From Roses To Riches: Reality Stars Are Making Bank On Instagram

Every year, Sarah Boyd hosts a series of influencer marketing conferences for aspiring Instagram stars and digital marketers. In her seven years of hosting the event, Boyd, the founder of Simply, a digital influencer agency, has noticed an interesting trend: When one of her ex- Bachelor clients promotes the conference, they will sell 10 times the number of a tickets as when an A-List celebrity promotes it.

This massive difference is evidence of the increasing power of current and former reality stars, many of whom hope to parlay their success on a TV series into careers that extend beyond their 15 minutes of fame.

For some, it’s working, and they have Instagram to thank. While many influencers are hesitant to disclose exactly how much money they’re raking in from sponsored deals, new research published today by influencer marketing agency Mediakix estimates the top reality TV stars can make over $1 million every year on Instagram alone.

To reach that figure, the company tracked popular current and former reality stars, such as Amanda Stanton, Jade Roper, and Ashley Iaconetti, over the course of 30 days on Instagram. Mediakix looked for posts that were “definitively sponsored,” as evidenced by #ad or other disclosures, and “likely sponsored,” since they featured a particular brand or product. Then, they tallied the number of sponsored posts — typically between seven and eight per month — and multiplied that number by the amount of money stars can earn per post — $5,000 on the low end and $15,000 on the high end — to come up with a prediction for the monthly and yearly Instagram incomes of today’s top reality stars turned influencers. The company suggests influencers with fewer followers and lower engagement rates are earning $444,000 a year, while those with higher …read more

Source:: Refinery29

Bilawal, Zardari pledge to pursue Benazir’s dream for egalitarian, democratic Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his prime task was to achieve the unfinished mission left behind by his mother and former Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for a Pakistan, which shines on the globe as an egalitarian, democratic, strong and prosperous Muslim nation.In his message on the 65th birthday of Benazir Bhutto being celebrated on Thursday, the PPP chairman said as a mother she always considered Pakistani children as her own and laid down her life fighting for their future. He said that her valiant struggle and brave resistance to the dictatorial forces and their henchmen has become a permanent source of inspiration and pride for the generations to come.Paying rich tributes to the slain premier, he said that she had initiated eradication of polio from Pakistan in 1994 and currently the deadly disease was very close to extinction in the country. She also started major steps for empowerment of women and established First Women Bank, separate police stations for women and created a mechanism for economic empowerment of women and their protection.Bilawal also pointed out that Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto launched ballistic missile programme to strengthen the defence system of the country besides carrying out several giant efforts for increasing the revenue generation at both federal and provincial levels.He said that PPP has achieved the dream of Benazir Bhutto by restoring the 1973 Constitution in its original shape in 2010 through consensus to ensure provincial autonomy and devolution of powers.He pledged that PPP will continue its struggle for achieving the mission of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and was confident that people of Pakistan would vote his Party in 2018 general elections and enable it to pursue her dream. In a separate message, former President Asif Ali Zardari has reiterated the Party’s commitment to …read more

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Britain Addresses Domestic Violence Spike During World Cup

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It’s World Cup fever, with 3.4 billion fans rooting for their beloved teams. But it’s also a time when instances of domestic violence are on the rise.

Because of that, the Brits are addressing domestic violence head on with campaigns aimed at football fans. In this commercial from the country’s National Centre For Domestic Violence, a woman looks visibly worried after the end of a football match. In another ad, a game is playing on the TV before a man attacks a woman.

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During the last World Cup, the British Cleveland Police received 897 domestic violence reports. This time, they posted an anti-domestic abuse campaign on social media. Other police precincts have done the same, adding support hotlines.

According to a 2013 study from Lancaster University, domestic violence spiked in the northwest portion of England during the World Cup games in 2002, 2006 and 2010 — regardless of whether the English team won or lost. They found a 38 percent increase in domestic abuse incidents when England lost and a 26 percent increase when the team won.

Research points to alcohol, warmer temperatures and unexpected losses as factors that could lead to domestic violence. To be clear: football doesn’t cause people to lash out. But according to the chief executive of Women’s Aid, football fan culture doesn’t help. She said, “The sexist attitudes, chants and behavior at football matches encourage an environment in which women are belittled and demeaned.”

Women’s Aid partnered with other football organizations to create Football United Against Domestic Violence.

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Although Britain has done extensive studying on domestic …read more

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“No question about it:” Edmonton Oilers top pick definitely in play for right NHL d-man, says TSN’s McKenzie

This in from Bob McKenzie, his report that if the Edmonton Oilers can find the right NHL d-man to trade for with the 10th overall pick, that pick could be moved: “No question about it. There problem they are running into is that as much as they’d be prepared for the right player to give up the 10th overall pick in the draft, they don’t see that player out there right now. Yeah, they’d like a right shot offensive defenceman. Everyone wants one of those. And Edmonton desperately needs one, but if they had a really good left shot offensive defenceman who became available, they’d certainly look at that too for that 10th pick or some other assets. That’s their number one priority, their number one goal is to try and get that. The guy they really want, I think, is not available. His name is Ryan Ellis of the Nashville Predators. A year left on his contract. David Poile’s number one priority is to extend him this summer. If he doesn’t get extended then he could perhaps become available but not in time for this weekend.”

My take
Bob McKenzie doesn’t make up stuff and he says echoes what Peter Chiarelli said right after the season was over, that the 10th overall pick could be in play for the right player. It seemed like in more recent weeks the Oilers organization backed away from the notion of trading the 10th overall pick. Perhaps that backing away to the notion that Oilers would be somewhat inactive this summer was the realization that there simply wasn’t a deal to be had to bring in the top puck-moving d-man that the Oilers covet.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the name of Ryan Ellis mentioned as an Oilers trade target. Team …read more

Source:: Edmonton Journal