PODCAST: From FYRE Fiasco to Force for Good: How Andy King is Embracing Virality



Learn how his infamous claim to fame turned him into an inspiration for the events industry and beyond.

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This week’s episode of Social Media Week’s Leads2Scale podcast features Andy King.

You might recognize the name as Andy became an internet celebrity thanks to his infamous appearance on Netflix’s FYRE Festival documentary, “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.”

This was recorded live during a Social Media Week Los Angeles fireside chat titled, “Keeping the Fyre Alive: A Conversation with Andy King.”

During the conversation, Andy discussed:

  • His career before FYRE and how he first got involved with the organizers
  • How he embraced becoming an overnight viral celebrity
  • His impression of the Influencer space and how it is changing culture
  • And how he is using his new found celebrity for good

Listen to the full episode below:

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