StatSocial’s Digital Tribes is a new consumer segmentation model with a social psychographic twist. Our unique technology enables us to make sense of the billions of unstructured earned and social web interactions that go on each day — allowing you to dive deep into nearly any audience you can imagine.
Using billions of inputs for over 120 million U.S. consumers, we have segmented naturally occurring populations into 100 distinct Digital Tribes.
This entry is a deeper dive into the tribe we call “Basketball Jones.”
Digital Tribe Summary: Basketball Jones
This is a tribe of mostly male city-folk,ranging in age from older-millennials-to-younger-Gen-X-ers.
Their love of basketball is boundless, but it’s bonding. It is the one profoundly overarching affinity that makes this bunch a tribe.
Please Note: The baseline used to calculate all of the statistics shown below is the average American online audience.
DEMOGRAPHICS — Basketball Jones
While decidedly skewing younger, the age breakdown of this tribe is, largely, very close to the baseline.
INFLUENCERS — Basketball Jones
The entire top 10 is basketball players, but of course. Despite the tribe’s younger skew, they show a preference for slightly older players. Some still active and in their prime, and most in their 30s and 40s.
Master scorer Jamal Crawford can count his fans within this tribe to a degree exceeding what would be found within the average U.S. online audience by 71.51 times.
BRANDS — Basketball Jones
As though any doubt lingered, this list of favorite brands says more than we could. They love the NBA, and they love the league’s many teams. One unique finding is that many basketball fans display affinities for more than just one NBA team.
TV SHOWS — Basketball Jones
After a large number of hours consuming sports-related TV, this tribe does like to take a load off and put on ‘Conan.’
INTERESTS — Basketball Jones
A whopping 96% of this tribe displays an affinity not only for certain teams and players, but for the very idea of basketball itself.
These are sports stans, across-the-board: 44.77% love baseball, 75.36% love football, but basketball wins the day handily. The other insights included here have already made that point, but there’s no harm in hammering it home.
WEBSITES — Basketball Jones
The Derek Jeter founded, The Player’s Tribune — a platform for pro athletes to speak their minds, and get their writing published — tops our list here.
It finds admirers among this tribe to a degree exceeding the baseline by 20.43 times.
PERSONALITY TRAITS — Basketball Jones
In psychology, the Big 5 personality traits describe a popularly-employed taxonomy that breaks down human personalities into five, broad, over-arching categories.
IBM Watson™ employs this model, and the five traits that give it its name — Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism — as the umbrella categories under which numerous, more specific personality traits can be found.
Excitement-seeking, as a personality trait, describes a need for stimulation, novelty, and surprise. As consumers, those exhibiting this trait are far more likely to try not only new brands, but new types of products.
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