PR relationship vs Private...

I’ve stumbled across a few fandoms in my time; real life ships vs on screen. Many who expose themselves pretty early on as being nothing but pushing a person(s) career along, networking a show, promotion of a movie or movie franchise and so on. It’s usually pretty easy to point them out; getting faces out there, carefully planned shopping trips or eating out in places ‘all of Hollywood’ go to eat. A stroll down a street that is ear marked by paps as the street a certain someone or someone’s will be walking; my PR calls your PR agency to arrange a time and a place.

I could list the amount of 'PR’ couples who have and still do just that, but I’m not writing this to name names and point fingers. I’m merely putting across that this did, does and still happens in the show business industry. And those who are new to following shows or movies with fandoms attached, better train your BS skills in to what is 'fact’ over what is 'fiction.’ A real couple (as in one who have got together privately off screen, regardless of time, work ethic or closeness) know the dangers involved in getting together; media attention, scrutiny from other cast, fan scrutiny and public appraisal or disappointment. Outside of work is very limited to where you can go without being seen, particularly if you don’t want anyone to know about you. It’s too easy to get trapped into that kind of pressure, actors are after all still human and stress over the same things you and I do. Except their lives are like living in a goldfish bowl, swimming around aimlessly while the outside world judges them and boy! Do we judge.

So…it’s not uncommon for a 'private’ relationship to remain private for the time being. If you are 'like most shows/movies’ a couple who are linked romantically in the storyline; your face and acting are the main base for promoting, it becomes even more stressful, when forced to understand that a movie or shows success rides heavily on your 'believable’ chemistry with your lead. When it becomes 'too’ believable, well that’s when tongues wag and if tongues wag it can mean failure to not only the show/movie, but also the financial investment (studio, media advertisement, merchandising, futures tie ins etc) as an actor you are known as the cash cow; marketing earns money of your back. A show that may have the prospect of longevity, does not want to damage itself, bolting before it’s been released from the stocks. Nor does the movie want to cripple itself financially, before it’s even released to the public. So yes, a 'private’ relationship between two actors can cause a huge headache for both investors, studios and networks trying to push an investment and again I will stress TV shows or movies are financial investments as are the actors, whose faces 'market’ that investment.

You’re only as good as your last performance.
Many believe that you have a choice, fans seem to think you can March right into the board of directors, demand they allow you to live your life, that they cannot tell you want to do with your private life as it belongs to you - wrong, so very wrong. Everything about an actor belongs to a studio. Your public life is a performance, your private life should never be seen. You are a piece of clothing, to be promoted, advertised, displayed and sold to the highest bidder…as long as your agent and manager get as much money as you are worth out of it, of course.
This is unfortunately the black and white, you need to earn money, they need to earn money, the studio or network of studios need money and financial investors need the money they put into the project they invested heavily in, in order to create a profit and success. Romantising in a different light does not work, simply because it’s not reality. Your 'private’ relationship is the difference between success and failure. Off screen romances are a huge no no, your agent, manager, studio want nothing more than it to remain hidden from the public. Studio bosses will be sweating with clauses you many have broken, NDAs are scrutinised and checked to make sure no leaking to the media happens…it’s a financial noose around a studios neck, particularly a very young TV show or the beginning of a movie franchise with the hope of more movies to come.

So…this is why a couple, who no fault of their own, but human nature, fall in love on set, off set - in the privacy of their own private bubble…find themselves in a situation were they cannot disclose what really is going on. Instead play the dumb 'we are best friends, best buddies, supportive and deeply fond of each other’ card. Except body language tells a different story.

The wonderful world of a 'PR’ relationship.
A relationship with nothing to hide. Happy to walk arm and arm down a busy street, go shopping together, get seen at wineries or dinner in an exclusive well known restaurant. Go to public events together or are simply seen as nothing short of 'fake Ken and Barbie’ it’s all to do with image, with promotion and little to do with personality. A good PR agent will see the opportunity of promoting careers, help image, get work. It’s all to do with networking a story, get the media chatting, all along its just a performance. Friends yes, they would need to have some kind of razor or slight chemistry to pull it off. Although there have been a few awkward ones in the passed where neither looked entirely happy to be with each other and yet were supposedly selling a sizzling romance? You also get others behind it; work colleagues, people with clout in the industry, well known faces or names to support this 'showmance’ and yes it has been done in the past, to act as someone’s 'beard’ (ie to cover up the truth) mainly due to the actors sexual orientation or (despise the use of the word gay) relationship with another… they are easier to spot, its always promoted in such a way to get it out there, it doesn’t gradually appear, it just gets put into the public eye in a way that just screams 'too much’

