The rise of the creative class is reshaping media and redefining fame and celebrity. The balance of power has shifted from producers, studios, broadcast networks, etc., to the new creative talent. We call this creative class “New New Hollywood” (NNH).
But what’s really profound is the power that these NNH creators wield. NNH personalities have enormous fan bases with extraordinary loyalty and unprecedented engagement - fanatical, in fact.
For example, Nicki Minaj (a traditional celebrity) has <9.5><5mil Twitter fans, while PewDiePie (a NNH celebrity) commands an audience of nearly 40 million on YouTube. NNH has so much influence it could single-handedly reshape culture and society, let alone brand preferences. NNH could even swing the 2016 presidential election!
Brands need to leverage NNH, but to do so, they need to understand the context and unique ways in which NNH operates. The rules of engagement are very different.
This report sets out to shed light on one of the most important cultural forces at work today: NEW NEW HOLLYWOOD.