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Not All Their Business Takes Place in Hollywood
When you think of how celebrities get successful, the first thing that comes to mind is their work in entertainment. Either from their acting, singing, hosting, or anything onscreen, their public face is how they got famous and where we see them most of the time. However, to really make the big bucks, a lot of celebs invest their hard earned dollars in other ventures.
From Food to Technology, celebrities have put their name and fortune behind all different kinds of businesses. Some have gone on to massive success, while others have faltered. But one thing is certain- celebs are not just doing business in Hollywood. In this blog, Hollywood Branded looks at some of the different successes (and failures) of celebrities investments in businesses, for brands interested in exploring this alternative endorsement option.
They Are More Than YouTubers
Do you ever go down the YouTube rabbit hole? I know I have, and a lot of the videos I can't stop binging fall under the category of Entertainment videos. Forbes has released their list of the top Entertainment influencers, and all of these people have one thing in common: millions of people can't stop following their every move.
YouTube is not the only thing these men and women do, it is just the beginning of how they share their daily lives. From books to TV shows, these self-made digital stars are doing it all, and brands who pay them are a big part of how they can profit from their self made lives is all made possible. In this blog, Hollywood Branded looks at Forbes' list of the Top 10 Entertainment Influencers and the brands they have partnered with.
More than Supplemental Income: Endorsements
One of the biggest stories in sports coverage recently was NBA superstar LeBron James’ decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. It made headlines across the world, and besides his move to LA, what caught a lot of people’s attention was the size of his contract, a reportedly 4-year, $153.3 million deal. That is a lot of money, but did you know that LeBron will make more per year not on the court?
Forbes released their list of the highest paid athletes of the past year, and for LeBron and many other athletes, endorsements are where a bulk of their money comes from. Endorsements are a lot more than a supplement to the athletes big contracts, they are just as important as their playing contract.In this blog, Hollywood Branded looks at three of the top highest paid athletes and their endorsement deals that have helped make them a global brand.
Product Placement, The Ad Alternative To Keep In Mind
The average American watches 4 hours of TV every day. For brands who do traditional advertising, TV ad buys are still a solid option. And while that still is a strategy that should be kept in a brand's marketing arsenal, that alone isn't going to cut it any longer as it is just too easy to skip those ads.
Brands who embrace alternative options such as product placement to become part of the content and storyline win as they aren't able to be ad skipped or fast forwarded. And there is a plethora of options for every brand now, as TV networks are very niche focused content, to help guarantee their own audiences. In this blog, Hollywood Branded looks at how today's high TV consumption results in traditional advertising alternatives like product placement.