Don’t believe me? How many recent romances, indeed horribly ended marriages have happened due to PR? How many look at a recent paparazzi saturation of a couple, who just looks 'too convenient, too set up, short lived’ to not want you to roll your eyes so far to the back of your head? I can name a few famous singers, whose agency promotes that kind of romance; when an album or single is about to drop, or the eye candy at the time has a movie needing a lot of promotion? As I said PR romances or showmances happen all the time. Self serving for a period of time and then it’s time to move on. No self respecting actor wants their private life splashed across the media. Have fan sites dedicated to pap photos taken of them when they don’t want to been seen. Get hounded by endless questions by parasites (photographers freelance) at airports, calling your name, insulting the person you are linked with by nasty comments to get a reaction from you. That unfortunately is what happens when your 'private’ life is 'out there’ but a PR relationship they are humorous with. They, like other keen sighted people know it’s just for show, so don’t really make much of a fuss over it. It’s titillation, because they (media) know it won’t last for long…they never do.

So before you join a fandom of a movie or TV show, think long and hard of what you are about to get yourself into. There will be tears, there will be tantrums. And unless the object or objects of your desire are already married to each other or another person, then the likely interest will be purely on the cannon story arc and not off screen romances. But then again, frenzied fans see that as a challenge to ship the couple regardless and hate on their real life husband or wife, but that’s going down an even more darker path of fantasy. Or as it has happened in the past, marriages are tested when working very close with your co star, and unfortunately end. Sad but true - that’s just life…I suppose.

so i thought i would make a timeline for those of you who are just catching up and trying to figure out why the larries hate jeff. 

january 2014: larries discover who jeff is and how much time harry has been spending with him, decide because he is an azoff that his dad is letting louis and harry borrow his jet to fly places together and have the secret romance of the century. 

february 2014: harry goes to jamaica with friends (including jeff, which we recently learned); larries pretend he went with louis because it makes them feel better. harry only goes back to london (where louis is) for fashion stuff and the brits. harry gives absolutely no shits at the brits, hangs out with nick grimshaw despite his “limited time” with louis. harry darts out of london back to LA the very next morning with his parents in tow. harry and his parents are papped with jeff in LA, jeff {{gasp}} smiles at harry and larries say things like this:

(bless you broschmo this is one of my favorite quotes of all time).

march 2014: harry is pictured with the azoffs in a photo that screams FAMILY!!

larries hate it and question their motives. [i suspect by this time the larries had realized that solo harry was an actual threat, so they hated on jeff to “hide” their fears. you see, solo harry means he and louis won’t be forced to be around each other anymore, so larries will never see them together again if harry goes solo].

april to september 2014: more harry + jeff + azoffs, larries continue to question their motives.

september 2014: larries discover that jeff has a girlfriend. their relief is palpable and glenne immediately becomes deemed broschmo’s “GURRRL.” (thank god, we were starting to worry that them spending all this time together meant they’re dating! WHEW! larry is still so real!)

rest of september 2014 to december 2015: relieved that jeff and harry aren’t dating, the larries create an imaginary world where harry being close to the azoffs means irving wants to take over 1d. there is never a single actual indication of this; in fact, after much badgering from the larries, irving even tweets in october 2015 that 1d is still in the “very capable hands of modest." 

[sidebar: those of us who try not to spend all of our time irrationally rationalizing things have been trying for more than a year to point out to them that irving and richard griffiths of modest are friends and have a long history together, but they ignore us because they don’t like this idea].

of course, as with everything, they try to twist irving’s words and then ignore his tweet altogether, pretending it doesn’t exist because they don’t like it. they continue collecting ~evidence (none of which is logical or valid, but that’s another story) as to why they are so much smarter than everyone else and how they and their magical anons with superpowers know irving is going to take over 1d.

january 2016: quite literally as soon as he can, harry signs paperwork to let jeff (and possibly irving but definitely jeff) take over his representation. the larries say it isn’t real because jeff is wearing swimming trunks when the papers are signed. 

february 2016: we have now received confirmation that jeff is harry’s manager. modest THEMSELVES have confirmed that they no longer have a contract with harry. there are other indications that harry has also changed PR agencies. shit’s getting real, right?  of course, the larries continue to deny and ignore these things they don’t like, so many of them are still on the "no way would harry ever do anything by himself, he’s a pathetic incapable toddler without louis” boat.  but they are gradually reverting to hating jeff again because they know they can’t deny forever that harry is being represented as an individual, and when the day comes that they must acknowledge this, they’ll want to have someone to blame.

