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Exposed Vulnerabilty

Social media pushes product and personal brands to be more real & vulnerable

Implications - The web is redefining celebrity; to maintain a following, some stars are pushing to appear more real to fans by exposing embarrassing moments or releasing un-retouched photos. As a celebrity, voluntarily exposing yourself in the face of rising curiosity leaves you in control and prevents fans (or customers) from taking the initiative to reveal your weaknesses themselves.
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9 Featured, 48 Examples:
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Date Range:
Mar 09 — Jan 10
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Featured Examples

Models without Makeup Shoots
Models without Makeup Shoots
Harper's Bazaar Features 90s Mega Models Cosmetics-Free
The latest to join the ‘models without makeup’ bandwagon is Harper’s Bazaar who, for their September 2009 issue, featured the mega models of the 90s au naturel. “Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, Kristen… MORE
Exposing Digital Dissection
Exposing Digital Dissection
Before and After Pictures Show Celebs Are Human
Repackaging celebrities via ridiculous doses of airbrush and excessive digital manipulation is a subject that we have covered on many, many occasions at Trend Hunter. With this in mind, let’s bring up… MORE
Life-Proving Photography
Life-Proving Photography
Patrick Swayze Releases Photos to Counteract Twitter Death Rumors
If you've been reading about Patrick Swayze on Twitter, chances are you came across a rumor that the Dirty Dancing Star passed away. Well, Swayze heard the gossip too and wanted to set things straight,… MORE
Photoshop Bans
Photoshop Bans
Britain Aims to Asterisk Airbrushing & Eliminate It in Ads Geared at Youth
This Oil of Olay print ad image featuring Twiggy is at the center of a heated debate over a proposed Photoshop ban in Britain. Liberal Democrats there say that the practice of image retouching is a harmful… MORE
Makeup-Less Magazine Covers
Makeup-Less Magazine Covers
Scarlett Johansson Goes Natural in July Elle France
Hollywood starlet Scarlett Johansson is featured in an ‘au naturel’ cover shoot in the July 2009 issue of Elle France. Elle France seems to be serious about adopting a natural look with minimal Photoshopping… MORE
20 Ways Celebrities Use Twitter
20 Ways Celebrities Use Twitter
From Shaq's Gauntlet-Throwing to Lenny Kravitz' Self-Leaked Pics
We've all seen the lists of celebrities on Twitter, and the microblogging service makes it simple to keep tabs on your favorite actors, musicians and miscellaneous famous faces. This slideshow examines… MORE
Twitter Childbirths
Twitter Childbirths
Baby Phat CEO Kimora Lee Simmons Tweets While Giving Birth
Imagine being so addicted to Twitter that you tweet constantly--even during childbirth. Kimora Lee Simmons was in the hospital with boyfriend Djimon Hounsou and she tweeted the whole birth from start to… MORE
Twitter Celebtography
Twitter Celebtography
Amber Rose Shares Celebrity Pictures to Followers
Check out this picture of Madonna grabbing the ass of Amber Rose, Kanye West’s model girlfriend, at the recent Costume Institute Gala benefit. Was it taken by a paparazzo or a photographer? Nope--it was… MORE
Twittering Football Teams
Twittering Football Teams
NFL's Green Bay Packers Formally Adopt Social Networking Tools
Fans of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers now have two more places to follow their team: Twitter and Facebook. The organization has officially adopted Twitter and Facebook pages to respond to fans who crave… MORE

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