The Strange Thing About the World of Celebrity and Social Media



What’s next for the fan-to-star relationship? What does the future hold for social media platforms, brands, and celebrities all working together?

“You shouldn’t like things just because people tell you you’re supposed to” – Stranger Things, Netflix

Celebrities and influencers are connecting and communicating with their fans in so many exciting ways: through video, photos, text, and new formats on the brink of innovation and market penetration.

One of the companies at the forefront of celebrities, fans and advertising is WHOSAY, a leading influencer marketing and media company that creates campaigns for brands starring celebrities, influencers and tastemakers.

WHOSAY has run hundreds of successful influencer campaigns for brands such as Coke, McDonald’s, Google, AT&T, Chevrolet, Cigna, Principal and Comcast, and at Social Media Week New York, Steve Ellis, CEO of WHOSAY will discuss the weird and sometimes upside down world of celebrities and social media.

Joining Steve on stage is a very special guest you might recognize from your favorite Netflix series: David Harbour, the star of the critically acclaimed Netflix show Stranger Things. If you watched The SAG Awards last month, you saw David and his cast accept the award for Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble in a Drama Series, which means you also saw his incredible acceptance speech…


#SMWNYC attendees and livestream viewers will get a glimpse from Steve Ellis and David Harbour into what it’s like to connect to a rabid fan base and learn what fans want to hear, what they want to talk about, and what their expectations are for their favorite celebrities

Plus, they’ll delve into what they each believe is next for the fan-to-star relationship, as well as what the future may hold for social media platforms, brands, and celebrities all working together.

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