TL;DR: jeff representing harry means solo harry. solo harry means no 1d. no 1d means no louis and harry interaction. therefore, jeff representing harry means no louis and harry interaction, and jeff is THE DEVIL because the last 5 years of their life have been a waste.

see styloff’s header, which nicely summarizes what some of us have seen coming for nearly two years now.  because we have eyes.

Over 50 years ago, Malcolm X said “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” An awful lot of people still haven’t understood this essential lesson. 

Saddam’s soldiers throwing babies out of the incubators; Iraqi weapons of mass destruction ready to strike against Britain in 45 minutes; Libyan soldiers using rape as a weapon of war; Gaddafi using black mercenaries to perpetrate a massacre in Benghazi; Assad using chemical weapons in pursuit of a sectarian anti-Sunni agenda… These slick “infomercials” - the fruit of a close collaboration between news agencies, PR firms and phoney Twitter personalities - have been used routinely as a means of hiding the reality of imperialist wars; as a means of painting the US and its allies as the representatives of justice and peace, and the anti-imperialist states as brutal, murderous, anti-popular, undemocratic. It’s Goebbels on steroids; stop falling for it.

—  Carlos Martinez via Facebook

anonymous asked:

Who's part of team klossy and who's penni?

Jeez. Can’t believe I’m being your unpaid researcher.

Scooter Braun is her marketing/PR agency building her non-fashion brand.

Penni works for Scooter.

Klossy is an entity in itself, managed though SBP.

Annalora works for Klossy and does all the videos.

Ruby-sue is general PA/SM

There are also members in LA working on the TV stuff.

IMG manage her modelling. Josh Otten is her guy.

Then there’s Alice Chen at adidas and various others in Swarovski who she works with a lot.

Karlie never travels alone. Someone always goes with her. Sometimes they all go.

They are all work, but she’s in a position to chose to work with people she likes.

(There are also things Penni does for Kar like Tree does for Tay. Think about it)

Um so big announcement I got my top choice for a fall semester internship at a leading PR agency in New York and I’m kind of in shock that I’ll get to live at home and do work that I love at such a cool and reputable place. Like I’m still reeling, but so excited for this summer and fall and the doors I can open for myself for after graduation.

mia641203  asked:

I agree with contract anon,obviously the UK press treating Meghan softly,and tbh I don't understand why????

yes they are but at the same time they are humiliating her mia because the aim is to get the public to go against her which they have succeeded by producing articles on a weekly basis and shoving her down our throats. 

Plus MM being all for Fame helps them with her PR agencies to produce these stories and in the end she becomes the laughing stock and not Harry because he stays quiet and hasn’t mentioned one single word since the statement was published.

Also the media are waiting for this to come to an end and that’s when the fun will begin because they are going to turn around and destroy her for attacking them by writing that statement. The Media are playing her friend for the moment. 

Have a great day.

thanks mia 😊👍  

Wardrobe Malfunction

Rating: T

Relationships: OtaYuri. Background Victuuri SaMila MichEmil.

Characters: Otabek Altin. Yuri Plisetsky. Yuri’s Grandpa. Others.

Wordcount: 7800+ words (oneshot)

Tags: Alternate Universe. Modern Setting. Aged-Up Characters. Fluff.

Summary: An emergency phone call leads to a fated encounter.

Author’s notes: I wanted to write for this fandom only when I had atleast a 15k oneshot ready but this just got away from me because of this gorgeous art. Also hey there India @irrevocably-delicious and Cora @brickerbeetle you wanted to see my sappy writing, well here it is. This is fluff queen @jubesy approved so you guys don’t have to worry about it being terribly bad.

AO3 Link right here! 

Jazz, rock and Mozart melded sinfully well, thundering on the eardrums of the crowd as the dazzlingly bright and kaleidoscopic spotlights swivel to focus sharply on the models strutting their stuff on the runway. Cameras clicking frantically, magazine reporters whispering furiously in their recorders, the crowd roared and applauded at each creation as they wink, smile, wave and highlight their individual panache under the brand name of international style icon, Yuri Plisetsky.

Yuri sipped his first glass of champagne as Emil cheerily made a handstand with a full split and straightened up before bowing dramatically, sending a flirtatious wink - directed pointedly at the person sitting in the front row next to Sara. The sapphire blue-sea green mix worked spectacularly well with the turquoise stones and sequins embroidered along the stitches and hem of the outfit, making him look like a Genie when the lights hit them. It was bright, colourful, cheesy, filmy and so Emil. 

