Two real live influencers deconstruct the dirty secrets, lies & future of InstaFame.
Influencers. They’re hotter than you. They have more followers. People love them. Sponsors love them. They’re not just people, they’re BRANDS. #TheirPostsMatter. They live their dreams and graciously let you live…vicariously. Without influencers, all that we know and love would die. If you’re not influencing, why do you even bother? Why are you even alive?
Watch two real, live influencers, Steve Faktor (futurist/satirical author, LinkedIn Influencer, entrepreneur) and his esteemed guest Jerome Lamaar (trend forecaster, Instagram influencer extraordinaire, fashion designer for cultural icons) deconstruct the dirty secrets, lies and future of Insta-fame. This is your last chance to get your Insta-sh!t together!
Steve Faktor is a futurist author, founder of IdeaFaktory, and LinkedIn influencer with over 800K followers. Steve is a recovering corporate innovation executive for American Express, MasterCard and others, where he made hundreds of millions…for others. When he’s not helping top brands innovate, Steve mixes provocative ideas on tech, economics and our future with savage satire in keynotes, on The McFuture podcast, and his writing on Forbes, Harvard Business Review and book Econovation. Steve has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, NPR, Inc., Bloomberg and others. Guests on The McFuture podcast have included Larry King, Jim Jefferies, Governor Jesse Ventura, Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz and more.
Jerome Lamaar is a Costume Designer and Creative Consultant. A prodigy at age 15, he joined baby phat by Kimora Lee Simmons, becoming Creative Director. Jerome is a trend forecaster for leading global brands such as Nike, Adidas, L’Oréal, Uniqlo, Samsung and many more. His own brand, 5:31 Jérôme, was lauded by icons like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Hailey Baldwin, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. Jerome has been featured on the cover of the New York Times style section. His collaborative spirit continues to generate remarkable brand and creative partnerships. (more about Jerome)
The McFuture LIVE is an immersive, provocative romp through a future stuffed with ‘Avengers’ but starved for meaning...and laughter. At each event, Steve delivers one original prediction or prescription that might just save your life, career, or a small, non-aquatic pet. Then, Steve is joined by a renowned expert for an irreverent deep dive. Anything can and will happen - as long as it’s in under 70 minutes and decriminalized in Kansas.