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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 45 minutes ago

We're retiring legacy Featured Video content and replacing it with new videos

This is a very "coming full circle" blog to be writing.

Back in 2017, I published the staff blog that announced that Featured Video was coming to Fandom communities, and then I went on to lead our Featured Video team from summer 2017 to summer 2018. And now today, almost two years after we announced that we were working on new video types to replace Featured Video, I’m publishing this staff blog announcing that we are retiring legacy Featured Video content and replacing it with The Loop, our video series produced by our Emmy-nominated Fandom Productions team.

Yes, you read that right, The videos that we posted from 2017 to 2019 are being taken down and in their place will be The Loop and other, newer video content we’ve been working on (more o…

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 3 August

Welcome to the future of Fandom

Welcome to the future of Fandom.

By now, you’ve probably noticed that we have a new logo and new colors in our global navigation bar, along with a new color for the footer at the bottom of every page. As of August 3, 2021, with the FandomDesktop rollout nearly complete and the completion of bringing Fandom and Gamepedia wikis onto one Unified Community Platform, we have officially relaunched the Fandom brand.

This page is going to take you through some of the details behind the relaunch—why we relaunched the brand, what the new brand means, some changes to the homepage, as well as a look at some upcoming brand-related changes that you can expect later this year and into next year.

When we rebranded from Wikia to Fandom in October 2…

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 24 February

Fandom Acquires Gaming E-Commerce Platform Fanatical

Hey everyone!

I have an exciting announcement for you today. Fandom has acquired Fanatical, a leading gaming e-commerce platform based in the United Kingdom. Fanatical offers a growing catalogue of over 8,000 digital games, ebooks, and elearning courses from more than 1,000 official publisher and developer partners, and has sold 80 million officially licensed game keys and ebooks to customers in 200 countries. With more than 150 million gamers coming to Fandom wikis each month, this acquisition will introduce Fanatical’s passionately curated, unique product bundles to an even larger global gaming audience.

We’ve acquired Fanatical as a next step in our vision to be the entertainment and gaming fan’s first choice for community and experience …

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 16 February

Introducing Fandom's New Community Team

I’m excited to be back on the staff blog today to announce a big change to how we’re going to be working with our communities in 2021. We’re re-organizing our community teams—previously set up in verticalized teams like Anime, Gaming, and Movies/TV—to bring a much more strategic focus to our support for editors and wikis.

Some of you may also know that those teams were previously part of what we called the Growth org. We’re officially changing our name back to Community org, to better reflect the core function that we serve within Fandom.

Let’s go through some of the high level details about what that means.

There’s a few key reasons why we wanted to change our name from Growth to Community. The first is that the name “Growth” being applied t…

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 26 January

Announcing Fandom's (Virtual) Community Connect 2021

Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since I last posted a staff blog here—almost two years, in fact. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Brandon and I’m the VP of Community at Fandom. I lead a team of around 70 people who support your communities, including many of those you know—like MisterWoodhouse and the Wiki Manager team.

I’ve come back to the staff blog today to tell you about an exciting announcement: we’re holding a virtual Community Connect on March 6th and March 7th! You may have some questions about what Community Connect is and why that’s important. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. And for those of you who remember the staff blogs I used to write, you’ll remember that I cover things in more detail than you probably asked fo…

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