Which was exactly what Yuri was going for.

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anonymous asked:

Wasn't that fox after party right after the upfronts? The webby award at 7?8? And this caa party started at 9... isn't that exactly the kind of party they could attend together without the press covering it?

Webbys were at 8pm, if I recall, I think Gillian arrived around 9pm, so they both might have joined their respective after parties after that. But no, Upfronts parties are not private nor low key parties. Proof is, there are pictures everywhere is the press. It’s full of celebrities, executives, PR agencies, photographers and journalists. They’re business and networking parties, not amusement ones.

anonymous asked:

An anon shared this with someone a while back and I found it deep in my tumblr and thought I'd share it with you to make you laugh. Apparently the anon is interning at kaufmanfranco in NY right now and they get a whole bunch of returns from LA (mostly pr agencies from Blake Lively & Diane Kruger and stuff). Anon found a white blouse and asked their boss whose agency sent it because it had a HUGE stain on it and it was Taylors. Her pr agency actually called and apologized for the "donut accident"

Hah yes I did see that post floating around on Tumblr ;) Typical Tay. 

anonymous asked:

I do not know if it is Hiddleswift or what it is. But we all see the lies, games being played and some sort of cover up. That never ends well. Hope tragedy averted. I fear it will not end well however it ends.

She has the sunshine agency, her PR girl represents J lo and set up the Arod fake relationship. We got so much evidence on how much money she been making off this, @anonymoushouseplantfan it’s in her blog, links data, we want someone to take it to the next level, please

anonymous asked:

You have anons saying that this relationship is not doing MM any good. Of course it is! she is making an absolute fortune! If PH had been serious about her and vice versa she would have shut up right from the beginning. And I think Pippa Middleton has flogged her wedding to something like Hello for loads of dosh and they probably negotiated a much higher price by having old chicken legs there. The £370,000 cost of the wedding is nothing to what they will get from the gutter press!

Not as well as you think anon. She pays a lot of money to get promoted by 4 PR agencies that she is with and she doesn’t make that much money from The TV show suits due to the fact that she is not one of the main characters on that show plus the show isn’t as big as others in the US which can afford to pay actors and actresses more. 

Plus Hello are not going ahead with the pics which Pippa was going to sell because she is asking to much money and they aren’t willing to go ahead with that.Have a great day anon.


I was probably 19 when I first came to Hollywood. Eddie Murphy brought me out to do Beverly Hills Cop II and he had a deal at Paramount, so I remember going through the gates of the Paramount lot. He’s in a Rolls-Royce, and he’s not just a star, he’s the biggest star in the world. Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer’s office was in the same building as Eddie’s office, and they would come to work every day with matching cars. Some days it would be the Porsches, and the next day it would be Ferraris. I was like the kid in A Bronx Tale. I got to just hang around when the biggest parts of show business were happening. I was only there a couple of weeks, but I remember every day Jeffrey Katzenberg would call Eddie Murphy — I don’t even know if Eddie was calling him back — but it was like, “Jeffrey Katzenberg called again.” “Janet Jackson just called.” “Michael Jackson called.” It was that crazy. I’ve still never seen anything like it. I had a small part in the movie, but my dream was bigger than that. I wanted to have a convertible Rolls-Royce with a fine girl driving down Melrose blasting Prince.

Now I’m not Murphy, but I’ve done fine. And I try to help young black guys coming up because those people took chances on me. Eddie didn’t have to put me in Beverly Hills Cop II. Keenen Wayans didn’t have to put me in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. Arsenio didn’t have to let me on his show. I’d do the same for a young white guy, but here’s the difference: Someone’s going to help the white guy. Multiple people will. The people whom I’ve tried to help, I’m not sure anybody was going to help them.

And I have a decent batting average. I still remember people thinking I was crazy for hiring Wanda Sykes on my old HBO show. I recommended J.B. Smoove for Saturday Night Live, and I just helped Leslie Jones get on that show. She’s about as funny as a human being can be, but she didn’t go to Second City, she doesn’t do stand-up at The Cellar and she’s not in with Judd Apatow, so how the hell was she ever going to get through unless somebody like me says to Lorne Michaels, “Hey, look at this person”? I saw her at a comedy club four or five years ago, and I wrote her name down in my phone. I probably called four managers — the biggest managers in comedy — to manage her, and all of them said no. They didn’t get it. They didn’t get it until Lorne said yes a few years later, and then it was too late.

