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ADAM POPESCU
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One of the most underreported parts of the influencer economy: how Hollywood and video game companies are teaming to do big business. And it's a business in the Billions, capital B. 

http://smashd.co/game-on/ 
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"Believe in yourself, love yourself, don’t let people compromise your instincts. And keep challenging the system...If you’re consistently publishing and cross-popularizing artists, tapping into other fan bases in a holistic fashion, you break through. "

I spoke with +Oliver Luckett  about the value of influence, how he helps artists tell their story, and what's next at theAudience​.

http://smashd.co/find-your-audience/
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Everybody talks about the money pouring into tech startups and accelerators, the talent overflow and potential blooming on the Westside. But no one talks about that same potential on the other side of town. And there truly is one. And now a generation of kids are getting another chance. Roses shooting through cracks in South Central. 

Coding, confidence, entrepreneurship: these are the skills taught at South Central's first tech accelerator. This isn't a come on, this is a real movement, a real force for positive change. And hopefully, the first step in building a tech corridor in the city's most neglected heart. 

http://smashd.co/straight-out-of-south-central/
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I spoke with (No Subject)'s JaclynJohnson about her meteoric rise in social and the ins and outs of the world of fashion and beauty influencer marketing:
http://smashd.co/word-of-mouth/
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The words "influencer marketing" and "authenticity" are terms that have fast become as authentic as equating Justin Bieber​ to "thug life." But for every scrub, there's a real set out there. I spoke to one of them, my friend and (not-so-secret) social savant +Taylor Nikolai​ about what it takes to have real influence, how he manages his 5.5 million Twitter followers, and what the future of Snapchat​ might look like.

http://smashd.co/viral-life/
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A few months ago I drove through a dark and uncertain night across the Mexican border, woke up the next morning on a tranquil, deserted beach, got in a helicopter as the sun rose, and witnessed the creation of what very well may be the next major viral video. This is that story:

smashd.co/viral-all-day/
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Hot in the streets and on newsstands NOW: my +Billboard  piece on Scott Vener and what could quite possibly be the next major music app:   http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6436625/entourage-music-supervisor-scott-vener-may-just-have
Scott Vener sits on a burgundy sofa at the Palihouse Hotel in Hollywood, sipping coffee while scrolling through emails on his MacBook. Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs sit nearby, but Vener's unfazed. He was the music supervisor for the TV shows Entourage, How to Make It in America and 90210. Before that, the 44-year-old Encino, Calif., native worked as a talent scout at MTV, where he struck up friendships with Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberla...
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I sat down with my friend and Tinder's new Vice President Brian Norgard to talk about the future of one of the hottest companies in tech and media: http://smashd.co/tinder-topic/
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Who or what is Zefr? It's a video rights and licensing service turned influencer platform. That may not sound sexy, but it's making money hand over fist, which might turn you on. I spoke with the startup's founders about where they want to take branding:

http://smashd.co/zefr-has-your-number/
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I sat down with UTA's head of digital to talk about how Hollywood marries traditional and online media, the future of the industry, and how they brand stars.

http://smashd.co/digital-agent-to-the-stars/
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Drones are one of the hottest spaces in tech right now. But it's a device that's so much more than a politicized weapon of war—or even a publicity stunt delivery tool. The biggest, up until now not talked about benefit, is brand advertising. Think banner ads in the sky, digital tickers and signage at events, concerts and festivals displaying drone light shows synched to the beat of a song, or flying in the shape of logos. 

It's coming, and believe it or not it's already in the works here in our own backyard. Here's why drone advertising might become the digital billboard of the future:

http://smashd.co/mad-drones/
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The first major acquisition for Tinder and my first piece for the Los Angeles Times

 http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-tinder-buys-tappy-20150112-story.html
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