PrettyLittleThing’s #StayAtHome Campaign Earns $4.7 Million in MIV

PrettyLittleThing’s Instagram campaign encouraging followers to stay home during the coronavirus seems to have paid off.
Launchmetrics is reporting that the fast-fashion e-tailer earned $ 4.7 million in Media Impact Value from March 15 to May 1. During that time period, PrettyLittleThing ran an Instagram campaign, #StayHomeWithPLT, that garnered 214 placements. The company generated a total of $ 3.3 million in MIV through its own Instagram, where it repurposed influencer content.
Like other fast-fashion e-tailers, PrettyLittleThing leans heavily on influencer relationships for its marketing and social media strategies. According to Launchmetrics’ report, influencers accounted for $ 1.3 million of PrettyLittleThing’s total MIV.

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Tia Lineker was the brand’s top creator. She shared a look book video to her IGTV channel that racked up more than 61,000 views. The video earned $ 156,000 in MIV — PrettyLittleThing’s

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Lizzo Named Entertainer Of The Year At Star-Studded NAACP Image Awards, Rihanna Earns President’s Award

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Lizzo continues to stack the W’s. Last night (Feb. 22), the “Truth Hurts” singer won Entertainer of the Year at the 51st NAACP Image Awards.

Aired live on BET from Pasadena, CA, ABC’s black-ish won a gang of awards as did the feature film Just Mercy—which won for Outstanding Motion Picture. Also, numerous entertainers came through and represented including Michael B. Jordan, Tracey Ellis Ross (who won for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series), Tiffany Haddish, Janelle Monae and even Rihanna.

Other notable winners included U.S. Congressman John Lewis, who was recognized with the NAACP Chairman’s Award, and Rihanna, who earned the President’s Award which is granted in honor of special achievement and distinguished public service.

Said Rihanna after accepting her award, “Thank you to the NAACP for all of your efforts to ensure equality for our communities. Thank you for celebrating our strength and tenacity. We’ve been denied opportunities since the beginning of time. Still, we prevail. so I’m honored. Imagine what we can do together. Thank you for this honor.”

But just before that moment, keep in mind that Rih Rih kept it very woke. Speaking of those of us with friends from other backgrounds, she said “when we’re marching and protesting and posting about the Michael Brown Jr and Atatiana Jeffersons of the world, tell your friends to pull up…” to applause. Word.

See the full list of winners, presented during the live ceremony,  below:

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)

 

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Angela Bassett – “9-1-1” (FOX)

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Motion Picture

“Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

 

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Michael B. Jordan – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Lupita Nyong’o – “Us” (Universal Pictures)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Jamie Foxx – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Marsai Martin – “Little” (Universal Pictures)

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Lizzo

 

The following are the winners announced during the 51st NAACP Image Awards non-televised dinner…

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

Outstanding Comedy Series

“black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Deon Cole – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

“Greenleaf” (OWN)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Omari Hardwick – “Power” (Starz)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Harold Perrineau – “Claws” (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lynn Whitfield – “Greenleaf” (OWN)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Jharrel Jerome – “When They See Us” (Netflix)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Niecy Nash – “When They See Us” (Netflix)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

“Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

“Red Table Talk” (Facebook Watch)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series/Game Show

“Rhythm + Flow” (Netflix)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

“Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé” (Netflix)

Outstanding Children’s Program

“Family Reunion” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Jada Pinkett Smith – “Red Table Talk” (Facebook Watch)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) –

Individual or Ensemble

Steve Harvey – “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC)

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series

Kelly Rowland – “American Soul” (BET Networks)

RECORDING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Album

“Homecoming: The Live Album” – Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Outstanding New Artist

Lil Nas X (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Female Artist 

Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional

“SPIRIT” – Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“Before I Let Go” – Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“Brown Skin Girl” – Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD (Parkwood

Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

“Love & Liberation” – Jazzmeia Horn (Concord Jazz)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song (Traditional or Contemporary)

“Love Theory” – Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Records/RCA Records)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

“Juice” – Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

“The Lion King: The Gift” – Beyoncé w/Various Artists (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia

Records)

LITERATURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction 

“The Revisioners” – Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (Counter Point Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction 

“The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations” – Toni Morrison

(Alfred A. Knopf)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author 

“I Am Dance: Words and Images of the Black Dancer” – Hal Banfield (Author), Javier Vasquez (Illustrator), (Literary Revolutionary)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography 

“More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)” – Elaine Welteroth (Viking Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

“Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, And Opportunity For Black Women In America” – Karen Arrington (Author), Joanna Price (Illustrator), Sheryl Taylor (Forward) (Mango Publishing)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry 