Some of these younger black guys just want me to see their act. Some come to me for advice. Hannibal Buress called the other day. They want to know about agents and managers and the business; this kind of deal and that kind of deal; dealing with the media and dealing with family; money crap and where they should live. It’s big brother shit, and they ask because there aren’t that many black people to turn to. Who do you hire? Where’s the big black PR agency? Where are the big black agents? Where’s the big black film producer? That’s why I’ve been all over Steve McQueen. I put a microchip in Steve’s pocket and track him like an Uber driver. Steve thinks we keep bumping into each other by accident. “Hey, Steve, my man!” I don’t care if I have to play a whip, I’m going to be in a Steve McQueen movie. But I digress.

It’s a white industry. Just as the NBA is a black industry. I’m not even saying it’s a bad thing. It just is. And the black people they do hire tend to be the same person. That person tends to be female and that person tends to be Ivy League. And there’s nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, that’s what I want for my daughters. But something tells me that the life my privileged daughters are leading right now might not make them the best candidates to run the black division of anything. And the person who runs the black division of a studio should probably have worked with black people at some point in their life. Clint Culpepper [a white studio chief who specializes in black movies] does a good job at Screen Gems because he’s the kind of guy who would actually go see Best Man Holiday. But how many black men have you met working in Hollywood? They don’t really hire black men. A black man with bass in his voice and maybe a little hint of facial hair? Not going to happen. It is what it is. I’m a guy who’s accepted it all.

We cut it out in Top Five, but there had been a scene where Kevin Hart, who plays my character’s agent, is in his office talking to me, and he finds out that “Zoolander” (Ben Stiller) is down the hall and he’s mad because none of the agents called him. He’s the only black agent at the agency, and there was a line in the movie like, “I’m the only black agent here. They never invite me to anything, and these people are liberals. This isn’t the Klan.”

But forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You’re in L.A, you’ve got to try not to hire Mexicans. It’s the most liberal town in the world, and there’s a part of it that’s kind of racist — not racist like “F— you, nigger” racist, but just an acceptance that there’s a slave state in L.A. There’s this acceptance that Mexicans are going to take care of white people in L.A. that doesn’t exist anywhere else. I remember I was renting a house in Beverly Park while doing some movie, and you just see all of the Mexican people at 8 o'clock in the morning in a line driving into Beverly Park like it’s General Motors. It’s this weird town.

You’re telling me no Mexicans are qualified to do anything at a studio? Really? Nothing but mop up? What are the odds that that’s true? The odds are, because people are people, that there’s probably a Mexican David Geffen mopping up for somebody’s company right now. The odds are that there’s probably a Mexican who’s that smart who’s never going to be given a shot. And it’s not about being given a shot to greenlight a movie because nobody is going to give you that — you’ve got to take that. The shot is that a Mexican guy or a black guy is qualified to go and give his opinion about how loud the boings are in Dodgeball or whether it’s the right shit sound you hear when Jeff Daniels is on the toilet in Dumb and Dumber. It’s like, “We only let white people do that.” This is a system where only white people can chime in on that. There would be a little naivete to sitting around and going, “Oh, no black person has ever greenlighted a movie,” but those other jobs? You’re kidding me, right? They don’t even require education. When you’re on the lower levels, they’re just about taste, nothing else. And you don’t have to go to Harvard to have taste.

Fifteen years ago, I tried to create an equivalent to The Harvard Lampoon at Howard University, to give young black comedy writers the same opportunity that white comedy writers have. I wish we could’ve made it work. The reason it worked at Harvard and not at Howard is that the kids at Howard need money. It’s that simple. Kids at Harvard come from money — even the broke ones come from money. They can afford to work at a newspaper and make no money. The kids at Howard are like, “Dude, I love comedy, but I’ve got a f—ing tuition that I’ve got to pay for here.” But that was 15 years ago; it might be easier to do it now because of the Internet. I don’t know.

I really don’t think there’s any difference between what black audiences find funny and what white audiences find funny, but everyone likes to see themselves onscreen, so there are some instances where there’s a black audience laughing at something that a white audience wouldn’t laugh at because a black audience is really just happy to see itself. Things that would be problems in a world where there were a lot of black movies get overlooked. The same thing happened with those Sex and the City movies. You don’t really see that level of female movie that much, so women were like, “We’re only going to get this every whatever, so f— you, f— the reviews, we’re going, we like it.”

