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Calvin Klein, a brand that recently made waves with an ad campaign featuring the actor Jeremy Allen White in nothing but his underwear, is getting a little more buttoned up. On Thursday, it announced it would restart its high-end Collection business under a new creative director, Veronica Leoni, along with a return to the runway — and, perhaps, to its former position as a tentpole of New York Fashion Week. Ms. Leoni will be the first named designer Calvin Klein has had in five years and the first woman to lead the house. She is one of the few women to be appointed to the top of the creative side of a major brand in the last year, when most of the big jobs have been given to white men. Calvin Klein reported 2023 revenues of $3.9 billion, a growth of only 3 percent.
Persons: Calvin Klein, Jeremy Allen White, Veronica Leoni, Ms, Leoni, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Moschino Organizations: New York
There's a new group of talent managers making waves in the creator ecosystem. Business Insider is highlighting 15 rising stars helping influencers build their brands. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA new crop of professionals has entered the talent manager space. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: influencers, , Al Baker Organizations: Service, B Digital Management, Business
Her success in monetizing her platform persuaded her to try full-time content creation in 2023. Hong Kong-based creator Anushka Purohit decided to dive into a corporate 9-to-5 job after graduating from college instead of becoming a full-time creator because of the perceived financial instability. "The idea of full-time content creation is often more glamorous than reality," she said. Nguyen also said she'll never go back to full-time content creation because of the financial instability. Being a full-time creator can also hurt your social-media brand if you compromise for the money.
Persons: , influencer Maryam Salam, Adesh, hasn't, they've, Anushka Purohit, Purohit, Mitchie Nguyen, Instagram, Nguyen, she's, Salam, she'll, Maryam Salam, Maryam, Mariam Organizations: Service, Business, Salam, Google, Staples, RBC Locations: Canada, monetizing, Hong Kong, York, TikTok
Her success in monetizing her platform persuaded her to try full-time content creation in 2023. Hong Kong-based creator Anushka Purohit decided to dive into a corporate 9-to-5 job after graduating from college instead of becoming a full-time creator because of the perceived financial instability. "The idea of full-time content creation is often more glamorous than reality," she said. Nguyen also said she'll never go back to full-time content creation because of the financial instability. Being a full-time creator can also hurt your social-media brand if you compromise for the money.
Persons: , influencer Mariam Salam, Adesh, hasn't, they've, Anushka Purohit, Purohit, Mitchie Nguyen, Instagram, Nguyen, she's, Salam, she'll Organizations: Service, Business, Salam, Google, Staples, RBC Locations: Canada, monetizing, Hong Kong, York, TikTok
The Ancient Art of Calligraphy Is Having a Revival
  + stars: | 2024-05-29 | by ( Jenny Gross | )   time to read: +1 min
“Go more slowly,” Laura Edralin, a calligraphy teacher in London, told me, as she walked around a table of beginners on a recent Wednesday night, explaining how to achieve even, flowing strokes. As a breaking news reporter for The New York Times, I am not used to being told to slow down, nor am I accustomed to writing by hand. Calligraphy, a centuries-old art form, is seeing a surge of interest, including among young people more familiar with coding than cursive. An increase in calligraphy-related posts on social media and the popularity of online classes may have helped drive the trend. On TikTok, where users can find how-to videos or watch clips of experienced calligraphers at work, 63 percent more posts used #calligraphy in April 2024 than in April 2023, according to TikTok.
Persons: ” Laura Edralin, , calligraphers, Paola Gallegos, Gallegos Organizations: The New York Times Locations: London, Michael’s, North America, Ha Noi, Vietnam, Cusco, Peru, TikTok
Why Bolivia is Latin America’s next dining destination
  + stars: | 2024-05-28 | by ( Joe Yogerst | )   time to read: +9 min
Capital city La Paz boasts three eateries — Gustu, Ancestral and Phayawi — currently ranked among the top 100 restaurants in Latin America. Bolivia’s food revolution has also spread to major cities such as Sucre as well as the Uyuni Salt Flats. Rather than fine dining, the ambience is decidedly casual, the tables spread across three floors of an old wooden townhouse in the boho Sopocachi neighborhood of central La Paz. Courtesy PhayawiZero-kilometer goes widerSucre, the nation’s judicial capital in south-central Bolivia, isn’t as cosmopolitan as La Paz when it comes to food. Courtesy Joe YogerstBut that’s not to say that Bolivia’s food revolution has reached every nook and cranny.