“Felon: Poems” – Reginald Dwayne Betts (W.W. Norton Company)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

“Sulwe” – Lupita Nyong’o (Author), Vashti Harrison (Illustrator), (Simon & Schuster, BFYR)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens 

“Around Harvard Square” – C.J. Farley (Akashic Books)

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Marsai Martin – “Little” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

“Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture 

“Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

James Earl Jones – “The Lion King” (Walt Disney Studios)

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

 “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” (Magnolia Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary (Television – Series or Special)

“Hitsville: The Making of Motown” (Showtime)

WRITING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series 

Cord Jefferson – “The Good Place” – Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy (NBC)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series 

Nichelle Tramble Spellman – “Truth Be Told” – Monster (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Suzan-Lori Parks – “Native Son” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)  

Jordan Peele – “Us” (Universal Pictures)

DIRECTING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Anya Adams – “GLOW” – Outward Bound (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson – “Power” – Forgot About Dre (STARZ)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Rashid Johnson – “Native Son (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film) 

Chiwetel Ejiofor – “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind”

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The Small Business Optimism Index hit an all-time high. That’s the new Presidential Approval Poll.

In olden days (pre-2016), candidates for president were not so different from each other. I can remember pundits complaining endlessly about how similar the Democrats and Republicans had become. In that environment, you can easily imagine someone who voted for Candidate A warming up to Candidate B. In those simpler times, a presidential approval poll meant something.

Today, a “presidential approval poll” is little more than taking attendance. If you’re a Democrat, you disapprove of President Trump as a lifestyle choice. If you voted for Trump, you probably still approve of him because you knew exactly what you were getting. And if you are an anti-Trump conservative, you allow cognitive dissonance to rule your brain and you say he’s doing a good job but you disapprove of him anyway. David Brooks accidentally described this phenomenon in this article.

I contend that business optimism — and small business optimism in particular — are the new standard for presidential approval because “economics” captures most of what a president influences.

If a president starts a war, or threatens to start one, the economy flinches.

If a president starts a trade war, or threatens one, the economy flinches.

If a president is tearing apart the fabric of civilization in one way or another, the economy collapses.

If a big terror attack succeeds on the homeland, the economy flinches.

If immigration is allowed in large numbers, the economy feels it.

I could go on. The point is that all of the “big” issues directly influence the economy via their impact on our psychology and our resources. In a free, capitalist country, “the economy” captures all the goodness and badness of a presidency without really trying. And the measure that best reflects the future of the economy, in my opinion, is small business optimism.

Big businesses can do fine with a president who promotes policies that favor big corporations, even if the rest of the country is suffering. But when small business owners are feeling good about the economy, that means the president is doing a more bottoms-up job of getting things right. President Trump has focused on bottoms-up economics from the start, meaning jobs and lessened regulations. Apparently that is working.

I have been telling you for two years straight that psychology drives the economy, and that a Master Persuader such as President Trump can directly influence psychology and optimism. We see him doing that right before our eyes.

At the same time President Trump is “talking up” our economy, he’s talking North Korea’s economy to ruin. If you own a company that is involved in smuggling with North Korea, you probably noticed that South Korea nabbed two tankers that satellite photos spotted cheating. That’s going to be a financial disaster for those shipping companies. The psychology of the corporations involved in smuggling just changed, courtesy of the Master Persuader who has no intention of taking his boot off the North Korean economy until they lose their nukes. This approach is already causing North Korea to get flexible, at least in the talking sense.

Keep in mind that all of the personality negatives that are reflected in the old-timey presidential approval polls are exactly what is scaring North Korea into the arms of “good cop” South Korea. President Trump’s tweets didn’t cause a war; they caused North Korean flexibility, exactly as I predicted.

And if you are still worried about President Trump’s mental health, I’ll do a Periscope later today to tell you how badly the media has abused the public on that topic. For a preview, check out this interview that Dr. Drew did with Dr. Bandy Lee on her opinions of President Trump’s mental health. The media reported her as saying he was mentally unfit. That wasn’t the case. She has no professional opinion on the President’s mental capacity because she has never met him. Her primary concern is about societal violence as a result of his presidency. That is completely different from what has been reported all week. I nominate this story for the Fake News Awards. I think it can be a finalist.


