U.S. teenagers are more enamored with YouTube stars than they are the biggest celebrities in film, TV and music.
That’s the surprising result of a survey Variety commissioned in July that found the five most influential figures among Americans ages 13-18 are all YouTube faves, eclipsing mainstream celebs including Jennifer Lawrence and Seth Rogen. - Full Article
Nouri al-Maliki’s struggle to cling to power has reached its existential pinnacle, despite the designation of his apparent replacement in Haider al-Abadi. Amid almost unilateral support for Abadi – who has been tasked with forming a new government within the next 30 days by president Fouad Massoum... - Full Article
To some entrepreneurs, social media marketing is the “next big thing,” a temporary yet powerful fad that must be taken advantage of while it’s still in the spotlight.
To others, it’s a buzzword with no practical advantages and a steep, complicated learning curve. Because it appeared quickly, social media has developed a reputation by some for being a passing marketing interest, and therefore, an unprofitable one. - Full Article