Persons: foodways, , Marsia Taha, ” Taha, Taha, Joe Yogerst, Gustu, Claus Meyer, Meyer, , We’re, Sebastián Giménez, It’s, quinoa, it’s, Guadalupe, Joy, Uyuni, Tania López, López, , Tika Organizations: CNN, La Paz, La, Nordic, Michelin, Mercado Central, padres, NASA, Hidalgo Tours Locations: Bolivia, South, Capital, Latin America, La Paz, Sucre, Bolivian, Gustu, Danish, Copenhagen, Lake Titicaca, Phayawi, Basque, altiplano, Argentina, San, city’s, El, Bolivia’s, Hidalgo, Sol
China is banning social media influencers for flaunting lavish lifestyles and promoting materialism. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementFlaunting a lavish lifestyle to promote materialism can get you thrown off social media in China. Since April, China has been busy cracking down on influencers who promote ostentatious lifestyles as a means of gaining profit. China's internet regulator, Cyberspace Administration of China, launched a campaign last month to discourage social media users from "deliberately showcasing a lavish lifestyle built on wealth," the Financial Times reported.
Persons: China's Kim Kardashian, Organizations: Cyberspace Administration of China, Financial Times, Service, Cyberspace Administration, Business Locations: China
Donaldson in 2018, before he started Twin Health. A screenshot from the Twin app, showing how walking impacts blood sugar control. Tharakorn/Getty ImagesOn the advice of his digital twin, Donaldson has also started diluting a bit of apple cider vinegar into his water glass throughout the day. Now, with his continuous glucose monitor on, he has noticed that drinking ACV does indeed help lower his blood sugar. Twin Health says it doesn't recommend the strategy to everyone, this is just one technique that has worked well for Donaldson.
Persons: , Devlin Donaldson didn't, He'd, it's, you've, Donaldson, Devlin Donaldson, Ali Waxman, Nicola Guess, influencers, Guess, doesn't, I've Organizations: Service, Health, Business, Judson University, Twin Health, Oxford University Locations: ACV
Health officials are warning Americans not to drink raw milk as bird flu spreads through American cows. Commentators on sites like Infowars, Gab and Rumble have grown increasingly vocal about raw milk in recent weeks. “They say: ‘Bird flu in milk! Bird flu in milk! He added: “They’ll just make raw milk illegal.
Persons: , Owen Shroyer Organizations: , Centers for Disease Control
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailYouTube's Safier brothers on social media stardom and spreading positivity onlineNick Safier and Gabe Safier, YouTube influencers, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss how the idea to launch a social media page came to be, when they decided to make their videos a regular occurrence, and more.
Persons: YouTube's, Nick Safier, Gabe Safier Organizations: YouTube
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. "What I found somewhat remarkable was that there wasn't some odd or unusual thing that she did or didn't do," he told Business Insider. AdvertisementExtending lifespan is big business right now, exemplified in the multimillion-dollar regimens and cutting-edge technology touted by youth-obsessed entrepreneurs like Bryan Johnson. "It kind of reinforced my thinking that there isn't one magical thing to do or not do," he said. "The things I identified in her and other patients that live long and live well is maintaining purpose, adding things or doing new things in their life."
Persons: , Pearl Berg, Jeremy Lorber, Berg, Bryan Johnson, it's, " Lorber, Robert, Lorber Organizations: Service, Gerontology Research, Business Locations: Cedars, Sinai, Los Angeles
"I have friends that say that TikTok Shop has ruined the app," Casey Lewis, a trends researcher, said. "It can be good — especially as TikTok moves to TikTok Shop — if they're able to capitalize on this shift and sell products more effectively to older users." Just because something is going viral on TikTok doesn't necessarily mean Gen Z is behind it. The same could be said of Gen Z, which would explain the generations' shared fascination with a time before smartphones and round-the-clock news. The Gen Z users I spoke with didn't seem particularly concerned about an influx of olds.
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A new report from The Influencer Marketing Factory outlines the rise of virtual influencers. These AI influencers are now mainstream, with 53% of respondents in a survey following at least one. They're presenting themselves as digital avatars or AI-generated virtual influencers. These AI influencers are now going mainstream, according to an April report by The Influencer Marketing Factory. It found that 53% of participants followed at least one virtual influencer, and 22% were somewhat familiar with these creators.
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The Increasing Trumpification of TikTok
  + stars: | 2024-05-23 | by ( Anjali Huynh | )   time to read: +1 min
Donald Trump isn’t on TikTok. The social-media platform, though still regarded as a hub for Democratic voices and liberal causes, has seen an uptick of right-wing, pro-Trump influencers since the last presidential election. Pearson, a social-media influencer with nearly 149,000 followers on TikTok who co-chairs the Republican National Committee’s youth advisory council. But TikTok still presents challenges as the former president seeks to regain the White House. And Republican politicians — including Mr. Trump — have largely resisted joining the platform, with many having vocally opposed it.
