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26 Dec 2023

Episode 22: The 12 Stories of Social: 2023 in Review

In this special holiday installment of Creator Economy Live we honor the 12 days of Christmas with the 12 stories of social: a look back at the top 12 storis that shaped the creator economy. Join Keith and Brendan on this fun, festive journey through what set the creator world ablaze and what fizzled out in 2023. But that's not all – we'll also turn our gaze to 2024 and share our predictions for the trends that will shape the creator economy over the next year.

COY (Creator of the Year)

  • Emma Chamberlain – maintained her influencer status but branched out to multiple ventures outside of social including a podcast, coffee line, brand partnerships, TV commercials. Crossed the threshold from creator to household name.

  • Logan Paul –  delivered the turnaround of the decade with a star studded (+highly ranked!) podcast, 6th in his category on prime, re-signed a multi-year deal and won his first WWE Championship

BOY (Brand of the Year)

  • Barbie – a turnaround year for the brand which went from shoved to loved in 2023

  • Adobe – Rode the AI wave and leap frogged ahead of everyone with Firefly and Sensai

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