Viral Nation Hosting 3 Panels at VidCon 2023

The Viral Nation Talent team is thrilled to be heading to VidCon Anaheim, the biggest influencer event of the year. VidCon is a chance for fans to meet their favorite creators, talent to network and grow, and brands to scope out their next viral influencer partnership. 

This year, we’re going bigger than ever with Viral Nation Talent’s full slate of activations, which includes three panels featuring star-studded speakers such as Amber Rose, Drew Afualo, and Steven He.

Find out how verified legends in the creator space leveraged their followings to become some of the most successful influencers of all time at our can’t-miss panels:

  • Mainstream Celebrity in the Age of Social Video” on June 22 at 11am PT
  • “How Sports Creators are Changing the Game” on June 22 at 12pm PT
  • “Grow Your Creator Brand with 360 Services” on June 23 at 3pm PT

Mainstream Celebrity In The Age of Social Video 

Hear from Trip Taylor, a director and executive producer best known for hits like Jackass, Bad Grandpa, and Nitro Circus; Amber Rose, a model and TV personality who uses her massive platform to advocate for women; and UTA IQ Vice President and Head of Talent Strategy Stephanie Smith, who reps our Creator Studio client MLB superstar Mookie Betts. Meanwhile, Viral Nation’s Head of Creator Studio Dylan Scance will moderate, bringing several years of studio expertise to the chat.

This panel will tackle how social video has impacted mainstream celebrities with a thought-provoking discussion that delves into the strategies they employ to manage their brand and engage with fans on their own terms. It will also explore the challenges celebrities face in the digital era, the symbiotic relationship between celebrities and studios, and the lessons learned from their biggest collaborations. 

How Sports Creators Are Changing The Game 

This exciting, sports-focused panel features dunk experts like Ant Hamilton Jr. and Chris Staples, along with Range Media’s Director of Basketball KJ Smith getting the proverbial ball rolling as moderator. Joining them is Viral Nation’s Chief Growth Officer and President Jonathan Chanti. 

The influence of sports creators has seen exponential growth with the biggest creators in the space now seeing their followings and cultural impact rival that of professional athletes! Brands are now recognizing the untapped potential of sports creators. From sports commentators to college athletes benefiting from Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities, these creators offer a fresh, accessible, and sustainable alternative to working with professional athletes.

Grow Your Creator Brand With 360 Services

This must-see panel features top creators like Drew Afualo, an influencer-turned-podcaster with over 8M followers on TikTok; Steven He, a Chinese-Irish sketch comedian famous for his catchphrase “Emotional Damage!”; and Steph Grasso, a registered dietician and influencer making nutrition fun and easy. Alongside them is Viral Nation’s own Chief Growth Officer Jonathan Chanti and Evan Britton, founder of Famous Birthdays, as moderator. 

Creators now have more opportunities than ever to expand their brands, build a following, and make a living doing something they love. But after a certain point, it becomes too much for one person to do it all on their own, and that’s when creators need to build a team in order to scale up. 

That’s why the demand for 360 services is skyrocketing as creators look to streamline operations and diversify their brands. Learn how to sift through the noise and leverage 360 services with advice from some of today’s brightest stars in the creator space.

Stay tuned for more Vidcon Anaheim

We look forward to seeing you at the panels! The Viral Nation team will be there so if you see us out and about, don’t hesitate to say hi. In the meantime, stay tuned to our blog to learn more about our featured creators and how they fostered their devoted audiences.

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