Persons: Donald Trump isn’t, Biden, TikTok, influencers, , C.J, Pearson, Trump Organizations: Democratic, Trump, Biden, National, PAC, TikTok Locations: U.S, Gaza
Read previewArtificial intelligence took the creator world by storm, but it looks like fewer creators are now buying into the hype. Earlier this month, the Swedish-based music company Epidemic Sound published a report finding that fewer social-media personalities were using AI tools like chatbots or transcription software in 2024 compared to the previous year. For example, creator Noah Jennings said using AI to generate content designs was actually more time-consuming than coming up with the ideas himself. Others, like lifestyle creator Joseph Arujo, had relegated using tools like ChatGPT for administrative tasks like formatting emails for corresponding with brands rather than creative work. Other creators had stopped using AI altogether for reasons like a lack of inclusivity.
Persons: , Noah Jennings, Joseph Arujo, Sora, Alex Piper, Kahlil Greene, we'll Organizations: Service, Business, Sound, Adobe, Night Studios, it's Locations: Swedish
High-end travelers are turning to supervans with heated floors, Italian tiles, and home theatres, according to Lucas Ravizza, who builds and designs luxury vans for a living. AdvertisementLucas Ravizza is photographed inside one of the luxury vans he designed. Ravizza is among the many luxury van influencers sharing their designs online. Matt MaloneRavizza said he usually spends $180,000 buying and converting luxury vans for clients who use them as vacation homes. Ravizza said anyone can upgrade a van to add luxury elements, but there's one mistake they should avoid.
Persons: , Lucas Ravizza, Tom Ripert, Ripert, Lucas, Matt Malone, Ravizza, Matt Malone Ravizza Organizations: Service, Business, Financial Times, Econ Market Research Locations: San Francisco
“Hiiii, heeeello,” she chirps while waving cheerfully in social media clips that feature upbeat nursery rhymes, dances and language lessons for preschool children. Instead of her usual smiling, clapping and cheering, the popular social media creator, whose full name is Rachel Griffin Accurso, was in tears. But I can handle this,” she said in a video posted to her accounts last Thursday. In the caption on her tearful May 16 video, Accurso reiterated her concern for all the world’s children. “Palestinian children, Israeli children, children in the US – Muslim, Jewish, Christian children – all children, in every country,” she wrote.
Persons: , TikTok, Rachel Griffin Accurso, , Accurso, wasn’t, , Rachel, she’d, she’s, Rogers, James Elder, , Giselle Ugarte, ” Ugarte, influencers Organizations: CNN, YouTube, Democratic, New York Times, United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF Locations: Instagram, Gaza, Israel, gaza, Sudan, Ukraine, Democratic Republic of the Congo, New York, Rafah, Palestinian,
Read preview"We are paying off each other debt on TikTok," a creator recently declared. The creator, named Yolanda, was gushing about the "pay off each other's debt" trend that seems to have become popular on the app. More than 4,000 videos have been posted under the #payoffdebttrend hashtag on TikTok, with creators asking for help for various reasons including medical bills, student debt, and unexpected costs. The requirements for earning money on TikTok are to have at least 10,000 followers and to have amassed 100,000 video views in the previous 30 days. AdvertisementAccording to creators who previously spoke with BI in 2022, the amount TikTok pays creators varies widely from a few pennies to $17 per 1,000 views.
Persons: , Yolanda, TikTok, Katya Varbanova, Jake Heisenburg, Heisenburg, commenter, didn't, he'd, Markia Brown, Mark Tilbury, Varbanova, it's, Brown, isn't Organizations: Service, Business, New York Federal Reserve Bank, TikTok, Facebook Locations: TikTok, Experian
In conversations about these phenomena, social media has consistently been at the center, though mental health issues can have multiple contributing factors. Those with depression were more susceptible to social comparison and pressure to show their best selves on social media. Many young people reported an inability to control their use, social media distracting from other activities and unconsciously reaching for social media when bored. Ask the teens in your life what they like about these platforms and what types of connections or activities support their mental health, Lenhart said. Let them know you’re there to help figure out a solution if social media is upsetting them or interfering with other responsibilities.
Persons: , Amy Green, , Amanda Lenhart, Mitch Prinstein, Prinstein wasn’t, ” Lenhart, Douglas Gentile, ” Gentile, wasn’t, ” Prinstein, Lenhart, Prinstein, “ Young Organizations: Lifeline, CNN, Sense Media, Opinion Research, University of Chicago, Sense, American Psychological Association, Social, Black, Iowa State University Locations: Hopelab
The artist Hank Willis Thomas is pointing to one of the images: of two well-dressed, neatly coiffed men standing atop a cliff. "She's Somewhat of a Drag," a 1959 advertisement Thomas repurposed in his series "Unbranded: A Century of White Women." Across his work, Thomas reframes iconic and mundane imagery to connect viewers to historical moments of resistance and reshape our understanding of who counts in society. Here, a pro-football player appears to face off with an enslaved cotton picker, in Thomas' work "From Cain't See in the Mornin' Til Cain't See at Night." His body of work work reflects the observation — and, perhaps, a warning — that we have moved toward “existing in a society of branded consciousness."