And you should at least be able to count on your people, and then it grows from there. If someone’s people don’t love them, that’s a problem. No one crosses over without a base. But if we’re going to just be honest and count dollars and seats and not look at skin color, Kevin Hart is the biggest comedian in the world. If Kevin Hart is playing 40,000 seats in a night and Jon Stewart is playing 3,000, the fact that Jon Stewart’s 3,000 are white means Kevin has to cross over? That makes no sense. If anybody needs to cross over, it’s the guy who’s selling 3,000 seats.

But here’s one thing I’ve noticed in the last five to seven years, and I didn’t think I’d live to see this day. There used to be black film and Eddie Murphy, and the two had nothing to do with each other. Literally nothing. And in the world of black film, everything was judged on a relative basis — almost the same curve that indie films get judged on. It was, “Hey, House Party made a lot of money relative to its budget,” or “Oh, we only paid $7 million for New Jack City and it made $50 million.” Now, not only are black movies making money, they’re expected to make money — and they’re expected to make money on the same scale as everything else.

I think they’ve been better in the last few years, too — a little more daring, a little funnier. But look, most movies suck. Absolutely suck. They just do. Most TV shows suck. Most books suck. If most things were good, I’d make $15 an hour. I don’t live the way I live because most things are even remotely good. But when you have a system where you probably only see three movies with African-American leads in them a year, they’re going to be judged more harshly, and you’re really rooting for them to be good a little more so than the 140 movies starring white people every year.

The best ones are made outside of the studio system because they’re not made with that many white people — maybe one or two, but not a whole system of white people. I couldn’t have made Top Five at a studio. First of all, no one’s going to make a movie with a premise so little and artsy: a star putting out a movie and getting interviewed by a woman from The New York Times. I would have had to have three two-hour meetings explaining that black people also read The New York Times. A studio would’ve made it like Malibu’s Most Wanted. And never in a million years would they have allowed a scene where the rich guy comes back to the projects and actually gets along with everybody. No way. In most black movies — and in most black TV shows and even in most black plays — anyone with money or an education is evil, even movies made by black directors. They have to be saved by the poor people. This goes back to Good Times and What’s Happening!!

Now, when it comes to casting, Hollywood pretty much decides to cast a black guy or they don’t. We’re never on the “short list.” We’re never “in the mix.” When there’s a hot part in town and the guys are reading for it, that’s just what happens. It was never like, “Is it going to be Ryan Gosling or Chiwetel Ejiofor for Fifty Shades of Grey?” And you know, black people f—, too. White women actually want to f— black guys, sometimes more than white guys. More women want to f— Tyrese than Jamie Dornan, and it’s not even close. It’s not a contest. Even Jamie would go, “OK, you got it.”

Or how about True Detective? I never heard anyone go, “Is it going to be Amy Adams or Gabrielle Union?” for that show. I didn’t hear one black girl’s name on those lists. Not one. Literally everyone in town was up for that part, unless you were black. And I haven’t read the script, but something tells me if Gabrielle Union were Colin Farrell’s wife, it wouldn’t change a thing. And there are almost no black women in film. You can go to whole movies and not see one black woman. They’ll throw a black guy a bone. OK, here’s a black guy. But is there a single black woman in Interstellar? Or Gone Girl? Birdman? The Purge? Neighbors? I’m not sure there are. I don’t remember them. I go to the movies almost every week, and I can go a month and not see a black woman having an actual speaking part in a movie. That’s the truth.

But there’s been progress. When I was on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago, we did a sketch where I was Sasheer Zamata’s dad and she had an Internet show. Twenty years ago when I was on Saturday Night Live, anything with black people on the show had to deal with race, and that sketch we did didn’t have anything to do with race. That was the beauty: The sketch is funny because it’s funny, and that’s the progress. And there are black guys who are making it: Whatever Kevin Hart wants to do right now, he can do; I think Chiwetel is a really respected actor who is getting a lot of great shots just because he’s really good; if Steve McQueen wants to direct a Marvel movie, they would salivate to get him. Change just takes time. The Triborough Bridge has been the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge for almost 20 years now, but we still call it the Triborough Bridge. That’s how long it takes shit to change. We’re not going to be calling it the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge for another 10, 15 years. People will have to die for it actually to be the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.

I don’t think the world expected things to change overnight because Obama got elected president. Of course it’s changed, though, it’s just changed with kids. And when you’re a kid, you’re not thinking of any of this shit. Black kids watch The Lord of the Rings and they want to be the Lord of the Rings. I remember when they were doing Starsky & Hutch, and my manager was like, “We might be able to get you the part of Huggy Bear,” which eventually went to Snoop Dogg. I was like: “Do you understand that when my brother and I watched Starsky & Hutch growing up, I would play Starsky and he would play Hutch? I don’t want to play f—ing Huggy Bear. This is not a historical drama. This is not Thomas Jefferson. It’s a movie based on a shitty TV show, it can be anybody. Who cares. If they want me to play Starsky or Hutch, or even the bad guy, I’m down. But Huggy Bear?”

