few times) and consistently shows segments in which the guys of the show run into their fans before investigations. And finally, honorable mention goes to “Rock My RV”, where fans of the Travel Channel and rock music icon Bret Michaels get an astounding RV makeover.

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About Amanda Rosenblatt

I have always been obsessed with fan stories, the origin of fanaticism and pop culture in general.
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