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News in Brief: Huckabee Earns Nickel For Presidential Campaign By Painting Old Widow’s Picket Fence

STAMPS, AR—Whistling “Hail To The Chief” as he flipped the coin into the air and caught it in his palm, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee confirmed Friday that he had earned a nickel for his campaign by painting an elderly widow’s picket fence. “Hoo golly, when Ol’ Widow Parker said she’d pay me to whitewash her fence, I was nearabout gladder than a possum in a punkin patch,” said a smiling Huckabee, kissing the nickel before dropping it into an empty mayonnaise jar with the letters “PAC” scrawled on the side. “Widow Parker always tried to do right by me, tanned my hide a mess of times when I started raisin’ Cain, but she done civilized me. So faster than all get-out, I changed from my Sunday-go-t’meetin’ clothes, fetched my brush and pail, and painted that fence top to bottom, lickety-split.” Huckabee later confirmed that, on …




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(AllHipHop News) Roc Nation emcee J. Cole’s most recent album 2014 Forest Hills Drive had already reached certified platinum status (based on unit shipments), but now the LP has crossed the one million mark in actual sales. This is the first time in Cole’s career he has earned a million selling album.

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For the week ending September 3, FHD sold an additional 6,000 copies. Its total currently sits at 1.004 million. The North Carolina native’s 2011 LP Cole World: The Sideline Story has sold 772,000, and 2013’s Born Sinner has sold 747,000.

Cole joins Drake as the only rappers to have projects that have sold at least 1 million units over the last year. Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is the only album to sell one million copies during this calendar year. 2014 Forest Hills Drive was released December 2014.

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Cookie’s Empire: Taraji P. Henson Earns Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy Nomination

Taraji P. Henson snagged herself an Emmy nomination this morning (July 14) for her role as Cookie Lyon on Empire. Henson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The 44-year-old Washington D.C. native’s Emmy competition is pretty serious with Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), Claire Daines (Homeland), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Robin Wright (House of Cards), and Tatania Maslany (Orphan Black).

This one could go either way, but Henson seems to be the front runner just based on Empire’s success, what her character means to the show, and how big it is on social media.

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Other nominees include Anthony Anderson, Bey & Jay, Don Cheadle, Queen Latifah,  Louis C.K., David Oyelowo, Amy Schumer, and more.

The 67th Annual Emmy Awards air Sept. 20 on Fox,  and will be hosted by Saturday Night Live alum, Andy Sanmberg.

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Black College Student Earns Coon Points By Defending Confederate Flag

Black University of South Carolina student Byron Thomas has become somewhat known for his passionate defense of the Confederate Flag and its use as the flag within the state. Thomas doesn’t think the flag represents the state’s well-documented racist past and doesn’t want to see it removed despite recent developments.

Thomas, who has been making YouTube videos for years about the Confederate Flag and his supporting views, was a guest on CNN and spoke with host Hal Gorani. Gorani challenged Thomas stances, making certain to mention not only the flag’s ties to slavery but the fact alleged Mother Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof displayed the flag on his website.

Thomas, who hangs the flag in his home, explained that his support comes by way of an ancestor who fought in the Confederate Army and that the Confederacy actually awarded its Black soldiers pensions after the war in its losing effort.

While that certainly seems noble, someone needs to let young Thomas know that long after the Union Army defeated the Southern forces, many there didn’t want to do away with the practice of slavery. Then the divisive Jim Crow segregation laws came forth and upended any hope of true racial harmony.

Somewhere, we believe Thomas has a point buried under his well-stated but somehow majorly-flawed reasoning. From this standpoint, it looks like Thomas is blind to history and facts.

Check out the video from CNN below.

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Black College Student Earns Coon Points By Defending Confederate Flag

Black University of South Carolina student Byron Thomas has become somewhat known for his passionate defense of the Confederate Flag and its use as the flag within the state. Thomas doesn’t think the flag represents the state’s well-documented racist past and doesn’t want to see it removed despite recent developments.

Thomas, who has been making YouTube videos for years about the Confederate Flag and his supporting views, was a guest on CNN and spoke with host Hal Gorani. Gorani challenged Thomas stances, making certain to mention not only the flag’s ties to slavery but the fact alleged Mother Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof displayed the flag on his website.

Thomas, who hangs the flag in his home, explained that his support comes by way of an ancestor who fought in the Confederate Army and that the Confederacy actually awarded its Black soldiers pensions after the war in its losing effort.

While that certainly seems noble, someone needs to let young Thomas know that long after the Union Army defeated the Southern forces, many there didn’t want to do away with the practice of slavery. Then the divisive Jim Crow segregation laws came forth and upended any hope of true racial harmony.

Somewhere, we believe Thomas has a point buried under his well-stated but somehow majorly-flawed reasoning. From this standpoint, it looks like Thomas is blind to history and facts.

Check out the video from CNN below.

[h/t Mediaite]

Photo: CNN

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