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Crowd-Funded Appearances

Facebook Group Wants to Get Jersey Shore Snooki to Toronto

— January 9, 2010 — Pop Culture
A local Toronto girl seems to be a pretty big fan of ‘Jersey Shore,’ because she has created a Facebook group titled ‘Snooki’s a Bargain - Let’s Bring her to Toronto’ to raise $2500 to get Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to make an appearance at a local nightclub.

Laura-Louise Tobin, the Jersey Shore fan at hand, said Snooki was the cheapest of the Jersey Shore cast and thought $2,000 would be easy to raise. The Facebook group to get Snooki of ‘Jersey Shore’ to Toronto currently has 92 members and is almost halfway to the goal of a glorified night on the town with Snooki.
Trend Themes
1. Crowd-funding for Celebrity Appearances - Opportunity for fans to leverage social media platforms to raise funds and bring celebrities to their local areas.
2. Fan-driven Event Experiences - Fans organizing events and experiences with celebrities using online platforms and social media.
3. Celebrity Brand Partnerships - Opportunity for celebrities to collaborate with local businesses and venues for promotional appearances and events.
Industry Implications
1. Event Planning and Management - Event planning companies can capitalize on the trend of fans organizing and funding celebrity appearances.
2. Social Media Platforms - Platforms like Facebook provide opportunities for fans to create groups and raise funds for bringing celebrities to their local areas.
3. Hospitality and Entertainment - Hotels, nightclubs, and other entertainment venues can collaborate with celebrities for promotional appearances and events.
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