I wouldn’t be here if I thought I couldn’t play those parts. I never limited myself. And that’s the beauty of Obama. It might be a generational thing, because the difference between Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson was that Jesse Jackson never actually ran for president. He ran to disrupt the presidency. If he actually ran for president, he probably could have been president. Jesse Jackson won a bunch of primaries in Southern states, but not for five seconds did he think he could be president, whereas Obama was like, “Yeah, I could be president,” and nobody stopped him. Literally, nobody stopped him.

—  Chris Rock’s superb essay on Hollywood’s race problem, from the Dec 12th issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

anonymous asked:

Oh well, she can push as much as she wants. I wonder if she is aware of Cressida's words? Harry is supposed to be responsible for ruining for acting career. Of course there were a lot of crazy rumors and articles about them. Cress attended a wedding with Harry, and the press got them engaged. In the reality they were off for couple of months already. Anyway despite all the craziness, don't remember the media was being that tough to shove Cressida's name into a public throat.

She didn’t have a over zealous PR agency, so happy the broad has an expiration date

anonymous asked:

That statement regarding Kate, William, Harry, George and Charlotte attending Pippa's wedding was put out for a reason– to head off this nonsense about Meghan attending. It’s just a shame that the media, who want clicks, and MM, who wants attention, are keeping this going. However, I do believe she'll attend. Please God make it stop!

Yes I agree anon. I remember seeing when KP announced Chelsy as Harry’s plus one at Williams wedding. So It shows that KP don’t accept her and she means nothing to them. Now regarding the wedding if MM is there it’s only because she has forced her way in by the 4 PR agencies which are promoting her and we have to wait for pics to come out and see with our own eyes if she will be at any part of the event. 

Also the media are having a field and it’s called clickbait. Have a great day anon and lets see what pics are going to get published after the event. 


The Content Problem: The Parable of Over-Saturation

I have an imaginary place in my head that allows me to understand everything in marketing very strategically. I’m going to be a little vulnerable and share it with you, today, in the context of content.

The more content brands create, the more competition rises, the lower probability you can make money from it. An entire profession based around content (journalism) is dying, what makes you think you can beat an entire industry? But every marketing function is trying to sell you on content (distribution, influencers, hubs). Today you’ll learn about the problems with content strategy.

Meet the Market

Imagine a bustling ancient marketplace with 100 consumers and three shops (early SEO). People lined up to each and every vendor made money. Imagine more owners moving in, seeing other making money. The customers and vendors grow over a year and now you have 100 shops and 200 customers. The market has never been more popular, but most vendors can’t make money. This is the approaching state of content.

Specialists work with the most popular shops (who pay), taking customers from the small shops and maneuvering them to the larger ones, they also draw more attention to the market, and get more customers. This is Facebook’s strategy. However those who don’t or can’t pay see even greater loss.

Magical salesmen show up on the scene. They bring people who love them to the booth, only a few, but new customers. These wizards are showmen of the floor, vendor-taining more customers to your booth, but annoying others long-standers who just wanted a nice, quiet deal. This nets a positive until you see the wizard’s bill. This is influencer strategy.

Another wizard appears from the ether, the risky wizard. He regales you of the time he helped Spiffy the Magnificent’s business boom. You talk to Spiffy, it’s true. You pay the wizard, and he performs a magnificent display for your shop…but everyone’s saw that trick the last time. Yawn. It turns out that this wizard has a probability modifier, meaning he does sometimes succeed…freakin gloriously, but more often fails. This wasn’t accounted for. This is the, “Big Idea”PR and Ad agency model.

Next comes the professional looking businessman who promises to make your shop more attractive and makes it easier to navigate. You do see improved results, but the cost of building your new shop takes decades to pay off with the improved performance. This leaves you financially vulnerable in the short term, reduces your flexibility to adapt (less funds), and the small-digit improvement doesn’t look good to your performance in your boss’ eye. This is content optimization.

Shady characters appear, selling vendors with promises of thousands of customers, more people naturally finding the shop, and various wonders of analytical performance. These are the people who run bot services, and promise SEO optimization that never delivers. By the time the check clears, they’ve already blamed the vendor for not listening and disappeared onto the next sucker.