Persons: Hank Willis Thomas, Thomas, Aaron Wessling, Jordan, , Thomas ’, Drummond, , ” Thomas, mascara, Jordan Schnitzer, ” Schnitzer, ” Thomas ’, Thomas reframes, Barack Obama, , “ I’ve, doesn’t Organizations: CNN, Art, White, White Women, Family, Cotton, Corporate America, Civil Rights, American Express Locations: , Oregon, United States, Gorée
And recognizing that very notion is what makes Indonesian coffee chain Kopi Kenangan different from many of its competitors. Which is why this cup of Kopi Kenangan coffee here in Singapore may taste different from a cup in Indonesia. Edward Tirtanata: Before I started Kopi Kenangan, I started this tea chain called Lewis and Carroll. And that is why our first menu is called Kopi Kenangan Mantan, which directly translates into, memory of my ex-girlfriend coffee. Ernestine Siu: In 2019, Kopi Kenangan received its first outside investment of $8 million from venture capital firm Alpha JWC Ventures.
Persons: Edward Tirtanata, Ernestine Siu, It's, Serena Williams, Jay, Eduardo Savrin's, Edward, Kopi Kenangan, Carroll, James Prananto, James, Little, Kopi, creamer Organizations: Alpha JWC Ventures, Northeastern University, Starbucks, Entrepreneurship, Toyota Locations: Jakarta, Singapore, New York, Indonesia, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Boston, United States, Kopi, Bandung, U.S, Indonesian
LinkedIn is another often-overlooked platform where student-athletes can promote themselves and score brand deals, athletes and experts told Business Insider. Oostburg and Printz told BI they've used LinkedIn to secure NIL brand deals and connect with agents or other professionals they want to work with. College athletes have used LinkedIn to get brand deals and sign with talent agentsOostburg said she landed two sponsorship deals through LinkedIn, including with the Nashville Zoo and a startup called Backhat. Griffin, who's scored more than 30 NIL deals during his career, landed his first through LinkedIn. "If you're doing NIL or not, as a college athlete, you're also a college student," he said, "and LinkedIn is the spot to be for college students."
Persons: , Tanner Maddox, Sabrina Oostburg, Connor Printz, Jack Adler, Adler, Oostburg, Printz, Raymond, Belmont Athletics Oostburg, hasn't, Samantha Green, Green, Chase Griffin, Griffin, who's, you've Organizations: Service, LinkedIn, Business, Villanova, Belmont University, Claremont McKenna College, College, Nashville Zoo, Belmont Athletics, Athlete, UCLA
The Texas couple were staring down more than $100,000 in debt, much of which they had poured into WiFi Money. Those who give their money to WiFi Money are often encouraged to sign up other people in return for a cut of their profits — and perhaps, one day, a chance to become part of the WiFi Money crew. As the money poured in, WiFi Money gained a patina of mainstream credibility. AdvertisementThrough WiFi Money, Moeller and Frederick had created a virtuous cycle of money and influence. The same month investors took WiFi Money to court over the stores, DBC announced it was closing down.
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Read previewLast summer ushered in a new normal for hosts on Airbnb and other short-term rental booking websites. Ahead of summer 2024, hosts face pressure to stand out from all the other listings in their areas. Adding additional stress is the increased unpredictability of travelers themselves — hosts say guests are booking trips more last-minute than the advance-planning of years past. With direct bookings, hosts are responsible for collecting the proper paperwork for background checks and payment information, and they don't have the additional insurance offered by the major platforms. Influencers can also help promote direct booking, Burke said.
Persons: , Vrbo, they're, Emily Burke, Rick Kenworthy, he's, Kenworthy, Ryan Villines, Villines, Burke, she'll, she's, they've, who've, Influencers, Tulsans Organizations: Service, Business, Airbnb Locations: Tulsa , Oklahoma, Arizona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Airbnb, Missouri, Tulsa
The Conversation —Often a posture assigned to teenagers and disaffected youth, slouching is traditionally considered to be a “bad” posture — with some claiming it will damage your spine and cause pain. But while posture is heavily overlaid with psychological meaning, is it really that bad for our spines if we slouch? There’s also no clear evidence that slouching while sitting at your desk or while using your phone causes damage to the spine. Slouching has been linked to poorer information and memory recall, as well as worse mood when compared to sitting upright. But aside from that, the evidence overwhelmingly suggests there’s no single, ideal or good posture.
Persons: slouching, , , there’s, There’s, it’s, Slouching, Chris McCarthy Organizations: CNN, Manchester Metropolitan University
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