15 in ’14: Part IV: Andy Warhol Would Have Loved Twitter

15 in ’14: Part IV: Andy Warhol Would Have Loved Twitter

Twitter Andy Warhol would have loved Twitter. He would have loved having followers, particularly if there was an impact on his brand – and revenue. He would have loved following celebrities – both those he knew personally and those he did not know. He would have loved the empty shout outs of a public tweet […]

15 in ’14: Part III – Keeping Up With Reality

15 in ’14: Part III – Keeping Up With Reality

Although Real World was the mother of reality television and Survivor and Big Brother pushed it to a new level, reality superstardom didn’t truly arrive until Keeping up with the Kardashians. Sure, we had had Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey on Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica but both of their music careers had fizzled out and […]

15 in ’14 – Part II: A Star is Made

15 in ’14 – Part II: A Star is Made

Stars were once “manufactured” by film studios and publicists. Today, they are probably manufactured by managers and publicists, but it isn’t quite the same. The grooming of film stars fell first, then television stars and now only the music industry still knows how to properly launch talent, but even that is fading as YouTube and […]