Finally, a nerd with an abacus shows up at your door. He takes a tremendous amount of your money, but drives hordes of people to your doorstep. They’re of a little lower quality but that’s cool because you’re making a net positive of sweet, sweet, monies. More people learn of this nerds services and he begins dividing his attention (and customers). You slowly notice less and less results until you are breaking even, and then eventually losing money. This is distribution, also known as paid media.

After you learn all these lessons, someone from another marketplace comes to you and says, “why did you do that? You could have learned from us?” This is journalism and it makes you cringe. Probably because you bought content from them. -_-

Aging Market = Less Revenue

The first people in the marketplace made their money when they were alone, and got out. Or became so big (Buzzfeed) they monopolized a huge part of the market audience through momentum. Because they made money early they could adapt more quickly and take over the market.

Everyone else just followed by example, assuming they had the formula. They discounted the marketplace economics of saturation. Eventually the market reaches and equilibrium. Those who can make money (with good margins) stay, but most walk away, disappointed. In economics this is known as the theory of the, “greater fool.”

The cost of space went up as more people wanted in. The cost of wizards and con-men increased with more demand their services. The businessmen who optimized gave you a better product, but a shift in the market made it quickly irrelevant. Everyone took your money and got out. Welcome to marketing.

This process occurs on multiple levels. The product. Digital marketing. Niche things like Content. The list goes on. They are all going through one stage or another of this cycle. The best strategist can help you see beyond the hype, they try to show you the meta that is beyond, but it’s a mountain of work. This is material that can’t be taught in a jpg, or even a PowerPoint. It takes time, experience, long (boring, & ego-filled) discussions, and the wisdom of many failures.

How You Get Used

Others Take Advantage
Beware the dark side. There are others who know the cycle, and use it! With the framework it’s also very easy to sell you the hype. When all your friends have a shop in the slowly dying market, there are those who will sell you on it, too. The easiest thing to sell is that which is enviable.

The Enemy is Me
Cognitively, we love the things we tell others to buy. Our brains are structured towards fallacy. They convince us that we are the heroes of our own story, regardless of the outcomes of our efforts. The more we invest in something, the more we convince ourselves it was worthy of investment. Break that cycle. Now.

The most important skill for you to develop is to train yourself to live in the (frankly, depressing) land of the meta. To invest early (and wisely) in new markets, and to dominate them, is both the smartest and most scary way to win. Or you’re just spending the time convincing yourself you’re not slowly being boiled, like a frog, with your competitors.


Heh. Next time, we’ll talk about some tactics to navigate around a competitive market.

Jim Bruno is a Director of Marketing and Digital Strategist. He’s worked on everything from Fortune 500s to startups.

anonymous asked:

There is nothing real between the two. No relationship. She looking to not be called a whore when it's all over by using threats. That's all.

People will forget , but it seems like she won’t stop either, she’s walking billboard of product pedaling and endless PR stunts by sunshine agency, she is not innocent and I hope she is not saying people are picking on her because we pointing out all the money making opportunities she has done, with the paid pap strolls, she pays them, she is making bank selling the pictures. Tumblr has the links and stats, proof of misdeeds

anonymous asked:

It's not Just MM that is the problem all her partners in crime MA JM BM Lainey are doing so much damage to the rest of PR, you just have to read some of Laing gossip site to see the malicious back stabbing of Kate & Pippa , just read her latest article about MM going to the whole wedding event now and picking outfits from 2 designers . BM reporting all His BS on E then other news outlets pick it up . It's about time CH took some legal action and started sueing , these people will never stop.

Correct anon now she uses 4 PR agencies that spin BS on a daily basis and her partners in crime are helping them by supplying false information which is coming straight her mouth. So I do hope CH begins to put there foot down and starts suing these them for providing false evidence. Have a great day anon and lets wait and see what’s CH’s next move after the ban on these pics.


anonymous asked:

She has taken advantage of Diana's son and disrespected the Queen. She comes from a Hollywood world where people live in the fast lane and she and her people didn't understand how the BRF and British do things. Some people haven't caught on yet. They think she looks the part and therefore fits. But no one will forget bananas and other dumb things she did to use him. If they marry, the reception of her will be mediocre at best, even with a PR campaign to make people like her. She went too far.

You know I thought she was stupid, but now I’m thinking this what she wanted all along, fame and fortune, no harry just another person to step on. We are finding new pr agency left and right, pedaling her goods on pap walks. MM doesn’t care if you don’t like her , she is all loved and besotted with herself, grifter.

thanks anon